Meden Vale Surgery
The current rental lease is due to expire on 31/12/18. Therefore the practice has been reviewing the provision of core services and has concluded that it does not have sustainable capacity to make commitments of an equitable service.
The practice has been considering the future at this site for over a year, reducing sessions over time as servicing the site has become more difficult for the practice, threatening our ability to remain sustainable over two sites.
Previously the practice had three salaried GP’s and Dr Allen the Senior Partner.
Unfortunately Dr Rubio resigned to move to Spain in December 2016, Dr
McCormick retired in June 2016 and Dr Baglee resigned to take up a position
nearer to her home in October 2017.
The practice has been unable to recruit either salaried GP’s or Partners. This has left Dr Allen as the sole GP to lead the clinical team. Although the practice have excellent regular locum GP’s. Dr Allen cannot provide the necessary leadership required whilst working across two sites.
Therefore the closure will benefit the medical staff and patients at the practice as they will have a wider pool of clinical knowledge/experience and support at one site
The surgery at Meden Vale falls short of service standards and compliance. The building is getting older and needs considerable investment to bring it up to the standard of the Warsop Primary Care Centre. Therefore the a level of investment required outweighs the benefits
We believe that the move to one site will put patient services at the heart of local community and offer an integrated one stop shop.
Additionally the proposed closure will help the practice to grow and expand the services that we are able to offer locally. We intend to work with local commissioners to provide additional services as and when they become available. We believe this will help with GP recruitment i.e. multi skilled staff at one site which is fit for purpose and future expansion.
The premise at Warsop is shared with another practice and offers outreach services from Kings Mill Hospital. We believe this will enhance collaborative working by creating a central hub.
We are holding two public engagement events:
Wednesday 22nd August 6:45pm to 8pm at Meden Vale Village Hall
Wednesday 12th September 2pm to 3:30pm at Meden Vale Village Hall
Please see links below to our FAQ's and a Patient Questionnaire;
Meden Vale Closure - FAQ
Meden Vale Closure - Patient Questionnaire
Extended Access to Appointments
From 01 November 2017 we will be working with some of our Local Practices, to offer additional later appointments, as well as weekend appointments.
The local Practices comprise the following: Oakwood; Bull Farm; Meden Vale; Pleasley; Sandy Lane and Warsop Surgeries.
Appointments will be available weekdays up to 20:00 in our local area, each surgery has a set day to cover and Meden Medical Services will be covering Mondays. Appointments will also be available on Saturday mornings (by rota) in our local area so not always at Meden Medical Services. These appointments are for non-emergencies and pre-bookable only.
When appointments are not available at Meden Medical Services during these new times (18:30 till 20:00 and on Saturdays) appointments may be available at one of the other practices listed above.
Extended GP access service is accessible 7 days per week. If you require an appointment on a Sunday please enquire with the reception team.
Not signed up?
For more information, please contact reception or next time you visit the surgery, bring with you a piece of photo ID (passport, driving licence) and something with your address on like a bank statement but not a gas or electric bill. If you don’t have these, please talk to us and we will help you sign-up
GP online services allow you to access a range of services via your computer, mobile or tablet. Once you have signed up, you will be able to:
- book or cancel appointments online
- renew or order repeat prescriptions online
- view parts of your GP record, including information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results
You can still contact the practice by phone or in person, this is just another option, which other patients have found is more convenient and saves them time. More information including “how to” leaflets and videos of patients and why they are using GP online services are available at www.nhs.uk/gponlineservices
Systmone online can be used through downloading the app on Apple or on android. You can also log in via the systmone website
Welcome to Meden Medical Services
Meden Medical Services strives to provide the highest quality healthcare to patients in our area. All our other staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and this surgery website will help us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice.
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.
Our Mission statement
We are part of a community based front-line National health service, dedicated to providing our patients with the best local care services delivered through prompt diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health issues, and the promotion of good healthy living choices.
To be consistently rated by our patients and regulatory bodies as providing a service which is safe, effective, caring, and responsive and well led.
- Making a meaningful impact
- Acting with integrity
- Communicating directly and honestly
- Developing & provide innovative solutions based on need
- Striving for continuous improvement
- Demonstrating teamwork
- Respecting others
This misson statement was produced & agreed in conjunction with our patient group.
Patients guide to our practice
See the appointments page for full details of our opening and consulting times.
We do provide extended hours which our surgeries are open from 7am Monday, Tuesday and Wedenesday which are prebookable online ( you need to register for this service) or by calling the surgery.
Medical Students - From time to time, the practice is involved with training medical students, and as a result medical students maybe present during your consultation. you are free to ask for them not to be present during your consultation. Please mention to the receptionist or doctor, that you wish for the medical student not to be present.
On the 4th Wednesday of every month, both sites will close at 12pm for PLT Training
Allocated named GP
Every patient that is registered at the practice is allocated a named GP. This GP is responsible for a patients overall care at the practice. If you wish to know who your allocated GP is then please do ask at reception.
If you would prefer that an alternative GP is your named allocated GP then please do let us know. If we are able to accommodate your request we will change this on your medical records.
Website updated on: 16/08/2018