Healthwatch have identified six priority areas, based on information given over the last year and they are looking for help in choosing the four priorities to be worked on in 2018-19. The six areas to choose from are:
- Mental health support services
- Appointment systems in GP surgeries
- Dementia support
- Transition support (from children to adult services)
- Patient transport
- Dental charges and treatment
Visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QW5HGFV to vote for your choices. The deadline for voting is 31st March. You can also request a hard copy of the survey by calling Freephone 0800 304 7039.
Information and Updates for Summer 2017
‘Weardale Practice are in the top 10% nationally…’
"from NHS England Primary Care web tool site - For latest available year 2012/13, Weardale Practice was a High Achieving Practice, therefore in top 10% nationally, one of only 3 in for the 42 practices in the Durham Dales Easington and Sedgefield locality. The assessment covers around thirty standards which include performance in patient satisfaction , diagnosis, prescribing and admission rates."
For updates on our chosen charity for 2017 please go to our Practice Charity Page.
For update on Transport, please go to our Patient Transport Page.
You can find more information regarding Well Being For Life services and details of events on our Well Being For life Page, Well Being For Life - Summer 2017.
Improving access to general practice: evening appointments now available
By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess
Are you aware as a patient of The Weardale Practice you can now book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on Monday evenings (after 6.30pm).Talk to the practice receptionist to find out more or book an appointment.
Children's Health Information
Child Health App
Child Health Useful Links
Dementia Café Dates - 2017
Singing for the Brain Dates - 2017
Durham Dales Out Of Hours Services
Improving Services for Dementia Patients
Do we have your correct mobile number?
Have we got your permission to use it?
If so we would like to be able to text you reminding you of appointments and be able to cancel appointments
All in a bid to reduce DNAs!
For further information Please speak to a member of staff today!
Friends and Family Tests
The NHS Friends and Family Tests (FFT) were created to help service providers and commissioners understand whether their patients are happy with the service provided, or where improvements are needed. It is a quick and anonymous way to give your views after receiving care or treatment across the NHS.
The Weardale Practice is always grateful for your feedback as one of our patients to improve the service in which we provide to you. We would really appreciate it if you could take the time to complete one of these forms either before or after your appointment, the forms are anonymous and can be put into the box on reception upon completion. The data from these forms will be collected and reviewed at the end of each month. You can find these forms in our reception area, feel free to ask a member of staff if you require any more information.
n County Durham, from breast screening to pharmacies, contributing to the ongoing improvement of these services. Now we’d like you to decide which areas of health and social care we focus on next.