PATIENT INFORMATION REGARDING PRESS & MEDIA ACTIVITY
We are aware that there are a lot of external conversations arising from recent media reports concerning the former Practice Manager at Mountbatten House Surgery who transferred into the Beacon Health Group in 2015. The Beacon Health Group Partnership cannot comment on the impending Crown Court trial but in order to provide clarity to counteract allegations that have come to the Partnership’s attention, we are able to relay the following Employment Tribunal Judgment which is now available to view in the public domain:
Following guidance received from Public Health England, all travellers please be advised that there is a global shortage of Hepatitis A vaccine.
We would like to advise our patients to continue with any planned appointments for travel vaccination in order that you can discuss the issue with your nurse but we would like you to be aware that due to circumstances beyond our control we may be unable to give you Hepatitis A vaccination.
should this be the case our trained travel nurses will advise you accordingly.
Please note that the council are laying a new zebra crossing outside the Danbury Medical Centre between the 21st and 28th July, so you should expect delays to your journey. Please allow extra time if you are driving to your appointment during that period.
Welcome to The Beacon Health Group
The Partnership of Drs McAllister, Plate, Hunt, Bhima, Frankel & Mrs L Hunt
The Beacon Health Group Partnership operates over two sites. The main site (Danbury Medical Centre) is based in Danbury and the branch site (Mountbatten House Surgery) is based in North Springfield. Across both sites we have 15 GPs, 2 Nurse Practitioners, 6 Practice Nurses and 2 Health Care Assistants providing appointments. Danbury Medical Centre has always been an accredited GP training practice and now we are pleased to receive the endorsement for us to extend this facility over to our Springfield site too. In 2017 we welcome three new GP trainees to our team.
The Beacon Health Group is now able to offer our patients a wider variety of services ranging from chronic disease clinics to minor surgery services (performed within the new purpose built Minor Surgery Suite based at Danbury). We also provide Friday extended morning appointments between 7.00am-8.00am and Monday evening appointments between 6.30pm-8.00pm provided by GPs and Nurses.
Patients now have the flexibility to choose the location they wish to visit and the appointment time they wish to attend. Patients will also have a greater choice of clinician operating from both sites. With our patients at the forefront of every decision made, the Beacon Health Group offers further value to the health of our existing patients an also that of new patients coming to the area.
NEW BEAULIEU PARK HEALTH FACILITY
As you may already be aware, the development at Beaulieu Park includes a new health facility to provide primary care services to local residents. Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group along with NHS England are currently considering a number of options which include the opportunity for local practices to provide primary healthcare services from this new health facility. The Beacon Health Group has produced a business case to relocate our existing Mountbatten House surgery into the new purpose built premises. This would seem a sensible solution to eradicate the continuous problems we face working at our current site, highlighted by all stakeholders. As the nearest practice to the new surgery it would cause the least disruption to patients and would certainly benefit our every increasing list size. Our Patient Participation Group fully supports this relocation and sees it as a positive move forward for our Springfield patients.
We would appreciate your support for this relocation and would be grateful if you could complete the following online survey:
BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT
By far the most successful way to book an appointment is for patients to register for online booking, as outlined below.
If you require a routine GP or Nurse appointment, please telephone the practice after 08:00 am daily.
If your call is urgent and you need to see a GP on the day, the receptionist will leave your details with the Duty Doctor who will assess and contact you so please ensure telephone availability.
TEST RESULTS ONLINE
You are now able to access test results and your detailed coded record through your online user account. Please see 'online services' for more information
The NHS Accessible Information Standard is a new law to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss are given information they can easily read or understand. Please see the following guidance below:
The Accessible Information Standard
THE BEACON HEALTH GROUP - ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING
To use this facility the patient must first obtain a user name and password from the surgery in order to log in. This must be done in person at the surgery and will only be provided by the receptionist upon production of photo ID by the patient - such as passport, photo driving licence or student card.
(Once you have received your password please allow 24 hours before you can access the system)
A significant amount of appointments are now available to book via this system which are not able to be booked by a receptionist, some of these appointments are for the next day or the within the week, with a choice of GP, and can only be accessed online. We are developing this online booking system further and are constantly monitoring the online appointments to ensure that they meet patient demand.
Please ensure that you select an appointment at your preferred site before booking.
National Diabetes Audit
The Beacon Health Group is participating in a National Audit of Diabetic services. The National Diabetic Audit (NDA) collects information about Diabetes care from GP practices and hospitals. This information is used to help improve Diabetic treatment within the NHS.
For more information please click on the following link or ask at reception for a leaflet:-
National Diabetes Audit - Patient information leaflet
The use of NDA information is controlled by law and strict rules of confidentiality apply, but if you wish to opt-out then please inform a member of staff.
Access the online appointment system
(Site updated 21/07/2017)