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Please note the Practice will be closed for training from 1.00pm on the following days:    

20th April 2016

18th May 2016

If you need to speak to a doctor urgently, please dial 111 for the out of hours service.

Welcome to West Hallam Medical Centre

Welcome along to our surgery website where we hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services. Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home.

Changes to our Travel Services

Due to the increasing demand for Nurse Appointments from patients who require urgent and on-going help with chronic disease management we are making changes to some of the additional services that our Nursing team have provided in the past.

From 1st March 2016 we will only be providing the following NHS vaccinations to our patients who are planning a trip abroad.

  • diphtheria, polio and tetanus (combined booster)
  • typhoid
  • hepatitis A – including when combined with typhoid or hepatitis B

These vaccines are usually free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.

We will no longer be providing the following private vaccinations,

  • hepatitis B when not combined with hepatitis A
  • Japanese encephalitis and tick-borne encephalitis
  • meningitis C and other meningitis vaccines
  • rabies
  • tuberculosis (TB)

There are a number of private providers who can provide these locally and their details are readily available online.

Named GP

All of our patients have an accountable/named GP. All patients aged 75 and over will be advised of their accountable/named GP. If you do not know the name of your accountable GP please feel free to ask reception who will be pleased to give you the information.

Patient Group Annual Report 2015

Its been a busy year for the Patient Participation Group (PPG). To see what has been achieved please click on the Patient Group link found on the right hand side index to open the 'PPG Report 2014/5'.

The practice would like to thank all members of the PPG for their work and support during the year

Patient Group Campaign 2015/6

The West Hallam Patient Participation Group (PPG) has produced a campaign based on three themes:

- Wasted medications

- How your pharmacy can help you

- Getting medical advice - who can help?

Information posters will be displayed in the surgery waiting room and on community noticeboards.

To find out more and understand these really important messages please click on the 'Patient Group' link on the right-hand side menu.

 

New Service - Carer's Clinic

Carer's provide an invaluable & essential service to those they care for and save the NHS millions of pounds each year. Without carer's many people could not live independently. The role of the carer therefore needs to be better recognised and supported.

To support carers the practice is working with Derbyshire Carer's Association by providing carer's clinics on each 3rd Friday of the month from the 15th January 2016 to the 21st October. A Care Support Worker will be available for afternoon appointments to offer help on:

- completing carers assessments

- looking into funding opportunities

- creating care plans

- accessing blue badges

- accessing respite services

- offering support, advice and signposting to other services

Should you wish to book one of these sessions please contact a member of the reception team or call Derbyshire Carer's Association direct on 01773 743355 .

Live Life Better

Do you want to lose weight, stop smoking and become more active? If so please visit the website below for help and advice for one central point of contact for all service users and professionals alike. This service is free of charge at point of entry.

http://www.livelifebetterderbyshire.org.uk/

Patient's Leaflet(s)

Our Patient Participation Group (PPG) has produced our patient's leaflets.

The 'Full Version' provides all the information you need to know about the services we provide.

The 'Key Facts' do exactly what the title suggests and provide key information such as opening hours &contact numbers.

Both can be downloaded from the website by clicking on the 'Patient Information' link on the right hand side index.

How Information about you helps provide better care

There are changes to the way we will be sharing patient data.  This leaflet explains the changes in detail, so please take time to read this leaflet carefully. If you wish to opt-out please complete and return the attached form to the surgery. There is also a link available to the NHS website which provides an animation to help explain the policy.

Better_Information_means_better_care.pdf

Opt-out_Form.docx

http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/tsd/care-data/

Choosing the Right Service

Help choose the service you need when feeling unwell:

http://www.southernderbyshireccg.nhs.uk/

One Click Away

Convenience doesn’t stop there and you can now access a number of services online. Ordering a repeat prescription or sending us your comments are both just a click away. And if you’re not yet registered with us you can download the necessary forms here too.

Health and Happiness

Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the practice.

Access

The surgery has full disabled access. Patient services are provided at ground floor level. A disabled patients toilet facility is provided. If access proves difficult to any of our disabled patients we will be happy to assist.

New Patients

The practice is currently seeking new patients. If you live in the practice area and wish to register please click on the 'new patients' link or contact our reception.

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