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Newsletter - May 2014 (.doc)

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  Practice News and Notices

 Parkside is supporting the following two important campaigns:

Put Patients First (Royal College of General Practioners)

Despite carrying out 90% of all NHS patient contacts, general practice only receives 8.39% of the NHS budget in the UK - an historic low.  By 2017, this is projected to plunge to just 7.29%. 

As a result, general practice is facing a growing crisis.  Long waiting times and and the huge number of patient consultations carried out by GPs could threaten the level of patient care.  To protect high quality services for all patients, the RCGP call on the Prime Minister to increase the share of the NHS budget spent on general practice in England to 11% by 2017.

Please sign the petition in the waiting room or visit: www.putpatientsfirst.rcgp.org.uk

Your GP Cares (British Medical Ass)

Do you want more time with your GP? Your GP wants this too.

More people are living with chronic conditions, such as diabetes or asthma.  Care for these patients is increasingly being provided through GP services rather than in hospitals.  The ten minutes available in a standard GP appointment simply isn't long enough.  Your GP and practice team care about the current situation and want to work with patients and the government to find solutions to provide a better service.

We need YOU to tell politicians why this campaign is so important at: http://bma.org.uk/working-for-change/your-gp-cares

Have you been asked to sign up for an Internet Pharmacy to supply your prescriptions?
You should be aware that: Items are delivered by post, not a same day courier so delays can occur. You may be required to be at home to receive and sign for the delivery of your medicines.  They will NOT supply and CANNOT offer:  Liquid medicines; Refrigerated lines e.g. Insulin, Vaccines;  Controlled Drugs; Drugs required for immediate use; a personal Face-to-Face contact for any discussion or review about your medicines.

Local Pharmacies also have longer opening hours for better access and telephone contact. Talk to your local Pharmacist and discuss the free and additional services they can offer such as prescription ordering, collection and delivery and a range of free NHS services.  PARKSIDE RECOMMENDS THAT YOU SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PHARMACY

New Patient Information Helpline
Now available for those patients who have recently been discharged from Croydon University Hospital and have questions about their medicines.  Patients can seek advice from the CUH Pharmacy Medicines Information Department on 0208 401 3059 between 2pm-4pm  Monday to Friday.

Breastfeeding Support in Croydon
Baby Cafes are run by a lactation consultant/health professional with support from peer supporters and, at some groups, from NCT breastfeeding counsellors.  Click 
here for updated information about breastfeeding support and baby cafe's in Croydon.

Online Patient Access
Did you know that Parkside patients can now register for online patient access here on our website?  Once registered, patients can order repeat prescriptions, book and cancel appointments and notify us of any address or telephone number changes.  Click here to get started. Then click the green 'Register' button.

Tips from Surrey Physio
Did you know that there is self-help advice from Surrey Physio here on our website to help you overcome some of your aches and pains? Feel free to call Surrey Physio for a private consultation on 0208 685 6930 or visit their website: www.surreyphysio.co.uk

CQC Inspection Report
Parkside Group Practice had a CQC inspection on 25 February 2014. We have now received their report that will be available to the public on the CQC website. The report is very favourable and we have met all standards that were inspected. Click here to view the report

Patient Survey 2014 results
Please see the Patient Participation Group (PPG) tab for the results of our recent annual patient survey which focussed on NHS referrals.

Patient Data Extraction
Click here for information about Patient Data Extraction

EPS - Electronic Prescribing Service
Parkside Group Practice now offers an Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS). EPS is an NHS Service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from. If you use a regular chemist/pharmacy for your medications your prescription can be sent electronically from the GP surgery to your nominated chemist/pharmacy.  For more information please speak to your pharmacy about EPS.

EMERGENCY SMS - SMS to the emergency services 
The emergencySMS service lets deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people in the UK send an SMS text message to the UK 999 service where it will be passed to the police, ambulance, fire rescue, or coastguard. Simply by sending an SMS message to 999 you can call for help and the emergency services will reply to you.  For more info please see http://www.emergencysms.org.uk/ 

Visit your Pharmacy First for Minor Ailments
We are delighted to inform our patients about the Pharmacy Minor Ailments scheme which offers access to medicines, health advice and treatment from their local pharmacy without requiring prescriptions or vouchers.  For further information, click our Pharmacies page 

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