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Healthcare in Milton Keynes

NPMC is proud to tell you about the role two of our GP Partners are playing in designing and managing healthcare across the city.  They are doing this through their positions as elected board members on Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).  To enable them to do this important work, Dr Shalin Parikh, who has worked with us for a few years, will see our patients on a Tuesday and Thursday every week.

How does Milton Keynes CCG commission services?

They do this through commissioning changes to local health services by working through programme boards charged to:

  • Maintain and improve quality
  • Keep tight financial control
  • Deliver on the quality & productivity challenge 
  • Give momentum for transition and reform

What is their role?

Dr Luke James: is the elected Quality and Performance Lead Board Member for MK Commissioning CCG.  This programme of work focuses on making financial savings through effective use of the resources available to us. This includes ensuring all GP practices provide the same level of high quality care and provide some specialist services closer to home, rather than in a hospital setting.  A major piece of work has been to look at GP referral rates and understand what conditions patients are being referred to hospital and other specialist services. This work is designed to lead to a consistent approach across Milton Keynes, with fewer patients being referred for inappropriate care.

Dr James is also the Clinical Lead for IT Systems implementation across Milton Keynes and is currently delivering a single clinical system to link all GP practices as well as the Urgent Care Services and Willen Hospice. This piece of work will result in patients being able to move easily between services within Milton Keynes and will improve quality and safety.

Dr Tayo Kufeji is the elected board member for Maternity and Children's services.  The plans for this area are based on the principles of delivering quality services that provide demonstrable value for money.  The focus will be on procuring services against outcome measures and benchmarking services with best practice in comparable areas.  The care pathways designed will reflect the intent to avoid admission to hospital and to provide support and advice to allow children to be cared for in the community, or close to home; advocating care that reduces interventions where appropriate, such as normalising birth and reducing unnecessary paediatric admissions.  There is a focus on prevention and providing universal, accessible services with targeted care appropriate to the needs of the individual

How can you get involved:

Patients can get involved by enquiring about our Patient Reference Group. This group helps us shape our services by answering questionnaires on our service electronically. To join please pick up a registration form from the Medical Centre or select patient participation group from the right hand menu side of the page and click on the link patient reference group.

Doctors

Dr Ian Carter (m)

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  MA (Oxon) 1975, MB ChB (Cantab) 1981, DCH 1984, MRCGP 1986

  Surgeries held: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday am and Friday
  Dr Carter has a special interest in dermatology and minor surgery.

Dr Karen Holowka (f)

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  BA (Oxon) 1976, MB ChB (Sheffield) 1979, DRCOG 1982, MRCGP1984

  Surgeries held: Monday, Tuesday pm, Thursday and Friday am.  
  She has a special interest in contraception and women's health and fits
  coils and implants by appointment in the Thursday afternoon 
  contraceptive clinic. 

Dr Luke James (m)

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  MBBS (Lon) 1998, BSc. Psychology, Dip.FMS, MRCGP 2003, Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education

  Surgeries held: Monday, Thursday and Friday.
  Dr James has an interest in respiratory and cardiovascular disease.
  He is a medical educator with the Oxford Deanery, an external GP
  appraiser and the elected Quality and Performance Lead Board Member for MK Commissioning CCG.

Dr Asha Chandola (f)

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  MBBS, DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP

  Surgeries held: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  Dr Chandola trained at St George's Hospital Medical School in London.
  She is a Member of the Royal College of GPs and has achieved a
  Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education.

  Within the practice, she now trains qualified Doctors to become competent GPs.  She also supervises hospital doctors who are GPs in training.  She is a prescribing lead for the practice.

Dr Tayo Kufeji (m)

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  MBBS, MPH, MRCGP, DIP.MSK

  Surgeries held: Monday, Tuesday pm, Thursday and Friday
  Special interest in musculo-skeletal medicine and rheumatology.  Also
  involved in NHS commissioning and a Board member of Milton
  Keynes Commissioning.

Dr Fatima Mohri (f)

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  MBBS (London) 2002, MRCS, MRCGP, B.Sc Human Genetics

  Surgeries held: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  Dr Mohri has a special interest in minor operations, musculo-skeletal, 
  rheumatology and women's health.

Dr Sharon Rocque (f)

Dr_Rocque_cropped  BSc Biology MBBS, MRCGP

  Surgeries held: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

  Dr Rocque has a special interest in Rheumatology and ENT.

Dr Emma Thorncroft (f)

Dr_Thorncroft_cropped  MBBS (2004) University of London; MRCP (2007); DRCOG (2009);
  MRCGP (2011)

  Surgeries held: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Dr Sharon Mukanganwa (f)

MBChB (Hons) University of Birmingham,  DRCOG, Diploma in Child Health (clinical), DFSRH,  LOC-SDI, LOC-IUT, MRCGP


Surgeries held: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Dr Shalin Parikh (m)

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  B.Sc (2003) University of London; MB BS (2006) University of
  London; MRCGP (2011)

  Surgeries held: Tuesday and Wednesday
  Interest in business management and education of GP traineers.

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It's not a 999 emergency.  But you need medical help fast?  There is now a 111 number to call.
What is 111?

It is a new NHS telephone number being introduced to help make it easier for you to access local health services.  You can now call 111 when you need medical help fast, but it is not a 999 emergency.

You will be assessed, given advice and directed straightaway to the local service that can help you best.  That could be A&E, an Urgent Care Centre or Minor Injuries Unit, an out of hours GP, community nurse, emergency dentist or a late opening pharmacist.

You can ring the 111 number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Calls from landlines and mobile phones are free.

There is a typetalk service (18001 111) for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Why should I use it?

NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help - wherever you are, and whatever the time.

It can also help us free up 999 and local A&E departments so that they can focus on emergency cases.

How does it work?

111 will get you through to a team of highly trained advisers, who are supported by experienced nurses.  They will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, and give you the health care advice you need or direct you to the right local service.  The NHS 111 team will, where possible, book you an appointment or transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to.

If NHS 111 advisers think you need an ambulance, they will immediately arrange for one to be sent to you.

Calls to 111 are recorded.  All calls and the records we create are maintained securely, and will only be shared with others directly involved in your care.

When do I use it?

You should use the NHS 111 service if:

  • You need medical help fast, but it is not a 999 emergency.
  • You think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service.
  • You don't know who to call for medical help or you don't have a GP to call; or
  • You require health information or reassurance about what to do next. 

For less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.

If a health professional has given you a specific number to call when you are concerned about your condition, please continue to use that number.

For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999.

For more information please visit www.nhs.uk/111

 
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