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We are a GP practice located in the William Budd health centre on the Knowle West Health Park in Bristol.

Welcome to our website. Whether you are an existing patient of ours or looking to join you will find plenty of information about us and what we offer here.

If you are looking to join us you can learn how to register and book appointments using the links at the side. We are always happy to welcome new patients to the practice!

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JULY 16

E BULLETINS

We are now publishing monhtly E Bulletins to keep you up to date - let us have your e mail address and you will receive it automatically

CQC

CQC has rated the practice as ‘GOOD’ – the full report is very positive about the services we provide and is available from this link

http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/new_reports/AAAF4767.pdf

Thank you to all staff and patients who took part in the inspection

STAFF UPDATES

Dr Mason has now retired from the practice

Dr Rebekah Stone will be going on Maternity Leave in Sept 16 – she will be returning to the practice in Aug 17

We are pleased that Dr Clive Roberts, Dr Rachel Missen and Dr Cathy Burns will all be working at the practice over the next few months to cover Dr Mason’s retirement and Dr Stone’s maternity leave.

Dr Jade Mayes will be going on Maternity Leave in Dec 16 – she will be returning to the practice in Nov 17.  We are currently recruiting t cover her sessions

Mark Griffiths will be joining us in Aug 16 as our new practice pharmacist – he will be the main point of contact for all queries about your medication

Adam Jenner is starting in Sept 16 as our new lead nurse in Treatment Room – he is very experienced and is keen to develop the team

It does mean we will be short of nurses until he arrives so please be patient if you have to wait longer than normal for a nurse appointment

We would like to welcome all our new staff to The Merrywood Practice!

GO6 - We are part of a group of practices called Go6 who are working together to look at ways we can improve and coordinate care between the practices.  We are putting in bids to get funding to help us do this and will keep all our patients updated on our progress

The Go6 practices are The Merrywood Practice, Crest Family Practice, Hillview Practice, Hartwood Healthcare, The Lennard, Grange Rd Surgery

QUALITY AND OUTCOME FRAMEWORK – The practice achieved 100% in 2015/16 Q&OF which is used to measure how well me are manging patients with particular health problems.  Well done to all staff and patients!

FUNDING – Our funding has now been cut by 15% from 01.04.16 – we are continuing to plan to manage this reduction in funding without it affecting patients but it may mean we have less nurses and doctors

GP Earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in The Merrywood Practice in the last financial year (14/15) was £52,996 before tax and National Insurance.  This is for 3 full time GPs and 4 part time GPs.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

All practice staff now have a mandatory duty to report patients they feel may be at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - see this leaflet for more information

Friends & Family test

June 16 - 91 % of patients would recommend the practice to their friends or family. 

National Survey Results

Jan 16 - Fantastic results, in particular Overall Satisfaction 89% - one of the highest in South Bristol (CCG average 86%)

Telephone access – 97% Satisfaction - one of the top performing nationally (CCG average 73%)

 

See our latest Newsletter issue here.

Go to the News page to see more of our past E Bulletins and newsletters.
 

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Rsz _living _wage _small _image We are part of the Living Wage foundation. Ensuring our employee's receive not only the minimum wage but the living wage. Find out more about this foundation here