DR BLACK'S RETIREMENT
A Message from Dr Black
After 32 years I have decided to call it a day before I overstay my welcome! It has been a pleasure and privilege to serve at Betts and I take with me so many happy memories.
General Practice has changed immeasurably over the course of my carer - not always for the better!
Looking back my greatest satisfaction has come from delivering old style family medicine. Many of the children I looked after as babies in 1980's and 1990's are now parents in their own right. Indeed together with my father there have been Dr Black's working at this practice for over 60years.
Still nothing goes on forever and it is time for new blood and fresh idea's.
I have every confidence in the long term future of the practice and wish my successors all good fortune.
I shall be leaving the practice on Monday 5th February but until then it is business as usual!
With all good wishes
NEW GP PARTNERS
The practice have 2 new female GP Partners commencing on 1st March 2018 as successors to Dr Black.
Dr Despina Gkisaki
Dr Kazi Shahadat
I am sure you will welcome them both to our team here at Betts Avenue Medical Centre.
ORDER YOUR REPEAT MEDICATION IN ADVANCE
When you order your repeat medication either using this online service or by contacting the practice directly, the practice require 24hours to process your request.
All requests need to be checked and signed by a GP.
The practice is NOT able to take requests for SAME DAY REPEAT MEDICATION.
SURGERY CLOSURES 2017/2018
- Monday 25th December - all day
- Tuesday 26th Decemer - all day
- Monday 18th January - all day
- Thursday 15th March - 12noon to 6pm
- Friday 30th March - all day
- Monday 2nd April - all day
- Monday 7th May - all day
- Monday 28th May - all day
- Monday 27th August - all day
- Tuesday 25th December - all day
- Wednesday 26th December - all day
Great North Care Record
Your Great North Care Record is the development of access for health professionals to view your electronic medical records. that will over time include a range of healthcare information to help improve the care you receive in the North East. You are automatically opted into sharing the record. If you would like to opt out you will need to contact the practice.
What will happen if i opt in?
If you fall ill and need emergeny treatment the doctor or nurse may need to know if you have any allergies or what medication you are taking. They will ask your premission to view your Greath North Care Record.
Who will see my record?
GP practices, NHS 111, NHS Hospitals, Mental Health Services, Out-Of-Hours Doctors and Ambulance Services. Your records will only be looked at by people involved in your care. Your information wont be shared with anyone who doesnt need it to provide treatment, care and support with you. Your details will be kept safe and wont be made public, passed on to third party who is not directly involved in your care.
If you would like more information or advice on this please contact the helpline 03448119587 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CQC (Care Quality Commission)
The Practice was inspected on Tuesday 2nd December 2014. The report is now available by clicking here.
The practice was given and overall rating of GOOD on all 5 elements of the inspection.