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Noticeboard contents :  New website for the Foundry, Text Messaging for appointments, On-Line access, 'Live Well, Feel Better' and Giving up smoking

NEWS FLASH !!! NEW WEBSITE for Foundry Medical Centre Lewes, follow this link to  learn about the Foundry, from its very early stages the Foundry Health ethos was much more than just moving to a new building or merging three surgeries into one - www.foundryhealthcarelewes.co.uk

 

  • March 12, 2018 - Press Release

     

    £55k award for new health hub in heart of Lewes

     

    Plans to improve access to GPs and provide a broader range of health services in Lewes have been recognised by a £55,000 government award for the new health hub in North Street Quarter.

     

    The award comes from The Greater Brighton One Public Estate Programme which supports projects that improve public services, stimulate economic growth and free up land for regeneration. It was awarded following a joint bid from Lewes District Council and local healthcare partners, including Lewes’s three GP practices who will join forces to offer more services and improved access for local people.

    School Hill Medical Practice, St Andrews Surgery and River Lodge Surgery will relocate into the new health hub, while still retaining the Ringmer branch surgery for the community. The creation of a health hub in the heart of the town will help meet increased demands on local GP practices. More appointments will be available as the health hub will be open seven days a week and will bring together other healthcare providers including a practice pharmacist, paramedic and nurse specialists.

    The grant will be used to design the facilities and spaces inside the hub. Specialist healthcare architects Murphy Philipps have been appointed to carry out the work, which will help health providers to plan their move into the hub and ensure the new premises meet their operational needs. The external design of the health hub has been carried out by the team of architects working on North Street Quarter and has been given full planning approval.

     

    Dr Jason Heath, GP partner at St Andrews Practice, said: “We are one step closer to being able to offer high quality integrated General Practice from the very heart of the town, in a way that is sustainable and secured for the local community for the future.

     

    “We will now work with architects Murphy Philipps on the specifications of the design on the state-of-the-art premises, which will see an integrated primary and community care facility with the long term aim to transform the delivery of health and social care in the town, and better support people to lead healthy lives.” 

     

    Marc Levinson from specialist healthcare architects Murphy Philipps, said: “We are very excited to be part of the team on this exciting project to enhance health services for local people. We will be working closely with health providers to tailor the new facilities to make sure they meet the needs of the community, and are fit to provide first rate care.”

     

    The North Street Quarter health hub forms part of a wider model for Lewes with the development of a health and social care campus, encompassing both existing facilities and a new facility. The Lewes Health Campus will be a catalyst for change to health and social care for the whole town of Lewes and wider population.

     

    There is no need for patients registered at the three surgeries to do anything to get a new GP as they remain registered with the GP partners working from Lewes Health Hub.

    Updates about the progress of the Health Hub will be posted on the North Street Quarter website. Please visit www.northstreetqtr.co.uk for further information.

  • On-Line access. Please see links on the Home Page for more details about on-line access for Appointments, Repeat Prescriptions, access to your Patient Records and access to test results.

  • Live Well, Feel Better - for more details see the link on the home page

 Life Well Feel Better

  • Free Health Checks for all patients aged 40-75 - If you would like to benefit from a free Health Check please contact us to find out if you qualify. Health Check surgeries are currently running. 

  • ‘Do you want to give up smoking?  Have you been thinking about quitting?  If so, do you know that you can get access to your local stop smoking service who have a proven track record in helping people to stop smoking and stay stop.  If you are interested in giving up or need any advice on the best way to do so why not ring the surgery on the number above and ask about the how you can access the service locally near you’ or click this link - NHS Smokefree

 

 

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Doctors

Dr Laith Butti (m)

MB ChB 1988 (Baghdad, Iraq), MRCGP 2001 (London). Dr Butti is the Executive Partner at the Practice. He has a special interest in ENT and also performs minor surgery for Practice patients.  Since 2013, Dr Butti now also supervises Medical Student placements at the Practice.  He is based at Ringmer Surgery.

Dr Frauke Dingelstad (f)

DRCOG MRCGP DFFP, Medical State Exam 1989 (Germany) Dr Dingelstad offers a full range of general practice care including family planning services such as coil and implant fittings. She also supervises the placement Medical Students at the Practice, as well as being a Supervisor for FY2 Doctors based in Lewes. She is based at River Lodge Surgery.

Dr Simon Sherman (m)

BMBS MRCPCH MRCGP Dr Sherman has a special interest in Paediatrics and is also a Clinical Supervisor for the placement GP Registrars at the Ringmer Surgery.  Dr Sherman is based at Anchor Field Surgery.

Dr Adrian Grigore (m)

MBBS, MRCGP. Dr Grigore, partner, has an interest in mental health and diabetes. He runs the diabetic clinis at both River Lodge and Anchor Field Surgeries. He also has a special interest in mental health and drug misuse management.  He is mainly based at River Lodge Surgery.

Dr Louise Waring (f)

MBChb Bsc hons DRCOG MRCGP DFRSH.  Dr Waring, partner, has a special interest in family planning including coil fittings, mental health, elderly care and medicines management. She also performs some minor procedures, such as steroid injections for joint pain. She is based at River Lodge Surgery.

Dr Alexandra Andrews (f)

MBChB (2004 Sheffield) , MRCGP, (2012 Tunbridge Wells)

Alex joined the practice as a part time salaried GP in August 2016 and works 2.5 days at Ringmer surgery. She has a diploma in family planning and a general interest in woman's health. She is trained in coil insertions which can now be done at Ringmer surgery.

Dr Isla Cox (f)
Specialist GP Training Doctors

This practice has been accredited as being suitable for the training of those doctors intending to become general practitioners.


This means that the practice and doctors have had to achieve a number of standards which have been assessed by the GP Deanery for Kent, Surrey and Sussex, acting on behalf of the national organisation (the Postgraduate Medical Education Board)


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  1. Those doctors training to become GPs are called GP registrars. They are employed by one of the doctors here, who will be their trainer.

  2. The GP registrar is a fully qualified doctor who is likely to have a lot of experience of hospital medicine.

  3. Sometimes other doctors are also trained and supported in the practice.

  4. If you are seeing this doctor you can expect to receive the quality of service you would from your own GP. If you have any concerns please mention this to a member of staff.

  5. In order for the GP registrars to successfully complete their training they need to be assessed on their consulting skills. This is done by the appointed assessors viewing a video of the registrar’s consultations. You may be asked for your permission to have your consultation recorded in this way. If you agree, you will need to give your written permission and there is a consent form available at the desk, which you will be offered. If the doctor appears to be recording your consultation and you have not signed a consent form, then you should indicate this to him or her immediately. The recording will be used for educational purposes only. Further information about this process and the confidentiality of it, can be obtained from the reception staff.


GP Registrars will have their own appointment lists and are currently supervised by Dr Sherman at Anchor Field Surgery.


 

Foundation Year 2 Doctors

Both River Lodge Surgery hosts Foundation Year 2 (FY2) Doctors throughout the year.  These doctors are qualified doctors and will have experience in several hospital specialities.  The FY2 Doctors are based at the Practice for a four month period where they hold limited appointments for patients to book.  They will only deal with acute problems, not complex issues.  During these sessions, they are primarily supervised by Dr Brickley and Dr Dingelstad.


As part of their placement at the Practice, the FY2 Doctors need to be assessed on their consulting skills. This is done by the appointed assessors viewing a video of the registrar’s consultations. You may be asked for your permission to have your consultation recorded in this way. If you agree, you will need to give your written permission and there is a consent form available at the desk, which you will be offered. If the doctor appears to be recording your consultation and you have not signed a consent form, then you should indicate this to him or her immediately. The recording will be used for educational purposes only.

Medical Students

River Lodge & Ringmer Surgeries hosts Year 4 and 5 Medical Students throughout the year.  The students shadow doctors in their clinics which are specifically set up with Medical Students in mind.  Medical Students are supervised by Dr Butti at Anchor Field Surgery and Dr Dingelstad at River Lodge Surgery.  Patients will be made aware at the time of booking their appointment that there will be a student present during their consultation.

As part of their training, medical students need to be assessed on their consulting skills. This is done by the appointed assessors viewing a video of the student's consultations. You may be asked for your permission to have your consultation recorded in this way. If you agree, you will need to give your written permission and there is a consent form available at the desk, which you will be offered. If the doctor appears to be recording your consultation and you have not signed a consent form, then you should indicate this to him or her immediately. The recording will be used for educational purposes only.

 
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