Dementia Awareness Week
Sussex Police are promoting the Herbert Protocol. This is a national scheme which is adopted by a number of police forces across the UK to encourage carers or next of kin to compile and keep useful information, which could aid the police in the search for a vulnerable missing person. The Herbert Protocol form can be filled in by a family member, carer or close friend of those affected by dementia and asks for vital information about the vulnerable person. Questions include: previous addresses, medical history, regular routines, favourite places, physical health and current medical conditions.
Below is the link for further information and the form.
New Physician Associate at Courtyard Surgery
We are delighted to be welcoming a new healthcare professional to our primary care (GP) team.
Shannon Rosine is a US trained Physician Associate (PA) with considerable clinical experience, working in both emergency departments and a health centre linked with a correctional facility. Shannon is also a Teaching Fellow in Physician Associate Studies at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, training PAs for the future.
Physician Associates (PAs) are medically trained, generalist healthcare professionals, who work alongside doctors and provide medical care as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. PAs are dependent practitioners working with a dedicated medical supervisor, but are able to work autonomously with appropriate support.
Shannon will work alongside the GPs, practice nurses and HCAs to help with delivering healthcare to our population, under GP supervision and guidance at all times.
We are also a training practice for PA students from the PA course at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.
Clare King Lead Practice Nurse completes skydive and raises £3000.00!
Clare successfully completed her skydive on 9th September 2017 and raised £2840.30 the partners at Courtyard Surgery donated £159.70 to make her total £3000.00 !
Clare would like to thank all the patients and staff for their generous donations.
Riverside will be moving premises by the end of 2017. Please click here for further information.
Courtyard Surgery currently has a Physician Associate student on placement at the surgery please see attached leaflet for further information.
Alcohol Wellbeing Programme (for one-to-one and face-to-face interventions) is no longer available due to a reduction in their grant allocation.
· From 01 February 2017, Horsham District Council will no longer be providing the Stop Smoking service from Courtyard Surgery. Patients requiring this service can be seen at their local participating pharmacy.