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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 Autumn 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

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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
A Special General Meeting will be held before the Education Meeting on the 11th October.

A summary of the new proposed constitution can be downloaded by clicking here.

The full constitution can be downloaded here.
Education Meetings
Surgery Snippets
Shannon Peacock, Practice Manager
Introduction-Staff Changes

Well, what a glorious summer we are having! I hope you are all enjoying the sun and following our previously published article offering advice and guidance for staying safe and healthy in this weather! 

So, what’s new at Davenport House?  Having said goodbye to Dr Coupe in June, we are preparing to welcome our new Partner Dr Richard Yasotharan on the 20th August.   We also have another salaried GP starting in September.  Dr Sonia Savla is returning to Davenport having done her GP training here a few years ago.  We are delighted to be welcoming her back.  And finally, we have employed another Health Care Assistant, Esther Edwards.  Esther joined the team in June and is a welcome addition to the team.

Extended Access Appointments

In response to the governments GP Forward View Policy, our CCG has introduced the need for Practices across the locality (St Albans and Harpenden) to provide ‘Extended Access Appointments’.  This is in response to David Cameron's pledge/directive that ‘all GP Surgeries should be open from 8am until 8pm in the evenings and at weekends’.  Easier said than done!

So, what does this mean to our patients and others in St Albans and Harpenden? Well, the idea is that our patients along with all others in our locality are able to access routine doctor and nurse appointments outside of the normal 8.30am to 6.30pm day.  Not all these appointments will be at Davenport House or with a Davenport House doctor/nurse but they will be at a Surgery within the St Albans and Harpenden area and with a GP/nurse who usually works in this area.  Appointments are available across the locality between 7-8am and 6.30-8pm Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings.

Here we are offering  pre-bookable appointments between 7am and 8am on Tuesday mornings, and from 6.30pm to 8pm every Tuesday evening.  We are also offering appointments on 3 out of 4 Saturdays each month between 8am and 1pm with a GP, Helen, our Advanced Nurse Practitioner or with one of our nurses.  Please call to check dates and availability.

This system was trialled locally between January and March and its success meant that it went live on the 1 April. Since then coverage has reached 40% and it is hoped that 100% coverage will be achieved by the end of September.

So, watch this space as provision grows over the coming months.  I’m also interested in any feedback you may have regarding this service.  Please feel free to email me at Shannon.davies@nhs.net

Jabs

Will be available from Tuesday 18 September onwards, with Saturday appointments available on:

Sat 22 September, Sat 13 October,
Sat 10 November

Please call to book your appointment or book on-line.
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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