Welcome to Middle Chare Medical Group
*** Note from Dr. Hubbard who will be greatly missed
I’m writing this to officially confirm what you may have heard on the grapevine, that I am retiring from the practice later this month. Unfortunately, over the last few years I have been suffering from stress related health problems. A year ago things were bad enough that I was no longer able to work. I have been well looked after by my own GP and the GP Choices support organisation, and I am feeling a lot better. However I am not resilient enough to return to the demands of work as a GP. I have therefore applied for and been granted ill health retirement.
I want to thank the practice, especially the partners and manager, for being totally supportive during my sick leave, despite the headaches I’m sure my sudden and protracted absence has caused. I am sure you all understand that this is not the way I had hoped to retire. I want to wish all the staff I have worked with over the years all the best for the future, and thank them for their hard work. I apologise to the patients who were used to seeing me regularly whom I left without saying goodbye.
I will not be returning to work as a GP but I hope to find myself some sort of role in the community as I improve and the lockdown lifts, so it’s likely that I will see some of you around.
WE HAVE HAD TO TAKE THE UNPRECEDENTED STEP OF CLOSING THE SURGERY DOORS TO ALL PATIENTS EXCEPT THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ASKED BY A GP OR NURSE TO COME TO THE SURGERY. THOSE PATIENTS NEED TO RING THE MOBILE NUMBER ON THE FRONT DOOR AND A RECEPTIONIST WILL BE WITH YOU.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE DO NOT BE OFFENDED IF WE REFUSE YOU ACCESS, THIS IS FOR YOUR SAFETY AND OURS.
IF YOU NEED TO ORDER A PRESCRIPTION, PLEASE RING US AFTER 10AM OR USE ONLINE SERVICES – YOU WILL BE REFUSED ACCESS TO THE BUILDING TO MAKE THESE REQUESTS.
ADVICE REGARDING RESCUE PACKS
Rescue packs are not being sent out to all patients it would only be needed if you have COPD and are experiencing an exacerbation of symptoms and these are requested in the usual manner. Please refer to the NHS and Gov.uk websites for further advise this is updated frequently.
IF YOU HAVE ANY COUGH OR FEVER NHS ENGLAND HAVE ADVISED PATIENTS TO SELF ISOLATE FOR 14 DAYS EVEN IF NO TRAVEL OR CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO IS INFECTED.
ADVICE REGARDING SICK NOTES/ LETTERS REGARDING COVID-19 SELF ISOLATION
GP Surgeries are not able to provide sick notes/ letters regarding self isolation for COVID-19.
Use https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ to obtain a note.
Current NHS guildlines state that if you believe you have been in contact with anyone who has symptoms of the Covid-19 virus you should self isolate please visit NHS 111 online www.111.nhs.uk for more information.
With regards to working from home in the future this is something you need to discuss and arrange with your line manager GPs are unable to advise on this matter at the present time
Dr Geoff Crackett, Dr Karin Hubbard, Dr Sarah Leese welcome you to our website and we hope that we offer an atmosphere that puts you at ease when you visit the surgery. We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
Middle Chare Medical Group is made up of one GP practices run by the 3 GP partners, and a Salaried GP based over 2 sites.
We have achieved our reacrreditation membership for the Investing in Children Award in 2018. We have loads of information for young people under the new patients drop down box. We are also in the process of becoming part of the Young Carers Charter and have recently won awards for our involvement in Group Consultations and Best Wellbeing Outcomes for patient 2017 - 2018 from Citizens Advice.
We are an approved GP registrar training practice, our current GP registrar is Dr Sarah Killips. We would like to take this opportunity to thank patients in supporting us in this. More information can been found under clinics & services.
Middle Chare Medical Group is also a research active practice.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback, especially if you want something adding.
**** Extended Access - Middle Chare Surgery will be open from 6.30pm - 8.00pm every Wednesday evening, please book your appointment through the surgery.
**** Woodlands Surgery is now closed on a Wednesday from 1pm
Important: We are changing the system for ordering repeat prescriptions. Learn More...
Middle Chare Medical Group have also achieved their Investing in Children Award
(Site updated 18/05/2020)