Practice News

3rd Aug

Welcome to our GP Registrars

Today we welcome Dr Isola, Dr Mayone and Dr Lee to the Medical Centre.

They are fully qualified doctors who have a lot of expreince in hospital medicine.

If you see these doctors you can expect to recieve the quality of service you would from your own GP. If you have any concerns please speak to a member of staff.

Dr Hall
7th Jul

Dr Caroline Hall is leaving the Witterings Medical Centre after 16 years

We are compiling a leaver’s book with messages from patients and colleagues.

If you would like to leave a message for Dr Hall, please send it to reception.witterings@nhs.net or visit us at Reception to sign the book by 12th August 2022.

We wish her and her family all of the luck in the world with her forthcoming move.

Hidden Hearing
14th Jun

Hidden Hearing

Starting on Thursday 11th August 2022 we will be welcoming Zoe from Hidden Hearing to Witterings Medical Centre.

Please click HERE for further information.

 

Bookings can be made via their website or by calling 0800 0372 080.

hayfever
14th Jun

Hayfever Advice

With the summer in full swing, we have a number of patients suffering with hayfever.

For information on managing hayfever now the pollen count is on the up, visit Allergy UK | National Charity

accurx
7th Jun

New Messaging Service Launched April 2022

The Witterings Medical Centre (along with the other Chichester practices) are using a new messaging service to contact groups of patients.  This new tool has be developed by the same company who brought us the text messaging service that enables the doctors and nurses to messages patients directly.  In addition, we used their software for the huge undertaking of messaging invitations for their COVID-19 vaccinations.

As a medical centre, there is information we need to gather from patients to ensure that their medical records are as accurate as can be.  This is information that patients provide when they register with a GP Practice but over time can become out-of-date.  Over the coming months the Witterings Medical Centre will be messaging patients who are missing up-to-date information in their medical records. 

The information we will be asking for is an up-to-date height and weight, smoking status and blood pressure.  In an ideal world the software would enable us to send out one message which asks all of the above, however that aspect has not been developed yet – maybe that will come in 2023!  We will try our best to spread these messages out so that patients don’t feel bombarded.  When a message is sent asking for these details, 2 reminder messages will be sent on days 3 and 6 to those patients who have yet to respond.  For blood pressure readings, you are welcome to use our BP machine in our waiting room. 

Understandably some patients have queried whether these messages are legitimate. To reassure you, if you receive a text message from “Witterings” including a link which begins with “floreys.accurx” asking for your height & weight, smoking status or blood pressure, this is from us.

 The messages sent include a link to enable you to reply.  The details of your response are then automatically saved to your medical records.  If you have any problems with the link you may wish to email your results to reception.witterings@nhs.net  We ask politely that you refrain from calling the medical centre with your response so that our reception team can focus of handling urgent enquiries.

 

This is an exciting service, saving many hours of work for clinicians that can be spent elsewhere.  Thank you for your support with this new process.

 

Ukraine
7th Jun

Support for Ukranian Refugees and their Sponsors

Manhood Peninsular Support Group:

peninsularefugeehelp@gmail.com

Please contact directly to meet other sponsors, families and invites to social events for sponsors and families.

 

Guide for Sponsors

Ласкаво просимо

ride accross britain
7th Jun

Dr Bhatt's 980 mile cycle ride in aid of Prostate UK

I am hoping to raise £2200 for ‘Prostate UK’ by cycling from Land’s
End to John O’Groats.

In September, I will be covering 980 miles in 9 days. Over 100 miles a day and
almost twice the ascent of Everest, it’s certainly the toughest cycle
ride I have undertaken to date.  I would greatly appreciate your help
in raising money for this great cause.

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK. One
in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
‘Prostate UK’ provides vital support to individuals and families of
people with prostate cancer. It also funds research into better ways
to diagnose prostate cancer, so men can be diagnosed earlier and more
accurately.

This charity is also close to my heart as a close family member is
undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.

The devastating financial impact of coronavirus has left nearly 40 per
cent of charities and community groups in a worsening financial
situation, affecting lifesaving research programmes. The money raised
will help to get research up and running again to ensure progress is
not lost.

Thank you very much!

Manoj Bhatt


https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ironmanni

9th Nov 2021

Follow Chichester Alliance of Medical Practices on Facebook

Chichester Alliance of Medical Practices (ChAMP) is the Primary Care Network (PCN) in the Chichester area. A PCN is a group of practices working together to focus on local patient care.
 
PCN's employ additional healthcare professionals such as pharmacists and paramedics, who work alongside the primary care team to improve services and integrate care.
 
The core member practices are: Langley House Surgery, Lavant Road Surgery, Parklands Surgery, Cathedral Medical Group, Tangmere Medical Centre, Southbourne Surgery, Witterings Medical Centre and Selsey Medical Centre. 
 
5th Jul 2021

National Data Opt Out