- Woodlands Medical Practice aims to provide high quality General Practice Services to any patient living or staying within our practice area.
- Woodlands Medical Practice aims to provide our service in a timely, professional and caring fashion
- Woodlands Medical Practice continually strives to improve the quality of the services we offer.
We will achieve these aims by:
- Treating all our patients with respect and dignity. Involving them in decision making and encouraging them to take responsibility for their own health.
- Being courteous, approachable and accommodating.
- Listening to the concerns of patients, their families and carers and take action where needed.
- Involving other health professionals in the care of our patients and communicating effectively with them
- Ensuring that all members of the Practice team have the appropriate skills and training to carry out their duties competently and professionally in a safe and supportive environment
- Communicating clearly and regularly without patients using a range of media, and to invite on-going feedback using our website, patient surveys and the Patient Participation Group.
- Promoting the uptake of evidence based treatments and procedures
- Promoting equality of access to health care for all our registered population
- Fostering an innovative approach to the development of primary care through clinical teaching and audit.
- Maintaining the confidentiality of patient information at all times.
OUR PRACTICE POPULATION
The practice is the one of six practices serving the population of Sutton-in-Ashfield. We provide general practice services to any patient living or staying within our practice area. The practice has been operating from our purpose-built premises on the Ashfields estate since 2001. Our premises have disabled access and parking facilities. Although there is a pharmacy next door, this is not linked to the practice and patients are free to choose any pharmacy of their choice for medication.
We have a large nursing home population of elderly patients when compared to the county average and provide a nursing home coordination service to help deal with this vulnerable group. We have above average levels of deprivation with social isolation. The patient list has been gradually increasing in size and the practice now has over 9940 patients.
The practice has a strong clinical team which consists of Doctors and Practice Nurses. We work closely with the District Nursing team and we have associations with health visitors and midwives.
Additionally we work in a multidisciplinary group called a PRISM team which includes a Social Worker, mental health nurse, physiotherapisy, occupational therapist, community matron and palliative care nurse. The PRISM team enables intensive home care to be available quickly to patients ar risk of hospital admssion, especially (but not excluively) the elderly. The PRISM team meet together at the practice monthly to discuss at risk patients.
EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES
The practice has a wide range of modern medical equipment, and our policy is to extend the range as often as possible, and as need arises and resources allow. The equipment is maintained in line with regulations.
We are a paper-light practice (we were the first in the CCG), and use the SystmOne computer system. We offer our patients on-line appointment booking and prescription requesting.
CARE QUALITY COMMISSION
The services we provide are categorised as follows:
- Doctors consultation services
- Doctors treatment service
- Diagnostic and screening services
The regulated activities provided under the Registered Managers Dr Neil Pound, Dr Ellora Das, Dr Andrew Pountney and Dr Colin Aldread are:
- Treatment of disease and disorder
- Surgical procedures (GP minor surgery only)
- Diagnostic and screening procedures
- Maternity and midwifery services
- Family Planning