Hep A vaccine shortage
Due to a Global shortage there will be no Hepatitis A vaccine available until early 2018.
Please see http://www.travax.nhs.uk/news/news-record-page.aspx?id=22188 for further information.
Dr Emma Newhouse & Dr Victoria Bennett
We are pleased to announce that Dr Emma Newhouse will be joining the practice from October 2017 & Dr Victoria Bennett from mid-November 2017.
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Dr Ahmed (f)
The practice would like to welcome back Dr Shazia Ahmed our new registrar that will be with us until September 2018.
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Dr Ferguson - leaving
Unfortunately Dr Ferguson will be leaving the practice at the end of September 2017. We wish him every success in the future.
Computer Upgrade 25th & 26th July
Due to a system upgrade on the 25th & 26th July the practice will have limited to no access to clinical files. On these days the practice will only be able to deal with emergencies cases only, this includes prescriptions. Please ensure that you order your prescriptions early. We apologise for any inconvenience
In July 2017 100 patients failed to attend appointments. This is the equivalent of almost 17 hours lost of consultation time.
This leads to:
1) Longer waiting times for appointments
2) Frustration for both patients and staff and is a waste of resources.
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The practice would like to welcome Dr Belinda Ugbo our new registrar that will be with us until July 2018.
Are you a new resident at Dargavel Village? Register with the practice now in order to avoid unnecessary delays should you need medical advice.
Practice Boundary Change
As of 1st December 2013 our practice boundary has been adjusted to include PA7 postcodes only. Patients registered at Bishopton Medical Practice currently living within the PA8 and PA4 postcode areas will be kept on the list at their current address. However anyone moving to a new address within PA8 and PA4 will be required to register at a more local practice. This applies whether it is people moving into the area or who are currently patients of Bishopton Medical Practice.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Since our waiting room was refurbished by the Health Board last year various issues have been appropriately raised by staff and patients:
Lack of confidentiality - draught excluders have been fitted to all clinical rooms and the general seating has been rearranged as far as is practically possible away from the Consulting Room doors.
Unwelcoming atmosphere - Unfortunately due to Control of Infection Regulations we are no longer allowed toys or magazines in the waiting room, however we have obtained a radio licence and radio for your enjoyment.
If you are aware of any other issues or have any suggestions then please let the Reception Staff know.
Please Note - One of our patients, has received a hoax call from a Mr Valdine from Souza Health Care, claiming to be carrying out a survey on behalf of Bishopton Medical Practice. This is a HOAX the phone number is 02037143442. Please do not give this caller any personal details.