York Road,
Elvington, York,
North Yorkshire,
YO41 4DY
Tel:
01904 608224
Welcome to Newsletter No 2. The first
newsletter had a great reaction so hopefully
they will continue to be helpful.
What’s going on?
Patient consultation results
Thank you to everyone who participated in the
practice survey to help inform the future plans
of the practice. We had 1,454 responses of the
2,976 surveys we sent out (49%), which far
outstripped our expectations. The outcome of
this consultation is supportive of our proposals
to share premises with MyHealth in
Dunnington and redevelop the Wheldrake site
to provide an up to date healthcare centre. All
patients who raised specific concerns to our
plan to share premises in Dunnington, and
included their contact details, will receive an
individual response.
Further information will follow regarding the
plans but we anticipate relocating in
Dunnington in September this year, and for
work to begin in Wheldrake in Spring 2016
subject to final funding approval. The
additional information will be available both
on the practice website and in print from the
branch surgeries.
Coming &Goings
Dr Dudek will be retiring at the end of August.
Dr Brown will become a Partner on 1st
September 2015.
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The official meteorological first day of summer
is 1st June so let’s hope that the weather takes
a turn for the warmer soon! If you are thinking
of heading off for a summer holiday it is
advisable to look at whether you need
vaccinations for your destination. There are
various web sites you can visit to find out if
and what vaccinations are needed for travel
around the world. However, the Practice offers
all the vaccinations and other healthcare items
you might need for travelling around the
world. To find out which vaccinations are
needed for your destination, please book a
Travel Clinic appointment to discuss your
arrangements with a nurse. It is important to
do this as your medical history and specific
details about the areas you are visiting might
determine which vaccinations you should have.
Once you have agreed which vaccinations to
have, a programme will be put together for
you to ensure you have sufficient protection
for your trip. Any fees for travel vaccinations
are payable prior to the start of the course.
It is recommended that you check with the
Foreign Office just before you depart, for any
last minute advice about the country or
regions you are visiting. Some useful Web
addresses are listed below.
Foreign Office & travel advice
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
http://www.nhs.uk
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Defibrillator
The Patient Group has been asked to look into
the possibility of placing a defibrillator on the
outside wall of the Practice that would be
available for the community to be used by
anyone who needed to use it.
The Community Package we are investigating
delivers a high energy electric shock to restore
the heart’s normal rhythms safely and can be
used by anyone without any training, this is
the next link in the chain of survival after CPR.
preventable health issues and encourage men
and boys to seek professional advice for health
related problems. For more information visit
the Men's Health Forum website
Emergency & General Contact Details
Out of Hours: 0330 1230938
(18:00 to 18:30) or 111(18:30-08:00)
Surgery: 01904 608224 (8am to 6pm)
Primary Health Care Team
The below services operate from Elvington Medical
Practice, although are run by other organisations. If
you need to contact them, please use the contact
details below.
If you have any views please do let us know.
Community Nurses
What is defibrillation?
Perform a wide range of nursing duties for
housebound patients.
Telephone: 01904 627635 8:30am – 6:00pm.
Defibrillation is a procedure used to treat life
threatening conditions that affect the rhythm
of the heart such as cardiac arrhythmia,
ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular
tachycardia.
The procedure involves the delivery of an
electric shock to the heart which causes
depolarisation of the heart muscles and reestablishes normal conduction of the heart’s
electrical impulse. The machine used to deliver
this therapeutic shock to the heart is called a
defibrillator.
Watch this space for further developments...
This Month is.....
We have wonderful teams at our Practice, the
Doctors,
Nurses,
Administration
and
Dispensary staff are all passionate about the
care and services we provide. Each month the
nursing team will have a Monthly Health
Promotion Campaign.
15 – 21 June, Men's Health Week.
Led by the Men's Health Forum, the purpose
of Men’s Health Week is to raise awareness of
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Physiotherapists
Appointments can be arranged for Elvington
Surgery via York Hospital. Referral to the
physiotherapist is by a GP.
Health Visitors
Michelle Maxwell offers support to families with
children. Telephone: 01904 551760
Midwife
Jane Challis is the community midwife attached to
the practice. She can be contacted via York Hospital.
Telephone: 01904 727720
Remember: The Practice now offers bookable
telephone appointments such as medication
reviews and discussing test results.
And finally............
Patient: Doctor! Doctor! I keep seeing images
of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.
Doctor: I see, and how long have you been
having these Disney spells?
If you would like to contribute something
interesting, insightful or funny to the newsletter
please email it to: [email protected]
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