Appletree Medical Practice

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Vacancy – Cleaner

Astrum Commercial Cleaning are currently in the process of recruiting a part time cleaner for our Duffield surgery. 

Working: Monday to Friday

Hours: 6.00pm-8.30pm

Rate of pay is £8.21 Per Hour

If you are reliable and hard-working and looking to join our long-established professional and friendly cleaning team with excellent team support, please call the number below to arrange an interview.

We welcome applicants who are flexible and reliable with a good understanding of English and can work as part of a team and also on their own initiative.

You will receive a full induction and training, giving you the skills to deliver the best service you can.

What we are looking for in applicants: – Experience (preferred but not essential) – Proof of ID (passport, birth certificate) – Proof of NI Number – Proof of address YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE THE ABOVE DOCUMENTS AT INTERVIEW STAGE

What we provide for our employees is the following: – Guaranteed hours in safe-working conditions – Full uniform and training – Regular monthly salary – Statutory holiday pay – NEST pension available

Please contact: Kasia on 07811 132648 if you are interested in this vacancy

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Duffield Good Neighbours’ Wheel

A Duffield group working to improve the lives of the over-50s in the village has produced a very helpful source of information aimed specifically at this age group called the Good Neighbours’ Wheel.

The leaflet draws together contact details for all the various service providers including the Weston Centre, Amber Valley CVS and church-run groups, and includes contacts for groups that can help with health and wellbeing, getting out and about, emergency contacts, financial assistance, leisure activities and household advice.

Paper copies can be found at the Weston Centre, in Duffield Library or from Duffield news; the full version of the Wheel can also be downloaded below as a PDF file at www.duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk/duffield-neighbours-wheel

If you have a neighbour or family member who might benefit from this information, why not pass them a copy?

 

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Carers’ Meeting – 2 April 2019

 PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DAY AND VENUE FOR THE CARERS’ FORUM

carersWhy not come to the Carers’ Forum

In November 2011, with the help from two Appletree receptionist ‘Care Champions’, a coffee morning was initiated to bring together some of the 70 ‘carers ’ registered with the practice (those with full time responsibility, usually a relative, who needs looking after at home or in residential care) for friendship, support and information.

Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA), with the help of members of the Patient Participation Group (PPG) ‘Friends of Carers’ run a bi-monthly session at The Weston Centre, where coffee/tea and biscuits are served. The aim is to befriend the carers, listen to their concerns and wherever possible to find speakers to answer their queries and for them to haveinput into the system. So far we have had speakers from Derbyshire Carers’ Association and Social Services, one speaking about ‘Care Allowances’ and one about ‘Assessment Criteria’. Other speakers are planned for the future.

If you are a registered ‘carer’ you will be made very welcome at our bi-monthly forums, which are held on a Tuesday at The Weston Centre, Duffield. (If you have not yet registered as a carer with the surgery, please complete the online form). Come on your own or bring the ‘cared for’ person with you. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served.  The next forum is on:

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Tuesday 4th June 2019

Tuesday 6th August 2019

Tuesday 1st October 2019

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

The Weston Centre, Tamworth Street, Duffield, Belper  DE56 4ER

If you have any queries, please telephone Sarah Lakin on (01332) 843282 or email her at [email protected]

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PPG Meeting – 27 Mar 2019

We are particularly fortunate to have a very active Patient Participation Group (PPG) at Appletree. It is becoming increasingly important that the patients’ collective voice is heard when it comes to the design and delivery of healthcare.
The PPG:

  • Works with the Practice to offer the patient perspective on the services it provides.
  • Helps to improve communication between the Practice and the patient population.
  • Encourages patients to take more responsibility for their health.
  • Provides practical support for others in the community.

A PPG is NOT the Practice’s complaint system (there is a robust complaints procedure in place); nor is it a forum to air personal issues. But neither is it a Doctors fan club. To be valuable the PPG must have the confidence to challenge the Practice in line with any issue brought forward. It should be self organising and patient led.

The benefits of an effective PPG are felt by the patients, the Practice and the wider community in which it operates.

If you are interested in learning more about the PPG please ask for a leaflet at reception. Alternatively you are very welcome to attend a meeting. The Group meets bi-monthly and the dates are published on the Practice web site.

Next Wednesday 27th March 2019 at 7.00pm

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