Welcome to Meden Medical Services
Meden Medical services are pleased to welcome you to our website. We are confident that it will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format.
16TH Annual Open Day
On the 9th November we held our annual Open Day. In former years the Open Day was run from Meden Vale so this was our first Open Day at Warsop Primary Care Centre. The day was organised and managed with the help of our Patient Group.
We would like to thank everyone who attended our open day including patients who attended for their flu vaccine. The patient group members who offered refreshments, raffle prizes and the opportunity to join the patient group as well as meeting and greeting patients and distributing our recent newsletter. Also thanks to staff for working at the weekend.
Mansfield District Council, Healthy Life Scheme promoting exercise and BIG Warsop promoting community projects and groups. Our HCA also offered no appointment blood pressure checks .
We had a brilliant turn out and the patient group raised £108 from the raffle. This will be put towards some new equipment for our nursing team.
Thanks again to everyone who made our Open Day a great success. We look forward to next year and welcome any ideas for health promotion that we could incorporate next time.
If you are interested in joining our patient group, please attend our next meeting on Wednesday 20th November at 3pm. Or alternatively ring 01623 843521 for more information.
LGBT Foundation annual primary care survey
The LGBT Foundation’s annual primary care survey is now live, aiming to understand the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people when it comes to accessing healthcare services from GPs, dentists, pharmacists or optometrists. The results of the survey will build a picture of current healthcare provision by primary care services for LGBT people, to help ensure health services are better able to recognise and meet the needs of their LGBT patients.
The survey comes as part of Pride in Practice, a quality assurance and social prescribing programme for primary care services and LGBT communities. Pride in Practice provides training, assessment, accreditation and ongoing support for healthcare services to help them be inclusive of LGBT patients.
Anyone who identifies as LGBT+ is invited to complete the survey, which closes on 19 November 2019. It can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VYJTXS7
- Pre-bookable – up to 6 weeks in advance for GP’s, Nurses, ANP’s via telephone, in person or online.
- Online – pre bookable up to 6 weeks in advance. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a live system. This means availability can change quickly. i.e. If an appointment is cancelled, it will be available to be booked by another patient immediately. Online appointments are phased released on a daily basis including evenings and weekends.
- Extended Access – We offer early morning appointments from 7am please ask at reception for details. We offer appointments up to 8pm weekdays and Saturday morning from 8am-12noon.
Please be aware we are part of a group of GP Practices in your area and you may need to travel to another surgery in the area
- Minor Injury – Slips, trips, cuts and grazes that can be dealt with by a nurse or Health Care Assistant without attending accident and emergency.
- Recalls – appointments are reserved for when a patient needs to be recalled to see a GP to discuss blood tests/X-rays & Scans/hospital letters etc.
- Emergency – appointments are reserved for on the day for acute emergency illness.
- Specialist Appointments – Respiratory/Diabetes – Pre-booked appointments are available with our specialist trained nurses to help manage these conditions.
Despite rumours you DO NOT have to book an appointment online. This is an additional service with the benefit of being available 7 days per week.
For further enquiries, please contact reception on 01623 843521
EU Exit News
For further information regarding medicines supplies and if there is a no-deal EU Exit please click on the following link:
As of the 1st February 2019 Primary Integrated Community Services (PICS) hold and manage the GMS contract to provide GP Services via Meden Medical Services from Warsop Primary Care Centre, Warsop, Nottinghamshire.
The practice has a registered patient list size of over 6,108.
Meden Medical Services provides a wide range of primary care services and is open 8.00am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday. The practice also provides a home visiting service.
The practice website is http://www.medenmedicalservices.co.uk/
Get Up & Go!
A new campaign has been launched to encourage people to Get Up & Go to help reduce falls across Nottinghamshire.
Falls are the largest cause of emergency hospital admissions for older people in the UK. It has recently been estimated that approximately 30% of people, over 2.5 million, aged 65 and above and about 50% of people, aged 80 and above living at home, will fall at least once a year.
The campaign, which has been launched by the County Council, aims to help reduce this trend by encouraging more people to become active, improving their strength and balance and therefore reducing the likelihood of having a fall.
A guide to ‘Staying Steady’ is also available.
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.
We will continue to offer some early morning appointments during the week from 7am and evening appointments during the week till 7pm, subject to availability.
Currently, there are no facilities to transfer blood samples to the hospital, during these new appointment times (from 18:30 to 20:00 and Saturdays). So unfortunately, we will not be able to offer routine blood taking, during these hours. We are working with the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), to work with the hospital, so that we may be able to offer this service during our new extended hours in future.
Next Patient Participation Group Meeting Scheduled for: TBA
For information on how to join the PPG please speak to reception.
The way you book your Doctors appointments is changing
Please note that from September 2016 there will be no book on the day appointments. All appointments are available to pre-book in advance.
Please start pre-booking your appointments NOW!
Have you signed up for Online Services? You can book appointments, request medication and also view your summary care record 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please bring ID to either surgery and we can set you up for this.
Any problems, please speak to a member of reception.
Have you registered for our online services yet?
Book your Doctors & Nurse appointments - new appointments available everyday.
Order your prescription - all your medication will already be listed ready for you to order.
View your summary care record.
View your detailed coded entry.
Send queries through private & confidential messages to the practice.
We only need photo ID, and it takes 5 minutes to set you up! Children can also be registered under a parent until they are 16.
Men W vaccine for freshers & older university students aged 19 to 24
If you are going to university & born between 01/09/96 & 31/08/97 please call the surgery to be put on the waiting list and you will need to provide your start date at university. For older students if you wish to have the vaccine please call the surgery and we will add you to our waiting list you will be recalled in the 2nd wave of vaccinations.
Under 16's help us to help you! Give us your opinions!
Please help us and complete this short survey for information governance patient awareness.
Officers are issuing advice to parents and guardians around the video chat app to help their children to enjoy using ooVoo safely.
Like many other sites and apps, ooVoo is used by both adults and children. This means that children can be directly contacted by an adult they don’t know, and activity may also be adult in nature.
Safer Neighbourhood officers are encouraging parents to ensure that any child 13 years-old or younger should be discouraged from such apps. They are also asking parents to set the privacy settings so that their child can only be in contact with people that they know and trust in the real world.
Other crime prevention advice for staying safe on social media and instant messaging sites include:
- Never give out passwords, credit card information or other private data;
- Block strangers. If your software allows it, set up the system so that only people on your ‘allow’ list can contact you;
- Be very wary of disclosing any private information to a stranger you meet via instant messaging. Even apparently innocent information like the name of your employer can be used against you by fraudsters;
- Never click on links that you receive through instant messaging from people that you do not know and trust, and that you have never met in real life;
- Leave your online profile blank, or where you have to enter data to use the system, enter fictitious data;
- Do not let children use instant messaging chat rooms unsupervised.
For more advice on how to keep your child safe online, visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents or www.getsafeonline.org
Ebola in West Africa
If you have returned from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone or cared for someone with Ebola in the past 21 days and you have a fever or feel unwell, without touching anyone, tell a member of staff or call 111.
For more information please click on the link https://www.gov.uk/government/news/public-health-england-ebola-support-and-surveillance-continues-but-risk-remains-low-in-england