Updates from Anna M Sives - The Practice Manager ....................
I promise we will have a newsletter out soon, it has been a very busy time for us admin staff working behind the scenes.
We are very sorry to say goodbye to Dr Alam who has returned to his training practice at Fushill Street. Dr Brading has recently moved out of the area and will be leaving us at the end of September. Recruitment of GPs is becoming very challenging for the whole country but it seems especially in Cumbria.
In order to meet the busy winter months ahead we have been planning our staffing levels and have great pleasure in telling you about our two new recruits.
Erica Turnbull - Erica is a very experienced Nurse Practitioner with extensive training. Erica will be working alongside the doctors dealing with acute medical problems.
Karen Little - Karen is a very expereinced pharmacist who some of you may know from the local Co-op Pharmacy. Karen will be consulting with patients with various conditions. But overall Karen will be supporting the doctors with their prescribing and completing medication reviews for patients. All patients with a medication query will now be directed to Karen in the first instance.
In order to meet continuity with patients Kevin McStay, Paul Beresford-Jones and Tim Sanders will all support us as regular locums until we are able to recruit in to the GP positions.
The practice online patient access soon to include your medical record for you to view. If you see anything incorrect or missing on your record please put this in writing to your GP who will investigate further. Please note this information is only viewable by you - the registered patient.
We are pleased to welcome Carlisle Carers and Age Concern to the practice. They will be holding a drop in clinic in the practice on a Monday.
Carlisle Carers - 9.30am - 12 noon.
Age concern 1pm - 4pm.
27/8/14 Nationally GP recruitment is becoming a huge issue for general practice. At North Carlisle Medical Practice we have vacancies which we are struggling to fill therefore currently we are looking at alternative ways to support service delivery.
You may now order you prescription via our dedicated prescription line by calling 01228 552577 this answering service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Please allow 48 hours for prescription preperation.(Based on opening hours of Monday to Friday 8am - 6.30pm)