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NHS Breast Screening Incident Announced 02/05/2018
Following an investigation started in January 2018, Public Health England and NHS England identified that in some instances women were not being invited for their final breast screen between their 68th and 71st birthday.
Data have been analysed back to 2009 and an estimated 206,000 women on a GP register in England , now aged 70 - 79 years, will receive a letter. Those aged up to 72 will be sent a catch up screening invitation. Women aged 72 and above will be offered the opportunity for a screen. Routine breast screening will be unaffected and most women in these age groups will still have received their final screen.
The National Helpline number for women who want further information is 0800 169 2692.
Survey: National 'Improved Access' Scheme for GP Surgeries
NHS England are looking to introduce a new scheme that will allow you to make an appointments to see a health professional in a GP practice outside of usual working hours.
Before we can decide when we should be opening, we need to know what will suit our patients best. It would be helpful if you could follow this link and answer the 9 question survey. Many thanks.
Friends and Family Test 2017 Results
The total number of completed Family and Friends Test during 2017 was 380.
96% of patients advised they would be extremely likely / like to recommend your practice to family and friends. Thank you very much - that is reallly encouraging.
Please follow this link for a more detailed summary of the 2017 collated results.
(May 2017) ONE SMALL STEP - Whether you are looking to quit smoking, lose weight for that special occasion, become more active or reduce your alcohol intake, you've come to the right place. OneSmallStep is a tailored service for the people of Devon. Take OneSmallStep to change .....
FLU CLINICS - It is recommended that if you are over 65 or suffer from diabetes, asthma, bronchial problems or heart and kidney trouble you should be vaccinated annually. Any patients under 65 who are at risk will be invited by letter. If you do not receive a letter and are eligible to have the vaccination please phone to make an appointment.
NEW Devon CCG
In October 2016 began a wide-ranging consultation and engagement with the public covering proposals to improve the way the elderly and frail people are cared for locally. The consultation document has been published and is available on the CCGs website. Copies are always available to read in the practice waiting room.
How are you! Take the "One You" Public Health Quiz Today!
In March 2016 Public Health England launched their national One You Campaign, aiming to boost public awareness around six key themes – eating, drinking, moving, smoking, stress and sleep. Did you know:
- around 40% of all deaths in England are related to behaviour
- the NHS spends more than £11bn a year on treating illnesses caused by the effects of diet, inactivity, smoking and drinking alcohol
- Public Health England launches ‘One You’, the first ever nationwide campaign to address preventable disease in adults
Named Accountable GP
Did you know that all of our 8,000 patients have their own named accountable GP. We would like everyone to be aware who their accountable GP is.
So please ask us next time you are in the surgery. Alternatively you can ask us over the phone or via email. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and date of birth and we will let you know!
Annual Flu Clinics 2015/2016
If you have missed the Annual Flu Clinics then please phone the surgery on 01395 441212 after 10.00am to make an appointment.
This service is available to everyone over 65. Those who are under 65 but may be at increased risk from flu will receive an invitation from the practice.
Have you received a letter from NHS England List Maintenance Team?
Firstly, it is not a scam, but a piece of work to improve the accuracy of the GP lists, NHS England are writing to a sample of patients to ask them to confirm their GP registration details.
Please be aware that if you received a letter from NHS England during March & April asking you to confirm who you are registered with and did not respond, you will be automatically de-registered unless you make contact with your surgery.
If this applies to you, please contact your surgery as soon as possible to confirm you wish to remain registered.
No Changes To Your Details:
If all details are CORRECT and there are NO CHANGES then you can:
confirm your registration details either on the phone 0800 3265270 or 0330 3332651, Register by Internet www.sbs.nhs.uk/primary-care-services/sw, text (SMS) 86006 or return the letter in the freepost envelope enclosed with the letter. The telephone number to direct patients to is 0208 536 3075.
If your address or GP practice details printed on the first page of the letter are NOT correct, return the 2nd page, completed with the correct details in the FREEPOST envelope.
NOVEMBER 2015 - Devon Safeguarding Children Boards - if you are worried about a child please call 0345 155 1071 or out of hours call 0845 6000 388
Our normal opening hours are 8.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday
Outside of these hours, if you have an urgent medical need which cannot wait until the surgery reopens, please ring NHS 111 where you will be assisted to receive the right care.
In an emergency when someone needs medical help to save their life dial 999.