Letter to Patients 20/11/18

Dear Patient,

Some of you may have noticed through correspondence that we have sent to you that we are now calling ourselves Aspiro Healthcare which is Latin for Aspire.   Our official name before this was Dr Khalid & Partners.

As an organisation we are continuing to expand and now have practices in Derbyshire and Bedfordshire as well as in Corby.  At our Corby site we have a dedicated surgical suite where we are able to offer services such as minor surgery, vasectomy and treat men with urinary symptoms. All of these services require a referral from your GP.

In total we look after 52,000 patients across 8 different practice sites.  By being part of a larger organisation we have been able to develop teams of people to manage functions such as finance, people management and clerical work which is making us more efficient.

Patients tell us that they enjoy the ‘family feel’ of our practice.   GPs and other clinical staff often come to work for us because they also enjoy working in a family orientated environment and therefore we have not been affected by the national shortage of GPs.  We are committed to maintaining this as it is as important to us as it is to you.

We will shortly be launching a new patient website and installing screens in our waiting area so that you can access it from within the practice.  Our website has a number of functions which includes for example the ability to submit a request for a sick note, undertake an asthma review or access information on services that are available locally.   We aim to respond to all queries via our website within 2 working days.

Also within our waiting room at our Wollaston Surgery is a machine which measures your height, weight and blood pressure, you can use this by asking for a token from our reception team.  You don’t have to have an appointment to use the machine.   We are currently encouraging all over 40s to check their blood pressure on an annual basis to screen for Hypertension which is also known as high blood pressure.

As we draw closer to the end of 2018, we would like to welcome all of our new patients that have joined us throughout the year.

The Wollaston and Bozeat Surgeries Team