Morthen Road Group Practice

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Our Practice effectively started in August 1979 when the young Dr Moore joined the existing Practice of Drs Oakley and Neal. Back then, the total number of patients served (list size) was 4300 patients. In addition to the two full time partners and one part time partner, the staff consisted of one full time and three part time receptionists. One morning and one evening surgery was held in an outbuilding at the home of the senior partner at Bramley Park. A once weekly surgery was also held in a rented terraced house in the village of Braithwell. We have grown a bit since then!

In April 1981 the Practice moved into Wickersley Health Centre and at this time increased the staff by employing two practice nurses and one extra part time receptionist. The number of surgeries held daily was greatly increased and the Practice also introduced new services such as a weekly "Well Baby Clinic". In the same year, the Practice purchased The Old School House in Braithwell and this was converted into surgery premises. The number of surgeries held in the village was increased from once weekly to a daily service.

In August 1990, by now with a list size of over 7000 patients, the Practice opened a new purpose-built surgery in Ravenfield which offered twice daily surgeries along with additional services such as a clinical psychologist (until the service was no longer available) and facilities for minor surgical procedures for the whole of the Practice.

In April 1995 the main site at Wickersley Health Centre was by now bursting at the seams. The Practice Manager literally worked in a broom closet! The Practice took the opportunity of relocating to the old office building just across the roundabout which was then for sale and unoccupied. Although the building undoubtedly has its faults (I don't think many would call it an attractive building for starters), it was extensively renovated to provide improved disabled access and the additional space it provided has allowed the staff and services we offer to continue to grow substantially over the following years along with the list size.

It is amazing to think that when we first moved into the building at Morthen Road, we were thinking of renting out the entire top floor or simply using it for storage. For the last few years the Practice has needed to use virtually the whole top floor just to house our team of practice nurses and health care assistants together with the equipment needed to offer advanced investigative procedures such as ECG recording, audiograms and spirometry, services that even now many smaller practices would require their patients to travel to the local hospital for, or just not do them.

Our list size currently is just over 11,000 patients and still expanding. Over the years we have never turned patients away, no matter how complex their problems, or closed our list to new patients. Our policy has always been that if a patient resides within our practice area they are more than welcome to register with us and judge us by the service we offer. On occasions, patients who have repeatedly abused our service to the detriment of our other patients, or have been violent, have had to be removed but thankfully such incidents are extremely rare. The vast majority of the patients we serve are extremely considerate and co-operative. We remain extremely grateful that is the case. We would not be able to offer the quality of service we do, without this.

 

Statement of Purpose

Tp provide high quality medical care and support to our patients.

To treat all patients and staff with respect and honesty

To act with integrity and complete confidentiality

Be committed to our patients needs

To be courteous and approachable, friendly and accommodating

To improve the services we offer by continuously monitoring and reviewing our performance against local and national governance and quality standards

To ensure that our workforce remian skilled and motivated to deliver a high standard of patient care

To provide a safe and welcoming environment where patients feel cared for.

 

Newsflash

REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS

Ravenfield

From Monday 25th June 2018, our Ravenfield Surgery will have a dedicated telephone number, to enable patients to order their repeat prescriptions.

This number is 01709 546802, and will be open between 9am and 11am, Monday to Friday.

Wickersley

Wickersley surgery already has a dedicated telephone number to order repeat prescriptions, 01709 549882.  From 25th June, the times that this line is open will be changing to 9am until 11am, Monday to Friday. 

Braithwell

If you are a Braithwell patient and wish to order your repeat prescription, please telephone the surgery during normal working hours, on 01709 819716

When you call, please be ready to quote your EMIS number or date of birth, together with the list of medications required. Alternatively, if you are unable to request your prescription using this facility, you can order on-line, by post, or by dropping your request slip into our dedicated prescription box within the surgeries.

Please note that we require 48 hours notice during working days for all prescription requests.

Thank you.

 


 

GDPR website update

Due to the changes in regulations on personal data handling under the new EU GDPR regulations, the facility to log in to this website and set up a user account has been suspended until further notice. In its current form, the ability to log into the website does not really add any facilities that cannot be accessed without logging in, and if you wish to contribute your feedback to the practice interactively online, you would be better served by registering for our virtual patient participation group at : http://www.myppg.co.uk/register

Any currently stored user account details and email addresses have been securely deleted from this web server. Apologies if this has caused any inconvenience.

 

STAFF TRAINING

We are dedicated to providing the best possible level of care for all of our patients.  To help us to achieve this, our doctors, nurses and other staff regularly undertake training in order to update their knowledge and skills, so that we may continue to improve the service we deliver to you, our patients.

Please therefore be aware that our surgeries will be closed from 12pm on Thursday 11th April 2019 for staff training purposes.We will re-open again as normal the following day.

If you need to contact a doctor during this time and you feel it cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please telephone NHS 111 who will be able to help, or if you have a life threatening emergency, please telephone 999

For the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, the nearest NHS Walk-in Centre is situated within the new emergency department at Rotherham General Hospital, Moorgate Road.

Thank you for your consideration.