Welcome to GP Care Services
Local, community care and support is at the root of all we do. Every process we create, every decision we make is with patients in mind.
Every day we work to make care within Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale accessible for all patients. We respond to each patient as an individual, and treat everyone with dignity and respect.
Our goal is to build community relationships. We work to ensure GPs have more time and knowledge on how best to treat you. How? We introduced more support services such as:
- 7 day access to GP appointments providing evening, weekend and bank holiday appointments
- A partnership with integrated Neighbourhood Care Teams
- GP Care support to ensure local GP locum cover is easy and hassle free
- A partnership with Intermediate Tier Services
- Domiciliary and Paediatric phlebotomy
- Community Gynaecology Service for Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale
Our services strengthen GP and patient relations. We offer expertise and care at the heart of the community to give patients a greater sense of well being
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Come along and join us for the open day of The Willows Dementia Hub on Friday the 2nd November 2018, more details below, or visit The Willows page here
In Other News:
GP Care Services Ltd held a 'Pink Day' on the 17th October to raise money for the Breast Cancer Now charity. Staff wore pink and had a bake-off to raise money for the charity. The total amount raised was £128.02 which has been donated to Breast Cancer Now. For fundraising tips or details on how to donate, please visit: wearitpink.org.
A big Congratulations to our Board Member, Dr Zalan Alam who received a certificate of recognition for 2018's Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale STAR (Special Thanks And Recognition) awards!
Another Congratulations to Dr Haithem Mahdi who has been nominated in the Doctor of the year category for the annual staff awards 2018. Dr Mahdi has been shortlisted after they received over 600 nominations! The awards ceremony will be held on the 16th November - we wish Dr Mahdi and the other finalists the best of luck!
Our new community based gynaecology clinic
We are proud to announce the launch of a new Community based Gynaecology Clinic which operates from different sites around the borough. This is great news for patients as it may avoid a trip to hospital for diagnostic and minor treatment procedures which can easily be done in a local health centre. Find out more about our Community Gynaecology Clinic in our 'services' section above. The service will be run by Dr Uma Marthi who has extensive knowledge and experience in gynaecology. Here's what Dr Marthi has to say about the service;
'I would like to thank GP Care services and their admin team for supporting my passion, I am very happy that we can offer a gynaecology service within the community again. Simple solutions and advice can make a huge difference to women and this will be very rewarding for all involved.
Together, we wanted to create an easily accessible service for women within Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale that offered a 'one-stop-shop' for assessment, treatment and aftercare for most gynaecological problems. We have all worked really hard to get the clinics up and running with the aim of helping more women get access to appropriate care. I also hope that we are able to educate the GP trainees in Primary Care gynaecology sometime in the near future.
Unfortunately, I feel there are women still suffering in silence with gynaecological issues and I hope this new service gives them the confidence to attend one of our clinics and get the treatment they need and deserve.’
GP Care Services have been selected as the provider of a new Dementia Hub for Rochdale and surrounding areas. The Willows was previously the Springhill Resource Centre which is currently being refurbished to become a 'living well with dementia' hub. The Hub will have strong connections with the community, offering opportunities to socialise, build networks and access to high quality coordinated services to support people with dementia and their families.
Come along and join us for the open day on Friday the 2nd November 2018! For more details about The Willows, visit our page here
New Team Members
A warm welcome to the newest members of our team, Julie Saville & Shani Wallis.
Julie is the new Registered Manager for The Willows Dementia Hub and will lead, manage and develop a multi-disciplinary team of staff with the view to provide outstanding care for the residents.
Shani is the new Senior Team Leader for The Willows Dementia Hub and will support the Registered Manager in order to provide day to day assistance and supervision of care support staff, enabling outstanding care for the residents.
The Village Medical Centre
GP Care Services are delighted to announce that The Village Medical Centre in Littleborough has been out of special measures since August 2017 after being recognised as making significant improvements to the quality of care by the healthcare watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC). You can read the full report or download it here.
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