Staffing Changes

There will be some staffing changes at the practice in the next few months.
Dr Adjetey will be leaving us by the end of February, and after 19 years with the practice we are saying a fond farewell to Dr Bateman in March.
Both will be greatly missed by our staff team here at CMC and we wish them both the best of luck for the future.

Dr Maria Osuji will join the team on 1st March and will replace Dr Adjetey; patients will be automatically transferred to her patient list.

Until a new GP is recruited to replace Dr Bateman, his patients will be reallocated to another GP list on a temporary basis. Please do not call the practice with requests to change GP, this will be done automatically when a replacement is found.

The workforce in primary care is changing, with many other roles joining the team of GP’s. At Colne Medical Centre we have a paramedic, clinical pharmacist, and physiotherapist with us and have recently welcomed another Nurse Practitioner to our team.

Demand for appointments continues to be very high. If you have a minor illness please consider looking at the practice website for advice on self-help or consulting the local pharmacy.

Appointments are available to book up to one week in advance for the GP and nurse practitioner and up to 4 weeks in advance with the nursing team, same day access appointments open at 08:30, Mon-Friday. The GP will ask you to come into practice if a face to face consultation is required.

All appointments are available to book online, via the NHS App or by calling the practice from 08:30.

Late evening and weekend appointments are available via our extended access service, please ask reception for details.

Please remember that masks must be worn when you attend the practice.

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