Caereinion Medical Practice is a well run and happy place to work with a strong team ethos where everyone works together to provide the best possible care for our patients. Most of the staff and their families live within the community and the work force is very stable with a low turnover. The practice encourages all members of staff to have a healthy work life balance and encourages an open door, friendly and supportive service for all to work in.
Our list size is approaching 6000 patients and we provide the usual services that you would expect from a Medical Practice. There are 4 partners which are supported by an excellent clinical and administrative team. We have 2 Advanced Nurse Practitioners, 3 Practice Nurses, 2 Health Care Assistants and a Physician's Associate. We are lucky to be sharing our premises with our wonderful District Nursing team and Health Visitor and therefore can discuss cases and concerns face to face. We also have two Pharmacy Technicians and an inhouse independent prescribing pharmacist.
We are a training practice and teach Medical Students from Cardiff University and Gp Registrars from the Wrexham training scheme.
We are a dispensing practice with above average earnings working from a single purpose built site within the town of Llanfair Caereinion. Within the next two year we hope to move into a brand new purpose built practice at the edge of town and the architect's impression of this is on the home page.
For Acute contacts, we operate a Triage system, staffed by ANPs/PAs, who deal with the majority of on the day acute contacts and House Visits supported by the Duty GP. We have recently restructured our appointment system to facilitate a mixture of 15 minute telephone appointments, supplemented by 15 minute face to face appointments when necessary.
Every year we have a barbeque where all the staff and their family are invited. Everyone brings a plate of something and there is usually a fair spread! We also have a Christmas party every year for staff and their partners and of course there is a secret Santa. We also have celebratory meals throughout the year if there are any special occasions such as retirements, significant birthdays or saying goodbye to a registrar at then end of a placement.
Mid - morning coffee time is very valued where life events are shared usually with a slice of home made cake that staff and sometimes patients have brought in.
Here are Cody, Lou and Eluned - half of our wonderful nursing team. Eluned has a wealth of knowledge enhanced by her background in District Nursing. Cody and Lou are our HCA's. They have worked hard to develop their role through education and hands on experience and consequently are able to provide a very varied and broad range of service.
We dispense to 90% of our patients. Here are two of our hard working dispensers - Rachel and Karen with Jody our Physician's Associate. Jody came to the practice for 12 months as part of her training and since she enjoyed it so much, she decided to stay!
We are privileged to have hard working and loyal staff. Here are Karen and Eleri from the administration team - both have been with us for over 20 years. They are geniuses at navigating the administrative maze within the NHS.