Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme - The NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.  All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.  You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months. The NHS are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.  You can also attend a local walk in clinic - click on this link to see the latest clinic venues and times.  

We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.  All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.  In terms of any planned appointments with the doctors, nurses and other clinical staff at the surgery, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

Care Quality Commission

The practice had a CQC inspection on 20 September 2016.  Our overall rating was GOOD.  Please click on the below link to see the report.

Halliwell Surgery 3 Final CQC Report Sep 2016

Overall Ratings Report Sep 2016

CQC Summary Report Sep 2016

CQC Detailed Report 2016

Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.

Statement of Purpose

  1. To provide the best possible care and quality of service for our patients
  2. To provide a confidential and safe environment through effective collaboration and teamwork.
  3. To show all patients courtesy and respect at all times. To show understanding of culture; ethnic origin; religious belief; personal attributes and the nature of their health problems.
  4. To involve our patients in decision making about their treatment.
  5. To promote healthy living through education; screening availability and information leaflets and on-screen information within the surgery.
  6. To hold multi-disciplinary team meetings with nurses; Macmillan teams; Integrated community care teams and health visitors.
  7. To provide an area of education for students and training doctors
  8. To encourage our patients to get involved with the Practice decisions using the annual survey; PPG and Friends and Family results.
  9. To ensure that the team is upskilled and has the correct training to carry out their duties.
  10. To hold regular team meetings to discuss significant events; new procedures, audits and discuss any worries or concerns.
  11. To provide safe and effective care for our patients.
  12. To support patients through continuity of care; local guidelines; accurate record keeping; named GP and care planning.
  13. To ensure that our practice and services are governed and commissioned in a way to suit their needs.
  14. To ensure that the practice is compliant with relevant legislation and policy relevant to maintaining trust and confidentiality.
  15. To provide high quality medicines management.
  16. To aid in research.
  17. Learning and continual professional development is the ethos of the surgery. We strive to improve the ways we work and learn lessons from everything that we do.

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