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Macmillan Coffee Morning Bake Sale 29/09/2017 

On Friday 29th September we will be participating in the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Our staff will be baking cakes and goodies to sell and all proceeds will do straight to Macmillan. Come down and join us! 

Michelle's Challenge - Sober for October 

This October Michelle will be giving up alcohol in order to raise money for Parkinsons UK (registered charity No 258197). Below is the link for the Just Giving page Michelle has set up for her challenge.

PPG Meeting 19/09/17

Our next PPG (Patient Participation Group) meeting will be held at the surgery at 18:30 on Tuesday 19th September. Everyone is welcome, we encourage representation from different age, gender, religious and ethnic groups. Our Patient Participation Group is a way for our patients and the GP practice to work together to improve services and promote health and wellbeing. Contact Laura via reception for more information. 

Saturday Flu Clinics 

Our Saturday flu clinics are now confirmed and will be running on Saturday 30th September and Saturday 14th October from 9:00-10:30. Please contact reception on 0115 925 4566 to book in if you are eligible for a free flu jab. 

Bank Holiday Opening Hours 

Please see below opening hours for August Bank Holiday 
Friday 25th August: 8:00-18:30 
Saturday 26th August: CLOSED 
Sunday 27th August: CLOSED 
Monday 28th August: CLOSED 
Tuesday 29th August: 8:00-18:30 

If you or your family need medical care when the surgery is closed, please phone the out-of-hours service on 111 which provides 24-hour advice and health information. Local pharmacies can also help with a range of health problems. Please remember you should only call 999 or visit the Emergency Department (A&E) in a real emergency. This includes a serious injury or life-threatening problem such as loss of consciousness, severe breathing difficulty, heavy bleeding, severe chest pain, suspected broken bones, deep wounds (e.g. stab wounds), swallowing something harmful or poisonous or a drug overdose. 

Building work has begun on our extension! 

The building work has now begun on our new extension. The builders were on site bright and early on Monday morning (14/08/17) setting up! The new extension will be built alongside Jardines Pharmacy and will give us more space as we continue to grow as a practice and is planned to take around 6 months. There won't be any disruption to surgery until the latest stages of the project. - August 2017 

Reception competition winners! 

Our receptionists have been having a competition to see which team could get the most health questionnaires completed by patients. They have helped us to update over 800 patients health records! The results were announced at our latest admin meeting - Well done to Olivia, Charlotte, Julie, Leah and Libby. A special well done also to Libby (below right) for getting the most questionnaires completed overall! - August 2017


Emergencies - Not Sit & Wait 

Please note we have not offered 'Sit & Wait' appointments for many years. 

The Doctors will however see any patients who need to be seen as an emergency at the end of their clinics. This must be for something that cannot wait is clinically urgent. 

Due to an increased demand for patients to be seen as emergencies, the Doctors have now made the difficult decision to advise reception to ask patients the reason why they would like to be seen. This is so that we can signpost you to the most appropriate clinician and deal with your query in the most appropriate way. - July 2017 

Dr Johns' Maternity Leave 

Dr Johns' maternity leave will be covered by Dr Veerinder Jandu and Dr Haneen Ali. Both worked at the surgery as locums in 2016 and were very popular with patients and staff. Dr Ali will be working on Mondays and Dr Jandu will be in Surgery on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We are sure you will receive excellent care from them while Dr Johns is away. We wish them both a warm welcome and Dr Johns a healthy and happy maternity leave. - June 2017

Welcome to our New Apprentice

Katie Cunningham is joining us as a reception apprentice. She will be following in Libby and Olivia's footsteps and working in reception alongside studying for a qualification in Business Administration. Katie previously worked at East Midlands Airport but wanted to move into Healthcare. - June 2017 

Our new GP Partners 

We are extremely pleased to announce that Dr Sarah Johns and Dr Punsisi Burns became GP Partners in April 2017. They are both well liked and well respected GPs and will continue to provide you with excellent care. - April 2017 

Comic Relief Bake Sale 

On 24th March The Oaks staff did a charity bake sale in aid of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day. A huge thank you to all our patients, visitors and staff who helped us range £100 for comic relief! - March 2017

Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 16th December we participated in Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day, wearing our festive knits and selling cakes that our staff had made. We are very happy to announce that thanks to our patients and our staffs generous contributions we made £135.25 which will be donated to Save the Children.  - December 2017 

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