Urine Specimen Pots
As of the 1st June 2017, we are no longer providing urine sample pots. If you need to provide a specimen and are seeing a clinician you will be provided with a disposable specimen pot. However, if you require a specimen pot for anything else, you will need to purchase a specimen pot from your local pharmacy or provide the specimen in a sterile container.
The Luton and Dunstable Hospital have recently changed their guidance regarding urine sample pots. They will only accept boric acid (red top) for specimens being sent to the hospital lab for processing however, if a sample is provided in the white top sample bottles, it will be rejected by the lab. However, if the clinician urine dip's the sample, this can only be done in a white topped bottle which isn't provided by the hospital anymore. We cannot urine dip a sample in a boric acid (red top) sample bottle as it will provide us with a false reading.
If you are a diabetic patient, you will still be provided with the monovette urine sample kits for your annual review.
CQC Inspection - Rating Given
The Care Quality Commission inspected our surgery on the 16th February 2016. Overall we were given a 'Good' rating and achieved an 'Outstanding' rating for caring for vulnerable patients. The full report can be viewed by clicking here.
Colour Dash 2016 for Keech Hospice
From left to right - Healthcare Assistant - Helen Joynson
Reception Manager - Kyle de Ronde
Kim Carberry - Pharmacy Technician
Tracey Nyilas - Practice Manager
Claire Hamill - Assistant Practice Manager
Claire Smith - Medical Secretary
Prestigious award for our Practice Manager
Our Practice Manager Tracey Nyilas has been awarded the Royal College of General Practitioners Practice Manager of the Year 2015.
Our quarterly newsletter is now available, Click here
Employee of the Quarter - February 2016
Helen Joynson and Maria Simpson named Star Employee of the Quarter
DNA's - Appointments that were not attended
In January 2017, we had 324 appointments that were marked as 'Did not attend'.
These appointments could have been offered to someone who needed to be seen. If you cannot make an appointment, please call us on 01582 601116 to cancel or sign in to your account on SystmOnline to cancel your appointment on-line.
Extended Hours Appointments
We offer appointments from 18:30pm for patient's who struggle to attend appointments during a working day.
When booking your appointment, please state you would like an extended hours appointment.
Are you aged between 70 and 72 or between 78 or 79? If so, please ring the surgery to book your shingles vaccination.
See the link at the bottom of this page for more information about the flu vaccination.
Patient Participation Group - PPG
Our patient group are meeting on: 1st March 2017 at 2:00pm the surgery.
For more information, please see the Patient Group tab under 'Have your say' at the top of this page.