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Tim Harrison Chief Executive Officer

New Chief Executive Officer for Granta

Granta Medical Practices are very pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Harrison as their new Chief Executive Officer. Having previously worked in the John Lewis Partnership for over 23 years, Tim is committed to taking Granta forward, shaping the “new normal” of primary care, and embracing the concept of a Primary Care Network. Tim’s vision is clear, “Granta Medical Practices are trail blazers in primary care services and I have been really impressed with

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New dispensing robot “Toby”

By Gemma Gardner CAMBRIDGE INDEPENDENT – New robot to dispense prescriptions at Granta Medical Practices in Sawston The new robot will increase speed of prescription requests turnaround and stock ordering, enhancing the service to Granta patients. Previously, it would take an average of 60 seconds to locate an item in the pharmacy whereas this new automated system finds it in just 2.8 seconds. The automated dispenser is also extremely accurate at picking the right medicine.

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Granta medical Practices surgies merging Sawston, Shelford, Royston, Barley and Linton

Why are GP Practices merging?

In April 2016 NHS England published the General Practice Forward View. In the introduction Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England states: “There is arguably no more important job in modern Britain than that of the family doctor. GP’s are by far the largest branch of British medicine. A growing and ageing population, with complex multiple health conditions, means that personal and population-orientated primary care is central to any country’s health system. Asa recent British

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Group consultations announced

Granta Medical Practices have pleasure in announcing they will shortly be holding “Group Consultations”, also known as “Shared Medical Appointments”. These are organised meetings comprising of 10 to 15 patients with the same condition or set of clinical problems, coming together ina supportive group setting. This is a more personalised way of supporting patients with long term medical conditions and allows patients to learn from each other as well as from clinicians. Please see the

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