Medical Staffing Changes
At the end of June 2010, Dr Campbell retired from his role as Senior Partner. All at the surgery were very pleased that Dr Campbell decided to return to work for 2 days per week (including some of his patients who had waited 3 months!). Unfortunately, Dr Campbell enjoyed semi retirement so much that he decided to retire from general practice and finished completely at the end of April 2011.
Dr Das who was formerly a trainee at this practice, has now returned to work for us on a full time basis. Dr Das has a special interest in Ophthalmology which will add to the wide ramge of skills and expertise already available in the Practice.
At the beginning of February, Dr Stefan Lachowicz will move on to continue his GP training and we wish him success in his future career. Although he has only been with us for 6 months, Dr Lachowicz will be greatly missed by colleagues and patients.
CAXTON DISPENSARY CLOSURE
Most of you will now be aware that we no longer have a dispensary in the practice. This means that everybody now has the choice of getting their medication from here, not just the people who live out of town. You will be able to order you prescription from our staff here in exactly the same way but may choose to collect your medication from the new Pharmacy in the surgery building or any of the other pharmacies. We have not made any staff redundant and some of the former dispensary now work in the new Pharmacy http://www.caxtonpharmacy.co.uk/.
Lunt’s pharmacy in Oswestry will be moving from their premises in Willow Street into this surgery and the new business will be called PHARMACY@CAXTON.
Please be reassured that we have done this to improve services, not only for our patients but to all of the people of Oswestry who will be able to use the new Pharmacy.
Just to answer a few questions which may be causing confusion:
· The Station Pharmacy on the other side of Oswald Road is completely separate and has no connection with this surgery.
· We are not moving into the new medical centre.
· We can offer a home delivery service for patients who can’t get in to collect repeat medication.
· Patients will continue to have the choice of obtaining their medication from any community pharmacy.
Please speak to a member of staff if you have any concerns about the changes.