As some of you will know, We have now clocked up over 60 years together here at Brailsford, looking after our 6,000 patients, and now feel that the time is right to begin to consider the future of the practice.
We have both loved our time here. Much as we might want to, we cannot go on forever. We are however fortunate, in that there is no rush, and we have decided to begin the process of looking for the best solution to take the practice forward. Rest assured that we will do everything we can to find the right people to ensure the next phase of general practice at Brailsford and Hulland.
Over the next few weeks there will be an advertisement in the medical press, inviting interest in partnerships. It will be deliberately vague, to ensure that we cast the net as widely as possible in finding our successors. Meantime our top priority does of course remain the ongoing care of our patients.
Dr Brenda Bates Dr John Wedgwood
Flu Clinic dates 2018
Saturday Clinics at Brailsford:
6th October 9am – 1pm
13th October 9am – 1pm
20th October 9am -1pm
27th October 9am- 1pm
10th November 9am -1pm
Flu clinics at Hulland Ward
Monday 8th October 8.30 -1.30pm
Friday 12th October 9.15am-12.30pm
Monday 15th October 8.30am -1.30pm
Friday 19th October 9.15am – 12.30pm
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As you may be aware Dr John Wedgwood and Dr Brenda Bates are both planning to retire in the near future. We now have pleasure in announcing the details of the new Brailsford & Hulland Medical Practice partnerships.
Dr John Wedgwood will be retiring on 31st July after 31 years a partner. Dr Wedgwood joined the practice as a trainee in 1986, and joined as a partner on 1st August 1987. He has celebrated many successes throughout his partnership; including his Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He will be greatly missed by patients and staff and we wish him the very best.
Dr Bates will be staying as a partner until she retires at the end of March 2019. However from 1st August Dr Bates will be reducing to four sessions per week.
We are delighted to announce that our new partners will joining us on 1st August 2018.
Dr Deborah Kennedy.
Dr Kennedy qualified in 1992. She has extensive experience as a General Practitioner at Ashbourne Medical Practice. Some of you may already have met Dr Kennedy as she has provided locum cover for us over the last few years and lives within the local area.
Dr Rowan Chamberlain.
Dr Chamberlain qualified in 2002. She has provided General Practitioner services in several local practices; currently as a salaried GP in Mickleover. Dr Chamberlain has two young children and lives in Mickleover. She is very excited to be joining the team.
When the details have been arranged, we will circulate details for Dr Wedgwood’s retirement party. Please hold the date which will be on Saturday 28th July in the evening. There will be a comments book at the Brailsford surgery from 1st June 2018; (this will be sent to Hulland Ward during the sessions Dr Wedgwood provides there) should you wish to leave comments and well wishes for Dr Wedgwood.
We will also be holding an open morning “Meet & Greet” with Dr Kennedy & Dr Chamberlain, Saturday 6th October from 9.30am at Brailsford Medical Centre.
DR Bates, Dr Wedgwood
Dr Kennedy & Dr Chamberlain
The Surgery will be closed for the Bank Holidays on
Monday 7th May & Monday 27th May
Last order for repeat prescriptions will be taken three working days before.
The phone system upgrade at Brailsford & Hulland is now complete. Please note if you do receive an engaged tone it is due to high call volumes. We are looking at a solution for this and will keep you updated.
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What should I look for?
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- memory loss, such as remembering past events much more easily than recent ones
- problems thinking or reasoning, or finding it hard to follow conversations or TV programmes
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What should I do?
If you’re worried about someone who is showing the signs above, encourage them to visit their GP to get a proper diagnosis. Use the link at the top of the page to find your GP.
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