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Advanced Nurse Practitioner Required at St Paul’s Medical Centre – Blackpool

‘We care for you, we care about you’

We are looking to attract a highly motivated and enthusiastic Nurse Practitioner to assist in the delivery of all aspects of Primary Care Services to work in a friendly, high performing and forward-thinking practice. This post is for 32.5 hours per week preferably over 5 days.

  • 11,500 Patients
  • 6 Partners
  • Our dynamic nursing team comprising NP, Practice Nurses, Pharmacist and HCAs
  • High QOF achievements
  • GP training Practice for ST1/2 & 3 doctors
  • RCGP Practice Accreditation awarded 2014
  • CQC rating ‘Good’ March 2016

The successful candidate will be a fully qualified Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Independent Prescriber with previous experience in working in Primary care essential. Additional interest in the management of one or more long-term conditions is desirable.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. NHS Pension Scheme offered.

Application is via NHS jobs website or CV. If you require any further information or would like to organise an informal visit to the practice please contact:-

Julie Holford, Practice Manager, St Paul’s Medical Centre, Dickson Road, Blackpool, FY1 2HH.

Telephone: 01253 623896   Email: [email protected]     Closing date: 19 October 18

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Maternity Locum/Salaried GP required

Maternity Locum/Salaried GP

St Paul’s Medical Centre – Blackpool

“We care for you, we care about you”

Want to work at a friendly, innovative RCGP Accredited GP practice then we have an excellent opportunity just for you. We are looking for an enthusiastic part-time GP, to join our young, experienced team of doctors.

One of our partners is on maternity leave for 9 months from June so we are looking for a short term locum or for the right person we would offer a permanent salaried position which would be eligible for a locally provided Golden Hello payment for a newly qualified GP.   Our doctors and nurses deliver the highest possible quality evidence based care for all our patients.

St Paul’s is just off the Golden Mile in the North Shore area of Blackpool, we are a high performing PMS practice serving 11,500 patients with 5.75 WTE GPs. Our CQC inspection was reported as being overall good and we are high QOF achievers.  We have a strong training ethos which includes training for ST2/3 & FY2.   The practice operates a ‘paper-light’ system using EMIS Web, Docman and Lexacom.

We can offer:

  • Competitive salary with the potential for a future partnership if wanted
  • NHS Pension Scheme offered
  • Applications from both experienced and newly qualified doctors are welcome
  • Medical defence subscriptions paid
  • 1 PDP session per week (pro rata)
  • 6 weeks holiday per year (pro rata) plus bank holidays
  • A supportive and friendly team
  • No out of hours or weekend working

If you would like to find out more or make an informal visit, I would be delighted to hear from you.   Please apply via CV.

Julie Holford
Practice Manager
St Paul’s Medical Centre
Dickson Road
Blackpool FY1 2HH
01253 623896

Or email to [email protected]

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Closing date for applications is 30th November 2018

Flu vaccination information sheet 2018

BOOK NOW for your flu jab – get protected early.

It’s that time of year again – we are getting ready for our 2018/19 Flu campaign.

We strongly recommend that you have your vaccine by the practice nurse or GP here at your GP practice where we have access to your full medical record. (unless included in the schools programme).

Get protected early – BOOK NOW for your flu jab, it’s quick, it’s easy and it’s FREE.

For your added protection – this year there are 3 different types of vaccines. It is important you receive the correct one for your age group in order to get the best possible protection from this potentially life-threatening virus.

You can book online, by ‘phone or call in the surgery.

Appointments available from Monday 10th Sept for patients aged 65 or over. 

Appointments will be available a couple of weeks later for patients aged under 65, or book at our Saturday Flu Clinic on 29th September from 8am (with more dates to follow).

DID YOU KNOW: there is so much more to a St Paul’s Medical Centre flu clinic. As well as receiving your flu jab, and if you are eligible you will also be offered:

  • Pulse check (and ECG if needed)
  • BP check
  • Breathing test

You can take the opportunity to order and collect prescriptions and make future appointments as needed.

Look out for details of other services that will be visiting on the day – details to be confirmed. Last year we were joined by the Fire Service, Blackpool Carers and Bowel Screening service offering FREE information and advice.


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Changes to Patient Access from 30/5/18

From the 30th May 2018 Patient Access is changing and will look different.   If you are using the App you will be asked to update.

This new version is more user friendly and there is a support centre for help and support.

We use TEXT and E-MAIL as a quick and efficient way to contact you if we have important information……

We use TEXT and E-MAIL as a quick and efficient way to contact you if we have important information such as to remind you of your booked appointments or let you know when you are due for a review.

Please let us know IMMEDIATELY if you change your MOBILE PHONE NUMBER or E-MAIL ADDRESS.

Please let us know if you would prefer NOT to receive information and reminders by text or e-mail.

We welcome Dr Saleem to the practice. Appointments are available to book with her on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

Could you be at risk of Type 2 diabetes……..

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing and most potentially devastating conditions. The number of people diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled over the last 10 years. That means around 700 are newly diagnosed every day.

Whilst Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented, a major risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes is being overweight or obese. We know that if we were able to reduce obesity levels we could reduce the numbers of people with Type 2 diabetes in the future. With almost two in every three people in the UK overweight or obese, there are now 12.3 million people at an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Reducing the number of people in the UK who are overweight or obese would reduce the number of people developing Type 2 diabetes in the future.

To get an estimate of your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes click here.

Views wanted on access to GP services – please complete the survey

NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – the organisation which plans and buys healthcare services on behalf of residents wants to hear from local people about access to GP services in the town.

In 2017 the Extended Access service was launched. This service means that anybody registered with a Blackpool GP practice can book an appointment to see a GP, nurse or other health professional at Whitegate Drive Health Centre, upto 8pm in the evening or from 8am – 8pm on weekends.

You don’t have to have used this service to share your views. The CCG would like to hear from you on what you think about these evening and weekend appointments should you ever need to access them in future, have already accessed these or would never intend to.

All views are thoroughly appreciated. By completing this survey you will be helping the CCG to develop GP services which meet your needs and those of other local people.

For example, if the majority of people tell the CCG they wouldn’t be interested in seeing a GP or other clinician on a Sunday, then it may be decided not to offer Sunday appointments. This helps to make sure that only appointments which you have said are most convenient for you are offered, the right professionals are in place to deliver care and that the CCG doesn’t unnecessarily spend money on services which won’t be used.

To complete the survey please visit to CCG website here: http://blackpoolccg.nhs.uk/improving-access-to-general-practice-services/.

The survey will close on Wednesday 16 May 2018.