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Davenport House Patient Group

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 Winter 2018/19 edition of our newsletter is now being 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
A Special General Meeting was 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
Doctor Chafer Retirement

As you are now aware, our Senior Partner Dr Andrew Chafer will be retiring on the 31  March 2019 after 33 years at Davenport House. (see his reflections on pages 9 & 10). He will be greatly missed by the Davenport Team, his wider colleagues and peers and no doubt by his patients.  We wish him a long, healthy and well-earned retirement with his family.  We will be writing to Dr Chafer’s registered patients in due course.

Other Doctor and Nurse Changes

In the meantime, I am delighted to introduce Dr Chafer’s replacement, our new partner Dr Ajeet Bagga.  Some of you may remember Dr Bagga as he completed his GP training here at Davenport House a number of years ago.  He then went on to become a partner at a Practice in St Albans but continued to live in Harpenden.  He will be returning at the beginning of July, working all day Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Over the winter months we have wished a few of our doctors ‘Good Luck’ as we have waved them off on maternity leave!  Dr Anna Mallott will now be on maternity leave until November 2019, as will Dr Claudia Tailor and Dr Sara Al-Nahi.  Dr Katie Nowlan will also be going on maternity leave at the end of February, returning next year.  Pictures of all new additions will be included in the next electronic Newsletter.  To add balance we are delighted to welcome back both Dr Hayley Kirsop and our Lead Nurse Charlotte Bainbridge following their maternity leave!

Last Printed Newsletter

As you are aware, this will be the last printed edition of the Newsletter.  Davenport House Practice has fully encouraged the direction of travel to a more open and inclusive PPG, alongside moving to an electronic bulletin in order to reach more of our patients.  Going forward, I will continue to write my Surgery Snippets which will form part of a monthly electronic Newsletter that all patients of the Practice will have access to as ‘opted in’ members of our PPG.  This will ensure that information, updates and communications from the Practice are up to date, relevant and easily accessible to all. 

Extended Access Appointments

Routine appointments are now available at Davenport House from 6.30pm to 8pm every Tuesday evening, along with 8am to 1pm every Saturday morning.  Please call to book an extended access appointment with a GP, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant.

We are also able to offer access to routine GP appointments on Saturday afternoon, and on Sunday mornings at other Practices in the locality such as The Lodge and Highfield Surgeries in St Albans and if more convenient at Redbourn Health Centre.
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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