From time to time patients will present to us, most usually with either dental pain of dental related infection. The General Medical Council (GMC) and British Medical Association (BMA) guidance is very clear, as follows;
“GPs should not attempt to manage a condition requiring dental skills unless they have the appropriate training and expertise. Both the civil courts and the GMC require doctors to have appropriate skills for any treatment they offer.” It goes on to advise that the treatment of dental problems is not the responsibility of GPs and that the patient should be advised to contact local urgent or emergency dental services, or in severe circumstances the nearest accident and emergency department.
Further information regarding this advice can be found on the following link;
PPL Notice of Annual General Meeting
The next AGM of the PPL committee is being held on Monday 24th July at 6.45pm at the Pulborough Village Hall. Please go to our PPL link and AGM Information for the agenda and previous minutes.
Dr David Pullan sadly to retire from PMG
After 18 years working at Pulborough Medical Group I have decided to retire from the practice at the end of June 2017. It has been a privilege to serve the local community and to get to know so many interesting people in Pulborough and the surrounding area. Dr Leigh-Anne Bascombe will be taking over the care of my patients. She has been working at the practice already for a year and some of you may already have met her. She is held in very high regard by all of us at PMG and is a great general practitioner.
I wish to thank all the partners and staff at PMG for supporting me over the years. It has been a real honour to work alongside so many dedicated people. It comes as no surprise that the CQC rated the practice as outstanding.
I plan to work part time in general practice more locally to Chichester where I live.
I wish everyone all the best in the future. I leave knowing that the practice will continue to grow and develop and adapt to all the new challenges in the NHS.
Best Regards, Dr D Pullan
Thursday 13th July – Practice training
In order to improve the service we provide for you - our patients - we will be closed on the afternoon of Thursday 13th July for training.
There is still an urgent service available should you need to access healthcare during the afternoon and if you do need NHS help during this time please call 0300 5555 252.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused but hope that you can understand this activity, which will ensure we are able to provide you with the most up-to-date and best possible health services.
Nuisance Phone Calls Important Information - Read more here
We have been made aware of nuisance phone calls from a person/company saying they are from Pulborough Medical Group and asking for patients medication details. The telephone number starts with 01797. Please be vigilant and do not give details out, ESPECIALLY your debit or credit card details, as these calls are fake.