Welcome to the Kingstone Surgery practice website. We hope you enjoy looking around. We are a rural general practice situated just south west of Hereford, near the Welsh border, looking after approximately 4250 patients with two partners, two assistants and thirteen attached staff. Please use the links at the top and side to navigate around the site. Comments would be welcomed.
We are based in a purpose built surgery that was opened in 2002 and subsequently was given a Civic Trust award. The building houses four consulting rooms, a spacious waiting room, treatment room, dispensary, and administrative facilities. Designed by the Smith Roberts Partnership, its light, airy and innovative design is enjoyed by patients and staff.
The practice aims to provide personal traditional family medicine of the highest standard, whilst endeavouring to cope with the changes and demands of the new NHS. We are fortunate in having a superb team to work with, and were awarded Investor in People status in 2005, which was renewed in 2008 and 2011.
Dr Wool has rejoined us in Decemeber following her maternity leave, although she is moving to another practice in March.
Surgery newsletter - Winter 2013- click here to download
Care.data - do you want your confidential data shared and sold?
The government are planning to automatically extract confidential data from your records which could be shared widely and sold. You should have had a leaflet from the NHS through your door explaining why this is thought to be beneficial. This is a very controversial area and an alternative view can be found at http://brief.care-data.info/ . If you do not wish to have your data shared in this way please phone us and let us know. We are happy for you to tell us in person but there is also a form giving more information here that you can print out and send us.
Kingstone Surgery Patient Participation Group
We are looking for 6 patients to join our new Patient Participation Group to be launched in 2014. We are looking for a mix of patients who are representative of our patient population.
The purpose of the Patient Participation Group (PPG) is to give our patients a “voice” in how the range and quality of services provided by Kingstone Surgery, are delivered.
The PPG will work with the Partners and Managers of Kingstone Surgery to ensure that patient views are understood, and where possible directly influence any changes to the services provided by the Surgery. The services offered by the Surgery are subject to strict control and funding by the NHS, so there are constraints on what the Group will be able to influence. We anticipate the Group will meet twice a year, probably an evening meeting.
If you are interested in joining the group please contact Clive Rowan - at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01981 250215.
SCREENING FOR CANCER
You may know that we are now becoming more aware of some of the problems associated with looking for cancers such as breast and prostate in those who have no symptoms. There is now a new section on the website where you can find out more information.