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14th Mar

Dr Tunnicliffe's Absence

Thank you to those in our community who have expressed concern regarding Dr Tunnicliffe's absence.  

Dr Tunnicliffe was found to have a tumour in his chest at the end of last year.  He has had surgery to remove this and whilst recovering is awaiting further information regarding the next steps.  

We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to have him back in the Medical Centre soon.

 

7th Jun 2022

accuRX Messaging Service

The Witterings Medical Centre (along with the other Chichester practices) are using a 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  This is information that patients provide when they register with a GP Practice but over time can become out-of-date.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 process.

 

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

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