Non-NHS Services

Learning Disability support for carers and families 

https://www.events.england.nhs.uk/identifying-early-signs-of-worsening-health-in-a-person-with-a-learning-disability

 

Covid 19- NHS Diabetes Advice helpline

A temporary diabetes helpline has been launched in response to disruption to normal diabetes services owing  to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NHS Diabetes Advice helpline will be available until mid-March 2021 ( after which it may be continued )and is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require clinical advice. Where routine care has been disrupted, the helpline is available for clinical advice to help patients understand how to effectively manage their diabetes.

Patients registered with practices experiencing service pressures will be contacted to direct them to the helpline. GPs are being are asked to make patients aware of this service and advise them to use it if they are unable to get in touch with their routine care team as quickly as usual.

Patients can access NHS Diabetes Advice helpline on 0345 123 2399 Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm.

 

 

Migrant information service launches

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the various measures the government has taken to combat it, has changed almost every aspect of life for people living in the UK, including the country’s diverse migrant community.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) UK has designed a COVID-19 Migrant Information Service to provide extra support to migrants in the challenging context of the Covid-19 crisis.
 
The service includes:

  • a multilingual website
  • a telephone service 0800 464 3380.
  • Information to migrants living in the UK on 5 key topics: health, work, benefits, visas and immigration, housing and homelessness.

 
The website also provides an overview of the various governmental and non-governmental support schemes that are available to migrants.

Finally, it provides signposted information for users to get further information and/or begin the process of accessing support.

The website is currently available in many languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Arabic, Chinese, Albanian and Vietnamese, with Polish to be added soon.

The telephone service provides information to callers in any language, and is available on Freephone 0800 464 3380.

For a range of resources relating to the service, click here.

The Life Rooms Sefton Pathways Service 

Resources for people with dementia and their carers  

Alzheimer's Society July 2020 activity pack

TIDE carer activities 

If you have questions about dementia, want to know about local services, need help solving practical issues, seek emotional support or simply want to be kept up to date with dementia matters in Sefton, please contact Dementia Connect on 0333 1503456. See info here 

Because we all care campaign   https://spark.adobe.com/page/rx3i61mxD9KEx/

Dedicated app for social care workers launched https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dedicated-app-for-social-care-workers-launched?utm_source=fb2324d5-c22a-4a1a-bae3-ae33db351751&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

Marie Curie national bereavement support service

This service is available to anyone affected by the death of a loved one at any time of their life. It provides free telephone emotional support from a dedicated volunteer for up to six weeks. The bereavement service is in addition to the charity’s regular telephone support line. Call the bereavement support line on 0800 090 2309.

HELP WITH ENERGY DEBT 

Energy Project Plus is a service helping people to beat ‘energy debt’. They offer families lots of support and have links with lots of other services too….

Here’s a quick summary of what we can offer:

LEAP

We’re still offering our LEAP home visit service which provides support with:

 

  • Funding for heating and insulation measures
  • Installation of Easy Measures including LED bulbs, Radiator reflector panels, Draught proofing etc
  • Help switching energy tariffs
  • Warm Home Discount applications (worth £140)
  • Priority Service Register
  • Benefits advice service

More info at: http://www.epplus.org.uk/projects/leap/

ECHO

We also have the ECHO scheme which offers fully funded boilers to owner occupiers with a broken gas boiler.

More info at: http://www.epplus.org.uk/projects/echo-the-boiler-replacement-scheme/

Warm Homes Programme

And NEW this year – our Fuel Debt Advice Service – the team can apply to have energy debts removed.

More info at: http://www.epplus.org.uk/2019/03/05/british-gas-energy-trust-warm-homes-programme/

Collective Switch

We also have our Collective Energy Switch, which is a good one for staff to get involved with – it’s open to anyone and offers exclusive cheap energy tariffs three times a year. The registration window for the current round closes tomorrow for access to the October offers. The next round after this starts in January.

More info at: https://www.lcrenergyswitch.co.uk/

All referrals can be sent to advice@epplus.org or by calling 0800 043 0151.

 

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Passport signing
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Vaccination certificates

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability. 

Surgery Image

Contact Us

Cumberland House Surgery
Cumberland House Surgery
58 Scarisbrick New Road
Southport
Merseyside
PR8 6PG
Tel: 01704 501500
Fax: 01704 549382
Email: GP.N84005@nhs.net