Flu Campaign 2019- Support your local GP Practice!
We are going to be holding 2 flu clinic’s this year. We will be inviting over 65’s to the first clinic, which will be held at All Saints School on Saturday 28th September 2019 between 8am and 1pm. We are also holding a clinic for under 65’s at Willow Bed Hall in Chickerell on Saturday 26th October between 10.30am and 2.30pm. Both are by invite only. Please support your local GP practice. Alternative clinics for those who are unable to attend will be available after these dates.
Following taking on a 3rd branch site and changing the way we run our Duty Doctor sessions, we are making regular adjustments to our surgeries at this time. Consequently, we are unable to have surgeries bookable 8 weeks in advance. We will endeavour to provide this again as soon as we can. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Changes to Midwife Referrals
This month we are discontinuing use of the paper self-referral forms in the booking notes and all pregnant women in Dorset should be advised to use the Maternity Matters Dorset online self-referral form https://maternitymattersdorset.nhs.uk/refer/ (women genuinely unable to get online should be advised to call 01305 253315 and a member of staff can complete on their behalf)
I have attached a PDF with our new process to help understanding, however please contact me if you have any queries regarding this.
DCHFT self-referral to be process
Electronic Repeat Dispensing
If you use the same medicines regularly, you will benefit from using the NHS Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) service. This means you won't have to re-order or collect your repeat prescriptions from the GP practice every time you need more medicine. This saves time for the patient, GP practice and pharmacy. For more information go to the prescription tab and select Electronic Repeat Dispensing on the drop down list.
Unfortunately we are still experiencing problems with our phone lines. We are working hard to try and resolve this issue. Please make use of the other services we offer such as E-Consult and Online Services. Thank you for your continued understanding.
May 1st 2019 will see the launch of Leg Clubs in Weymouth under the auspices of the “The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation”. This is a new initiative for people with leg ulcers living in Weymouth. Leg Clubs will be running five mornings a week in five different locations around Weymouth.
Can you can spare one morning a week or one a month to work alongside the nursing team helping to make visiting the clinic more of a social event for people of all age groups who suffer with leg-related problems?
If you have time to volunteer to support Leg Clubs we would love to hear from you. Volunteers are vitally important to the success of Leg Clubs meeting and greeting people as they arrive, serving refreshments, providing administrative support and fund raising.
“Leg Clubs have been shown to positively impact on healing & recurrence rates, helping isolated older people reintegrate into their communities, we would appreciate your help and support with this new initiative for Weymouth.”
To volunteer or obtain further information please contact Mrs Demelza Spencer-Veale, Weymouth Leg Club Clinical Lead, Wyke Regis & Lanehouse Medical Practice. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information can be found at https://www.legclub.org/
For the next, approx, 15 weeks there will be road works in Ludlow Estate which means accessing the Lanehouse Branch may be more difficult. There will only be on road parking for the next 4-6 weeks, so please bear this in mind when you are attending an appointment at Lanehouse
Wyke Regis and Lanehouse Surgery has a new group of volunteers who are helping the practice by giving their time in different ways to help patients. We are now having and Tea and Coffee get together at Wyke Regis Health Centre every Tuesday afternoon between 2 pm and 4 pm. There will be homemade cake too!! so please feel free to join us for a cuppa and a chat.
Our reception staff have recently been trained to ask basic question to determine who the best clinician is to see when dealing with requests for appointments. So, from April 2019 receptionists will begin Signposting for urgent and routine appointment requests.
We are currently going through the process of recruiting Practice Champions, patients and members of the local community who will voluntarily give their time to work alongside the staff team in a variety of different ways. This can include helping people with the non-clinical side of living with a long-term condition, helping isolated and lonely people living in the community, helping to run coffee mornings, helping the practice with flu clinics, helping people find out what help they can access in the local community and help the access services that they can use. These are just a few of the areas that Champions may be able to help and we look forward to giving more information as our programme develops.
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