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Dementia information and Support at Southport Flower Show August 2018

The Big Chat

Measles Measles poster

The following message has been issued by Sefton's Public Health team.

Over the summer months, with people being out and about more, Sefton’s Public Health team are issuing advice and guidance around measles, which is extremely infectious.

Symptoms include high fever, sore, red and watery eyes, coughing, aching and feeling generally unwell and a blotchy red / brown rash.

You can help by ensuring your children receive two MMR vaccines on time (one at the age of one and the other at aged 3 years and 4 months). If your children have missed these vaccines, it’s not too late, so contact your GP to make an appointment to ensure your children are up-to-date.

Teenagers and young adults should also be fully vaccinated before traveling or attending festivals and other summer events.

If you have symptoms of measles, stay at home and phone your GP or NHS 111 for advice.

Be Clear on Cancer: blood in pee campaign 19.7.18 - 23.9.18

Healthwatch Sefton - Annual Report

See the community section of our website for the full report

NHS Choices Website - Swallowing difficulties

www.nhs.uk/conditions/swallowing-problems-dysphagia/

Supporting safer modification of food and drink for persons with swallowing difficulties

Alzheimer's society Afternoon Tea event

Podiatry Self Referral Form

Podiatry Self Referral

The all-new Patient Access is now live!

 

Update on current service

 

The all-new Patient Access is now up and running.

 

Sincere apologies if any of your patients have had difficulties accessing the service since we launched. We believe these issues have affected no more than 1% of Patient Access users and we have now resolved the large majority of them.

 

We’re so sorry for any inconvenience caused with additional call volumes or patient concerns, please rest assured we are putting all available resource behind fixing any remaining issues.

If any patients contact you saying that they are unable to log in to the Patient Access app on an Android tablet, please for the moment advise them to use our website at www.patientaccess.com where the full service is available – we are working on making these devices compatible with the app and expect this to be ready by the end of this week.

 

Look at the link in the Community tab for the Venus Charity.  Self referral to services

https://www.venuscharity.org/

 

Issue with Diamorphine supply Patient info

PLEASE NOTE : All our telephone calls are recorded

Local Phlebotomy clinics Local blood clinics (Please note - no evening clinics on a Thursday throughout the month of June 2018)

Our recent HRT and the Menopause Evening was a successful event.  A link below was recommended by the consultant

https://thebms.org.uk/

 

Give blood - urgent call for support

Message sent on behalf of NHS Blood and Transplant – Marketing
Recent bad weather led to the cancellation of some blood donation sessions and between 6-7,000 units of blood were lost as a result. This could take weeks to recover and that’s why we need your support.
 
Despite many donors coming forward, blood stocks are at urgently low levels and there are still appointments to fill at our 23 city and town based permanent Donor Centres to ensure blood stocks don’t drop further before Easter. Current stocks of group O (the universal blood type used in emergencies), group B, and A positive blood are particularly low at the moment. 
 
We are asking those across the NHS who can give blood, to book an appointment at a Donor Centre and help us in the run up to Easter.

To make this as easy as possible for you, I have attached some graphics for you to share through your internal comms channels, whether that’s on your intranet, internal social network or emails. These graphics should be accompanied with the following copy:

Make and keep your appointment by calling the Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk -

Southport Foodbank - Donate here!!!!!

https://southport.foodbank.org.uk

Crane works at DGH site DGH works

MISSED APPOINTMENTS AT THE PRACTICE

During July 2018 a total of 130 appointments were missed at the practice. This results in wasted resources, increased waiting time for appointments and patient and staff frustrations. If you cannot make an appointment please notify us, preferably with 24 hours' notice. Thank you for your co-operation.

Why not sign up to our text reminder service for appointments. If you cannot attend an appointment you can text us back when you receive your reminder to cancel it!

 DNA Policy

The Life Rooms Southport - A drop in centre, Scarisbrick Avenue

http://www.liferooms.org/

Home delivery services for people with dementia
Dementia friendly cinema screenings 2018 Cinema screening

 

Alzheimer's Society Memory Cafe dates 2018

 

NOV 2017 - MMR OUTBREAK MERSEYSIDE - Please see reception for info or our 'minor illness' section for info on signs and symptoms 

Reception Active Signposting coming soon!!!!!

To ensure you are seen by the correct person in the surgery we will shortly commence Active Signposting whereby our fully trained reception staff will be asking the reason for your call.

Sefton Sexual Health Clinics

 

New telephone numbers for Community Clinics  New Tel numbers

GP Patient Survey https://gp-patient.co.uk/default?pageid=54

 

28 Day Prescribing - Please see attached document

28 Day prescribing

Behind Closed Doors - see website for advice on domestic abuse

https://www.sefton.gov.uk/advice-benefits/crime-and-emergencies/domestic-abuse


 

The Life Rooms Southport - A drop in centre, Scarisbrick Avenue

http://www.liferooms.org/

 

Star Centre for emotional health & wellbeing aged 0-18years

Star centre info

Health & Wellbeing Events - Macmillan

 

 

Please complete our Friends and Family Test on this website.  Would you recommend the surgery?
Ask about the prescription service EPS - Your prescription will go electronically to your chosen pharmacy

Complementary therapies for the over 50'sOver 50's FREE therapy 

REPEAT PRESCRIBING PILOT March 2017Foreword

New figures released on World AIDS day by Public Health England (PHE) also estimate 101,200 people in the UK are living with HIV.

 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/13500-people-living-with-an-undiagnosed-hiv-infection-in-the-uk

Connected Communities is no longer available in our area. For signposting on charities/community groups/local services or activities access the link below

https://www.vcfdirect.org.uk/seftoncvs/

 Parenting 2000 offer a wide range of information and support for families http://www.parenting2000.org.uk/Home.asp

Parenting 2000 diary dates

 

Your EMERGENCY CARE Record - CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

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