Sina Health Centre would like to share the minutes of the last 3 PRG (Patient Representative Group) that was held at Sina Health Centre.
Dear all patients of Sina Health Centre.
Please find attached a copy of our latest CQC Report from January 2018.
To all patients,
Sina Health Centre wish to advise patient that from the 1st December 2017, the surgery will be opening all day on a Thursday to replace half day closing.
The new surgery opening times for a Thursday will be 8am – 6pm.
Sina Health Centre wish to inform patients of the figures for the Friends & Family test in October 2017 in regards to whether patients would recommend Sina to their friends.
Extremely Likely = 11 Patients
Likely = 7 Patients
Neither Likely or Unlikely = 2 Patients
Unlikely = 2 Patients
Extremely Unlikely = 1
Don’t know = 0
Total = 23 Patients
FRIENDS & FAMILY TEST – OCTOBER 2017
EXTREMELY LIKEY = 34
LIKELY = 25
NEITHER LIKELY OR UNLIKELY = 6
UNLIKELY = 2
EXTREMELY UNLIKELY = 0
DON’T KNOW = 1
TOTAL = 68
Notice for all patients of Sina Health Centre.
Please see attached poster with details of the upcoming PPG meeting held at Sina Health Centre.
Paracetamol and Ibuprofen
Sina Health Centre have recently adapted the guidelines produced by Walsall CCG which aims to restrict the prescribing of Paracetamol and Ibuprofen products for short term use that can be bought at a reasonable cost over the counter. If this guideline is followed it will result in:
Reduced patient reliance on prescribers for prescriptions.
Reduced consultations for minor, self-limiting conditions.
Increased patient self-reliance for minor conditions.
Funding of medicines available to purchase to treat self-limiting conditions and minor ailments and self-care is a personal responsibility.
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Sina Health Centre have recently adapted the guidelines produced by Walsall CCG on prescribing Vitamin D for daily supplementation.
The Department of Health recommends vitamin D supplementation in certain high risk adult groups in order to prevent Vitamin D deficiency.
Funding of vitamin D supplements to protect and maintain bone, teeth and muscle health and for long term maintenance is a personal responsibility.
Vitamin D is readily available to purchase in pharmacies, health food shops and supermarkets at a far lower cost than on prescription.
It is expected that patients will purchase such supplements.
Community pharmacists or other healthcare professionals are able to advise on suitable vitamin D products.
For good sources of vitamin D, please visit NHS Choices website: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vitamins-minerals/Pages/Vitamin-D.aspx
NB: *Pregnant /breastfeeding women may be eligible to obtain vitamins free of charge as part of the Healthy Start Scheme. Further information on the eligibility criteria can be found at www.healthystart.nhs.uk.
This does not affect GP prescribing of high-dose Vitamin D preparations that are not available over the counter.
Sina Health Centre will be working in line with the above guidance to promote self-care and will try to reduce the prescribing of these medicines.
For any questions or concerns about this guidance please get in touch with your practice.
Sina Health Centre would like to advise patients of the figures following Friends & Family Test in August 2017.
Friends & Family Test is feedback from patients questioned how likely they would recommend their Friends or Family to our surgery, Sina Health Centre.
Please see below figures for the month of August 2017.
155 Patients were asked
Extremely Likely = 72 Patients
Likely = 69 Patients
Neither Likely / Unlikely = 7
Unlikely = 3 Patients
Extremely Unlikely = 3 Patients
Don’t Know = 1
Total = 155
Dear all patients, please see below details of surgery closure for the Easter period 2017.
Surgery will close on Thursday 13th April 2017 at 13:00pm
Surgery will be closed on Good Friday and also Easter Monday
and surgery will be reopen on Tuesday 18th April 2017 at 07:30am
Sina Health Centre
Publication of GP Net Earnings
“All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg average pay)
for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Sina Health Centre in the last financial year was £81,627 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 3 full time GPs, 0 part time GPs and 1 locum GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.”