Parkside Medical Practice
Great general practice in our community
Welcome to Parkside Medical Practice!
We are a GP Practice (or GP Surgery if you like) in the Bulwell area of Nottingham.
We have lots of people working here including:
- 5 GPs
- 2 Advanced Nurse Practitioners
- 2 Nurses
- 2 Health Care assistances
- And lots and lots of other team members such as receptionists, administrators, secretaries and many more.
- We have recently had new additions to our team with Phyisotherapists and a Pharmacist now working with us!
About where we work:
Bulwell is a practice in the City of Nottingham out towards the Motorway and Ikea.
We look after about 8000 patients between us who have a lot of different things they need help with. We see lots of breathing problems (some of which are associated with the jobs they did in the past, such as mining), lots of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety as well as lots of people that have painful joints and backs. However, we see a bit of everything which is why General Practice is so varied.
As we have quite a lot of old people in our area, looking after them can be very complicated as they often have lots of different things that need to be investigated and treated.
We work in a big building called the Riverside Centre where there is a library, cafe, social services but also a place for District Nurses, Midwives and another GP Practice called Leen View. This means that lots of the services that people need are all in one place.
Photos of our workplace:
I will add some photos soon! But one of our GPs – Dr Andy Foster – is an excellent artist and draws a lot of our pictures for the website . Here is some of his artwork!
How we work together as a team:
There are lots of different people working at Parkside to help our patients and we all have our part to play.
We are a very friendly team and are always talking to each other, asking for advice if we need it and supporting each other. We also have a meeting every week to talk about the most complicated patients and solve the problems together!
A patient coming to the surgery will first call our receptionist who will either guide them where to go or book them with an appointment. Depending on the problem they might see a GP or ANP, a Nurse, Physio or another member of the team.
Because a lot of our patients are very complicated, a patient may need to see almost everyone in the team or people lots of different times. If we need to request scans or they need to send a specialist our secretary writes them a letter and arranges an appointment for the patient.
How we would spend the prize money:
We would spend our prize money to help engage with our patients and brighten up the waiting area with more posters, artwork and information to help them with their health.