The ‘What matters to you?’ day is now an international event aimed at encouraging and supporting more meaningful conversations between people who provide health and social care and the people, families and carers who receive health and social care.
Nurse Practitioner Dawn Sargent, based at Dr Marasco’s Surgery in West Road, Shoeburyness, will be running her 150th parkrun as part of the Royal College of General Practitioners campaign to get 1,000 GPs and practice staff participating in a local parkrun. This will take place on Saturday, 1 June, at 9am in Gunners Park in Shoeburyness and anyone is welcome to attend. Pall Mall surgery in Leigh has also signed up along with Audley Mills practice in Rayleigh, Rushbottom Lane practice in Benfleet, and Central Surgery, Southchurch.
Recent figures show local residents are accessing more evening and weekend appointments with a GP, nurse or healthcare assistant at more convenient times when they call their local practice. The extended access appointments have proved extremely popular.