Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
The Gables Medical GroupTel: 01670 829889
Cambois Surgery Tel: 01670 823917
MB BS 1985 MRCGP FRCGP
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MB BS 1998 MRCGP
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MB ChB 1999 MRCGP
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MB ChB 1996 MRCGP
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Dr Fretwell is a GP registrar working with The Gables Medical Group from February to August 2020.
As a training practice there are times when there may be university students present within your consultation. They will spend several weeks with us in order to gain the experience they need to become family doctors. You will be informed if there will a student present before your consultation, and you may opt out of this if you so require.
We are also a Training Practice for GP Registrars – these are qualified doctors who are training to be specialised in General Practice and usually spend 6 months with us. You may be offered an appointment with a GP registrar as you would any GP within the surgery. At times you may be asked if you would be happy for your consultation to be recorded as part of their training. At any time you can say no to this.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Prescriber
Jenny is our Advanced Nurse Practitioner. She is trained in diagnosis, examination and prescribing and works alongside the GPs in treating our patients. She is also the head of our practice nursing team.
She has a special interest in both respiratory and dementia. She has a background of working as a Respiratory Nurse Specialist and has also worked in the community as a Community Matron with responsibility for frail elderly patients with complex health needs and currently leads on our care home reviews.
Work Days: Wed/Thurs/ Fri
Our practice nurses have a wide range of responsibilities and duties.
They provide care for patients with long-term health conditions such as:
They also carry out
They are also available give general advice on health matters such as diet, weight and a healthy lifestyle.
Work Days: Mon/Tues/Wed
Work days Wed/Thurs/Fri
Medicines Management is about helping patients to get the best from their medicines and improving prescribing quality, safety and waste within the practice.
Christine’s work involves liaising with a wide range of people from patients, to healthcare staff, to pharmacies, to ensure good communication at all levels.
Some aspects of her role include:
Working with clinicians and receptionists when dealing with repeat prescriptions or new prescription requests,
Promoting better use of medicines by developing relevant patient information,
Engaging with pharmacies to improve communication and working relations,
Reducing waste by decreasing inappropriate issue of prescriptions,
Also Dispensing Manager at our branch site
I.T Lead & Systmone Trainer
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and They are trained to signpost you to the most appropriate clinical member of staff or service that you require. The reception team make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries and patient registration.
Receptionists require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. They, like all members of our staff (medical, admin, secretarial) within the practice, are bound by the same rules of confidentiality and have a legal duty to protect your information and privacy.
Duties include GP referrals to hospitals.
We have a midwife who will look after you during your pregnancy and after you have had your baby. We hold weekly ante-natal clinics (Tuesday).
Community Matron – Team Lead
The District Nursing Team carry out a wide variety of duties such as:
District nurses run clinics in the surgery but also visit patients who are housebound and unable to get out.
When carrying out house calls they are unable to specify exact dates and times that they will be calling as they expect you to be home, however, they do recognise that some housebound patients do have to visit hospitals and day centres at times; If this is the case, when organising your home visit with the nurse, please let them know any relevant information with regards to this.
District Nurses - direct line: 01670 536211.
We have podiatry clinics available on a Monday and a Thursday.
The podiatry service includes:
Foot care and advice
Diabetic foot checks
Housebound patients can arrange home visits for a podiatrist to call out. Please contact reception for more details if you require this service.
Dispensing Manager at our branch site at Cambois.
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