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0002Parson Drove is a small Fenland village situated 6 miles West of Wisbech. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book and also mentioned in the diaries of John Peck and Samuel Pepys who stayed for a time at the local White Swan Inn.

There has been a Doctors Surgery in the village of Parson Drove for over 100 years. The Practice provides general medical services for 6,000 + existing patients within a geographical area of approx: 6 - 8 miles radius of the surgery.

The present surgery is situated in a purpose built premises which was opened in April 1997.

Website

This website which has been designed to present all our patients with news and information about our practice and the services that we offer. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that might be useful to you. We hope that you will find it an enhanced convenience added to first class healthcare.

Find out when we are open and how to see a member of the team and even access to repeat medication and booking appointments.

Please have a look around the site and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this website, making it a more useful, practical tool for everybody. Documents are in Adobe Acrobat [PDF] format so you will need a PDF Reader to view/dowload the document. Click this link if you require Adobe Reader.

Your Good Health

Access to a wide range of healthcare services is a key element of a good local practice. We don’t just want to see you when you’re ill we want to make sure you stay healthy too. Check out how we can cover both bases with our clinics and services.

Best Practice

Our professional team will ensure you receive the best attention at all times whether you’re attending a specialist clinic or a routine appointment. If you are new to the area registration is easy and comes with the comfort of discretion and confidentiality assured.

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Named GP for Patients

The practice is required by the Government under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a Named Accountable GP.

Individual patients will be informed of their named accountable GP at the first appropriate interaction with the practice. For convenience if you have a medical card your Accountable GP will be the named doctor you are registered with.

Patients registering over the last 2-3 years will not have received a medical card as these are no longer routinely sent when registering with a new GP. However, the practice does keep a record of your registered (accountable) GP. If you wish to be told the name of your Accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery. Your Accountable GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.

Your Accountable GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to you. They will also work with other relevant health and care professionals, who are involved in your care, to ensure that your carepackage meets your individual needs.

Please note: There is no need to telephone the practice for this information. Where a patient expresses a preference as to which GP they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.

Having an Accountable GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice.


Did Not Attend (DNA)

We know that our patients have had to wait longer recently to see a doctor. In the past we have nearly always been able to offer routine appointments on the same day or the day after-wards, but this has been more difficult recently.
The practice has a very good attendance rate for their appointments thanks to the punctuality of all of you who have made the effort to keep and attend on time.
However, there are patients who are still missing appointments which is called "Did not attend" (DNA)
i.e. the patient does not attend their appointment and does not contact the surgery in advance to cancel or change it.

On average 90 appointments per month are wasted because patients fail to attend. This is equal to 4 hours of surgeries per week.
The effect of this is:-
  • An increase in the waiting time for appointments
  • Prevents someone else who is sick to be seen sooner
  • Frustration for both staff and patients
  • A waste of resources
The practice is committed to providing appointments to meet the needs of patients but cannot replace appointments lost due to failure to attend. Please help us to help you by always cancelling an appointment you are unable to attend or no longer need so we can offer it to another patient that requires it.

Did not Attend figures for 2105

January  81   April       96
February   80              May 96
March 85 June 78






Patients Participation Group - New member applications welcome

Locally known as "The Parson Drove Patient Group"

Works to forge a link between the practice and the patients in an open two way flow of communication. Meeting regularly approximately once a month, to discuss whats happening in the NHS, local heath service issues affecting local patients, services to be commissioned, developing and running the patient surveys. Whats happening at this practice.

A member of our group is also the Patient representative on the Local Commissioning Group Board, and is keen to hear your views and experiences of services locally within the NHS.

Any patient of Parson Drove Surgery with time, enthusiasm and commitment can apply to become a member of the Parson Drove Patient Group. Application forms available at the Reception. When a position becomes available in the group new member applications will be actioned.