Healthcare in Milton Keynes
NPMC is proud to tell you about the role one of our GP Partners is playing in designing and managing healthcare across the city. They are doing this through their position as elected board members on Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
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
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.
Advanced Urology Nurse Practitioner
Our Advanced Urology nurse Practitioner is Lesley Thurston. Lesley is a registered nurse with a specialist interest in Urology including Uro-Oncology.
She has experience and knowledge of developing nurse led services within the hospital and developed a prostate assessment clinic at the Medical Centre in 2007 for men with lower urinary tract symptoms which may include getting up at night to pass urine, daytime frequency and urgency, or straining and hesitancy to pass water.
Advanced Diabetes Nurse Practitioner
Our Advanced Diabetes nurse Practitioner is Linda Sterry. Linda is a registered nurse with a specialist interest in Diabetes and Coronary heart disease.
She has experience and knowledge of running nurse-led services and has developed a new combined Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease clinic here at our Medical Centre. She is only available on Mondays as she currently continues to provide specialist Diabetes services for Milton Keynes General Hospital.
She is a member of Diabetes UK and is the Milton Keynes lead for Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion. She is also a nurse prescriber and has a wealth of experience in primary care, having spent many years as a practice nurse.
Practice nurse with special interest in diabetes
Jacqui Harrison is our practice nurse with a special interest in Diabetes. She works 16 hours over three days and offers care to people with diabetes. Jacqui also initiates and titrates insulin.
|The practice nursing team are here to provide a wide range of nursing care and are available to give you advice and support you in living your life in the healthiest way possible. The team consists of 12 experienced nurses. They have many areas of speciality and you can make an appointment to see them through reception.|
|Mrs Catherine Mubaria (f)|
Catherine is an experienced practice nurse with a special interest in Asthma and COPD.
|Heather Huntley (f)|
Specialising in caring for patients with or at risk of cardiac problems, stroke and leg ulcers. Warfarin and Immunisation clinics.
|Mrs Ann Thody (f)|
Practice Nurse with a special interest in contraception and immunisation Clinics.
|Mrs Jacqui Harrison (f)|
Jacqui is our nurse who works with people with diabetes alongside providing warfarin and treatment room clinics.
|Nurse Frances Baverstock (f)|
Minor Illness Nurse and Practice Nurse Team Lead with specialist interest in Respiratory Care. Nurse Independent Prescriber.
|Mrs Sally Denton (f)|
Experienced Practice Nurse. Provides contraception, sexual health. Care of patients on warfarin. Baby immunisation and Respiratory and Travel.
|Karen Folwell (f)|
Highly qualified in womens health, and Travel and immunisation clinics.
|Nurse Rachel Worsley (f)|
Experienced in wound care )worked with district nurses for many years) Works in diabetic and INR Clinic. and is a smoking cessation nurse.
|Jenny Burgess (f)|
Jenny holds the "Open University Diploma for Health Care Assistants in Primary Care Practice.” She also assists in the family planning clinic and minor surgery clinic, Legs 11 and INR clinic.
|Clare Campbell (f)|
HCA with experience from secondary care. Clare holds treatment room clinics and also assists with the Rheumatology clinic on a Thursday morning. She holds a Diploma in Health & Social Care.
|Beverly Phillipson (f)|
Smoking Cessation Clinic. Self-employed through Milton Keynes council. Bev runs clinics at Newport Pagnell Medical Centre and NPMC@Willen.
|Frances Tate (f)|
Phlebotomist. Fran also supports Heather to run our INR service.
|Dawn Williamson (f)|
|Trish Morgan (f)|