New General Practitioners
We are very pleased to inform you that despite the national shortage of doctors, we have now successfully recruited four General Practitioners from Colchester to work closely alongside our existing doctors. Their names are:
Dr Farman Ali
Dr Sabeeka Qasim
Dr Qurat Rizvi
Dr Mohamed Muneer
We wish them a long and happy career at the Mayflower Medical Centre.
More information about each doctor can be found here: http://www.mayflowermedicalcentre.co.uk/staff1.aspx?t=1
When is my GP in practice?
We try to encourage patients to see the doctor with whom they are registered as we feel that this promotes continuity of care and a closer doctor-patient relationship. Please use the table below to see which days your GP is in the practice, and consider whether you are able to wait and see your own GP, if they are not currently available.
Days in Practice
Dr Mohamed Abu-Seido (M)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Dr Farman Ali (M)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Dr Lorna Burn (F)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Dr Daniel Catmull (M)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Dr Steven Kalynuk (M)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Dr Mohamed Muneer (M)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Dr Sabeeka Qasim (F)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Dr Qurat Rizvi (F)
Dr Allan Smith (M)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Dr Drazena Susa (F)
Dr Kwabena Twumasi (M)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
FLU SEASON IS NEARLY HERE
WE ARE NOW BOOKING APPOINTMENTS FOR FLU JABS. They will be taking place every Tuesday and Thursday starting from the 12th of September- contact reception to book.
We are also offering WALK IN FLU JABS every Saturday 10:00 - 12:00 from the 23rd of September to the 28th of October- no need to book these, just turn up!
Who should have the flu jab?
- Are over 65
- Are pregnant
- Are a carer of a disabled or elderly person
- Are living in a residential care home
- Are having chemotherapy
- Have a BMI of 40 or over
If you have certain medical conditions such as…
- Heart Failure
- Kidney Disease
YOU ARE ELIGIBLE!
*This list of conditions isn't definitive
Throughout this flu season, we are fundraising for a charity very close to our hearts, The Cancer Centre Campaign, which supports the Mary Barron Chemotherapy Suite at Colchester General Hospital.
The Cancer Centre Campaign wants to "provide one integrated Cancer Centre that combines first class radiotherapy, chemotherapy and haematology treatments, alongside a range of complimentary therapies, information, support and advice for people affected by cancer."
We are sure you will agree that this is such a worthwhile cause that supports many of our patients.
We will have collection buckets in all of our flu clinics, and would appreciate if you could donate what you can.
You can find out more information about the charity here: http://www.cohoc.org.uk/cancer-centre-campaign/
WHY DOES THE RECEPTIONIST NEED TO ASK WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?
It is not a case of the receptionists being nosey!
The reception staff are members of the practice team and it has been agreed they should ask patients ‘why they need to be seen’.
Reception staff are trained to ask certain questions in order to ensure that you receive:
- the most appropriate medical care,
- from the most appropriate health professional,
- at the most appropriate time.
Receptionists are asked to collect brief information from patients:
- To help doctors prioritise house visits and phone calls
- To ensure that all patients receive the appropriate level of care
- To direct patients to see the nurse or other health professional rather than a doctor where appropriate.
Reception staff, like all members of the team, are bound by confidentiality rules. Any information given by you is treated strictly confidentially.
The Practice would take any breach of confidentiality very seriously and deal with accordingly.
You can ask to speak to a receptionist in private away from reception.
However if you feel an issue is very private and do not wish to say what this is then this will be respected.
Thank you for your support.
ON LINE PATIENT ACCESS/ REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS
If you require ongoing monthly prescriptions, please register for EMIS ACCESS. Register at: https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk/Register (or request a form at reception) to obtain access to order your prescriptions, and check allergies and immunisations recorded from your home computer or mobile phone.
Once you have registered online for EMIS access, please leave 24 hours before coming into the surgery. You will need to attend the surgery between 10 am and 4pm and bring with you your identification - one photo ID and one letter or bank statement.
Please note that we do not register children under the age of 16 for online access.
SICKNESS & DIARRHOEA
Please be aware that our receptionists are unable to make appointments for patients who have sickness and diarrhoea. For information and advice, please go to www.nhs.uk/Gastroenteritis/Introduction.
If you feel that you do need to be seen by a nurse or a GP, please call and request a call back from the nurse to discuss.
Visiting your GP surgery can put others at risk, so it's best to call the surgery or 111 if you feel you need advice.
North East Essex GP Network
The Partners at the Mayflower Medical Practice are pleased to announce that the Practice is now part of the North East Essex GP Network. The Network is a formal group of primary care practices located in the Colchester and Tendring area, who have come together to work collaboratively and become a stronger organisation.
By working together we aim to be able to maintain our individuality and keep our practices running in the way we know our patients appreciate. Whilst maintaining our own identities, we can also work at scale with the Network to reduce our costs and remain sustainable into the future, sharing resources in order to provide better and wider services for our patients.
By working together we can also benefit from potential changes within the NHS that will disadvantage smaller practices working on their own, therefore ensuring that our patients do not miss out.
We are ‘stronger together’
Further information can be found at the North East Essex GP Network website: