Patients’ Choice 2015 – the Top 100 General Practices in Australia

We’re proud to announce that Chelsea Beach Medical Centre has ranked number 13 in the Top 100 General Practices in Australia, as part of HealthEngine’s Patients’ Choice 2015 recognition program! This is quite a achievement from over 1700 general practices

Over 180,000 patients Australia-wide completed the post-appointment survey via HealthEngine in 2015. Thanks to our wonderful patients who booked online and submitted a review last year! 

More details of HealthEngine's program and the full listing can be found here: 

http://blog.healthengine.com.au/patients-choice-2015-the-top-100-general-practices-in-australia/

Health News - April 2016

Welcome to the first edition of our clinic newsletter.

We aim to publish these once a quarter and will include information about topical health issues, upcoming events, recipes and suggestions to improve your health and well being.

Click on the link here to see the first edition.

As always, we welcome your feedback, so please let us know what you think!

We are now AGPAL accredited!

Chelsea increased its community health credentials today when Chelsea Beach Medical received a national award of accreditation, demonstrating its commitment to quality and safety within its practice. 

Chelsea Beach Medical received this important recognition from Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL), the leading not-for-profit provider of general practice accreditation services within Australia. 

AGPAL Chair Dr Richard Choong said accreditation shows the practice makes a significant investment and commitment to quality on a day-to-day basis, across all levels of the practice team. 

"Achieving accreditation is a major achievement for any practice and a clear demonstration that Chelsea Beach Medical is striving to improve their level of care to both patients and the community," he said. "Practices seek accreditation because they want to do their best and view this as another step towards excellence in patient care." 

To achieve accreditation, a practice team works over a 12 month period to implement the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practices, (the recognised national standard), which provides a template for quality care and risk management. 

"Everyone at the practice plays a valuable role in working to meet the RACGP standards. It gives staff a real sense of pride to work in an accredited practice," added Dr Choong. 
Chelsea Beach Medical proudly displays the AGPAL symbol for all their patients to see. 

"We want community members, nation-wide to know that their wellbeing is our priority. By choosing to attend an accredited practice, patients know they will get quality and safe care that meets the RACGP Standards." 

Accreditation was developed jointly by AGPAL and primary health organisations and peak bodies, including the Australian Medical Association (AMA). 

FLU VACCINES AVAILABLE

Supplies of Flu Vaccines are steady and available now. 
Please come in and see us if you would like to be vaccinated

Flu Vaccine Shipping Delay

Due to supplier and shipping delays, we will not have access to this year's flu vaccine until the 13th April 2015. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will provide another update once received.

Happy Birthday!

Exactly one year ago, CBMC opened our doors for the first time. We were excited but nervous as we started from scratch.

Over the last year, we shared many laughs with our patients, met some great locals and also had some difficult conversations.

Thank you to our patients, family and friends for your support over the last year and we look forward to providing you with the level of care you have come to expect from CBMC.

Now accepting AMEX payments

We value your feedback and that is why we now accept American Express credit cards for your convenience. 

The best bit? No surcharge!

Kids First Aid Courses

St John, in conjunction with Kidsafe Victoria, offer a course designed for parents, grandparents and carers to provide knowledge, skills and confidence in administering First Aid.

It focuses on the most common injuries sustained by children and how best to manage them.

Chelsea Beach Medical is proud to bring these Kids First Aid courses to our practice.

Please refer to the flyer for more information or contact us on 03 9772 4849.


Welcome Dr Sarah McLean

Sarah has a keen interest in child health, travel medicine and Indigenous health. She has just returned from 6 months working from Cairns with the paediatric outreach team to Indigenous communities in Cape York and Torres Strait.

Sarah will be starting at Chelsea Beach Medical Centre on Monday 24th March and will be available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please contact reception on 9772 4849 to book an appointment with Dr Sarah McLean. Her online appointments will be available shortly. 

Welcome aboard Sarah!

It Is Nearly Flu Season

Here at Chelsea Beach Medical Centre we are offering Flu Vaccinations.

We are committed to your health and wellbeing, therefore we consider it important to 

think about being immunised.

Please give us a call on 9772 4849 to organise a time in one of our sessions. If seen in a 

session and no other health issues are discussed, the visit will be Bulk Billed.

The only cost will be the vaccine which is $15.00 per person and must be paid at time of 

immunisation.

 

Some patients are Eligible for free annual influenza vaccine

Eligible patients are:

  • People aged 65 years of age and older
  • Pregnant women, at any time during their pregnancy
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and older
  • Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  • Any person over six months of age with a condition predisposing them to severe illness requiring regular medical follow-up or hospitalisation, including children aged six months to 10 years undergoing long-term aspirin therapy, and
  • People with: 
    • Cardiac disease
    • Chronic respiratory conditions
    • Down syndrome
    • Obesity
    • Immunocompromising conditions
    • Diabetes and other metabolic disorders
    • Chronic neurological conditions
    • Renal disease
    • Haematological disorders