Parkside News Bulletin

Fundraising

Dr Simpson said “Through word of mouth, donations from our patients and well-wishers, coffee mornings, bake sale, a quiz, a raffle and a charity concert, you have helped me raised £2,600 for the Bone Cancer Research Trust. This message is to give a particular thank you to the staff and patients at Parkside, who have been instrumental in helping me get to this amount.

Research done within the last decade meant my sister in law survived her bone cancer. Before that research, this would have been unlikely. This is just one example of how research benefits lives and I hope you can all join me in being extremely proud to have raised so much for such a good cause.”

Protected Learning Time – Surgery Closure Dates – NEXT DATE: 24th May 2018

GP surgeries and health centres across Milton Keynes participate in Protected Learning Time and during that “protected” afternoon when the surgery is closed to patients, staff members have an opportunity to participate in training and development activities.

Protected Learning Time is valued by all staff and is a benefit to patient care.

Parkside works with the Out-of-Hours services when we are closed for this Protected Learning Time.

The practice will be closed for Protected Learning Time which runs from 12.30pm to 5pm on the following dates:

  • May 24th 2018

  • June 20th 2018

  • July 19th 2018

  • September 19th 2018

  • October 18th 2018

  • November 21st 2018

  • January 24th 2019

  • February 20th 2019

  • March 21st 2019

If you are unwell and require medical assistance during this period of closure, please contact NHS 111.

Buckingham University

Dr Simpson has taken on a group of students from Buckingham University, the students are in their first or second year will be coming to the surgery once a week to see Volunteer patients with certain conditions. If you would like to be involved please contact reception.

Charity Event at Parkside

On the 15th March 2018 Parkside will be hosting a musical evening featuring songs from Mamma Mia. Door open at 7.30pm and tickets are only £5.00 in advance or £7.00 on the door all proceeds will be donated to Bone cancer research.

Afternoon tea will be available at an extra change. We also have a range of prizes to be won in our raffle.

Willen Hospice Donation Bin

Donating your pre-loved items to Willen Hospice can make a real difference.

Parkside are proud to have a Donation Drop off Point in our entrance foyer.

We are pleased to accept donations of adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags and bedding Even if your items are damaged or unsaleable for any reason, we can still generate income by recycling them. Shoes, handbags and Jewelry.

Changes to travel vaccinations

When you travel outside of the UK, you may need vaccinations to protect yourself from
disease.

From 1st September the Surgery will no longer be offering travel advice to patients, this will mean we will no longer be giving vaccinations, or malaria tablets on prescription. This is in line with the CCG local policy.

If you are going on holiday please contact one of the following organisations who will be able to give you an appointment for advice and Vaccinations where necessary.

Milton Keynes Travel Clinic
Newport Pagnell Medical Centre
Queens Avenue
Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes
MK16 8QT
0330 100 4268

Milton Keynes Village Practice
Travel and Yellow Fever Clinic
Griffith Gate
Middleton
MK10 9BQ
01908 393979

Meet the staff

Parkside is proud to be a training practice, and this year we have another new GP trainee.

We would like to welcome Dr Trivedi who is an ST1, He will be seeing patients just like the other GP’s. He is supervised by his trainer Dr Simpson.

Dr Simpson has also taken on a group of students from Buckingham University, the students are in their first or second year will be coming to the surgery once a week to see Volunteer patients with certain conditions. If you would like to be involved please contact reception.

Staff changes

We have a couple of new receptionist Jade and Anita have joined he morning team , Jade joins us after leaving a dental practice and Anita previously work at another surgery in Milton Keynes.  In the afternoon we are joined by Mary she comes from a reception back ground and has slotted into the team nicely.

The admin department has been joined my Angie. She will be working mornings and helping with the all the paperwork that comes into the surgery.