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DECEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Newsletter December 2017

FLU CLINICS

The Flu vaccine is given free of charge to the following groups of patients to protect them from seasonal Flu:
• People aged 65 years and over
• People with a chronic long-term condition such as Diabetes, Asthma, COPD or Heart Disease.
• People with a serious medical condition
• People living in a residential or nursing home
• Main carers for an elderly or disabled person ,whose welfare would be put at risk if the carer became unwell
• Pregnant Women
• People with a BMI of over 40 

Children’s flu (spray) for 2 and 3 child olds and children at risk (eg diabetes, heart disease or asthma)

If you are eligible for a Flu vaccine please ensure you attend the Surgery to have yours. If you are Housebound or live in a Care Home one of the Nurses’ will visit you at home to give you your Flu vaccine

 

ZETLAND MEDICAL PRACTICE

WELCOMES NEW PATIENTS

We are currently registering new NHS patients

Please call into reception to collect a registration pack

MENINGOCOCCAL ACWY VACCINATION

TEENAGERS BORN BETWEEN 01/09/1998 AND 31/08/1999 are now eligible for a Men ACWY vaccination. This vaccination is free and may save your life.

Please contact the surgery on 01642 477133 to arrange your vaccination against this serious disease.  For more information on this please click on this link

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/menacwy-school-leaver-flyer

    

OUT OF HOURS – ACCESS ONE OF THE LOCAL EXTENDED GP CENTRES

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GP centres

Graded as Good during a recent CQC inspection in October 2016.  Full report available on the  CQC website.

NAMED GP

In accordance with new nhs guidelines all patients will be assigned a named GP to oversee their medical care in conjunction with the rest of our healthcare team.

  • The surgery has GP’s who work part time and for non-urgent problems we will endeavour that patients can see their preferred GP who may be different to the assigned GP.
  • For urgent / emergency appointments then the on call GP will address your health needs

SystmOne on line Services:

Now available:

  • Ordering of repeat medications
  • Booking and cancelling appointments
  • Records summary – allergies, adverse reactions and medications
  • An individual personal request must be made in order to access the records summary. Please contact reception for further information and an access form.

 

Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions Service

From 5th March 2015 the practice introduced electronic transfer of prescriptions.    If you wish to use this service you must have a nominated Pharmacy.  You can do this by visiting your pharmacy of choice and letting them know, or at the surgery.  If you have already registered then from 5th March 2015 your prescription, if suitable for the service, will go electronically directly to your nominated Pharmacy.

CARE DATA:

A modern information system has been developed, which will make increased use of information from medical records with the intention of improving health services. The system is being delivered by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and NHS England on behalf of the NHS.

It is important that the NHS can use this information to get a complete picture of what is happening across health and social care and to plan services according to what works best. The new system will provide joined-up information about the care received from all of the different parts of the health service, including hospitals and GP practices.

Do I have a Choice?    Yes – you have a right to prevent confidential information about you from being shared or used for any purpose other than providing your care, except in special circumstances.    If you do not want information that identifies you to be shared outside your GP practice, ask your practice to make a note of this in your medical record.

Further information can be found by visitingwww.nhs.uk/caredata

 

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NHS – 111 Service

What to do when the GP practice is closed:

–   If you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency call 111

–   If it’s a life-threatening emergency call 999

is the number to call when you need medical help fast but it’s not a life-threatening emergency.

– Calls to 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles

NHS 111 is available 24/7, every day of the year

When to call 111

You should call 111 when:

  • you think you need to go to A&E or to another NHS urgent care service
  • your GP surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
  • you don’t know who to call for medical help.

When to call 999

Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as:

  • Major accident or trauma

Saturday / Sunday – All day

More information can be obtained from the Practice Manager

GP Average Pay

The average pay for GPs working in Zetland Medical Practice in the last financial year was £54,862 before tax and national insurance.  This is for four full time GPs and one part time GP.

Statement of Intent

The practice will comply with the Accessible Information Standard required by July 31st 2016