Welcome to South Milford Surgery Online
Have your say to
improve your care
When you receive care or treatment within the NHS, you
can fill out a short questionnaire to give us feedback that
will help to improve local services for everyone.
It gives you a chance to tell us what you think about
your experience… good or bad. You can explain your
answer and tell us how we can improve things.
We will look at all feedback and use it to make decisions
that will make local services better for local people.
It is open to all patients, whatever your age or
healthcare needs. You won’t have to give your name
or contact details so our staff won’t know the comments
came from you.
We believe that, if our services are good enough for
you and your family and friends, then they’ll be good for
everyone. So come on and put US to the test by telling
us what you think. To add your feedback please
go to http://www.iwantgreatcare.org/ and search for South Milford Surgery
If you want to know more about the Friends and Family Test here is a short video to give you more information
NHS Friends & Family Test
We are delighted to welcome Dr Whiter to the surgery. Dr Whiter joins us as an experienced GP who has worked in both Wakefield & Leeds before joining us.
Dr Fearnley is now on maternity leave, Dr Anjum will be working at the surgery to cover the maternity period.
The surgery's annual report for 2014 is available to read below Annual_Practice_Report_March_2014.doc
The action plan agreed with the patient group is available to read below
The patient survey full results are available to read below
The GP's at the surgery now are; Dr Anne Mackenzie, Dr Steve Lovisetto, Dr Lisa King, Dr Kate Fearnley, Dr Shaun O'Connell, Dr Lizzi Fathers, Dr Emma Cooper and Dr David Whiter.
From January 2014 the partners at South Milford will be taking over as partners at Bramham Medical Centre where Dr Lovisetto has been working for the last two years. He will continue to work there but the other partners won't be working there. There is no intention to merge or join the surgeries and they will continue independently. The senior partner at Bramham is retiring and this will allow the surgery to continue and to provide a service to its patients. There should be no effect on South Milford.
Choose the right NHS treatment for you in North Yorkshire
SELF - CARE
NHS WALK-IN CENTRE
A&E OR 999
Self - care
A range of common illnesses and injuries can be treated at home by combining a well-stocked medicine cabinet with plenty of rest. This is the best choices for very minor illnesses and injuries.
NHS 111 is a new service that provides confidential health advice and information by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. You can call 111 when you need urgent medical help but it is not a 999 emergency. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
Your local pharmacist can give you advice on illnesses and the medicines you need to treat them. Visit a pharmacist when you are suffering from a common health problem which does not require being seen by a nurse or doctor.
GP surgeries provide a range of services by appointment, including medical advice, examinations and prescriptions. They also provide an out-of-hours service which you can contact by telephoning your local surgery and following the recorded instructions.
NHS walk-in centre, urgent care centre or minor injuries unit
You do not need an appointment and you will be seen by an experienced nurse or GP. These services give healthcare advice and most are open from early morning until late at night. Visit one of these centres if you need medical treatment or advice which does not need a visit to A&E or a medical appointment.
IN AN EMERGENCY
You should only call 999 for an ambulance in a medical emergency when it is obvious that you or another person has a serious or life-threatening illness or injury, such as:
Calling 999 wisely helps to avoid unnecessary pressure on this valuable life- saving service.
So, if you have a minor ailment or injury please consider the variety of other more appropriate healthcare services available to ensure emergency ambulances are not diverted away from those who need them most.
Making your own way to hospital - If you do need hospital treatment, but are not in a life-threatening condition, you can arrive at A&E by getting a lift from friends and family or a taxi. Arriving by ambulance does not necessarily mean you will be seen more quickly.
For contact details of your nearest healthcare facilities (pharmacy, GP's, Walk-in centre and A&E) Click_here.rtf
Or alternatively visit www.nhs.uk
Care data: sharing your information
A modern information system has been developed, which will
make increased use of information from medical records with the intention of improving health services. The system is being delivered by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and NHS England on behalf of the NHS.
The new system will also provide information that will enable the public to hold the NHS to account and ensure that any unacceptable standards of care are identified as quickly as possible. Information will help to:
- find more effective ways of preventing, treating and managing illnesses
· guide local decisions about changes that are needed to respond to the needs
of local patients
· support public health by anticipating risks of particular diseases and conditions, and help us to take action to prevent problems
· improve the public’s understanding of the outcomes of care, giving them confidence in health and care services
· guide decisions about how to manage NHS resources so that they can best support the treatment and management of illness for the benefit of patients alt="" src="http://www.nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Yourchoices/GPchoice/PublishingImages/Tip_C.jpg"> It is important that you read the leaflet Care Data Leaflet so that you understand how information in medical records can be used to improve the way that healthcare is delivered.
If you are happy for your information to be used then you do not need to do anything. But if you have concerns you should talk us.
If you do not want information that identifies you from being shared outside your GP practice, talk to a member of staff at the practice. They will arrange to make a note of this in your medical record. This will prevent your information being used other than where necessary by law, such as in case of a public health emergency. You will also be able to restrict the use of information held by other places you receive care from. However, this will not affect the care you receive.
The practice was established in the area at the turn of last century. Based in South Milford we cover a total of 22 villages, holding branch surgeries in two, at Micklefield and Thorpe Willoughby. The practice team wishes to offer a high standard of care, combining traditional and modern practice. The practice is a non-limited partnership.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
(Site updated 27/11/2014)