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HYPO AWARENESS WEEK 24-30 SEPTEMBER

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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

What is their role?

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.


 

 

Specialist Nurses

Karen Russell is our Community Matron at the Medical Centre. She is an experienced senior nurse working with those who have serious long term conditions and who may also be isolated and vulnerable.

She works with the hospital, doctors and other nurses to co-ordinate ways of meeting the health and social care needs of her patients. The aim is to prevent hospital admissions by managing deterioration of symptoms and situations at an earlier stage than otherwise may be possible. Through this close partnership she gains the confidence of the patients and their carers so that the matron can be the first point of contact when necessary.

She works between the hours of 8:00 - 5.30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and can be contacted on 01908 619919 or by mobile:  07901 677460

Community Matron Audit please open the link below

WIP_Community_Nursing_Service.docx

If you are a carer please look at the section on carers and be sure to tell us you are in this role

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.

Nurses

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.

Nurse Donna Brady (f)

Minor Illness Nurse and Practice Nurse Team Lead. 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.  

Health Practitioners

Physiotherapy

We have a private service for physiotherapy who provide an in house service at the Medical Centre 5 days a week between the hours of 8.00am and 5.40pm

Our physiotherapist is very experienced and provide a variety of treatments such as mobilisation, manipulation, acupuncture, electrotherapy and advice on exercise and self help. The team comprises of:

  • Neil Campbell

The team provide treatment for all types of musculo-skeletal conditions, for example:

  • Low back pain/sciatica
  • Cervicalgia (neck pain) with and without pain or pins and needles referred into the arms.
  • Joint pain (shoulder, hip, knee and ankle)
  • Osteoarthritic and Rheumatoid arthritic pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Biomechanical/postural conditions
  • Whiplash
  • Post surgery rehabilitation

They can also provide walking aids and supports when needed such as sticks and crutches.  Thumb and wrist splits can be ordered, however we do charge for these.

Changes to Physiotherapy Service

Although NHS Physiotherapy has been retained within the Medical Centre unfortunately the self-referral system will no longer be available.

If you wish to see a physiotherapist you will first need a referral from your GP

Alternatively please read the attached information sheets on physiotherapy to see if you could manage the symptoms yourself.

Back pain information pack

Neck pain information pack

NHS Milton Keynes has regretfully made this change due to the current financial constraints in the UK’s  health service

Your Medical Centre has successfully argued to keep the physiotherapy service but this change may slightly increase waiting times.

Nutritionist

Our nutritionist, Clare Gott, runs clinics at Willen. Appointments can be arranged by your doctor or at reception.

 

District Nurses

The District nursing team are based at Newport Pagnell Medical Centre and also care for Kingfisher Surgery patients. 

The team consists of experienced nurses who specialise in providing a wide range of care in the community.  They visit all patients requiring nursing care who are unable to access care at the surgeries. 

Their aim is to support patients to enable them to stay in their own homes.  They do this by assessing what care is needed and then co-ordinating and delivering that care.  They also provide a high level of support to the many residential homes and sheltered accommodation in the area. 

You can contact the nurses by ringing the medical centre on 01908 611767.  The team consists of the following nurses:

District Nurse Team Leader:Emma Anton - responsible for cancer and palliative care
Senior Community Staff Nurse:

Paula Shanks - lead for wound care, joint responsibility for cancer and

palliative care

Community Staff Nurse: Deborah Gordon - Leads on Long Term Condition Care
Community Staff Nurses:Kay Timmins, Sally Goss, Georgina Mackenzie-Wain
Community Health Care Assistants:Jo Service, Maggie Adams, Donna Middleton

District Nursing Service

  • The District nurses visit patients who are strictly housebound and for medical reasons are unable to attend the Medical Centre for a Practice Nurse appointment. 
  • District Nurses are not an emergency service, in case of an emergency please contact your GP or dial 999.
  • All patients referred for continence promotion are entitled to an assessment. Continence is the aim, with continence products used only as a last resort if other appropriate treatment is unsuccessful.
  • Any member of the team may visit patients – this may include staff members that reside locally and bank staff.
  • All packages of care will include health promotion, supporting the service’s overall aim of encouraging greater independence and well being.

What District Nurses Do

  • Provide care for housebound patients only
  • Referral to other agencies if appropriate
  • Complex Assessment of health needs
  • Wound assessment
  • Acute and Chronic Disease Management
  • Health Promotion
  • Palliative and end of life care
  • Promotion of self care whenever possible to enable independence
  • Administration of treatment using specialised nursing equipment and medication
  • Provide community leg 11 services
  • Prevention of hospital admissions.
  • Promoting early hospital discharges.

Healthcare Assistants

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.

Phlebotomists

Frances Tate (f)

Phlebotomist. Fran also supports Heather to run our INR service.

Dawn Williamson (f)

Phlebotomist.

Trish Morgan (f)

Phlebotomist.

 
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