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Please find below links to some new videos that have been released this week to support Learning Disability Awareness Week. 

Cervical screening  Accessing cervical screening with the right support for people with a learning disability - YouTube

AHC and Health Action Plan: Charlotte's annual health check and health action plan - YouTube

Reasonable adjustments: Use of reasonable adjustments to reduce health inequalities for people with a learning disability - YouTube

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Please click here for Healthwatch Suffolk update

Dementia Cafe Ipswich.pdf

Alzheimers Society - Friendly Communities Newsletter click here

Covid-19 warning - cervical screening

Public Health England (PHE) has advised of a potential scam involving a text message being sent to some women purporting to be from PHE’s “Call & Recall” service.

The text message advises that the recipient is overdue for their cervical screening test (smear test) and to call a mobile number to book an appointment and provide personal details.  

These messages are NOT from the NHS cervical screening programe, please DO NOT disclose any personal information should you receive this message. 

This has been reported to the Action Fraud Line.

For more information on cervical screening, please visit the NHS website

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Congratulations to Sue Rivers!

Sue has raised an enormous £3,006.25 for The Colchester and Ipswich Hostpital Staff Wellbeing Charity. Sue shaved her hair on Wednesday 6th May to raise money for this amazing charity.

We all here, at Ravenswood Medical Practice congratulate you Sue.

Coronavirus update

Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus in China, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.

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.

2020 Charity


We are raising money for The Bumblebees Children Charity in 2020. The Bumblebee Children’s Charity is a specialist centre working together with families to support babies and young children with physical difficulties taking part in a fun filled sensory programme. Please click here for more information about this charity. 

2019 Charity update

We thank you for your continued support. Ravenswood Medical Practice have raised a massive £1725.16 for The Foxhall Centre Lavender Trust.

Our 2020 charity is to be confirmed. 

Click here for the CDOP Winter newsletter.

Our charity for 2019 

Are you isolated or lonely or would you like to make new friends?

Do you need extra support or are you looking for professional respite care for a loved one

WE CAN here for website

CQC Visit update 2019

On January 31st January 2019 the practice was inspected by the Care Quality Commission. During our inspection we were found to be "overall good" in the following areas:





Well led

If you would like to find out more about our visit, please follow the link below

Thank you for your support towards our

cake and tombola stall.

We raised £500 towards our 2018 charity


We thank you for your

continued support.

CQC Visit 2016

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:





Well led

If you would like to find out more about our visit, please follow the link below

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!


We have raised an enormous £1725 for our 2016 charities, East Anglian Air Ambulance and Kerry Thorpe Trust.

Our charity/events coordinator Sue Rivers and our helpers have run various events ranging from, Festive cake stall, Cycle Ride, 10k run, quiz and raffles throughout the year, to get to this amazing amount.

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

 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.



NHS prescription charge increase from 1 April 2019 – England only

The prescription charge will increase by 20 pence from £8.80 to £9.00 for each medicine or appliance dispensed as from April 2019.

Friends & Family Survey 2019

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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