The Parish Council are currently working with 1066 Country CFR to find volunteers to be Community First Responders (CFR) for Westfield. This video explains a bit more about the role. Full training and equipment is provided. If you are interested in finding out more then please get in contact. Thanks, Kate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-ZkfbAbX3I

 

autumn tidyWe are looking for volunteers to help at the next village tidy. Please come along and help on the 14th Oct, and help keep Westfield looking great.  Meet at the Parish Hall from 2pm. I will even throw in bacon sarnies and cake as a thank you! Please spread the word, thanks, Kate

                         WESTFIELD C.C. ---John Cornford Memorial Cup

This match is played each year between Westfield CC and Sedlescombe CC in memory of John Cornford who was a well known and respected local cricketer and was associated with both teams.

Westfield CC retained the cup yesterday (Sun 17th September) in an excellent match with some more milestones for the club being achieved.

Our second Colt, Zach Turner, played his first adult game and contributed well to the win. Zac is the step-son of Darren Corke who scored an excellent undefeated 114 runs as well as taking 2 wickets for 20 runs and not to be outdone Graham Corke, who is Darren’s father, took 4 wkts for 36 runs---an excellent family contribution. Also congratulations to Graham who has been selected to tour Australia early next year as a member of the ECB Senior side----an international who is a member of Westfield CC !!!

Skipper, Peter Baker, scored 60 runs and retired so that young Zach would have the opportunity to bat in his first adult game. In the process of scoring his runs Peter passed 1,000 runs for the season which is an amazing feat at any level of cricket so huge congratulations to him.

The scores were:- Sedlescombe CC 206 runs all out

                               Westfield CC 211 runs for 4 wickets

This was the last competitive home game of the season and next week we are holding an end of season fun cricket day with our All Stars, Colts and Senior Players enjoying some fun cricket among themselves and parents so Mums and Dads will be joining in. Patrick will also be providing a BBQ so can everybody please keep everything crossed so that we get some good weather!

          

 

 

Despite the considerable growth in the village population over the last few years we have been very fortunate to retain a surgery providing great service & convenience. The demands have increased not only by way of patient numbers but also the administrative load required by law.

There are several ways in which we as patients can help reduce this load & contribute to the efficient running of our practice.

Quite clearly the telephone is very busy when the surgery opens & it would be helpful for routine enquiries i.e. test results & other general enquiries to be left until later in the morning.

From the beginning of the year 72 hours’ notice has been required for repeat prescriptions. A considerable procedure is involved from the time you make the request to ensure that you get the right medication, and all prescriptions must be signed & checked by a doctor. The pharmacy staff dispense some 12,000 items every month and at this stage a double check is carried out. You are asked to check that your medication is correct before you leave the surgery so that any queries can be dealt with immediately (once you have left the building any mistakes in medication have to be disposed of).

Have you ticked all the boxes? Do you really need all the medication from the boxes that have been ticked? A very considerable quantity of medication is wasted each month, either because it is not needed or boxes have been ticked as a matter of routine – so easy when we are in a hurry. Indeed some medications may be used very infrequently and have a “use by” date i.e. Trinitrate sprays (for angina) or Epipens (for allergic reactions). While we need to have these medications available if we are lucky they may never be used.

Finally each month a considerable number of appointments are made which are not kept. If you are unable to keep an appointment please let the surgery know in good time so that the slot can be offered to another patient.

Westfield Surgery Patient Participation Group