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Welcome to Ravenswood Medical Practice

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.


CQC Visit

On January 12th 2016 the practice was inspected by the Care Quality Commission. During our inspection we were found to be "overall good" in the following areas:

Safe

Effective

Caring

Responsive

Well led

If you would like to find out more about our visit, please follow the link below http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-55774404


Well done to our Health Care Assistants who have won an award! Named a close runner-up in recognition of the stop smoking support the team has given to 393 people.

Well Done!


Charities

We have raised an enormous £1580 for our 2015 charities, Heartbeat and Cancer Research.

Our charity/events coordinator Sue Rivers and our helpers have run various events ranging from, Festive cake stall, Cycle Ride, Quiz and raffles throughout the year, to get to this amazing amount.

Thank you to everybody, practice staff and patients, for your ongoing support and donations.

Our chosen charities for 2016 are - East Anglian Ambulance and Kerry Thorpe Trust - Cystic Fibrosis.


 Named GP

GP practices are now required as part of the contract changes for 2015-2016 to provide all their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.

Your named GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support our surgery provides to you and will work with other relevent helathcare professionals who are involved in your case, to ensure that your care package meets your individual needs.

This does not prevent you from seeing any other clinician in the practice as you currently do now.

 


 

New Drug Driving Law

From 2 March 2015 there will be a new drug driving law in England and Wales.

If you are taking your medicine as directed and your driving is not impaired, then you are not breaking the law.

It will remain an offence to drive while your ability is impaired by drugs and, if in doubt, you should not drive.

To find out more ask your doctor or a member of the pharmacy team.

www.gov.uk/drug-driving-law

 


 

NHS prescription charge increase from 1 April 2017 – England only

The prescription charge will increase by 20 pence from £8.40 to £8.60 for each medicine or appliance dispensed as from April 2017.


Friends & Family Survey 2015

please click here to view results of April Friends & Family Survey. To complete the survey please click here.


We use our system of intelligent monitoring of indicators to direct our resources to where they are most needed. Our analysts have developed this monitoring to give our inspectors a clear picture of the areas of care that need to be followed up.

Together with local information from partners and the public, this monitoring helps us to decide when, where and what to inspect.

Using data from the QOF, patient surveys and other publicly available information, the CQC ranked practices on a scale from band 1 (highest risk) to band six (lowest risk). Ravenswood Medical Practice has been ranked band 6, which means we are low risk.

Click here to view report

 

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