Receptionist Position Applicants

Thank you to everyone who applied for our recent receptionist position. Due to the overwhelming response, We had to close the vacancy early.
Unfortunately we will be unable to respond to everyone who applied – All successful applicants have been contacted for interview.

Thank you.

Statement

Dear All
On behalf of The White Horse
There is a duty handed down by NHS England for the CCG to reorganise the Minor Injuries Unit, Walk-in Centre and Out of Hours as an Urgent Treatment Centre.
This is allied to a plan for a much improved 111 service, with 60% doctor / nurse input if you call, compared to 25% now.
Although this UTC was previously proposed to be sited at Gravesham Community Hospital, the opportunity to site it at Darent Valley has come up. There are advantages to the DVH proposal, but there will be a full public consultation on this. In the meanwhile, you can have your say on this on https://www.dartfordgraveshamswanleyccg.nhs.uk/…/urgent-tr…/
We are pushing for the long planned increased parking level construction plan at DVH to go ahead too. We don’t find 40 min parking queues funny, or acceptable either.
Various delays have led to the approach of the expiry of the current contract at the White Horse, which covers both Registered patients, and Walk-ins. With no commitments received, rumours and fears have understandably spread amongst the public, patients and staff. Today, however, it has been confirmed by email by the CCG that Walk-in service will continue at the White Horse site until the UTC opens, likely 1st July 2020.
There is a separate plan for the Registered list to combine with The Forge, and The Gateway on the Fleet Campus site, to form a new conventional practice, likely to be called Springhead Health. Whilst many details remain to be worked out, this is likely to go ahead from 1st July 2019.
The site is also likely to continue to host the Hub, as now, offering bookable appointments though other GP surgeries, the new GP Federation operated, paramedic led, Home Visiting Service, the new Wound Care Services, and we hope other new schemes run by the Federation, whose offices will also be there.
Springhead Health will also eagerly form an active part of the new Primary Care Networks, announced this week, groupings of GP Surgeries who will work co-operatively on a 30,000 to 50,000 patient scale with additional staff, such as Pharmacists, Physician Associates, Paramedics, Nurse Practitioners, and Advanced Nurse Practitioners and many others shared between them, to provide more services and appointments to fill the increased demand that already means you wait too long, and using the space freed up by the WIC move to provide more facilities and more clinicians for the expected increase in population.
It is a fact that nothing is certain until the final contracts are signed, but the White Horse team are determined to morph into the new bigger, better Springhead Health, and to serve the people of Northfleet, Gravesend and Ebbsfleet better even than the White Horse has for the last ten years.
Dr Nigel Sewell
Senior Partner at The Shrubbery, and Chairman of Fleet Healthcare, running The White Horse

Extended GP Appointments

DGS CCG are offering more GP appointments in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley

We are delighted to announce that from 1 October 2018, you can book to be seen by a GP, nurse and other health professionals until 8pm Monday to Friday, and at weekends and bank holidays.

This is part of a national drive to improve access to GP services and give people the opportunity to see health professionals at a time that suits them.

The appointments won’t always be at this surgery, but your notes will be available to the GP, nurse or other health professional, providing you give your consent.

To find out more, and book one of these appointments, please contact us and speak to the receptionist, who will help you see the right person for your needs.

We will offer the new appointments routinely but please tell us if you particularly need a Saturday, Sunday or evening slot. We will also tell you where the appointment will be

Please ring NHS 111 as usual if you need medical assistance when we are closed and it cannot wait until we reopen.

Find out more about how we are improving access for you Click here – DGS CCG

Research Activity

White Horse Surgery participates in research activity and we work closely with the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) for Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

 

Our research lead is Dr G. Asal

 

Research we do is used to try and find the causes of diseases and to find better treatments and services for those diseases and improve patient care– in other words to try and find better ways of looking after patients and keeping people healthy.

 

Patients at White Horse Surgery are involved in many studies including:

  • Home BP
  • CLASP
  • Barcode

 

There are many various ways you as a patient can become involved in studies:

 

  • A doctor or nurse may talk to you about a particular study and ask whether you would be interested in participating
  • You may be sent information through the post if we feel you may be a suitable participant
  • You may read information about a current study in the patient waiting room or on the surgery website and wish to take part by contacting your GP

 

 

What you need to know

 

All clinical research carried out is thoroughly checked and approved by ethical committees, ensuring it is appropriate and safe to perform

 

Your participation is entirely voluntary and can be withdrawn by yourself at any time without any explanation required.

 

You are under no obligation to participate in any research project.

 

Your care and your relationship with your doctor or nurse will not be affected in any way if you decided not to take part in a research study

 

You will always receive clear information about what taking part in a research study would involve. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and obtain further details about a study.

 

If you do agree to take part in a study you will be asked to sign a consent form. This will clearly state which parts of your notes (if any) may be looked at for the purposes of the research study. Nobody from outside this practice will be given your contact details or have access to your medical records without your prior consent.

 

So don’t be surprised if you are asked to take part in a study and yes, it’s okay to

ask about what studies we are involved with, or if you are interested in taking part.

 

 

 

 

Thank You

The winning Raffle ticket numbers are below- Please bring in your tickets to claim prize- Serial numbers will be checked.

Winning Raffle Prizes

>- Foxendown pony rides Voucher x 2  – Claimed

>- JW Hairdressing Gift bag of goodies – 3 x £10 Gift voucher plus Goodies

Claimed

>- Bartellas Voucher  Claimed 

>- For Girlys Gift Voucher £25 – Claimed 

>-King Prior Macdonald bridge x2 free wills  – Claimed 

>- £10 Gift card for Pets at Home – Claimed

>- G Ferris cleaning solutions – Hamper – Claimed

>- Bottle of Champagne –Claimed 

>- £20 Gift vouchers for Morrisons –  Claimed

>- AMF bowling (Gravesend) – Family of 4 – Claimed 

>- Signed book from Waterstones at Bluewater – Claimed

>- Cut & finish for Dawn Claire Hairdressers – Claimed 

>- Swim for a family of 5 (Cascades or Cygnets) –BLUE 527

>- One month Gym membership for Cygnets/Cascades – BLUE 69

>- Ebbsfleet Football Tickets   (Family 2xadults &2xchildren) – Claimed 

>- Costa Travel Mug – Claimed 

>- Lego Star wars sets X2 YELLOW 147

>- Bottle of Processco X1  – YELLOW 175

>- Body shop Gift set – Claimed 

>-Ebbsfleet Football Tickets   (Family 2xadults &2xchildren) – Claimed

>- Sports Massage from Revitalise Health & Fitness – BLUE 228

>- The Goose Pub (Gravesend) 3 course meal for 4 people – Claimed 

>- Dartington Glass Decanter. – Claimed 

>- 4 Free Fitness classes with JR Fitness – GREEN 213

>- The leather bottle in Cobham – Afternoon tea with bubbly – Claimed 

>- Planet game Hub – 2 x 1 hour sessions in the VR Zone – Claimed 

>- Star Wars Stationery – Claimed

>- Kebab Platter for 2-3 people from Shish Grill in Meopham – PINK 494

>- Unilever Hampers  – Claimed 

>- Elite Aesthetics LED Facial worth £60.00 – Claimed 

>- The Contented Canine Company  £25 voucher towards services – Claimed

>- Co op – Bottle of Sherry and Sweets – ORANGE 87

>- Bubbly from Customer at TJ’s Wine Bar – ORANGE 43

>- Crystal Brandy Glasses x2 – YELLOW 253

>- Boxed Rum Cake – Claimed 

>- Molton Brown gift box – Claimed 

>- Fortnum & Mason Coffee – Claimed 

>- Sarah Howden Gel Nails X2 sets – Claimed 

>- £20 BBQ pack from Danslow Butchers in Gravesend – BLUE 505

>- Cambridge Diet gift bag from Cathy Mills. – Claimed 

>- £25 The Boys seafood Restaurant – PINK 453

>- Boutique Gift set- Receptionist Paula – ORANGE 11

>- Jack Daniels Gift Set – Receptionist Emma – Claimed

>- Fruity Gift Set – BLUE 782

>- Cake innovations Icing sugars – Sam Hamer – YELLOW 284

>- Echo Falls Wine – BLUE 931

>- Sarah Jessica Parker Fragrance set- Lloyds – YELLOW 89

>- Champagne – YELLOW 733

 

NHS70 Big 7Tea Vintage Tea Party

 

The NHS is turning 70 and to mark the occasion we will be holding a Big 7Tea Vintage tea party at White Horse Surgery Thursday 5th July  to celebrate and raise funds for NHS Charities 

Everyone is invited for Tea and Cake

Raffle tickets on sale at reception £1 a strip

 All patients and staff are invited to join us from 10am onwards 

We have local MP Adam Holloway coming to join us and also the local paper too

#NHS70

OUR EVENT

Raffle prizes include..

>-Foxendown pony rides Voucher x 2

>- JW Hairdressing Gift bag of goodies – 3 x £10 Gift voucher plus Goodies

>- Bartellas Voucher

>- For Girlys Gift Voucher £25

>-King Prior Macdonald bridge x2 free wills

>- £10 Gift card for Pets at Home

>- G Ferris cleaning solutions – Hamper

>- Bottle of Champagne

>- £20 Gift vouchers for Morrisons

>- AMF bowling (Gravesend) – Family of 4

>- Signed book from Waterstones at Bluewater

>- Cut & finish for Dawn Claire Hairdressers

>- Swim for a family of 4 (Cascades or Cygnets)

>- One month Gym membership for Cygnets/Cascades

>- Ebbsfleet Football Tickets   (Family 2xadults &2xchildren)

>- Costa Travel Mug

>- Lego Star wars sets X2

>- Bottle of Processco X2

>- Body shop Gift set

>-Ebbsfleet Football Tickets   (Family 2xadults &2xchildren)

>- Sports Massage from Revitalise Health & Fitness

>- The Goose Pub (Gravesend) 3 course meal for 4 people

>- Dartington Glass Decanter.

>- 4 Free Fitness classes with JR Fitness

>- The leather bottle in Cobham – Afternoon tea with bubbly

>- Planet game Hub – 2 x 1 hour sessions in the VR Zone

>- Star Wars Stationery

>- Kebab Platter for 2-3 people from Shish Grill in Meopham

>- Unilever Hampers

>- Elite Aesthetics LED Facial worth £60.00

>- The Contented Canine Company  £25 voucher towards services

>- Co op – Bottle of Sherry and Sweets

>- Bubbly from Customer at TJ’s Wine Bar

>- Crystal Brandy Glasses x2

>- Boxed Rum Cake

>- Molton Brown gift box

>- Fortnum & Mason Coffee

> Sarah Howden Gel Nails X2 sets