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Practice Newsletter

For the latest news on our Practice please click on the link below for details of our Winter Newsletter 2015.

 

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Flu Clinics

Our flu clinics in October 2015 were well attended and ran very smoothly.  

If you have been unable to attend the flu clinics but would still like to have the flu vaccination and are aged 65 or over or in the "At risk" group, please ring the surgery to book an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses. 

 

 

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Children's Flu Vaccination

The annual nasal spray flu vaccine is available for all children aged 2, 3 and 4 years old as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme.  It is also available for school children in Years 1 & 2 starting school in September 2015.

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Information Sharing Agreement (MIG)

The practice has enabled software to share your GP medical record with urgent care services. This means that if you need urgent care treatment (A&E, Out of hours GP, Walk-in centre) the clinician treating you will ask for your consent for them view your GP medical record; if you do not wish them to view your GP medical record you can decline access.

 

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Shingles Vaccination

From 1st September 2015, the shingles vaccine will be offered routinely to people aged 70 and 78. You become eligible for the vaccine on the first day of September 2015 after you've turned 70 or 78

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Dementia Awareness

If you're becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you're over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia.

As you get older, you may find that memory loss becomes a problem. It's normal for your memory to be affected by age, stress, tiredness, or certain illnesses and medications. This can be annoying if it happens occasionally, but if it's affecting your daily life or is worrying you or someone you know, you should seek help from your GP.

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Stomach Ache

Most attacks of stomach pains are not serious and are usually caused by indigestion or wind. If the pain increases in intensity you should consult your doctor.

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HSCIC and NHS England care.data Service

How information about you helps us to provide better care

 
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.  This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information. This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

 

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Carers

Are you a Carer who needs practical support or information about the services available to you?

The practice will be supporting monthly Carers' Clinics which will be held at the Westbank Healthy Living Centre, Farmhouse Rise, Exminster. 


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Patient Experience Survey Report 2014/15

We now have the results of the IPQ (Improving Practice Questionnaire) Report by CPEP for 2014/15.  

We are pleased to announce that we have achieved a high result of 84% for the Practice.

 

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Avoiding Unplanned Admissions Service

The NHS has introduced a new service for people who are thought to be at increased risk of emergency hospital admission and who might benefit from more active support from their GP surgery. This service is being introduced as part of a move to reduce unnecessary emergency admissions to secondary care.

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Named GP for patients aged 75 and over

From April 2014, all patients aged 75 and over will have a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.

 

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Weight loss

The risks of being overweight are many, ranging from painful feet and knees to coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. The vast majority of people who are overweight would like to weigh less, but we know that instead of the incidence of overweight and obesity decreasing, it is in fact increasing.

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Healthy eating

Healthy Eating is all about getting the balance right. That is, the balance between all the different nutrients that exist in food and drinks.

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