FACCINI HOUSE SURGERY - LATEST PRACTICE NEWS

 

MAIN ITEMS

  • GP AND NURSE CLINICS AVAILABLE IN EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS AT 2 LOCATIONS IN SUTTON SEE HERE FOR DETAILS
  • PLEASE GO ONLINE TO GET THE BEST OF OUR SERVICES - BOOK APPOINTMENTS AND REQUEST REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS
  • SEE THE FEEDBACK FROM OUR PATIENT SURVEYS AND THE CHANGES WE HAVE MADE TO HELP
  • LET US KNOW YOUR EXPERIENCES BY COMPLETING A SURVEY HERE, IT IS YOUR GP SURGERY SO PLEASE WORK WITH US TO PROVIDE THE SERVICE YOU NEED

 

  • PLEASE SUPPORT THE SUTTON HUBS BY BOOKING DOCTOR AND NURSE APPOINTMENTS IN THE WEEKEND, THE NURSES ARE BEST PLACED TO PROVIDE WOUND MANAGEMENT, DRESSINGS, CERVICAL SMEARS, DEPO INJECTIONS, B12 INJECTIONS AND LIFESTYLE ADVICE.

  

CORONA

VIRUS

ALERT

(FEB 2020)

PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING ADVICE FROM NHS ENGLAND REGARDING THE CORONA VIRUS

(www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19)

 

IF YOU FEEL UNWELL (COUGH, TEMPERATURE, SHORTNESS OF BREATHE, HAVE A LOSS IN SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE)

  • DO NOT GO TO YOUR GP SURGERY

  • DO NOT GO TO ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY

  • STAY AT HOME FOR 7 DAYS (SELF - ISOLATE)

  • CALL NHS 111 AND FOLLOW THEIR ADVICE

 

   
SEPT / OCT 2021
  • MASS VACCINATION SITES, LOCAL HUBS AND PHARMACIES ARE GIVING VACCINATIONS

  • ALL PATIENTS OVER 18 ARE ADVISED TO BOOK THEIR COVID JAB AT A MASS VACCINATION SITE.

  • IF YOU RECEIVE A LETTER PLEASE DO NOT DELAY, BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE HERE

  • PATIENTS FOR SECOND VACCINATIONS SHOULD TRY TO ATTEND THE SAME LOCATION THEY RECEIVED THEIR FIRST, ELSE BOOK AT A MASS VACCINATION SITE OR CALL 119 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.

  • SUTTON CCG  AND CARSHALTON PCN HAVE THE SUTTON CALL AND RECALL TEAM WHO WILL BE CALLING PATIENTS FOR FLU AND COVID BOOSTER VACCINATIONS.  The Sutton Call & Recall Team can be contacted on 020 3880 2078
  • Sutton Call & Recall Team have changed their contact number to 0203 880 0333 (01/10/2021)

 

AUGUST 2021
  • MASS VACCINATION SITES, LOCAL HUBS AND PHARMACIES ARE GIVING VACCINATIONS

  • ALL PATIENTS OVER 30 ARE ADVISED TO BOOK THEIR COVID JAB AT A MASS VACCINATION SITE.

  • IF YOU RECEIVE A LETTER PLEASE DO NOT DELAY, BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE HERE

  • PATIENTS FOR SECOND VACCINATIONS SHOULD TRY TO ATTEND THE SAME LOCATION THEY RECEIVED THEIR FIRST, ELSE BOOK AT A MASS VACCINATION SITE OR CALL 119 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.

 

  • WE WILL BE CALLING PATIENTS IN FOR SMEAR TESTS AND REMINDING PATIENT OF THE BOWEL CANCER SCREENING PROGRAMME.

 

JUNE 2021
  • MASS VACCINATION SITES, LOCAL HUBS AND PHARMACIES ARE GIVING VACCINATIONS

  • ALL PATIENTS OVER 30 ARE ADVISED TO BOOK THEIR COVID JAB AT A MASS VACCINATION SITE.

  • IF YOU RECEIVE A LETTER PLEASE DO NOT DELAY, BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE HERE

  • PATIENTS FOR SECOND VACCINATIONS SHOULD TRY TO ATTEND THE SAME LOCATION THEY RECEIVED THEIR FIRST, ELSE BOOK AT A MASS VACCINATION SITE OR CALL 119 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.

 

  • NHS DIGTAL WILL BE EXTRACTING DATA FROM GP SURGERIES FROM 23 JUNE 2021
  • IF YOU WISH TO OPT OUT OF SHARING YOUR DATA, PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING SITE. (https://medconfidential.org/how-to-opt-out/)
  • DOWNLOAD, COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE OPT OUT FORM AND WE SHALL UPDATE YOUR RECORDS WITH YOUR EXPRESS DISSENT TO SHARE.

 

MAY 2021
  • MASS VACCINATION SITES, LOCAL HUBS AND PHARMACIES ARE GIVING VACCINATIONS

  • DISTRIBUTION OF THE VACCINES ARE THE MAIN ISSUE, BUT THE MOST VACCINES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE MASS VACCINATION CENTRES SETUP BY NHS ENGLAND

  • PATIENTS WILL RECEIVE A LETTER INVITING THEM TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT A SITE.

  • IF YOU RECEIVE A LETTER PLEASE DO NOT DELAY, BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE HERE

  • PATIENTS FOR SECOND VACCINATIONS SHOULD TRY TO ATTEND THE SAME LOCATION THEY RECEIVED THEIR FIRST, ELSE BOOK AT A MASS VACCINATION SITE OR CALL 119 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.

 

MARCH / APRIL 2021
  • MASS VACCINATION SITES, LOCAL HUBS AND PHARMACIES ARE GIVING VACCINATIONS

  • DISTRIBUTION OF THE VACCINES ARE THE MAIN ISSUE, BUT THE MOST VACCINES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE MASS VACCINATION CENTRES SETUP BY NHS ENGLAND

  • PATIENTS WILL RECEIVE A LETTER INVITING THEM TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT A SITE.

  • IF YOU RECEIVE A LETTER PLEASE DO NOT DELAY, BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE HERE

  • PATIENTS FOR SECOND VACCINATIONS SHOULD TRY TO ATTEND THE SAME LOCATION THEY RECEIVED THEIR FIRST, ELSE BOOK AT A MASS VACCINATION SITE OR CALL 119 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.

 

  • THE SURGERY REMAINS OPEN TO OUR PATIENTS FOR ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS WHICH CAN BE BOOKED ONLINE

  • WE WOULD ADVISE SUBMITTING REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE

  • WE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS AND WILL ONLY INVITE PATIENTS TO FACE/FACE APPOINTMENTS WHERE NEEDED AFTER TRIAGE.

  • THE GP HUB SERVICES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO OUR PATIENTS AT 2 LOCATIONS IN SUTTON ON THE WEEKENDS AND EVENINGS.

  • THANK YOU TO ALL THE PATIENTS THAT HAVE SUBMITTED THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE READINGS TO US AND TO THOSE THAT HAVE ATTENDED BLOOD TESTS

 

JANUARY/ FEBRUARY 2021
  • HAPPY NEW YEAR TO 2021, THE NHS HAS COVID-19 VACCINES AND WILL BE INVITING PATIENTS TO GET VACCINATED.

 

  • MASS VACCINATION SITES, LOCAL HUBS AND PHARMACIES ARE GOING TO GIVE VACCINATIONS

  • DISTRIBUTION OF THE VACCINES ARE THE MAIN ISSUE, BUT THE MOST VACCINES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE MASS VACCINATION CENTRES SETUP BY NHS ENGLAND

  • PATIENTS WILL RECEIVE A LETTER INVITING THEM TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT A SITE.

  • IF YOU RECEIVE A LETTER PLEASE DO NOT DELAY, BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE HERE

 

  • THE SURGERY REMAINS OPEN TO OUR PATIENTS FOR ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS WHICH CAN BE BOOKED ONLINE

  • WE WOULD ADVISE SUBMITTING REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE

  • WE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS AND WILL ONLY INVITE PATIENTS TO FACE/FACE APPOINTMENTS WHERE NEEDED AFTER TRIAGE.

  • THE GP HUB SERVICES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE OT OUR PATIENTS AT 2 LOCATIONS IN SUTTON ON THE WEEKENDS AND EVENINGS.

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NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER 2020
  • COVID-19 INFECTION RATES ACROSS THE UK INCREASED IN OCTOBER AND WE HAVE PUBLISHED MESSAGES TO SAY THE PRACTICE IS OPEN, BUT WE ARE USING ONLINE AND REMOTE (TELEPHONE/VIDEO) SERVICES TO PROVIDE SAFE CARE TO PATIENTS

  • PLEASE SEE THE SLIDE ON THE HOME PAGE FOR THE CHANGES WE HAVE MADE TO KEEP OUR PATIENTS SAFE  - WE ARE OPEN AND WOULD ADVISE OUR PATIENTS TO USE OUR ONLINE SERVICES

  • PATIENTS WILL BE INVITED IN FOR FACE/FACE APPOINTMENTS IF NEEDED.

  • PLEASE ALLOW THE MOST VULNERABLE IN NEED TO HAVE SAFE ACCESS TO THE PRACTICE BY USING OUR ONLINE AND REMOTE SERVICES

 

  • FLU CLINICS - WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH SEVERAL PHARMACIES AND OUR HUB TO OFFER FLU JABS TO ELIGIBLE PATIENTS. THIS WILL ALLOW THE MOST VULNERABLE PATIENTS TO COME TO THE SURGERY FOR THEIR FLU JABS AND REVIEWS.

  • IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FLU JAB, PLEASE BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT A LOCAL PHARMACY - MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE

  • PLEASE USE OUR ONLINE SERVICES TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS AND SUBMIT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS

  • YOU MAY USE WWW.DOCTORLINK.COM TO GET ADVICE AND BOOK APPOINTMENTS, PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION.

 

  • CANCER SCREENING PROGRAMMES - WE HAVE UPDATED OUR WEBSITE TO INCLUDE ADVICE AND ENCOURAGE PATIENTS TO TAKE-UP CANCER SCREENING INVITATIONS.

  • WE ARE ENCOURAGING ELIGIBLE PATIENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN HAVING SMEAR TESTS AND RETURN BOWEL CANCER KITS.

 

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2020

  • FLU CLINICS - WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH SEVERAL PHARMACIES AND OUR HUB TO OFFER FLU JABS TO ELIGIBLE PATIENTS. THIS WILL ALLOW THE MOST VULNERABLE PATIENTS TO COME TO THE SURGERY FOR THEIR FLU JABS AND REVIEWS.

  • IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FLU JAB, PLEASE BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT A LOCAL PHARMACY - MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE

  • PLEASE USE OUR ONLINE SERVICES TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS AND SUBMIT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS

  • YOU MAY USE WWW.DOCTORLINK.COM TO GET ADVICE AND BOOK APPOINTMENTS, PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION.

JULY/AUGUST 2020

  • GOVERNMENT ADVICE IS TO STAY ALERT AND OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

  • PATIENTS ARE ADVISED TO USE ONLINE SERVICES TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS. ALL OUR APPOINTMENTS HAVE BEEN ADVERTISED ONLINE FOR OUR PATIENTS TO ENABLE ACCESS TO SERVICES DURING COVID19 AND WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE FOR OUR PATIENTS TO BOOK.

  • WHEN INVITED TO THE SURGERY PATIENTS WILL BE ASKED TO ARRIVE ON TIME, SANITISE HANDS, WEAR A FACE MASK AND HAVE  THEIR TEMPERATURE TAKEN. PLEASE HELP US PROTECT YOU AND OTHERS THAT VISIT THE SURGERY.

  • WE HAVE STARTED ROUTINE HEALTH REVIEWS AND IMMUNISATION CLINICS, PATIENTS WILL BE INVITED IN. IT IS IMPORTANT TO HELP US LOOK AFTER YOU BY  HAVING BLOOD TESTS AND ATTENDING BOTH TELEPHONE AND FACE/FACE APPOINTMENTS WHEN NEEDED.

  • WE HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE IN PATIENTS USING OUR ONLINE SERVICES FOR APPOINTMENT BOOKING, SUBMITTING REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS AND UPDATING THEIR CONTACT DETAILS. WE WOULD ENCOURAGE MORE PATIENTS TO USE THESE SERVICES ALSO

  • WE HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE PATIENTS HAVING THEIR PRESCRIPTIONS SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO THEIR LOCAL PHARMACY, WE WOULD ENCOURAGE MORE PATIENTS TO SELECT THEIR NOMINATED PHARMACY SO PRESCRIPTIONS CAN GO ELECTRONICALLY AND THEY DO NOT NEED TO COLLECT PRESCRIPTIONS AT THE PRACTICE.

  • WE WOULD ADVISE OUR CARERS AND THOSE THAT NEED GREATER SUPPORT AT HOME TO CONTACT THE COUNCIL TO HAVE A CARE ASSESSMENT, PLEASE CONTACT THE LOCAL COUNCIL TO ARRANGE THIS.

  • WE REQUEST ALL PATIENTS TO ATTEND HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS AND NOT DELAY APPOINTMENTS TO A LATER TIME

  • PLEASE TRY TO USE DOCTORLINK ON OUR WEBSITE TO HELP TRIAGE AND SIGNPOST TO THE MOST APPROPRIATE SERVICE. THE GP SURGERY IS ONE OF MANY CARE ORGANISATIONS THAT CAN HELP, BUT MANY HAVE A SELF REFERRAL SERVICE, SUCH AS SUTTON WELLBEING, INSPIRE AND SUTTON ADULT CARE ASSESSMENTS.

  • PLEASE STAY SAFE, KEEP WELL, AVOID CROWDED PLACES AND WEAR A FACE MASK IN ENCLOSED AREAS.

  • ADVICE ON CORONAVIRUS CAN BE FOUND AT:

 

MAY/ JUNE 2020

  • GOVERNMENT ADVICE IS TO STAY ALERT AND OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

  • PATIENTS ARE ADVISED TO USE OUR ONLINE SERVICES TO BOOK TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS, IF THEY NEED TO BE SEEN THE DOCTOR WILL INVITE THEM IN AFTER THE TELEPHONE CALL.

  • PATIENT ARE ADVISED TO USE ONLINE SERVICES TO ORDER REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS AND NOT TO STOCKPILE MEDICATIONS - ORDER THE USUAL

  • PHARMACIES ARE ALSO ABLE TO ORDER REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS,  PLEASE CONTACT THEM TO ARRANGE

  • WE WILL BE OPENING OUR IMMUNISATION AND PHLEBOTOMY CLINICS. ALL PATIENTS WILL BE ASKED TO WEAR A MASK AND SHOULD ATTEND THEIR APPOINTMENTS ON TIME.

  • WE HAVE LAUNCHED DOCTORLINK FROM OUR WEBSITE SO PATIENTS CAN BE TRIAGED ONLINE AND WITH APPROPRIATE SIGNPOSTING OR APPOINTMENTS GIVEN.

APRIL 2020

  • GOVERNMENT ADVICE IS TO STAY AT HOME,

  • PATIENTS ARE ADVISED TO USE OUR ONLINE SERVICES TO BOOK TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS, IF THEY NEED TO BE SEEN THE DOCTOR WILL INVITE THEM IN AFTER THE TELEPHONE CALL.

  • PATIENT ARE ADVISED TO USE ONLINE SERVICES TO ORDER REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS AND NOT TO STOCKPILE MEDICATIONS - ORDER THE USUAL

  • PHARMACIES ARE ALSO ABLE OT ORDER REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS,  PLEASE CONTACT THEM TO ARRANGE

 

IF YOU ARE ISOLATING, YOU DO NOT NEED A SICK NOTE FROM YOUR GP, YOU CAN OBTAIN AN ISOLATION NOTE FROM WWW.NHS.UK

WWW.NHS.UK HAS ADVICE ON ISOLATING AND SHIELDING, PLEASE READ THIS ADVICE BEFORE CALLING THE SURGERY OR REQUESTING LETTERS.

 

THE SURGERY WILL BE OPEN NORMAL HOURS DURING THE BANK HOLIDAY (FRIDAY AND MONDAY), PLEASE CALL ONLY IF IT IS URGENT

MARCH/APRIL/MAY 2020

WE EXPECTED A SIGNIFICANT RISE IN THE DEMAND AT THE SURGERY OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS AND WOULD LIKE TO ADVISE OUR PATIENTS TO CONSIDER THE SEVERITY OF THEIR PROBLEM IN COMPARISON TO OTHER PATIENTS. WE WILL BE TRYING TO HELP ALL BUT WE ASK THAT OUR PATENTS ALLOW THE MOST VULNERABLE PATIENTS TO ACCESS OUR SERVICES BY CONSIDERING THE FOLLOWING:

  • PATIENTS ARE ADVISED NOT TO COME TO THE SURGERY IF THEY HAVE A COUGH, FEVER OR SHORTNESS OF BREATHE, THEY SHOULD STAY HOME AND CALL.

  • WWW.NHS.UK - HAS A LOT OF INFORMATION REGARDING SELF-HELP AND SHOULD BE USED

  • PATIENTS ARE ADVISED TO USE OUR ONLINE SERVICES TO BOOK APPTS AND ORDER REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS - PLEASE ONLY BOOK NECESSARY APPOINTMENTS

  • ALL APPOINTMENTS WILL BE TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS WITH THE CLINICIANS CALLING IN PATIENTS THAT NEED SEEING

  • ALL PATIENTS WILL BE CALLED THE DAY BEFORE AND ASKED OF THEIR APPOINTMENT REASON

  • IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS - PLEASE CALL US - DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY

  • PLEASE TRY TO KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCING ONLY GOING OUT FOR NECESSARY THINGS

  • PLEASE TRY TO WASH YOUR HANDS AS FREQUENTLY AS POSSIBLE WITH SOAP AND WATER, ESPECIALLY WHEN COMING HOME AND BEFORE EATING

  • SICKNESS CERTIFICATES CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 111 IF SELF ISOLATING

  • CARERS SHOULD WASH HANDS AFTER ENTERING, DURING AND BEFORE LEAVING HOMES

  • PLEASE CALL EACH OTHER ON THE PHONE, ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY TO SEE HOW THEY ARE GETTING ON

  • STAY IN TOUCH WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY VIA TELEPHONE, READ A NEW BOOK OR LEARN A NEW SKILL IF SELF-ISOLATING.

 

FEBRUARY 2020

         WE WILL BE RUNNING REVIEW CLINICS FOR LONG TERM ILLNESSES

         PATIENTS SHOULD MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR THEIR ANNUAL REVIEW OR IF THEY RECEIVE AN INVITATION

         WE HAVE UPDATED OUR LINKS TO THE NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY ON OUR WEBSITE.

JANUARY 2020

         LAST CHANCE FOR FLU JABS, JANUARY IS THE WORST MONTH FOR FLU, WE ADVISE ELIGIBLE PATIENTS THAT HAVE NOT TAKEN UP OUR INVITATION TO GET THE FLU JABS FROM LOCAL PHARMACIES.

         WE WILL BE CALLING IN ELIGIBLE PATIENTS FOR ANNUAL LEARNING DISABILITY CHECKS

         CALLING PATIENTS FOR REVIEWS OF ASTHMA, DIABETES AND COPD

         PROMOTING PATIENTS TO HAVE CERVICAL SMEARS AT THE LOCAL SUTTON HUBS

         FOR PATIENTS THAT HAVE IGNORED CANCER SCREENING PROGRAMMES, WE WILL BE SENDING REMINDERS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THESE SCREENING TESTS AND ENCOURAGING PATIENTS TO PARTICIPATE

DECEMBER 2019

         WE ADVISE PATIENTS TO GET THE FLU JABS FROM LOCAL PHARMACIES. SOME CAN ARRANGE HOME VISITS TO HOUSEBOUND PATIENTS.

         SUTTON HUBS AND THE PRACTICE WILL OPEN ACROSS CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR, ONLY CLOSING ON BANK HOLIDAYS.

OCTOBER & NOVEMEBER 2019

         WE WILL BE HOLDING A COMMUNITY EVENT FOR OUR COPD PATIENTS ON 15/10/19. EVENT ORGANISED BY SUTTON GP FEDERATION AND INVITES WILL BE GOING OUT IN EARLY OCTOBER.

         WE CONTINUE TO PROMOTE OUR HUB SERVICES, ONLY 6 PATIENTS USED THE HUB IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS. THE SERVICE IS FOR ALL OUR PATIENTS AND WE ENCOURAGE ITS USE IN THE EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS.

         FLU CLINICS WILL BE SCHEDULED IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER DUE To THE LATE DELIVERY OF VACCINES TO THE PRACTICE.

         WE ADVISE PATIENTS TO GET THE FLU JABS FROM LOCAL PHARMACIES. SOME CAN ARRANGE HOME VISITS TO HOUSEBOUND PATIENTS.

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2019

         PROMOTING OUR COPD PAM PROJECT, ASKING COPD PATIENTS HOW WELL THEY LOOK AFTER THEMSELVES WITH THEIR CONDITION AND TO MEET WITH THE PHARMACIST AND NURSE TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING

         CONTINUE TO PROMOTE MMR VACCINATIONS

         START TO PROMOTE THE USE OF HUB APPOINTMENTS FOR EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS FOR OUR PATIENTS.

         THE HUB HAS NURSE AND DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS AND IS BEST SUITED TO PROVIDE CHANGE OF DRESSING, WOUND MANAGEMENT, CERVICAL SMEARS AND NHS HEALTH CHECKS. APPOINTMENTS CAN BE BOOKED BY CALLING THE NUMBER BELOW ON THE WEEKEND.

JULY 2019

         PROMOTING MMR VACCINATIONS FOR CHILDREN. NHS ENGLAND HAS STATED THERE IS AN INCREASED NUMBER OF MEASLES CASES IN THE UK. THE PRACTICE IS CONTACTING ALL PARENTS OF CHILDREN WHO HARE NOT UP TO DATE AND INVITING THEM TO HAVE THE VACCINATION.

JUNE 2019

         WE HAVE JOINED THE CARSHALTON LOCALITY PRIMARY CARE NETWORK (PCN). ALL GP PRACTICES WERE TOLD TO FORM INTO NETWORKS OF 30,000 - 50,000 PATIENTS. THESE PCN'S WOULD THEN BE ABLE OT PROVIDE SHARED SERVICES FOR THEIR POPULATIONS. THIS IS STILL BEING DEVELOPED AND WE SHALL UPDATE ON ANY NEW DEVELOPMENTS.

         COPD PATIENT ACTIVATION - WE WILL BE RUNNING A PROJECT TO HELP COPD PATIENTS BETTER UNDERSTAND AND MANAGE THEIR ILLNESSES. COPD IS A LIFELONG CONDITION AND MANY PATIENTS ACROSS SUTTON ARE STRUGGLING WITH THIS. THE OBJECTIVE IS TO ALLOW THEM TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR CONDITIONS OS THEY CAN BETTER MANAGE THEIR LIFESTYLES, USE THEIR MEDICATION CORRECTLY AND HAVE GREATER CONFIDENCE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THEIR CONDITION.

MAY 2019

         WE ARE RUNNING CAMPAIGNS TO IMPROVE THE UPTAKE OF MMR VACCINATIONS.

         NHS ENGLAND HAS REPORTED AN INCREASED NUMBER OF CASES OF MEASLES IN THE UK AND WE ARE PROMOTING VACCINATIONS FOR ALL CHILDREN THAT HAVE NOT HAD THE VACCINATIONS.

         OVER 75 CARE PLANNING - WE ARE ADVISING ALL OUR ELDERLY PATIENTS TO REVIEW THEIR HEALTHCARE NEEDS AND MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THEIR CARE. THEY HAVE BEEN SENT A LETTER INFORMING THEM OF OUR SERVICES AND LOCAL COMMUNITY AND SOCIALS SERVICE DEPARTMENTS THAT MAY ALSO OFFER HELP.

APRIL 2019

         DEMENTIA AWARENESS SESSION BEING HELD AT FACCINI HOUSE SURGERY ON 11/04/2019 AT 1PM.

MARCH 2019

         OUR ANNUAL PPG MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY 29/03/19 AT 12:00, ALL PATIENTS ARE WELCOME

         CONNECTING YOUR CARE CAMPAIGN FROM SUTTON CCG AND NHS SOUTHWEST LONDON WANT TO SHARE PATIENT DATA AMONGST SEVERAL HEALTH AND CARE SYSTEMS. THE DATA WILL BE TAKEN UNLESS THE PATIENT OPTS OUT. WE HAVE POSTERS IN THE WAITING ROOM AND ON OUR WEBSITE. IF PATIENTS WISH TO OPT OUT, AND NOT ALLOW THEIR DATA TO BE SHARED THEY WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE FORM AND SEND IT TO NHS SOUTHWEST LONDON.

         DEMENTIA AWARENESS SESSION BEING HELD AT FACCINI HOUSE SURGERY ON 29/03/2019 AT 1PM.

FEBRUARY 2019

         OUR CQC REPORT IS PUBLISHED AND OUR PRACTICE HAS RECEIVED A GOOD RATING IN ALL AREAS FOR ALL POPULATION GROUPS

         THANK YOU TO ALL OUR PATIENTS AND PPG MEMBERS WHO WORKED WITH US TO ACHIEVE THIS RATING.

JANUARY  2019

         WE ARE EXPECTING A CQC INSPECTION ON 29/01/2019. PATIENTS ARE WELCOME TO MEET THE INSPECTORS AT THE PRACTICE OR SUBMIT THEIR COMMENTS FOR THEM IN THE COMMENT BOX AT RECEPTION.

         PATIENTS AND CARERS ARE WELCOME TO A DEMENTIA AWARENESS MEETING AT THE PRACTICE AT 10AM ON THURSDAY 3 JANUARY - NOTICES IN THE WAITING ROOM

HOLIDAY AND NEW YEAR OPENING

         WISHING ALL OUR PATIENTS A HAPPY HOLIDAY AND A HAPPY THE NEW YEAR

         THE SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS, BOXING AND NEW YEARS DAYS.

         IF YOU NEED HELP OVER THE HOLIDAYS YOU CAN CALL

o        NHS 111 - AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY ON THE HOLIDAYS JUST DIAL 111

o        GP AND NURSE APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SUTTON HUBS ON CHRISTMAS, BOXING AND NEW YEARS DAY YOU CAN MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING 07578 813 838

o        YOU CAN FIND AN OPEN PHARMACY BY SEARCHING HERE

DECEMBER 2018

         PPG MEETING on 28/12/18 at 12pm  - ALL PATIENTS WELCOME NOTICES IN THE WAITING ROOM

         FRAIL PATIENTS REVIEWED PRIOR TO CHRISTMAS

         HOUSEBOUND PATIENTS MISSED BY DISTRICT NURSES OFFERED FLU JABS.

         NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED ON WEBSITE AND WAITING ROOM

NOVEMBER 2018

         DIABETIC PATIENTS WHO HAVE CHANGED BLOOD MONITORS INVITED TO CLINICS ON HOW TO USE NEW MONITORS

         CERVICAL SMEAR REMINDERS SENT TO PATIENTS: MORE INFORMATION ON CERVICAL SMEARS AND THEIR IMPORTANCE CAN BE FOUND HERE

         DISTRICT NURSES OFFERING FLU JABS TO HOUSEBOUND PATIENTS

OCTOBER 2018

         FLU CLINICS RUNNING AT THE PRACTICE, TEXT MESSAGES AND TELEPHONE CALLS INVITING ELIGIBLE PATIENT TO HAVE THEIR FLU JAB

         BOWEL CANCER SCREENING INVITATIONS SENT TO PATIENTS NOT RETURNING THEIR SAMPLE KITS, MORE INFORMATION ON BOWEL CANCER CAN BE FOUND HERE

         CAMPAIGN TO GET PATIENTS USING ONLINE SERVICES, IT ALLOWS GREATER MANAGEMENT OF APPOINTMENTS, REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS, ADVICE AND KEEPING THEIR RECORD UP TO DATE. MORE ADVICE CAN BE FOUND HERE

SEPTEMBER 2018

         PPG MEETING

         FLU CAMPAIGN INVITATIONS SENT TO PATIENTS, OVER 65'S ADVISED TO HAVE NEW FLUAD INJECTION. FLU CLINICS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER

         PLEASE BOOK YOUR FLU JAB - PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS

         INVITATIONS TO MMR VACCINATIONS SENT FOR CHILDREN CURRENTLY WITHOUT PROTECTION. THERE HAVE BEEN OUTBREAKS OF MEASLES IN THE UK AND WE ADVISE ALL CHILDREN TO BE VACCINATED. MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE

JULY 2018

         WEBSITE UPDATED PPG INFORMATION SECTION ADDED

         OUR FIRST NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED