Join us in wishing a Merry Christmas to all the NHS staff working across the festive period to look after our friends, family and loved ones.
Author: Andy Morrison (Andy Morrison)
This month, two brand new (knitted) Nurse joined the NHS after kindly being donated by Nickey Walshaw (SevernSide IUC Team Manager). The two dolls were then auctioned off at BrisDoc's Head Office - Osprey Court with all money being donated to Macmillan Cancer Support & The Dogs Trust.
The G.B Britton Bowls Club in Speedwell had recently been fund raising to purchase a brand new defibrillator for the club. When BrisDoc heard about this, we decided to donate a defibrillator via the community fund to support the club, its members and the local community.
Charlotte Keel Medical Practice held an event this week to celebrate people who have achieved Remission of their Type 2 Diabetes through weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes. Eleven patients at the practice who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and have made healthy lifestyle changes were invited in for the celebration.
We are also delighted to announce that Sarah Pearce (BrisDoc's Patient Safety and Compliance Coordinator) & Sam Hill (Acting Head of Workforce) have just passed the NHS Leadership Academy - Edward Jenner Programme.
We are very please to announce that BrisDoc's Urgent Care Services Lead - Julia Holman has just passed the NHS Leadership Academy - Nye Bevan Programme. This 12 month course is designed with national and international experts in health and organisational performance, the programme offers support and learning to build personal resilience, confidence and capabilities to develop senior NHS leaders of the future.
Well done to all the team at Broadmead Medical Centre who were inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) back in September this year and received an overall rating of GOOD.
BrisDoc and the SevernSide IUC Service are now the proud owners of a new fleet of HYBRID electric vehicles. We have four brand new Honda CR-V's currently in the process of being readied for the road.
At Charlotte Keel Medical Practice (CKMP) due to the diversity of our practice population and particular concerns around MMR vaccination in some ethnic groups, we have had low uptake for MMR vaccination. In Mar-18 searches of the CKMP patient population indicated an uptake of 76% in the age group 3yr4m – 6yrs for having received both doses of MMR. This compares to a national aspiration to achieve a 95% update and the PHOF 2015/16 data which showed an average uptake of 88%.
A&E departments in Bristol are really busy at the moment. If you are worried about an urgent health problem and you're not sure what to do call 111 or go online to 111.nhs.uk. It's free to call and you will speak to a trained health advisor who will direct you to the right care for your needs. Help us to help you by only going to A&E in a real emergency.