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DE-COMMISSIONING OF FAX MACHINE

As fax machines will no longer be used wef April 2020, we will be de-commissioning our fax on the 31.12.2019.  Please contact us via email - foundry.lane@nhs.net.  If an urgent response is required please also contact the practice by phone (0113) 2951200 highlighting the urgency of the required response.

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https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

Make a sugar swap!

Did you know just one or two everyday swaps can really make a difference to how much sugar your child is having, while still keeping them happy?

Children in England are eating an extra 2,800 sugar cubes a year, which is more than double the recommended guidelines. That's 8 cubes too many each day!

Half of the sugar in our children's diets comes from sugary drinks, sweets, biscuits, cakes, puddings, sugary breakfast cereals and higher-sugar yoghurts and puddings.

But it's easy to cut back by swapping from higher- to lower-sugar products. 

Get help with swaps and tips

Change4Life is here to help your family cut back on sugar, with lots of great tips and ideas, so you can make some simple swaps:

But first, take a look at how much sugar is too much! The maximum daily amounts of sugar are:

Max daily sugar – 4 to 6-year-olds: 5 cubes; 7 to 10-year-olds: 6 cubes; 11-plus: 7 cubes

 

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Newsletter August 2019

August Newsletter (Summer)

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The information we hold about you

The personal data we hold about you

As your registered GP practice we hold your electronic health (and where applicable social care) record. This contains sensitive information about you, your health and your wellbeing. The following list provides an example of the type of information (both past and present) that can be held within your record:

  • Demographic and contact details (name, date of birth, address, telephone number, email address, gender, sex, religion, marital status etc.)
  • Appointments and Consultations
  • Diagnoses (including physical disabilities and mental health conditions)
  • Medication, Vaccinations, Pathology results (e.g. blood tests) and Allergies
  • Social care involvement
  • Hospital correspondence and correspondence from other health and social care settings (including x-rays, discharge letters and referrals)
  • Relationships/Next of Kin

Why do we need access to your personal data?

This information means we can provide you with high quality direct care in a safe and effective manner. Being able to see your detailed record allows for an overall picture of your health and wellbeing to be assessed. This then helps us to diagnose and prescribe appropriate courses of treatment to you. This means that the most safe and efficient care is provided to you. We do not want you to have to repeat your medical history and remember every detail, which may or may not be relevant, to every health and social care professional involved in your care. Lack of access to your information may lead to misdiagnosis, inappropriate prescribing of medication or tests and/or ineffective treatment.

Why do we need to share your personal data?

We recognise that you will benefit from other health and social care providers that care for you (either currently or in the future) having access to your electronic health (and where applicable social care) record. This is because they can then make fully informed decisions about the care you require. The reasons for access to the detailed record, mentioned above, apply across the health and social care profession. A shared record ensures that care providers always have the most accurate, up to date information.]

What do we mean by ‘Direct Care’?

The term ‘Direct Care’ means a clinical health activity concerned with the prevention and investigation and treatment of illness. It includes supporting your ability to function and improve your participation in life and society. It also includes the assurance of safe and high quality care and treatment undertaken by one or more registered and regulated health or social care professionals and their team with whom you have a legitimate relationship for your care purposes.

It does not include access to information for purposes such as insurance, advertising or marketing.

How we share your personal data

As your GP practice we have set the following practice settings for all our registered patients whose detailed electronic health (and where applicable social care) record is in our possession and within the clinical computer system, SystmOne. However, we recognise that each of our patients have differing health and social care needs and you may wish to control yourself how your personal data is shared. This can be done via ‘Your Choices’ stated below.

Explicit consent to make your record available to all organisations (without verification/security code process) - original eDSM) for direct care purposes

We will obtain your explicit consent (permission) to share your detailed electronic health (and where applicable social care) record to anyone that cares for you. By providing your permission, we make your record available to all NHS commissioned services and local authorities providing health and social care services, using the clinical

record computer system, SystmOne. This allows for anyone at these organisations who have the appropriate controls to retrieve your electronic record, once you are registered for care. However, these individuals should only legitimately access your record to provide you with care services. They must also record your permission to view your record.

The types of organisation who could be involved in your direct care and therefore need access to your electronic record are:

  • GP practices
  • Community services (for example, physiotherapy, diabetic clinics, district nursing, rehabilitation centres)
  • Referral triage centres (services determining which organisations should care for you)
  • Child Health
  • Urgent Care (for example, A&E, Minor Injury Units (MIU) and Out of Hours services)
  • Community Hospitals
  • Palliative Care
  • Care Homes
  • Offender Health (care providers within organisations such as Prisons and Custody Suites)
  • NHS Hospitals
  • NHS Mental Health Services
  • Social Care – registered and regulated professionals within social care organisations coordinating care (not social care providers)
  • Community Pharmacy

To find out more about these types of organisations please go to the following webpage: http://www.tpp-uk.com/products/systmone/modules or talk to a member of your GP practice.

If at any point in the future you are not happy to share your electronic record in this way, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can record your dissent (refusal of permission) and stop your record from being accessed outside of the GP practice. You can choose to refuse your permission for any organisation having access to your GP record.

Where we have not received your explicit consent or dissent then your record will not be shared.

Implied consent to make your record available to all organisations (without verification/security process - original eDSM for direct care purposes)

We assume that you are happy to share your detailed electronic health (and where applicable social care) record to anyone that cares for you. We therefore make your record available to all NHS commissioned services and local authorities providing health and social care services, using the clinical record computer system, SystmOne. This allows for anyone at these organisations who have the appropriate controls to retrieve your electronic record, once you are registered for care. However, these individuals should only legitimately access your record to provide you with care services. They must also record your permission to view your record.

The types of organisation, which could be involved in your direct care and therefore need access to your electronic record are:

  • GP practices
  • Community services (for example, physiotherapy, diabetic clinics, district nursing, rehabilitation centres)
  • Referral triage centres (services determining which organisation should care for you)
  • Child Health
  • Urgent Care (for example, A&E, Minor Injury Units (MIU) and Out of Hours services)
  • Community Hospitals
  • Palliative Care
  • Care Homes
  • Offender Health (care providers within organisations such as Prisons and Custody Suites)
  • NHS Hospitals
  • NHS Mental Health Services
  • Social Care– registered and regulated professionals within social care organisations coordinating care (not social care providers)
  • Community Pharmacy

To find out more about these types of organisation please go to the following webpage: http://www.tpp-uk.com/products/systmone/modules or talk to a member of your GP Practice.

If you are not happy to share your electronic record in this way, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can record your dissent (refusal of permission) and stop your record from being accessed outside of the GP practice. You can choose to refuse your permission for any organisation having access to your GP record. Where we have not implied your consent or dissent then your record will not be shared.

Organisations we make your record available to

We work collaboratively with a variety of health [and social care] organisations [across the NHS][across local authorities][within the locality] and therefore [with your explicit consent] [with your assumed consent] we make your electronic patient record available to a select list of organisations using the clinical record computer system, SystmOne. This means that once you are registered at those organisations their staff, who have been given the role of viewing clinical records, will be able to view your record, once they have discussed this with you and recorded your consent.

These organisations are stated [below] [on our website] and/or [you can ask for a printed list].

All other health and social care organisations require you to verify their access (see verification section below) [or are prevented from accessing your record (see below sections)].

[The list of organisations]

Organisations we make your record available to, subject to you providing a security code

It is not always possible to predict the specific health and social care services that you may require in the future. For example, you may require a specialist service or need to be treated whilst away on holiday in another part of the country. Therefore, where we have [obtained][assumed] your consent we make your electronic health (and where applicable social care) record available to organisations subject to you providing them with a verification (security) code if/when you present there for care; it’s similar to the verification (security) process you may be familiar with using for internet banking. Without this code the organisation will not be able to access your record.

[Verification applies to all health and social care organisations using the clinical record computer system, SystmOne][Verification only applies to those health and social care organisations, using the clinical record computer system SystmOne, who are not mentioned above, as those who we have chosen to automatically share with (see above), or those mentioned below who we have chosen not to share with (see below)]. All [other] NHS commissioned services and local authorities providing health and social care services, using SystmOne, must ask you to provide verification via a PIN number sent to your phone and/or email address. Without this PIN number provided to the organisations, they will be unable to access your electronic record. unless you put that organisation on your personal sharing list – see [Your choice- or ask the GP practice to add them to their sharing list.

You will only be required to provide the PIN number to that particular organisation once (e.g. each referral, A&E attendance, contact with an out of hour’s service). As soon as the verification (security) code is provided, the individuals at the organisation will continue to have access to your record to treat you for that particular matter/condition/referral, until you change your mind and ask that organisation to record refusal of your permission. Only staff with the appropriate job functions, granted to them by the organisation and only those providing you with care services, should legitimately access your record, once they have obtained your consent.]

Organisations we do not make your record available to and are prevented from obtaining a security code from you

We prevent your detailed SystmOne electronic health (and where applicable social care) record from being available to a list of health and social care organisations, no matter whether your consent has been obtained. [These organisations are stated below] [You can ask for a printed list of these organisations]. We do not expect that these health and social care services will ever need to access your detailed electronic record, [nor do we consider that we have sufficient information about their data access and security policies to make your record available].

If you wish to ensure that one or all of these organisations can access your record then the options available to you are explained below in ‘Your Choice’.

[The list of organisations]

Your choice

You may not agree with the health and social care organisations we have chosen to have access to your detailed electronic health (and where applicable social care) record (the practice default). You can therefore control this yourself. Your choice will override our settings. You have the following options:

 

  • No organisations require you to provide a security code - You can give your permission to allow all NHS commissioned services and local authorities providing health and social care services, using the clinical record computer system, SystmOne, to access your record. This allows for any individual at these organisations (who have the appropriate access controls) to retrieve your electronic record, only after you are registered with them for care. These individuals should only legitimately access your record to provide you with care services and they should always request and gain your consent before doing so.
  • Dissent/Refusal of your permission - You can refuse your permission for your record to become available to all NHS commissioned services and local authorities providing health and social care services, using the clinical record computer system, SystmOne,, which prevents us sharing your clinical record to any other organisation involved in your care. Please carefully consider the benefits of sharing your record, mentioned [why] and [sharing your record] before choosing this option.
  • All organisations require you to provide a security code - You can require that all health and social care organisations must ask you for a PIN number on your first visit to that service. This allows you to verify/confirm that each individual organisation should have access to your record, as they are legitimately involved in your care. You will require access to either a mobile phone or email account, as a PIN will be sent to you. [Alternatively, you will need access to SystmOnline to accept or reject a share request sent to your account by the organisation wishing to view your record. Please contact your GP or GP receptionist to request to be enabled for SystmOnline]
  • Custom lists - You can put together your own personal lists for access, adding organisations to each of the 3 lists i.e. does not require a security code (allowed list), requires a security code (verification list) and cannot access (prohibited list). The functionality for each list will act as described above, but it is youwho can determine the level of access, which applies to them. This should be done in conjunction with your GP to ensure you understand the full implications of your decisions.  
  • Marking items as private – If you have had a consultation about a particularly sensitive matter, you can ask for this section of your record to be marked as private. That way, even if you consent for another service to see your record, that consultation will not be shown outside the organisation that recorded it. However, if the consent override function is used, then consultations marked as private can be accessed by the other service/organisation performing the override.When deciding which option to choose it is important to consider that your detailed record allows for an overall picture of your health and wellbeing to be assessed. This in turn helps health and social care professionals diagnose and prescribe appropriate courses of treatment to you. This ensures that the most safe and efficient care is provided. It will prevent you from having to repeat your medical history and remember every detail, which may or may not be relevant, to every health and social care professional involved in your care. Lack of access to your information may lead to misdiagnosis, inappropriate prescribing of medication or tests and/or ineffective treatment.You can make the above changes at any time by contacting your [GP][GP Receptionist] [or by logging onto your SystmOnline account].Please see the SystmOnline eDSM functional guide for patients which can be accessed on [Insert organisation location]

Available audits

Audits are useful for your understanding about the types of organisation and individual(s) who are viewing your record. They allow you to raise any concerns about potential illegitimate or unnecessary access of your personal data with the relevant person or organisation.. The ability to audit record access is a significant benefit of electronic records over paper records as it allows for a visible trail to be available to you in the following ways:

 

  • Alerts - You can opt to receive an alert via SMS or email every time an individual at any health and social care organisation attempts to record your consent to view your record. This means that you can be confident that the appropriate people are viewing your record and you can raise concerns with any organisation where you feel this is not the case. 
  • SystmOnline Record Audit – You can view which organisations have accessed your electronic health (and where applicable social care) record within SystmOnline. Ability to access this audit in SystmOnline is controlled by your GP. Any concerns about access can be raised with the relevant organisation. Please see the SystmOnline eDSM functional guide for patients which can be accessed [Insert organisation location]
  • Record Sharing List – You can ask your GP practice to show you a list of all health and social care organisations currently caring for you and whether they have recorded your consent or dissent to view your record. If you disagree with the consent options recorded then you [or your GP] should contact those organisations and ask them to amend the setting.

Patient Quick Guide

Patient Leaflet

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Foundry Lane Patient Participation Group

A massive thank you and well done to the participants who joined us for the 1st PPG meeting 26.7.2019.  The meeting was very positive and successful.  If you are interested in joining the group please contact the surgery for an application form.  Alternatively, please forward your details FAO Tracy Wild - PPG Champion to email: foundry.lane@nhs.net your opinions matter !  Next meeting Friday 20th September 2019 1.30pm - 2.30pm

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Good Bye, Good Luck & Welcome

Foundry Lane would like to wish Denise B - Receptionist & Denise W - Admin Lead, who left the Practice in July 2019, all the best for the future.  Also, Dr Ani who will be leaving 6.8.2019.  Valued members of staff who will be sadly missed by all staff and many patientsWe would also like to welcome Dr Eastham who joined the Practice in July 2019.

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Foundry Lane Surgery - Target Training

The Surgery will be closed from 12.15pm on the following dates:

 

Tuesday

11.06.2019

Thursday

20.6.2019

Thursday

11.07.2019

Thursday

10.10.2019

 

 

 

 

Thursday

23.01.2020

Thursday

5.03.2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carers Leeds Yellow Card Scheme

If you are a carer ask your GP for a Yellow Card to complete.  Once you have completed the short form hand it back to the practice and they will send the referral to Carers Leeds.

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Foundry Lane Patient Participation Group

 

A Patient Participation Group Definition:

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of volunteer patients, carers and GP practice staff who meet to discuss practice issues and patient experience to improve the service.

If you would like:

  • To give patients and practice staff the opportunity to meet and discuss topics of mutual interest.
  • To provide a means for patients to become more involved and make suggestions about the healthcare services they receive.
  • To explore issues from patient complaints and patient surveys, contribute to actions plans and help monitor improvements.
  • To contribute feedback to the practice on National Patient Survey results and Friends & Family Test feedback to propose developments or change.
  • To support health awareness and patient education.

 

If you are interested in joining the Patient Participation Group, please contact the surgery for an application form.

Foundry Lane's PPG Champion is Tracy Wild.

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Foundry Lane's Bowel & Cervical Screening Champion is Tracy Wild

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Good Bye and Good Luck

Foundry Lane would like to wish Dr Clarke, who will be leaving the Practice on 23.5.2019, all the best for the future.  A much valued member of staff who will be sadly missed by all staff and many of her wonderful patients.

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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

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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

 

 

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Commencing 1.4.2019

the Surgery will open at 8am

 

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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.

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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/​

 

                                                    

 

 

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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.

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........

 Looking after your data....... Click and read our information

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.

Speak to Reception to get your secure login

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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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Your Electronic Patient Record News

Sharing Information

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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