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Message from Milton Keynes Hospital

"Patients who are booked for planned operations or procedures at Milton Keynes University Hospital may experience these being postponed when demand for emergency care is particularly high.  We appreciated how difficult and upsetting this can be for those affected and will do our utmost to keep postponements to a minimum."

If you are NOT contacted by the hospital, please continue to arrive for your appointment as scheduled.

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.


 

 

Community Midwives

We have a group of midwives called ‘Willen’ team.  Together they aim to provide you with quality care and support during your pregnancy, birth and post-natal period.

As babies can arrive at any time, they aim to provide cover for each other.  However, if you cannot contact Lisa please contact the labour ward at Milton Keynes Hospital on 01908 660033.

Community Nurses

Mrs Jacqui Harrison (f)

Jacqui is our nurse who works with people with diabetes alongside providing warfarin and treatment room clinics.

Health Visitors

Our Health Visitors are registered nurses with additional training in child, family health and midwifery. As part of the wider Health Care Team they work closely with GP’s and other services, promoting the health and well-being to meet the changing needs of the local community.

The health visiting team working at the Medical Centre, also cover the Kingfisher Surgery, Newport Pagnell.

Child Health Clinics are held once a week at Lovat Hall, Silver Street, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0EJ.  They are run by the health visiting team and are open for any families with children under 5.  Parents can seek advice on various issues including feeding, colic, constipation, rashes, sleep, behaviour difficulties, toilet training and teething.

Childhood immunisation clinics are held on Wednesday and Thursday mornings; appointments are sent out by the Child Health Department at the hospital. If you wish to change an apointment, please ring Julie Murray on 01908 619732.

Information is also given on groups and activities available for families in Newport Pagnell.

Health visitors also offer support to any parents who may be finding themselves overwhelmed or are having difficulties adjusting to parenthood.  They are concerned with the health of the entire family not just the child.

Parents are also able to request a home visit from a health visitor if there are concerns they would like to discuss in privacy or in more detail.

Child health clincis are held on Tuesday afternoon from 13:00pm-14:45pm at Lovat Hall, Silver Street.

Breast feeding clinics are held every Monday 13:30 - 15:00 at the Tickford Children's Centre, Thames Drive, Newport Pagnell, MK16 9DS.

Health visitors can be contacted on:
01908 619909, Monday to Friday.

Please leave a voicemail if you are unable to speak to a health visitor directly and they will return your call as soon as possible.

Useful Links

Birth to Five Book Link

http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/publications/birth-five

 

Milton Keynes Children’s Centres

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Barbara McGivern
Team Leader
Caroline Singh
Health Visitor
Jill Walker
Health Visitor
Shona Bateson
Nursery Nurse
Joanne Service
Health Care Assistant and Breast Feeding Advisor
Sally Van-Klooster

Secretary to Health Visitors

 
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