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'Save Our Surgery' April Update (dates changed and new Survey!)

 

Save Our Surgery

Breaking News on the Consultation Process

Please note that the focus groups to be arranged by Danebridge Medical Practice will now be scheduled for Thursdays in April.

Date

Time

Topic

Thursday 1 April

1pm

General discussion, medication issues, repeat prescriptions and Disease modified Anti Rheumatology Drugs (DMARD)

Thursday 8 April

1pm

Sample drop off

Thursday 15 April

1pm

Appointment Booking for Sandiway and Cuddington residents

Thursday 22 April

1pm

Alternative model of care

If you have a particular issue which will be made more difficult by the closure of Sandiway surgery then please write to the Practice offering to take part in one of the Focus Groups listed above.
Contact details are: Amanda Skelding-Jones with email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THE FOLLOWING IS URGENT:
PLEASE READ AND ACTION IF YOU WISH TO RETAIN THE SURGERY!!

  • On Tuesday 25th March Danebridge Medical Practice issued an email to those patients who have volunteered to take part in four Focus Groups. These are limited to 15 patients in each session
  • Danebridge have been instructed by the Clinical Commissioning Group (Cheshire CCG) to widen their consultation and have been asked (by the CCG) to put out a short survey. This survey asks some of the same questions as will be asked in the Focus Group discussions
  • Danebridge have only sent this to a very small group of patients (mostly those who will be in the Focus Groups)
  • The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZK65TR5
  • The DECISION on the future of the surgery has NOT YET BEEN TAKEN and so you need to fill in the survey and make sure that you use the comments boxes to make your views known
  • Over 900 residents in Sandiway and Cuddington signed to support the Save Our Surgery campaign back in January of 2020

WE NEED YOU ALL TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY, PLEASE!

If you are a patient with Danebridge Medical Practice and want to contact the Action Group to show your support for the campaign to keep the surgery open, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Healthwatch Cheshire have been very actively following this campaign.  If you wish to make any comments about the impact of closing Sandiway on your health care you can email Jem Davies at Healthwatch: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you wish to voice your concerns directly to the Clinical Commissioning Group you can contact them at www.cheshireccg.nhs.uk/get-in-touch

'Save Our Surgery' - further February update

 

Save Our Surgery

Progress Update

Our MP Edward Timpson has been following progress on the fight to save Sandiway Surgery and has been very helpful in keeping up correspondence with the NHS regulatory bodies to ensure that our case is being heard.

He recently wrote to NHS England North West on our behalf. His letter and the reply from the NHS are shown below:

and the reply from Anthony Leo, Director of Primary Care and Public Health, NHS England and NHS Improvement – North West

'Save Our Surgery' February Update

 

Save Our Surgery

Postponement of Consultation process

Please note that the focus groups arranged by Danebridge Medical Practice and listed below have now been postponed owing to the vaccine roll-out programme.

Date

Time

Topic

POSTPONED

POSTPONED

General discussion, medication issues, repeat prescriptions and Disease modified Anti Rheumatology Drugs (DMARD)

POSTPONED

POSTPONED

Sample drop off

POSTPONED

POSTPONED

Appointment Booking for Sandiway and Cuddington residents

POSTPONED

POSTPONED

Alternative model of care

If you have a particular issue which will be made more difficult by the closure of Sandiway surgery then please write to the Practice offering to take part in one of the Focus Groups listed above.

What the Save Our Surgery Action Group is doing:

  • The Action Group has written a Review of the Equality & Quality Impact Assessment (EQIA) carried out by the Clinical Commissioning Group and presented at the Primary Care Commissioning committee meeting in November.
  • This Review has been sent to the chairs of the CCG and PCC and also the chair of the CWaC Scrutiny Committee. The EQIA is, in our opinion, of a very low standard.
  • Edward Timpson, our MP, has informed us that he has written to NHS England asking, among other things, that they intervene and consider the establishment of a Primary Care Network to serve the rural community.
  • Edward is also writing to the Clinical Commissioning Group asking for them to seriously consider how to retain the service level for the affected patients and asking them to talk to other local practices and primary care networks.
  • Councillor Fifield has made contact with the Integrated Care Partnership for Cheshire West and Chester on our behalf and we will be discussing the situation with them.
  • If you are a patient with Danebridge Medical Practice and want to contact the Action Group to show your support for the campaign to keep the surgery open, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • If you wish to voice your concerns directly to the Clinical Commissioning Group you can contact them at www.cheshireccg.nhs.uk/get-in-touch 

Whats Off

Following the Government's recommendations in March relating to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, a large number of events, classes, etc have either been cancelled or postponed.

The events which have been brought to our attention are:

Cuddington and Sandiway GALA DAY in June was CANCELLED

All PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS are cancelled with immediate effect - to be reviewed in early June

  • the parish council have announced that their meetings can restart in July and held their statutory meeting on 13th July 2020 in the Village main hall

The VILLAGE HALL is closed with immediate effect - the Hall will be reopened as soon as government guidelines suggest it is safe to do so

  • the Village Hall reopened from Monday 6th July but under very strict guidelines and with only the main hall in use
  • children’s play areas at Boundary Lane Green and Norley Road re-opened on 4th July 2020, as per our government’s advice - notices will be displayed advising the public of the necessary two metre social distancing (see July 'Newsroom' for further guidance)

SANDIWAY SURGERY has been temporarily closed from 1pm on 24 March - it will reopen "once things have settled"

  • With effect from Monday 7 September 2020, Danebridge Medical Practice will be re-opening Sandiway Surgery, which will become the Practice’s designated location for patients in the Extremely Vulnerable Group, formerly known as "Shielded". The surgery will open from 8.30am – 1.00pm Monday – Friday and will be operated by a Doctor and a Patient Services Co-ordinator.
  • Sandiway Surgery will be a 'closed location'. Patients will only be able to attend, if in the Extremely Vulnerable Group and through an invitation from a clinician.

All regular group activities and events at SANDIWAY LIBRARY are suspended until further notice
     - indeed, since 20 March Sandiway Library has been CLOSED
     - this includes all PCSO (Police) Surgeries normally held in the library

  • Sandiway library reopened on 10 August, albeit with reduced opening times and some services (PRESS HERE for more details)

ST JOHN'S CHURCH will not be open for services, for midweek worship or for our regular Saturday morning open church and other activities. "In the light of government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. We will continue to pray for our community and strive to be good neighbours, but we are still working out the practicalities of this. We will update our Facebook Page and website with resources to use at home, as soon as possible."

  • St Johns has restarted certain weekend services - PRESS HERE for more details from the St John's website.

All Tuesday morning activities at Sandiway Methodist Church cancelled until further notice

The Ark Cafe, Arts in the Ark and JIMS in the Church Hall are cancelled until further notice
[The Ark Cafe will be trialling a sandwich takeaway service on Fridays in April to those people who fall into a high risk category and are self-isolating at home: please call 07955-600570 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

Blakemere Village Tourist Attraction has closed from 21 March until further notice. There are two shop exceptions to this on site, both Ginger & Browns and Cheshire Aquatics are both continuing to trade as they are supplying essential food products to the pet market. The Village Restaurant & Coffee Bar remains closed to the public but are offering a delivery service for meals as well essential food boxes - click their link to get in contact and for more details. Oakmere Children’s Nursery are also still open for key workers children to attend, again contact them direct via the link for clarification on whether this applies to your family.

  • Blakemere Village shops have started to reopen - PRESS HERE for more information
  • The Village Restaurant & Coffee Bar is reopening from 4 July with tables adhering to the social distancing rules

Delamere Park has cancelled all group activities/meetings in their Clubhouse

All the Music Train events during April and May

Cuddington & Sandiway and Round Tower Women's Institute have cancelled their meetings due to be held in April and May

All British Legion meetings are cancelled until further notice

Cuddington and Sandiway Community Singers who normally meet each Friday evening at Cuddington Primary

Afternoon Teas at the Village Hall normally held on the 1st Thursday of each month

St John's Toddler Group is 'closed for the foreseeable future'

Northwich Leg Club which normally meets every Thursday afternoon at The Lighthouse in Weaverham

GDPR

Cuddington Parish Council

General Data Protection Regulations May 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will take effect in the UK from 25 May 2018. It replaces the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protection regarding how their personal data is used by councils. Local councils and parish meetings must comply with its requirements, just like any other organisation.

Our practices and procedures are listed below. If you require further information please contact our Parish Clerk in the first instance.

Cuddington PC - Detailed Privacy Notice

Cuddington PC - Data Audit Schedule

Cuddington PC – List of Documents for Retention or Disposal

Cuddington PC – Retention and Disposal Policy

DanebridgePPG

Danebridge Patient Participation Group (PPG)

The local Parish is covered by a number of GP Practices based in Northwich, Weaverham and Frodsham.  The most popular, and the only one with a local Surgery (on Weaverham Road, Sandiway), is Danebridge Medical Centre. This page refers only to the Danebridge Patient Participation Group (PPG) - other GP Practices will have their own PPG groups and should be reached through their websites / offices.

The PPG, sometimes also known as the PRG (Patient Reference Group), continue to work with the Practice for the Practice. The PPG is a committee of voluntary patients who support the work of the practice – this unique partnership between patients and their practices is essential to achieving high quality and responsive care. The Danebridge committee meet monthly along with practice representatives to discuss matters arising and to discuss on-going suggested improvements within the practice. From 1 April 2015, it has been a requirement in the GP Contract for all practices to have a PPG.

The role of the PPG includes:

  • Being a critical friend to the practice;
  • Advising the practice on the patient perspective and providing insight into the responsiveness and quality of services;
  • Encouraging patients to take greater responsibility for their own and their family’s health;
  • Carrying out research into the views of those who use the practice;
  • Organising health promotion events and improving health literacy;
  • Regular communication with the patient population.

The PPG would welcome any views and/or concerns you may have, but they must be about general issues. You can address any mail to Danebridge PPG, c/o Danebridge Medical Centre (see www.danebridge.org.uk/danebridge-medical-centre) or email your comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also drop a note in at any of the three reception desks. The PPG would love to hear your views and concerns, but they must be about general issues - the PPG cannot cover personal matters. Please take up any personal issues directly with the surgery.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The PPG contains over a dozen volunteers, and a number of them live in our local Parish:
     Russell Smith (Webmaster of this website), Sheila Bowker, Les James.

Should you wish to discuss any relevant topic with one of these local PPG members, please send a message to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (listed on the “Contact Us” page) and somebody will call you.

Minutes of the PPG meetings are listed here: www.danebridge.org.uk/prg-minutes and other information here: www.danebridge.org.uk/patient-reference-group-prg.

 

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