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Job vacancy: Part time Receptionist to work 2 days a week

Main requirements

A Part-time receptionist to work two days a week, (Thursday and Friday 08.00 – 17.00) working as part of the team on all aspects of the practices reception duties.

Knowledge of EMIS web, Microsoft applications and experience in a health care setting would be desirable but not essential as full training will be given. The applicant must be flexible and able to cover holidays and sickness, possibly working until 8.00pm

Key dates
Closing date: 21 May 2021
Interviews: 27 May 2021

Downloads
Download Job Description
Download Application Form

 

For more information please contact 
Michelle Perry 
Wye Surgery’s Assistant Practice Manager
01233 884 585

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Job vacancy: Health Care Assistant/Consultant Clinics Nurse to work ad-hoc hours including Saturdays

The applicant must hold all relevant qualifications i.e. KaSpaC HCA or equivalent course and must have previous experience of working in GP Practice or similar. You will be expected to work both independently and as part of a team, you will need to be available to cover annual leave and sickness. (this may mean working until 20.00 hours).

Your role will cover consultant led clinics and covering the main treatment room during periods of annual leave or sickness. You will also be required to ensure efficiency of stock control, date rotation and re-ordering supplies.

Experience of EMIS web and other general practice applications would be desirable but not essential.

Salary will be in line with qualifications and experience.

Key dates
Closing date: 21 May 2021
Interviews: dates to be mutually agreed

Downloads
Download Job Description
Download Application Form

 

For more information please contact 
Michelle Perry 
Wye Surgery’s Assistant Practice Manager
01233 884 585

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May Bank holidays - Closed Mon 3rd & 31st May

Please note Wye Surgery and our Dispensary will be closed all day, on both May Bank holiday Mondays 3rd and 31st May.

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Vaccine passport update

‘Proof of vaccination’ documents have not yet been developed by the Government. We CANNOT offer you any proof of vaccination at the current time. As soon as more information becomes available to GPs, we will share it with you.

In the meantime - Please DO NOT ask us for a vaccination passport or letter to prove you have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Thank You.

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AstraZeneca vaccine - no cause for alarm (read more)

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has said there is no evidence the vaccine had caused problems.
 
You should still go and get vaccinated when asked to do so.
 
"Blood clots can occur naturally and are not uncommon. More than 11 million doses of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine have now been administered across the UK," said Phil Bryan of the MHRA.
 
Read full statement at gov.uk.

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Closing dates for staff training

We are closed for staff training on:
Tuesday 11 May - closed in the afternoon.

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IMPORTANT - Do we have your right phone number?

If you think we may have an old number for you please let us know as soon as possible. When contacting patients for their Covid Vaccinations we’ve found that quite a few numbers are no longer valid, which is causing worrying delays.

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Our Dispensary is now open at lunch times (see new hours)

Our Dispensary opens at 8.30 every week day and no longer closes at lunch time. Please note closing times vary each day.

  

 OpensCloses
Monday  8.30 am5 pm
Tuesday  8.30 am7 pm
Wednesday  8.30 am5 pm
Thursday8.30 am7 pm
Friday8.30 am6 pm

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BEWARE Covid Vaccination Scams

Covid Vaccinations are free of charge. We have been advised that patients are now receiving text messages and emails asking them to follow a link and enter payment details in order to book their COVID vaccination, please be aware this is a scam and patients will NEVER be asked to pay for their COVID vaccinations.

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Covid-19 Vaccinations – Find out when your jab is due

We’re working flat out with 5 other practices to roll out vaccinations to our patients as part of the phased national programme.

Click here to find out which phase you’re in

We’ll contact you when it’s your turn (please don’t call us, you won’t be forgotten).

All our vaccination plans are totally reliant on vaccine deliveries and logistical issues, so please bear with us.

Thank you for your patience. Our staff are working extremely hard on this and your support is truly appreciated.

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Flu jabs still available for 50-64 year olds

If you’re aged 50-64 and haven’t had your flu jab this winter, please phone us now to book one. NHS Flu Vaccination Info.

If you’re aged 50-64 and haven’t had your flu jab this winter, please phone us now to book one. NHS Flu Vaccination Info

When you come for vaccination, please be mindful of our Covid-19 Safety Measures and social distancing:

  • Arrive promptly – do not come too early for your appointment
  • Come into the surgery alone, unless you rely on assistance
  • You will have your temperature taken on arrival – if it is too high you will be asked to go home and contact the Surgery the following week to re-arrange
  • You must wear a face mask or face covering
  • We will be operating a one-way system in the practice, please follow the signage and directions given by our staff.

Thank you.

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New Urgent Treatment Centres open in East Kent

Wye Surgery's Minor Injury Service closed on 31 October (along with those at other local GP practices and the rural weekend service at Hamstreet, Tenterden, Woodchurch and Charing surgeries), following a change in national NHS policy.
 
These services have been replaced by new GP-led, Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) across East Kent - including one at Ashford Hospital 
that’s open 24hrs a day, every day of the year including bank holidays.

Because UTCs offer such a comprehensive service, they aim to take the pressure off Hospital Emergency Depts, freeing them up to diagnose and treat acutely unwell patients and those with potentially life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

Find out more
Visit our UTC web page (for details of local UTCs)
NHS - About UTCs (watch the video)
NHS – When to visit an UTC

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Latest community health bulletin

View this latest bulletin in your browser   
Wye Surgery is part of the Kent & Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (KMCCG),
 an NHS organisation that plans and buys healthcare services to meet the needs of our local population.

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Ashford CCG - name change

Ashford Clinical Commissioning Gropu (ACCG) has now become Kent and Medway Comissioning Group (KMCCG). Find out more on their new website kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk

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'Medication Reminder' Mobile Phone App   

A new phone app is now available to help you manage regular medications for yourself or someone you care for. It will remind you when to take medications and when to order repeat prescriptions.

Find out more and download the app

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Text Message Appointment Reminders

Never forget another Wye Surgery appointment, simply join our FREE message reminder service.

Just ask at Reception – or phone us – or print off, fill in and return the form below to make sure we have all the details we need to remind you ahead of your future appointments.

Text Reminder Service Form.pdf

PLEASE SIGN UP
Over 12 million GP appointments are missed each year in the UK, costing the NHS more than £162 million per year - join our reminder service and be part of the solution.

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