MAY 2019 MEASLES OUTBREAK HOW TO STAY SAFE over 3000 cases in Europe, if you have visited Poland/France/Spain you may be at risk. If you haven't had the full course of MMR vaccines (2 doses) then contact your practice for your free vaccine today
NATIONAL CARERS WEEK 10-16TH JUNE 2019 http://www.sefton-carers.org.uk/images/CHAMPION_MAY_2019_WEB.jpg
On-line support for children and young people
Changes to the Foodbank
Please check the location of your nearest Foodbank. Some locations are due to change from 23rd April
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
In England, screening for AAA is offered to men during the year they turn 65.
Men aged 65 or over are most at risk of AAAs. Screening can help spot a swelling in the aorta early on when it can be treated.
Screening for AAA isn't routinely offered to:
- men under 65
- people who've already been treated for an AAA
This is because the risk of an AAA is much smaller in these groups.
You can ask for a scan to check for an AAA if you think you might need one but haven't been offered a screening test.
Call 0151 706 4767 for details
SWACA available for drop in sessions Thursday's 9.30am-12.30pm @ Linaker Childrens Centre
Please be aware the pharmacy is not operated by the surgery and our opening times do not reflect the pharmacy opening times.
Careful parking!!! Please be aware, traffic wardens are patrolling the area and parking tickets have been issued. Do not park on double yellow lines.
URGENT DENTAL TREATMENT
Call 0161 476 9651 for advice and support, search in the quick links for more details
The new patient access app will be available in the new year, keep a check here for updates https://digital.nhs.uk/services/nhs-app
7-Day GP Service - Appointments available at the new Southport and Formby 7 day GP service. This service offers appointments Mon-Fri 5-8.00pm and Sat/Sun 9-12. The service now offers smears with their nursing team. Ask our receptionist about this service
Memory café date 2019 2019 dates
United Against Dementia
Words Save Lives campaign Organ Donation Week
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.
Healthwatch Sefton - Annual Report
See the community section of our website for the full report
NHS Choices Website - Swallowing difficulties
Supporting safer modification of food and drink for persons with swallowing difficulties
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
Issue with Diamorphine supply Patient info
PLEASE NOTE : All our telephone calls are recorded
Our recent HRT and the Menopause Evening was a successful event. A link below was recommended by the consultant
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!!!!!
Crane works at DGH site DGH works
MISSED APPOINTMENTS AT THE PRACTICE
During May 2019 a total of 136 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!
The Life Rooms Southport - A drop in centre, Scarisbrick Avenue
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.
New telephone numbers for Community Clinics New Tel numbers
28 Day Prescribing - Please see attached document
28 Day prescribing
Behind Closed Doors - see website for advice on domestic abuse
The Life Rooms Southport - A drop in centre, Scarisbrick Avenue
Star Centre for emotional health & wellbeing aged 0-18years
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.
Connected Communities is no longer available in our area. For signposting on charities/community groups/local services or activities access the link below
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