Update for patients at Billet Lane Medical Practice.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR PATIENTS OF BILLET LANE MEDICAL PRACTICE.
UK Chief Medical Officers are advising anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors, even if the symptoms are mild. If you think you have been exposed to Coronavirus please contact NHS 111. DO NOT ATTEND BILLET LANE MEDICAL PRACTICE OR HOSPITAL unless instructed to do so. Thank you, Billet Lane Medical Practice.
JOIN OUR PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP(PPG)!
We are currently seeking new members of our Patient Participation Group (PPG). The PPG plays a key role in the running of the surgery. We meet every 2-3 months with the Practice Manager, the Secretary and the Lead GP.
During our PPG meetings we aim to discuss new ideas or services that the surgery are offering, as well as gaining feedback or suggestions from the patients themselves. We talk about things that are working well in the surgery, and things that may need some adjustments. Any current changes to the surgery are discussed with the PPG first, so that we can gain their views and opinions on the matter. We love having feedback from the members of the PPG and work towards offering a better service to the rest of our patients, with their assistance.
IF YOU FEEL YOU WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION TO OUR PPG PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONACT THE PRACTICE MANAGER, EITHER ON 01708 442377 OR HAVCCG.Billetlanemedicalpractice@nhs.net.
Practice Manager: Miss Charlotte Gillman.
WINTER PRESSURE ON GP PRACTICES.
As of September 2019 we will be holding ALL of our appointments for 'On the day' only. These appointments will be available at 8:30am for the morning and 2:30pm for the afternoon.
We have found that our current appointment system is not working for patients that are trying to get an appointment on the day. Therefore with the added pressure on GP services during the winter months, we have decided that all appointment we offer will only be available on the day at either 8:30am for the morning clinic and 2:30pm for the afternoon clinic. Many surgeries within Havering are already following this booking procedure, and we hope that it will make it easier for our patients to see a GP when they clinically need to.
We understand that everybody's circumstances are different so please explain to the reception staff if there is a reason this system will not work for you.
We hope that this system helps to relieve the stress of getting an appointment at the surgery. Our reception staff can also refer you to other services such as the walk-in centres and the Havering HUB to ensure that you are seen by a GP if we are unable to offer you an appointment.
As some of you may be aware, Dr Jeelani’s last day at the surgery was Monday 31st December 2018. We are sad to see him go, but wish him all the best for the future!
We are happy to welcome to the team, alongside Dr Jegede, two new GP’s. Dr Ayesha Abdullah
( female) and Dr Mirran Carpenter (Male).
Dr Ayesha Abdullah will be working 2 sessions a week at the practice.
Wednesdays 09.00-12:00 and 15:30-18:00
Dr Mirran Carpenter will be working 2 sessions a week at the practice.
Mondays 09:00-12:00 and 16:00-19:30
We have had lots of great feedback from patients about both GP’s, so are very excited to have them as part of the team.
We would like to make all patients aware that one Tuesday of every month all clinicians in Havering attend a 'PTI meeting'. This allows clinicians to remain updated with any clinical changes. This enables them to continue to provide the best possible care to their patients. We do not have any clinicians on site during this afternoon of every month therefore we are unable to hold a surgery. Our phone lines and surgery doors are still open, so you are still able to collect prescriptions or ask about any queries you may have. The team are still here until 6:30pm.
During this time our patients are advised to contact the Havering Hub on 0203 770 1888 or visit either Harold Wood Polyclinic or South Hornchurch Health Centre.
Please see information below of which dates the surgery phone lines will be closed:
Tuesday 14th January 14:30-18:30pm
Tuesday 11th February 14:30-18:30pm
Tuesday 10th March 14:30-18:30pm
Tuesday 21st April 14:30pm-18:30pm.
Thank you for your co-operation.
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Access & Parking
We request patients not to park in our staff car park or to block access as this needs to be left free for ambulances in an emergency. There is a council ‘pay’ car park adjacent to the Queens Theatre nearby.
The premises has suitable access for all disabled patients.
Mean Earnings Declaration
All GP Practices are required to declare mean earnings (i.e. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in the practice of Billet Lane Medical Centre in the last financial year was £43,050 before tax and National Insurance.
This was for 2 full time GPs and 1 Locum GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.
(Site updated 18/02/2020)