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As a joint venture between Foundry Lane Surgery and Oakwood Lane Medical Practice, we would like to inform patients of a new and enhanced existing physical activity provision for patients. This provision is hosted in Oakwood Lane Medical Practice’s community room (known as the Roost).  The Practice Health Champions would like to invite patients to not just the physical activity elements, but all elements. They would also like to offer patients an opportunity to become a Practice Health Champion so that our practices and patients are truly represented in our community room.  

 

Below is a link to a video providing a flavour of what we Oakwood Lane Medical Practice do in the Roost.

https://vimeo.com/328007915

Extended Access

More evening and weekend appointments available

Evening appointments

There are now extra routine appointments available in the evening, making it easier for you to get an appointment at a time to suit you.

A virtual clinical pharmacist service –

This is a telephone appointment for patients who need to speak to a pharmacist regarding a medication issue but don’t need to come to surgery. 

The pharmacists are able to prescribe and organise prescriptions electronically.

A virtual musculoskeletal (MSK) service –

This is a telephone appointment for patients who need to speak to an advanced physiotherapist regarding muscle and joint problems. 

They will issue advise and where appropriate arrange a follow up.

For either of the above please speak to the reception team for further information on how to book one of these appointments.

 

All the above are now offered 7 days a week including bank holidays.

 

Saturday morning face to face appointments

There are now Saturday morning routine appointments from 09:00-12:00 available through our extended access service at Seacroft Hospital York Rd, Leeds LS14 6UH / Rutland Lodge Medical Practice, Scott Hall Road, Leeds, LS7 3DR

 

This increased availability is an extension of the services offered by your practice and is provided by a range of local clinicians including GPs, Nurses and Health Care Assistants. 

 

Please note this is not a walk-in service

– you still need to make an appointment via your own GP practice.

Extended Access appointments are for routine general practice issues and not for urgent care. 

If your practice is closed and you are unwell, please call NHS111. 

You can watch the extended access video here

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xdwgpyxgan01qrq/AACrqkhx08IaxgdoGooxbiRJa?dl=0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeB7kGlto5M&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Commencing 1.4.2019

the Surgery will open at 8am

 

 

Patients with long term health conditions

For example: diabetes, COPD etc

will be routinely invited to book an appointment for their annual review around the month of their birthday.

Sugar Smart World

With 34% of children leaving primary school overweight, Change4Life has launched a new campaign, “make a swap when you next shop”, encouraging families to cut back on sugar. To complement the national campaign, Change4Life has created interactive lesson plans in partnership with teachers, qualified nutritionists and dental professionals. These English and Maths teaching resources support teachers to educate pupils about how to make healthier choices.  The resources are set in ‘Sugar Smart World’ and teach pupils that the number of extra sugar cubes they are consuming is enough to wrap around the world more than three and a half times. A cartoon- themed Science lesson plan also helps pupils understand the effects that sugar has on their teeth. The new Change4Life schools resources include:

Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing!

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns. Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.  The team of health professionals at your local pharmacy can offer help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns and if your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, they’ll ensure you get the care you need. 

Please help the NHS to use resources sensibly

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for certain medicines that are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket, even if you qualify for FREE prescriptions.  This applies to treatments for the following conditions:

Acute sore throat, Conjunctivitis, Coughs, colds and nasal congestion, Cradle cap, Dandruff, Diarrhoea (adults), Dry eyes/sore tire eyes, Earwax, Excessive sweating, Haemorrhoids, Headlice, Indigestion and heartburn, Infant colic, Infrequent cold sores, Infrequent constipation, Infrequent migraine, Insect bites and stings, Mild acne, Minor burns and scalds, Mild cystitis, Mild dry skin, Mild irritant dermatitis, Mild to moderate hay fever, Minor pain, discomfort and fever (eg aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain), Mouth ulcers, Nappy rash, Oral thrush, Prevention of tooth decay, Ringworm/athletes foot, Sunburn, Sun protection, Teething/mild toothache, Threadworms, Travel sickness, Warts & verrucae 

Please click on the link below for more information                                                                                                          

 https://www.leedsccg.nhs.uk/health/campaigns/over-the-counter-medicines-changes-to-prescribing/​

 

                                                    

 

 

Patient On-Line Access

Avoid constantly ringing the practice and having to wait to be answered go on line and make your appointments to fit in with you.

Speak to Reception to get your secure login

 

May 2018

NHS e-Referral Service bulletin
  

 
 
 
This month, GP practices with a referral process which allows patients to book their own hospital and clinic appointments online, will receive information packs to help them to encourage patients to use the Manage Your Referral online service. Each pack contains leaflets and posters for practice staff and patients. A downloadable video to play in waiting rooms is also available, as well as a short training video for staff.
 
More referrals than ever are now being made using the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS). Practice staff can save time when patients book their own appointment on a convenient date and time at their preferred hospital or clinic. The e-RS Manage Your Referral
website allows patients to book, check, change and cancel their appointments online.

The national telephone appointment line is still available for patients who don’t want to use the online service.

Privacy Notice, Looking after your Data........

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Bowel Cancer Screeningtake the test !

Everyone aged 60–74 will receive a pack through the post  - Once you have reached 60 you will receive the test through the post automatically. You will receive the test again every two years until you are 75. You must be registered with a GP. Make sure your GP has your correct address.

 

Why should I complete the test?

Bowel Cancer is one of the UK’s most common cancer killers. 80% of people who develop bowel cancer are aged 60 and over. But early treatment can make a difference. You can do this test in your own home at your own convenience, it’s not as embarrassing as going to a medical appointment and the pack contains everything you need.

 

The test helps to detect bowel cancer at an early stage – even before you have any symptoms.

If picked up early, treatment is more likely to be effective.

 

What do I do?

Look out for the test pack in the post. Simply:

  • Sample, Seal and Send

What happens next?

Once you have completed and posted your test, you will be contacted with results. The results will show whether further investigation is needed.

 

Who should I contact for more information?

For further information about the bowel cancer screening test call the FREE NHS Helpline on 0800 707 6060 or visit www.leeds.gove.uk/bowelcancer 

Alternatively, please speak to your GP or local pharmacist.

 

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Patient On-Line Access

Avoid constantly ringing the practice and having to wait to be answered go on line and make your appointments to fit in with you.

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Narinder

              Narinder Panesar - Wellbeing Co-ordinator 

based at Foundry Lane Surgery on Thursday & Friday afternoons

              Email: n.panesar@nhs.net

What is Connect Well ?

Connect Well is the social prescribing service for Leeds North CCG.  The service hub is based at the Reginald Centre, co-ordinating the work of Wellbeing Co-ordinators (WBCs) based in GPs' surgeries. 

What does the service do ?

Connect Well provides short term (up to 3 months) support to patients, helping them connect to services, organisation and activities that could help them in the longer term.,

What does CONNECT WELL do ?

It connects you to relevant services within your local area which will benefit your overall health and well-being.

Our friendly Well-Being Coordinators will work closely with you to understand your particular needs and will then assist you to access the relevant services and groups within your community.

This could include:

- A specialist mental health service

- General fitness or 'get active' classes

- Employment advice and volunterring opportunites

- Groups that support people to be more healthy such as walking or healthy eating

- Community, faith or cultural groups

- Support groups for physical conditions or emotional difficulties

- A service that gives advice on issues such as money or housing

- Groups that help people explore creativity such as art, gardening or music

Who is the service aimed at ?

It is a FREE service aimed at anyone who may need support or who may benefit from having more connection with their local community.

This could include those who:

- Feel low, anxious or depressed

- Feel lonely and isolated

- Would like to feel more healthy

- Would like to know whatactivities or groups are available which may benefit their overal health and well-being.

The service is available for adults (18+) who live in North Leeds

If you come to see me:

I will meet you for an initial 45 minutes assessment, after which I can arrange future appointments with you as needed.  I work with some people for just 1 or 2 sessions, and others for up to 10 sessions.  I can also arrange phone appointments if preferred.

1. You will have time to talk with me confidentially about your problem and what your needs are.

2. I will listen to your concerns seriously and offer information and support.

3. I will help you take steps that suit you to make changes.

How do I access the service ?

You can contact us directly on 0113 336 7612

or

connectwell@commlinks.co.uk

or

your GP can refer you to the Well-Being Coordination - Narinder - at the surgery

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One You Couch to 5K app in partnership with BBC Get Inspired !  

The One You Couch to 5k app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks.

There is now a choice of 5 trainers to support and motivate you every step of the way, telling you when to walk and when to run.

The BBC will be promoting this heavily, and Public Health England will be supporting with activity on Facebook and through One You and Start 4 Life channels.  

The app can be downloaded by searching for ‘One You Couch to 5k’ in the Apple or Google Play stores.

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 Change for Life
 Getting Cooking Now!

Our improved Smart Recipes App is now even easier to use. 

With 160 quick and tasty meal ideas, there's something for even the fussiest eaters. 

Give it a try !

Available on the Apple App Store or get it on Google Play

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70 years NHS

 

Practice Nurse of the Year Finalist 2018

Julia is one of our Practice Nurses and was a finalist in the Yorkshire and Humber GP Nurse of Year Awards 2018. There were 3 finalists in this heat, although Julia did not win the main event Julia, Ruth and Angela are all winners to us. Foundry Lane nurses all work in a caring and compassionate way and keep patients at the heart of all they do. Well done to you all and Congratulations to Julia.

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Care Quality Commission

CQC Report

Read our latest inspection report, Patient Group report and surveys.

We value your feedback.

Take the Friends & Family Test.

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Patient On-Line

Please see the on line bulletin. Its so easy to book appointments and order prescriptions on line. Avoid constantly ringing the practice and having to wait to be answered go on line and make your appointments to fit in with you.

Speak to Reception to get your secure login

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Leaving School or College, Starting University ?? Ensure you are Protected !!

Men ACWY Vaccine

This vaccine helps protect you against meningococcal disease which can cause meningitis (inflammation of the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning). These can kill in hours and those who recover may be left severely disabled.

 

Since 2009, there has been a large increase in group W meningococcal (MenW) disease in England, resulting in several deaths in teenagers. Older teenagers and young adults who are not vaccinated are at risk of getting MenW disease, so you need to get vaccinated to protect yourself. Vaccination helps protect you and others around you. You may have had a MenC vaccination before but you still need the MenACWY vaccine as this gives you the extra protection you need.

 

The vaccination is free and may save your life.

 

Please contact the surgery today to arrange your vaccination against this serious disease.

You may be planning to get a job or an apprenticeship, join the armed forces or go on to higher education. Whatever you do next, it is important that you get vaccinated. If you are planning to go to university you should get vaccinated well before you move. If this is not possible you should register with a new GP at university or your new location and arrange to get the vaccine there as soon as possible – ideally in your first week of term. New university students are at extra risk of meningococcal infection in the first weeks of term when they come into contact with many new people of a similar age.

 

Finally, if you are not up to date with the MMR vaccine which helps protect you from measles mumps and rubella you should get this at the same appointment. More information about both vaccines can be found at the NHS Choices website or through speaking to the nurse or GP in the surgery.

 

 

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