Whitestone Surgery

02476 641911 82 Bulkington Lane , Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 4SB
http://whitestonesurgery.org

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 7 ratings for this GP surgery

News:

  • Whitestone PPG Win ‘PPG of the Year’
  • Whitestone Surgery raises money – and smiles – at open day
  • Electronic Prescribing Service

Overview

Charitable Giving

The surgery's motto 'the patient first and always' reflects the practice staff's commitment to improve the health and well-being of the patients. Recently, the National Association for Patient Participation voted Whitestone the 'PPG of the Year'.You can learn a great deal about http://whitestonesurgery.org/ online but we would love you to come in and visit.  


ANNUAL HEALTH MOT: If you have a chronic illness (eg Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Thyroid, Kidney or High Blood Pressure), please book in to see Nurse Beattie in the month of your birth. Remember to book your blood test one month before the MOT. Avoid busy phone lines and click here: http://whitestonesurgery.org/patients/do-it-online to book your next appointment, request repeat prescriptions or update your personal details.

 

IMPROVING YOUR ACCESS TO TRUSTED HEALTH INFORMATION: We have teamed up with NHS Choices to bring you the most up-to-date information of common medical conditions that you can learn to manage.

  • Click here for advice on early management of those conditions
  • Click here and enter your postcode to find your local pharmacy

 

HAPPY HEALTHY AND INVOLVED: Whitestone Surgery, the charity Guideposts, and Warwickshire County Council are working on a project aimed at harnessing community participation in health and wellbeing. It also seeks to provide opportunities to celebrate the unique talents of every resident.The first step is to undertake a survey. This will help understand any concerns around health and wellbeing and improve access to services in this area. Please take part in this survey, so that you can influence the development of local services.

  • Click here to complete the survey (approx. 5 minutes)
  • Click here for more information on the project outcomes

Click here: to look at the Directory of Services to see which of these featured programmes may be of interest to you. 

Feel free to pass this information onto a local resident who you think may benefit from these initiatives. 

Opening times

Reception times

Monday 08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 18:30
Thursday 08:30 - 12:30
Friday 08:30 - 18:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Surgery times

Monday 09:00 - 11:3016:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 11:3016:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 11:3016:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 11:30
Friday 09:00 - 11:3016:00 - 18:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Last verified on 25/01/2018

Doctors

  • Dr Albert Benjamin
  • Dr Sacha Simon

To read more about us and to find other staff members please view our staff page.

GPs at this practice

2 male and 0 female GPs

Online facilities

  • Online appointment booking is available Online appointment booking
  • Order or view repeat prescriptions online is available Order or view repeat prescriptions online

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Data source: NHS Digital

Latest news

Whitestone PPG Win ‘PPG of the Year’

PPG of the year

Volunteers from Whitestone Surgery are celebrating after winning a prestigious national prize. Whitestone Surgery’s Patient Participation Group (WS-PPG) were handed the Corkill Award at the annual conference of the National Association of Patient Participation (N.A.P.P), in honour of its ongoing outstanding work within the local community.

Open to practices from the across the UK, the Corkill Award promotes the importance of patient participation within the field of primary care. Recipients of the award receive a £500 cash prize and a framed plaque for display within the winning surgery.

The judging panel, which included N.A.P.Ps chairman, chief executive and a member of the trustee board, were impressed with Whitestone Surgery’s ‘dynamic and inclusive’ practices. The Nuneaton surgery won particular praise for a series of initiatives to encourage involvement from all sections of the local community within the care-cycle.

These include a highly-successful six-week IT access course, promoting the importance of computer literacy, and the Carers’ Café, which provides support and advice for carers of all ages in the Whitestone area.

Diane Kent, chairperson for the Whitestone Surgery PPG, said:

“To be recognised by N.A.P.P at a nationwide level is a fantastic testament to the continued hard work and dedication of the Whitestone PPG. The Corkill Award is something all patient participation groups aspire to, so it’s a real honour to receive it.We’re already seeing some fantastic results with our initiatives, and are looking forward to rolling them out further. The surgery has come a long way since the patient participation group was initially formed in 2014 and we continue to strive to be a beacon of best practice for similar organisations going forwards.”

http://whitestonesurgery.org/news/whitestone-ppg-win-ppg-of-the-year-2016

Last updated on 21 December 2017.

Whitestone Surgery raises money – and smiles – at open day

Open Day

Nuneaton’s Whitestone Surgery raised more than £600 in vital funds for The Silver Line at its annual open day on Saturday, June 10. The event, which took place at the town’s United Reformed Church, was hosted by the Surgery’s award-winning patient participation group (WS-PPG) and was centred on the themes of community engagement and combating loneliness.

Alongside an array of family-friendly activities, the open day served as the official launch for the Surgery’s ‘Happy, Healthy & Involved’ project – an initiative researching and tackling loneliness and isolation, especially among the elderly.

Music on the day was provided by Anker Radio, the official station of George Eliot Hospital, while visitors who bought tickets to the raffle had chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Spain.

Serving as a cornerstone of the Surgery’s project, the event is just one of a number of initiatives spearheaded by WS-PPG. Over the course of this year, Whitestone Surgery is launching a range of innovative health and well-being services to provide frontline help and support for older people.

Speaking of the events success, Diane Kent, chair of WS-PPG, said:

Community disengagement is a growing issue across the country, in part due to the UK’s aging population, so events like this are crucial for raising awareness.I’d like to thank everyone involved with this year’s open day for all of their hard work and support. We’re looking forward to rolling out the Happy, Healthy and Involved project further as the year progresses, and hopefully use our findings to make a real difference not just in the Nuneaton area, but nationwide.

Since last year’s ‘Digital Future of Healthcare’ open day, WS-PPG has launched a number of pioneering initiatives. These include an industry-leading digital inclusion scheme for the elderly and the Carer’s Café, a drop-in centre providing advice and guidance for Nuneaton’s community of care-givers.

Click here to download our Happy, Healthy & Involved booklet – a guide for Whitestone residents, produced in partnership with Warwickshire County Council and HERE, a support service for carers and those living with long-term health conditions.

http://whitestonesurgery.org/news/open-day-2017

Last updated on 21 December 2017.

Electronic Prescribing Service

Silver Sufers

Electronic Prescription Service

 This practice offers the Electronic Prescription Service, so if you nominate a pharmacy, your GP will send all future prescriptions electronically to your preferred pharmacy.

If you would like to take advantage of this service, you should ask your preferred pharmacy to set your nomination. You don’t need a computer to do this.

 

This will not affect the way that you order / request prescriptions.

Benefits for you

  • If you get a repeat prescription, you will not have to go to your GP practice each time to pick up your paper prescription. Instead your GP will send it automatically to the place you choose, with less chance of it getting lost.
  • Nearly all pharmacies will be connected to the service, so you will be able to get your medicines from any pharmacy you choose – whether it’s near home, work or the shops.
  • You may not have to wait as long for your prescription items, as often there will be time to get your repeat prescription items ready before you arrive. If any of the medicines on your prescription are out of stock when the pharmacist receives your prescription, they can be ordered in ready for you.

If you need help, why not contact our Computer Group:  http://whitestonesurgery.org/ppg/silver-surfers

Last updated on 21 December 2017.

Digital Future of Healthcare Open Day Raises Funds for Guideposts

Digital Future

Whitestone Surgery’s Patient Participation Group (WS-PPG) welcomed more than 100 visitors to its Digital Future of Healthcare Open Day on Saturday, 04 June.

The event, which took place at Nuneaton’s United Reformed Church, showcased the importance of ‘connected caregiving’ and digital inclusion and raised £450 for Guideposts, a charity dedicated to connecting people and their carers with opportunities.

Volunteers from the WS-PPG put on a series of activities and attractions throughout the day, ranging from a cake stall and a bric-a-brac sale to a demonstration of the group’s ‘silver surfers’ IT access course. Visitors to the open day could also enter a prize draw for the chance to win a trip to Spain.

The event followed a high-profile award for best Patient Participation Group of the year from the National Association of Patient Participation (NAPP). WS-PPG was handed the prestigious Corkill Award in honour of its ongoing outstanding work for addressing the important issue of digital inclusion of all patients receiving healthcare. ”Recent schemes developed by the group include a ‘carers’ café’, which provides advice and support for carers in the Whitestone area, and BOB the branching out bus, an innovative mobile outreach project which takes financial and employment advice to North Warwickshire’s rural communities.

Marcus Jones MP, who spoke at Saturday’s open day, praised the group for its commitment to delivering outstanding results for the local area and highlighted the significance of a Nuneaton surgery winning a lauded, nationwide award.

Diane Kent, chairperson of the WS-PPG, commented:

“We were absolutely delighted to see so many people turn out to support Whitestone Surgery on Saturday. The event was a tremendous success and demonstrated some of the great work being carried out by the team for the local community.It was great to showcase some of the initiatives we’ve launched since the group was formed in 2014 – and we hope it inspired some of those in attendance to get involved!”

http://whitestonesurgery.org/news/open-day-raises-450-for-guideposts

Last updated on 20 December 2017.

Whitestone Launches Groundbreakers Allotment Club

Allotment

Open to everyone – members of the surgery or not, old or young, experienced or complete beginners. Meet at the allotment and we will be planting some strawberries and salad veg and having fun along the way – it’s part of the Whitestone Patient Participation Group and Warwickshire County Council’s Happy, Healthy and Involved drive http://happyhealthyandinvolved.org. Any donations of plants will be welcome too.

Greenmoor Road Allotments
Saturday 16th September
2pm-3.30pm

For mor information please contact: 07445493844
whitestonejobclub@gmail.com

http://whitestonesurgery.org/ppg/groundbreakers-allotment-club

Last updated on 20 December 2017.

Carers’ Café Cream Tea and Cake Party

Cream tea

On 17th August, Carers’ Café was invited to go for a cream tea at the house of one of the lovely carers that attend our café. She and her daughter were very pleased at the care she is receiving and wanted to share their appreciation.

t was a very relaxed afternoon and after our cream tea we all went into the marquee. Mike Slemensek from Warwickshire County Council attended to sing and play his guitar. ‘Easy listening’ was the order of the day. Everyone enjoyed the ‘Perfect Afternoon’. A singalong was enjoyed by all. The cream tea food was amazing – we all had seconds!

Dotty organised who was attending and for a bouquet of flowers to be presented to the hosts by way of a thank you. A box of chocolates was also given. Thirteen people attended this lovely event, friends were made – promises to keep in touch with each other were also made.

http://whitestonesurgery.org/news/carers-cafe-cream-tea-and-cake-party

Last updated on 20 December 2017.

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