OMBERSLEY MEDICAL CENTRE UPDATE

Dear patients of Ombersley Medical Centre,

Thank you for your patience and support during this last year. We are aware of various rumours and meetings which have taken place surrounding the issues present at the practice. In order to remain professional and respect the confidential and sensitive nature of these issues we are unable to disclose the details. We are truly sorry that patients have felt left in the dark but it has not been possible to issue a patient statement.

This week Dr Tucker has now, formally, left the practice. We wish him well for the future and thank him for the care he provided whilst at the practice.

We understand that both for the patients and the practice it has taken a long time to get to this point. We thank you for bearing with us.

The practice is committed to yourselves, our patients, and providing high quality medical care. Dr Moore, Dr Stepien and Dr Conquest will continue to provide medical care. They are supported by high quality and experienced regular locum doctors when necessary until a fourth doctor is permanently recruited. Mr Amit Pal, the practice clinical pharmacist is extending his clinical practice to provide more direct patient care. There has been no change amongst the existing practice nursing staff (Sister Helen Stratton, Sister Catherine Brookes, Mrs Alex Gibbons-Thom, Mrs Hilary Dixon) and we are excited to announce that the nursing team is expanding with a new member of staff joining us to offer more appointments and choice to patients. Miss Andrea Hinton has been providing interim practice management support. We will be looking to secure this position as soon as possible. If you have any questions or feedback we would be delighted to assist. Please feel free to contact Andrea or Dr Moore.

We look forward to developing a close relationship with the patient participation group and would like to meet with the group and invite others from the community to join and help shape the practice.

We will keep you up to date with further developments as and when they occur.

Best wishes and wishing you a healthy and happy new year,

Ombersley medical Centre

Moodmaster course

The Moodmaster programme aims to provide a range of simple tools and techniques to help attendees manage life’s emotional ups and downs more effectively, cope better with everyday stresses and worries and improve their overall quality of life.

Around 1 in 4 people each year will experience problems such as stress, anxiety and low mood. Each week the Moodmaster sessions will focus on a different topic and provide simple coping skills that can be put into practice. Topics include sleep, worry, relaxation, dealing with stress, problem solving and friendships

The course is starting on Friday 28th September @10:00 am (for about an hour) its  a 12-week course the last session will be on Friday 21st December 2018 (people can join at any point and its free)

Venue 

Droitwich Methodist Church Centre 

Worcester Road 

Droitwich 

WR9 8AN

If travelling by car then parking is free and can be located at the back of the building,  alternatively, The Church is accessable on the 144 bus, its stops are located across the road from the Church

If you are interested in joining or just want to know more: please e-mail Louise:

E: [email protected]

Droitwich Spa Meeting Centre

Droitwich Spa meeting centre is a meeting place for people who have dementia to enable them meet new friends and to help them to remain in their own homes longer by giving their carers some respite during these days.

Please Click Here to see the timetable for June.

Social Prescribing Service

Onside are delighted to be working in partnership with Ombersley Medical Centre to deliver the exciting new Neighbourhood Social Prescribing service.

Social Prescribing recognises that may of life’s problems can make you unwell or make health conditions harder to deal with. Medical interventions and treatment may only be part of the solution. Social Prescribing can provide other options by linking patients with sources of support within the community to improve their health and wellbeing.

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