DOWN AT THE DOCTORS
A belated happy new year from all at Much Hadham Health Centre.
The annual GP survey results were published just before Christmas and we came out on top, once again, of the 55 practices in our CCG. Of the 9 elements measured, we were first in 5 and second in one other. I would like to congratulate all our staff for their hard work, loyalty and this achievement.
One of our receptionists, Jade Barnard, left in December and now works in St James, London. We wish her well. She has been replaced by Abbie Ord, who started in January.
Unfortunately, we have ongoing staffing issues in the dispensary, made worse by the unprecedented demands over Christmas. There seems to be a shortage of trained dispensers, both locally and nationally, so we have decided to “train someone up” This means that, from 30th January, the dispensary will be closed from 2pm to allow time for staff training. We hope that this will be an interim measure only and that we will re-open fully again after Easter.
Finally, Mihaly Saary, one of our PPG members, will be running a healthy eating cookery demonstration at Little Hadham Village Hall on 19th March at 7pm. This will be well worth attending but, alas, I shall be on my family ski holiday, ignoring all of Mihaly’s excellent advice!!
Dr Paul Haimes