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Welcome
Welcome to the Website of the Davenport House Patient Group
The Davenport House Patient Participation Group (more commonly known as ‘the PPG’ or ‘Patient Group’) was formed in 1993.  The objectives of the Patient Group are:

To influence the future policies and decisions of the practice.

To improve the quality of services offered to patients of the practice.

To improve communication and understanding between the doctors and members of the practice staff on the one hand and the  patients of the practice on the other.

For more information please click here.
Patient Group Newsletter
Patient Group Newsletter

The Summer 2018 edition of our newsletter will soon be distributed to Members.

If you do not receive a copy in the near future or would like to comment on any article or suggest a topic for a future article, please email the membership secretary.

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Joining the Patient Group
Joining the Patient Group

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Keep In Touch
Keep In Touch

If you would like to be Kept In Touch with Davenport House Surgery and The Patient Group click below.

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Surgery Booklet

Click here to download the Surgery information booklet.
Care Quality Commission

The CQC report on Davenport House surgery can be downloaded by clicking here.
Latest News
Education Meetings
Surgery Snippets
Shannon Peacock, Practice Manager
It seems a while since I last wrote the Surgery Snippets, as the Spring Newsletter focussed on the 25th Anniversary of the PPG  and the AGM.  So much has happened since Christmas, but here is a brief summary of the main news:

Staff Changes

Following Dr Benson’s  departure from Davenport House at the end of December, the team were delighted that Dr Katherine Nowlan joined us in January as a 6 session Salaried GP, working Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.  An interview with Katherine was included in the last edition of the Newsletter

I am also delighted to announce that the Practice has recruited a new Partner GP joining the team in August.  Dr Richard Yasotharan BSc MBBS will be working all day on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, plus a Wednesday morning.  A picture and an interview will follow in the next edition of the Newsletter.

And finally, sadly, Dr Lauren Coupe has decided to move on from the Practice to pursue other interests.  Dr Coupe will be leaving at the end of June and we wish her the very best.

“After considerable thought, I have made the difficult decision to move on from being a salaried GP at Davenport House. I have thoroughly enjoyed being your GP and getting to know you all. I am sorry to be leaving but unfortunately my career aspirations require additional flexibility. I will still be working as a GP in the local area whilst providing out of hours services, developing my specialist interest in mental health and taking my Clinical Psychiatry Diploma”  Best Wishes, Dr Lauren Coupe

Other Staff News

Dr Kirsop has had a healthy baby boy, Alexander Arthur, younger brother to William!  Dr Kirsop will be on maternity leave until January 2019.

Minor Illness Clinic

Did you know that our Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Helen Cruickshanks, now offers a Minor Illness Clinic every morning except Wednesdays?

Helen is able to treat ‘minor illnesses’ such as coughs, sore throats, ear infections and other ‘acute’ ailments from assessing your illness all the way through to writing a prescription if required.  You can book an appointment to see Helen via the usual channels.  Alternatively, you may be offered an appointment with Helen when calling for a GP appointment if that is deemed appropriate.

Have Your Say
Have Your Say

The Patient Group offers its members a stimulating programme of health related talks and discussions at Rothamsted and the Surgery; the talks are well received but on occasions have been poorly attended. Have you been to a talk recently and, if not, what might encourage you to attend?

Please email the committee member responsible for Education, Sheila Uppington, with your comments.

For comments about the PPG in general please email the Chairman
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