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Healthcare in Norwich has been recognised at a national level with the vulnerable adult (VAS) and inclusion service having been shortlisted at the prestigious GP Awards. Read more
Walk-in Centre to stay open
Following a meeting with Norfolk and Waveney ICB this morning (5th May 2023) we are delighted to inform you that following the Public Consultation it has been agreed to keep the Walk-in Centre open with services to continue as usual. You can read more about this decision here.
Trinity and Bowthorpe Medical Practice win RCGP Award
Trinity & Bowthorpe Medical Practice in Norwich was nominated
and won the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) East Anglia
Faculty’s Practice Team Award this year – this only goes to one practice in our
region each year. Read more
Shadow Health Secretary visits Norwich GP Practice
On Thursday 10 November Wes
Streeting, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care accompanied by
Alice Macdonald (Campaigning to be Labour Councillor for North Norwich) visited
Lionwood Medical Practice in Norwich. Read more
Norwich health services nominated for national awards
Healthcare in Norwich has been recognised at a national level with the city gaining five nominations at the prestigious General Practice Awards, including the Norwich Primary Care Network (PCN) and one of its member practices. Read more
OneNorwich Practices is proud to reveal that two of its programmes have been shortlisted for awards at this year’s HSJ Awards, recognising outstanding contribution to healthcare and earning the opportunity to showcase their achievements on a national platform. Read more
Have a happy healthy holiday in Norfolk and Waveney this summer
The NHS in Norfolk and Waveney has launched an eye-catching
new summer campaign, “Happy Healthy Holidays”. The campaign urges both
residents and holiday-makers to choose the right health service for illnesses
and injuries this summer.
Dr Serge Engamba, a GP with OneNorwich Practices, Norfolk, has been announced as winner of this year's Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) First5® Award, run jointly with the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN). Read more
Lionwood Practice recognised for COVID-19 contribution
A Norwich GP Practice was formally recognised on 18th May 2022
for its outstanding contribution to the COVID-19 vaccination programme when
Group Captain Stewart Blackburn MBE, DL RAF Ret’d ,made a presentation on
behalf of the HM Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk, Lady Dannatt MBE. Read more
Norwich patients invited to give their views on primary care
Patients in Norwich are being invited
to give their views in a survey being launched today by OneNorwich
Practices who support the 22 practices in Norwich. Read more
OneNorwich Practices play their part in groundbreaking Covid study
Local GPs and healthcare professionals have begun enrolling participants across the east of England to a first-of-its-kind clinical trial called PANORAMIC investigating the effectiveness of new oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19 - which can be safely taken at home. Read more
Over 50 people attended the 2021 AGM at Carrow Road, the keynote speaker was the Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt (pictured) chair of the recently formed ICS. A new board was appointed. Visit the ICS website.
Asthma clinics launched in Norwich Schools
As winter approaches many people including children find that their asthma symptoms get worse. This is due to a number of reasons including the cold weather, colds, flu, chest infections, damp and mould, dust mites, central heating, open fires, wood burning stoves and now Covid-19 (Source www.asthma.org.uk). To tackle this, OneNorwich Practices who support 21 GP Practices across Norwich have recruited a paediatric asthma nurse whose focus will be to run a series of asthma clinics across schools in Norwich. Read more
OneNorwich Practices AGM
We'd like to invite you to attend our forthcoming Annual General Meeting. It takes place on Wednesday 24 November at the Norwich City Football Ground.
Old Catton Medical Practice got
the flu vaccination season off to a flying start on Friday by vaccinating over
Christina Easter, Assistant
Practice Manager said “It’s been a really positive afternoon, not only have we
given over 500 flu vaccines, we have also given pneumonia vaccines, done blood
pressure readings, booked patients for their chronic disease checks, booked
overdue smear tests and given patients information on how to access their
overdue breast and bowel screening.”
Norwich GP reception staff nominated for national award
Reception staff (pictured) at Norwich’s St Stephens Gate medical practice have been nominated for a national award. The team are in line for a nationwide award at the prestigious General Practice Awards as reception team of the year.
The General Practice Awards are
held every year and recognise the achievements of GPs and their teams who have
gone above and beyond.
This year, in one of the most
challenging years imaginable for GPs, Dr Jeanine Smirl from St Stephen’s Gate
Medical Practice in Norwich has been nominated for the prestigious ‘GP of the
Year’ award. Read more
Norwich pharmacy team shortlisted at the General Practice Awards
In June, amongst the bustling Covid-19 vaccine clinics Tracey Bullard the
head of transformation at OneNorwich Practices was so in awe of the work
she'd seen the pharmacy team doing she decided to nominate them for an award at
the General Practice Awards which have been running since 2008.
Following Tracey’s nomination, the team has
been shortlisted for the ‘Extended Practice Team Member of the Year Award’. Read more
We run at one hundred percent every day”: Norwich practice manager explains new ways of working and impact of COVID-19
Medical practices are offering more appointments than ever before and the way patients contact their surgery is also changing. Although the pandemic has meant some changes, there are reasons why things will never be the same.
Practice Manager James Foster from St Stephens Gate Medical Practice and Director of OneNorwich, explains what this means for patients. Read more
PRINCIPAL is a clinical study from the University of Oxford to find COVID-19 treatments to aid recovery at home and reduce the need for positive COVID-19 patients to attend hospital. OneNorwich is encouraging patients to put themselves forward.
Norwich Practices offer 3400 more appointments this winter
GP practices were open between Christmas and New Year 2017, with more on-the-day appointments made available. There was also extra capacity in the 111 and out of hours services and at the walk-in centre in Norwich.