Ilkley Moor Medical Practice
We are a caring and committed team whose aim is to improve the health of our community by delivering high quality patient care, whilst maintaining a fulfilling working environment for all
At Ilkley Moor Medical Practice the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups
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Dr Robin Poulier passed away at home on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 surrounded by his family. He had fought a long and brave battle against a fibrosing lung illness.
Robin was born in Sri Lanka and educated at St Edwards School, Oxford before training in medicine at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where he met Jan, his wife-to-be. He did his pre-registration medical jobs in Newcastle before spending 3 years on the Northumbria GP Vocational Training Scheme, following which he took up a position in general practice in Hatton-le-Hole, Tyne and Wear.
In 1988 Jan and Robin moved to Ilkley where he worked as a single-handed GP for 10 years. In 2002 he was one of the founder members of the Ilkley Moor Medical Practice and a major influence and driving force in developing a more modern approach to primary care. His attention to detail and understanding of systems and finance, coupled with his hugely caring and empathetic personality contributed significantly to the philosophy of the practice. It is no coincidence that six of the GP Registrars who came under his tutelage currently work at the practice (now known as I G Medical) and will continue to take his legacy forward.
Robin was also very involved with training new doctors, appraising existing doctors and assessing the quality of other practices in the area. These roles included positions as a GP Trainer and Educational Supervisor on the Airedale Vocational Training Scheme; Recruitment Assessor for the Yorkshire Deanery Vocational Training Scheme; GP Appraiser and the local GP Appraisal Lead; Quality Outcomes Assessor.
As if his life was not busy enough he also found time to gain a Diploma in Palliative Medicine and became a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Robin was a great sports fan who loved his trips to Headingley and Lords; he and his family enjoyed holidays abroad; he was passionate about good food and always enjoyed the odd pint or a glass of good wine.
It is to the detriment of his patients and his colleagues at Ilkley Moor Medical Practice that he was forced to retire through ill-health in 2013. He fought his illness with courage and dignity, managing a few more trips to the cricket and even venturing on to the golf course, a sport he had not played before.
His untimely death at the age of 59 will sadden many patients, colleagues and friends and will be a cruel loss for Jan and their two children, Matthew and Stephanie.
PULMONARY REHAB SERVICE
A programme of exercise and education for people with breathing problems
This will be available for Ilkley patients from 1 October at Keighley Leisure Centre
Book now for dates from 16 September onwards. Saturday mornings available, including two drop-in clinics on Oct 1 and 15. Book online if you are over 65
You are eligible if over 65 years old, or suffer with a long-term condition - ring to check your eligibility if in doubt, or if you have not received a reminder text or email
CHANGES TO HEALTH
FROM SEPTEMBER 1ST2016
ADDINGHAM MEDICAL CENTRE
THIS CLINIC WILL NOW BE HELD ON THE FIRST TUESDAY ONLY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2.00-3.30pm
ILKLEY MEDICAL CENTRE
THERE WILL NO LONGER BE A THURSDAY MORNING CLINIC FOR YOUNG BABIES
WELL BABY CLINIC WILL CONTINUE TO RUN EVERY WEDNESDAY BUT AT THE NEW TIME OF 2.00-3.00pm
THERE WILL NO LONGER BE A MONTHLY LATE WELL BABY CLINIC
BREASTFEEDING DROP-IN WILL BE HELD EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 3.00-4.00PM
(PARISH ROOMS, STATION ROAD)
WILL CONTINUE TO BE HELD EVERY TUESDAY FROM
Making health and social care information accessible
The Accessible Information Standard will come into force from 31 July 2016 across health and social care in England.
Our aim is to make sure disabled people have access to information that they can understand and any communication support they might need.
You can find out more by reading this guide in easy words and pictures.
You can also watch a video in British Sign Language (BSL) or listen to an audio recording.
We are currently working towards the standard. The first thing we need to do is to identify those people with information and communication needs.
Please help us to do this.
Let us know if you have a disability, impairment or sensory loss, and the kind of information and communication support that you need.
We will record this on your medical records. This will help us to be prepared the next time you use our services.
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Read about common factors which make a person more at risk
Gold standard end of life care in Ilkley earns national award
The practice is proud to announce the winning of the Quality Hallmark Award by the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) - national recognition for huge improvements made to end of life care by the practice team
Who can have the shingles vaccination?
2016 - 2017
Patients with a date of birth on or after 2 September 1945 will be eligible from September 2016 onwards
Catch-up (2016- 2017)
Patients aged 77 years old on 1st September 2016 who have not previously had a dose of shingles vaccine. That is, patients with a date of birth 2 September 1937 to 1 September 1938.
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Have your say to improve your healthcare
Did you know you can now have your say to help improve more services across the NHS?
The Friends & Family Test gives patients the opportunity to provide quick feedback on their care and treatment experience.
You can say what is going well and what can be improved so that people who make decisions about local healthcare can take your views into account.
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The Department of Health has produced a factsheet for parents Getting to know your Health Visiting and School Nursing Service - with details of the services provided for pre-school and school-age children. To see the factsheet click this link http://bit.ly/1ulTuVY
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(Site updated 30/11/2016)