Easter Holidays: The Medical Unit is closed on Friday 14 April and Monday 17 April. We will be open on Saturday 15 April for emergencies between 8am and 11-50am. Please telephone first on 01530 270667. If you need advice or assistance while we’re closed, please call 111, or in the case of emergencies call 999.
Medical Student: During April we will have a medical student working at the Unit. The student will be in their 4th year, just one year from qualifying as a doctor. We aim to provide a useful wide experience of General Practice.
Vacancies at the Unit: We are currently advertising for a Practice Nurse (25 hours per week) and two temporary Receptionists (20 hours per week for twelve months). Adverts and application forms are on our website (www.meashamdoctors.co.uk
Patient Participation Group (PPG): If you live in Donisthorpe or Oakthorpe and are interested in becoming involved, please contact the Reception. Details of the PPG’s activities are on the MMU website. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 3 May at 7pm.
And finally ... The MMU Bake Off: We’re really pleased to say that our recent Bake Off, held in memory of former MMU staff member, raised a wonderful £200.69, for our chosen charity this year - local homeless. Many thanks to all staff who baked the cakes, and to the patients who bought them. Dr Moore won the bake off, and we’ll never hear the last of it until he’s poached by Channel 4 !
The Medical Unit is closed for staff training on Wednesday afternoon 15 March.
Do you know just how busy your Medical Unit is?
In January a total of 6,578 patients had appointments at the Medical Unit.
Of these, 1,086 were seen in our morning surgeries, and 758 had blood tests.
Unfortunately, 197 patients failed to attend their appointments; this meant that this time could have been allocated to other patients.
Please help us to give you the best service we can offer by:
* Keeping any appointments you make
* Cancelling an appointment if you know you can’t keep it
* Treating all our staff with respect – receptionists, nurses, doctors, etc
* Letting us know how we can improve the service we offer.
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