Community Wellbeing Event: Tuesday 25th June

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Dr Susan Knight Retirement

We are saying farewell to Dr Susan Knight a valued GP Partner and would like to wish her the very best in her retirement.

“Thank you and Goodbye

Many thanks for all your kind words, cards and gifts that I have received as I retire from Stafford Health & Wellbeing.  I started working at Browning Street, and then SHAW, 32 years ago, and it has been a privilege to be part of a great team caring for generations of families.

I have loved my career and am now looking forwards to the next chapter of relaxing and travelling, spending more time with family and friends, and seeing what adventures are in store.

Many Thanks

Dr Sue Knight”

Publication of Earnings 2023

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for
GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Stafford Health and Wellbeing in the last financial year
was £40,473 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 1 full time and 7 part time GPs
who worked in the practice for more than six months.

Patient Pod

Stafford Health & Wellbeing’s new Patient Pod unit is a quick and efficient way to take height, weight and blood pressure readings without needing an appointment.

It is located opposite the reception desk and takes 5 minutes to use.

If you are needing a pill check, HRT check appointment or a doctor/nurse/pharmacist has asked for up to date height, weight and blood pressure readings, then you can now simply come into the surgery without needing an appointment.

There will always be a member of staff available to help you.

Important Information regarding Mirena coils

If you have had a Mirena coil inserted for contraception the licence has now been approved to extend the use of this device from 5 to 8 years.

This applies to devices already inserted. Please make a note of this on the card given to you at insertion.

Kind regards

Dr Sue Knight

Feb 2024

Know your words, know your actions

The NHS is working hard to give people the care and treatment that they need. We know it is frustrating when people are worried for their health and they want help now. However, staff in settings throughout the NHS say they are facing a wave of anger and abuse when they go to work.

There is evidence of increased abuse happening in hospitals, clinics, in community settings and in GP practices like ours. And it is often the people that patients first come into contact with in primary care settings that bear the brunt of this.

This can include foul language, shouting, intimidation and threats. Increasingly it also involves targeting on social media.

Patients and staff across the NHS are standing together to ask people to be respectful to workers who are doing their best to help all our patients.

Abuse, bullying and harassment is never justified.

Care about us, caring for you. Our staff are human too.

Support your NHS staff and stand with us against abuse.

Find out more about the abuse faced by local GP practice staff here:

How to stay safe during a measles outbreak

Measles is circulating in the UK.

Measles is extremely infectious. It can cause serious illness and be fatal.

Symptoms of measles

Measles symptoms include:

  • high fever
  • sore red, watery eyes
  • coughing
  • a runny nose
  • aching and feeling generally unwell
  • a blotchy red brown rash, which usually appears after the first symptoms

Protecting yourself from measles

To protect yourself and those around you from measles:

  • make sure your children get 2 MMR vaccines on time – the first at 12 months of age and the second at 3 years, 4 months
  • if you or your children missed these vaccines, it’s not too late – ask for the free vaccine from your GP if you or your children aren’t up to date

If you think you have measles

If you have symptoms of measles stay at home and phone your GP or NHS 111.

Do not attend GP surgeries and A&E departments without informing them that you think you have measles before you visit – you could spread the illness to others.

For further information about measles please visit NHS.UK

Additional information on measles vaccination is also available

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