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Attention Hasland Surgery Patients

15th October 2021

 

Dear Patient,

 

I am writing to you on behalf of the GP Partners of Inspire Health.

Inspire Health delivers patient care from our 3 sites in the Hasland and Chesterfield areas.

These being Hasland Medical Centre, Jepson Road, Hasland.

Hasland Surgery, St Phillips Drive, Hasland.

Avenue House Surgery, Saltergate, Chesterfield.

The combined patient list size is just over 20,000 people.

The three surgeries are open from 0800 hours until 1830 hours Monday to Friday each week.

The ethos of the practice is to maximise every opportunity to deliver excellent health care to all our patients.

Within that ethos is a GP Partner led requirement to ensure patient clinical safety is always prioritised.

At the present time the practice is experiencing significant challenges in respect of clinical and administrative staff numbers.

There are several factors that have led to these challenges being presented.

Whilst the Covid pandemic is a factor in the equation, it is not wholly responsible for the staffing difficulties.

Having reviewed the practice staffing levels and projected timeframes for the staffing issues to be addressed, a difficult decision has been taken to reduce the opening hours at Hasland Surgery (St. Phillips Drive).

From Thursday 4th November 2021 for a period of 4 months, Hasland Surgery will be closed each Thursday and Friday.

All patient care normally managed on these days will transfer to Hasland Medical Centre, Jepson Road, Hasland.

The distance between the two premises is 0.6 of a mile and a 2-minute car journey. This fact did form part of the decision which was necessary to ensure your clinical safety is maintained.

I hope that you will support this decision which has the backing of the Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

If you wish to discuss this announcement with me in person, please do telephone the practice and I will endeavour to call you back as soon as is practicable.

 

Yours truly

Rick Gooch

Organisation Manager

Inspire Health.

Flu Clinics, Saturday 16th October/Sunday 17th October

If you have booked a flu jab for this weekend, you should have been told which site this is at. If you have forgotten, here are the clinics. Please be aware of limited parking available at Avenue house surgery to the building work. 

 

SATUDAY 16th October - Avenue House Surgery, 109 Saltergate 

Sunday 17th October - Hasland Medical Centre, 1 Jepson Road 

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National Shortage of Blood Bottles

As you may have seen in the media, there is currently a nationwide shortage of blood sample tubes. This does mean there will be a few changes to how we at Inspire Health need to arrange appointments for a short while. 

Whilst we understand this may cause concerns, there has been a date set for later in September which the national shortage should come to an end. We have been informed by Derby and Derbyshire CCG that we are unable to complete any blood test that is non-urgent. 

Clinically urgent testing has been defined as:
  • Bloods that are required to facilitate a two week wait referral
  • Bloods that are extremely overdue and/or essential for safe prescribing of medication or monitoring of condition
  • Bloods that if taken could avoid a hospital admission or prevent an onward referral
  • Those with suspected sepsis or conditions with a risk of death or disability

Our clinicians and admin team are working hard to ensure all urgent requests are dealt with and we ask for you to understand our decisions at this time. 

If you have received communication over the past week or so and it is a non-urgent request, please hold off until we are able to facilitate this for you towards the end of September. 

 

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