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Wuhan Novel Coronaviris (WN-CoV)

Do you have flu symptoms, a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath?

In the 14 days before your symptoms started, did you travel to or from WUHAN, HUBEU PROVINCE, CHINA. Or Have you had contact with a confirmed case of the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (living in the same household/direct contact with the case or their body fluids/been within 2 meters of the case)

If the answer to these questions is yes,

Please DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY. PLEASE RING US ON 01202 897200 and ask to speak to your Doctor.

On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organisation was informed of a cluster of patients with pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan City, China. A novel virus has been identified as the cause. As of 22 January 2020 there had been 440 cases officially reported from mainland China, most in Wuhan City and 6 cases outside of China. These cases outside of China were diagnosed in travellers from Wuhan City.

If the infection is seen within the UK, it is most likely to occur in travellers that have recently returned from Wuhan City.

The latest guidance from Public Health England asks us to close any facilities that may have been used by patients who might be infected until further notice. Please help us keep the surgery open by ensuring that you do not attend if you have been in contact with someone with this virus or have travelled to or from Wuhan in China and have any respiratory illness symptoms, such as cough, sore throat, cold, flu symptoms or shortness of breath.

This is an evolving situation and information will be updated regularly.

Thank you 23 January

At Penny’s Hill Practice, we have a coach and link worker as part of our team. Clinical healthcare professionals like doctors and nurses can be really important to help us manage the medical aspects of our health, and self-management coaches and link workers can help us manage the emotional and practical impact in our day to day life. Health Coach

As of December you will be able to book 'Telephone Appointments' via the Online system. Please be aware that the call will be at ANY TIME of the day, and not at the time stated when booking.

We have been informed by Rowlands Ferndown that repeat prescription request will take 5 working days to turn around..

FLU Vaccination Clinic's 2019 Book your appointment at the front desk..

Under 65's

At 'Risk' patients under 65yr who have a medical condition i.e COPD, Diabetes, Immunosuppression, Stroke.(for more information please see Patient Advice opposite)

Over 65's To be eligible:-  65yr as at 31st March 2020.

Friends and Family Test

The Friends and Family test (FFT) is an important opportunity for you to provide feedback on the care and treatment you receive and to improve services. Please click the Friend & Family test on the menu to complete this survey.

Doctors

The Practice has five Partners consisting of the partnership of Drs Sastry, Richards, Hamp, Popova, McGinley and Speakman.  The Practice is situated on the south side of Ferndown Medical Centre at the end of St Mary's Road.  The five partners combine a traditionalist view of medicine with modern progressive ideas.

To view your doctor's surgery hours, qualifications, areas of expertise and other interesting information please see below. All the Doctors attend frequent updating meetings and are appraised each year. This process will be part of a 5 year re-validation program.The practice has been a training practice since 1979.

Dr Ravi Sastry (m)

MBBS MRCS MRCGP (University of Mysore, India 1999)DSCN1541-001

Qualified at University of Mysore, India in 1999.  Trained locally in Poole and completed surgical training and attained MRCS from Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2005. He is a self motivated, caring doctor who is easy to approach and has a good sense of humour!  He is a family man with young children. His interests outside the practice are Formula One Racing, Cricket, Badminton and Golf.

Dr Emma R Richards (f)

B Med Sci BM BS MRCP MRCGP DGM DRCOG DFSRH (Nottingham 1991)DSCN1522

Qualified at Nottingham in 1991.  Trained in General Medicine & Geriatrics in Nottingham and Derby before moving to London to complete her General Practice training. 

I was a Partner at an inner city Practice near Tower Bridge before moving to Dorset when my husband was appointed as a consultant.  I have worked as a locum in several practices in the Poole area before joining Pennys Hill Practice.  I have three children and two dogs and enjoy gardening, drawing and metalworking.

Dr Geoff Hamp (m)

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MB Chir (Cantab) MA BSc (Hons)


Qualified at University of Cambridge in 2002 and then completed his hospital training in several regions throughout the country.  He completed his General Practice training at Penny's Hill Practice and since then has worked in Dorset and Hampshire as a locum GP as well as in Dorset working for the Out of Hours GP Service provided by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust.  His main interest outside medicine is landscape photography.

Dr Anna Popova (f)

MD MRCGP FF SRH MCEM PartA

Dr Popova 2015

Dr Popova is an experienced GP who has relocated from Suffolk where she was a Partner in a busy practice. She has now settled in Dorset with her husband and three children.

Dr Sam McGinley (m)


BMBS BSc MRCGP


Having spent a year as a registrar here, I am delighted to have joined Penny’s Hill Practice permanently from August 2016.


I trained in Devon (primarily Exeter and Torquay), and have now lived in Dorset for the last three years. I am married and my first baby daughter arrived this April.


I enjoy all aspects of General Practice, but have particular interests in palliative and elderly care.


Outside of work I enjoy baking cakes, cycling and walking.


I look forward to the next stage of my career here in Ferndown.



 

Dr Helen Speakman (f)

MBBS MRCGP, DRCOG

I qualified in London in 1989 and completed my GP training in Bedfordshire. I then worked in Swaziland for 6 years before returning to Dorset. Over the last 15 years I have work in 2 practices in the area before joining Penny’s Hill as a partner. I like all General Practice but have particular experience in Women’s Health, Diabetes and Elderly care

 

I’m married with 2 grown up children. In my spare time I love cycling and walking our dog. 

 
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