** Under 65 Flu Appointments Available

Those who are eligible for their Under 65 Flu Vaccination can now book an appointment at the surgery. Please call reception to organise.
Many Thanks,
The Beeches and Dorrington Surgery

Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub

Please find below a link to a webpage that details information regarding a CCG organised discussion around a proposal of a new health and wellbeing hub.    Our Practice has been named as a Surgery that may have to relocate to these Premises – there are several reasons for this:   We have now run out of space at our Surgery on Beeches Road, and we have no expansion room.  Our clinical team is growing with new Social Prescribers, Pharmacists, First Contact Physiotherapist and very soon we are hoping to have Physician Associates – and space has run out.  We are fortunate that we have our Dorrington Surgery and we will utilise this building to expand our services  where we can. Dorrington Surgery was built as a Medical Practice so the facilities are fit for purpose and we do not see the Dorrington Surgery closing.   Our Beeches Road premises, however, is not seen to be fit for purpose, being a converted house it was never built to be a Medical Practice.  This is very apparent during this current pandemic – from a CQC infection control stand point as there is not an in/out pathway that doesn’t cross over and patients have to walk right through the surgery.  Another concern is that we only have one room that reaches the NHS Specification for GP Practice Premises.

Ideally we would very much like to continue working at our current location but to be able to provide the number of appointments we need to and the points we have detailed above, this is becoming more and more difficult and with our local population growing things will become more difficult as time goes on.  We have requested from the CCG that more information is provided such as location of any new hub as it is appreciated it is difficult for patients to give comments without having all the information.   We ideally would love to stay within Bayston Hill centre but realise it is highly unlikely a stand-alone building for us would be financed.  We therefore are very much hoping that any new build will be very close or within our Practice area. The positive view of having a new health and wellbeing hub is that we as a Practice will be able to provide many more services in one location.

We encourage you to click on the link below and complete the survey giving your views.

Best Regards

The Beeches Medical Practice

Shrewsbury Health and Wellbeing Hub – Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCG (shropshiretelfordandwrekinccg.nhs.uk)

 

COVID Restriction Update:

Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward. From the 19th July nothing will change at the surgery – patients will need to still wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear PPE. We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the COVID vaccinations due to medical reasons) so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions that can protect people. In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone, by e consult and by video), not counting vaccinating 90% of the adult population twice in the last 6 months. The local community has come so far in trying to minimise the impact of COVID and we are sure you understand that we need to keep the surgery as safe for ALL patients as we can.