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Oakwood Lane Medical Practice

What is 'extended access'?

It's the term we use to describe the additional evening and weekend appointments that are now available with GPs, practice nurses and other healthcare professionals for pre-booked and 'same day' booked appointments.

When can I get an 'extended access' appointment?

In addition to your regular GP practice opening hours, you have access to the following extended access appointments:

  Monday - Friday 6pm - 8pm

  Saturday - 9am - 3pm

  Sunday - 11am - 1pm

Who can get an appointment on an evening or weekend?

Anyone can use the extended access appointments.  However, this services is ideal if you:

* find it difficult to attend an appointment during the working day (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)

* are a busy parent with small children; or

* rely on working carers to take you to appointments

How do I attend an extended access appointment?

You can access face to face or telephone and video consultation appointments vie the extended access service.  This will be based on individual need and the nature of the appointment required. 

As of October 2021, face-to-face extended access appointments are carried out at Oakwood Lane Medical Practice (2 Amberton Terrace, Leeds LS8 3BZ).  This means your appointment may not be with a member of staff from your usual GP practice.  They will have access to all necessary information about you to give you the care you need.

Virtual consultations are carried out online and you will be provided with guidance and instructions for how to login to your appointment (you will not be made to have a video consultation if you are unable to do so).

What services can I get from extended access appointments?

Extended access appointments provide routine appointments you would get during normal opening hours, this includes:-

  * GP, nurse and health care assistant appointments

  * NHS health checks

  Pharmacist (for more information, please contact your practice)

  * Musculoskeletal (MSK) appointments

  * Long Term Condition reviews including Spirometry

How do I get an extended access appointment?

Extended access appointments are only available via booking.  There is no 'walk-in' offer.  To book an appointment, you must contact your own GP practice.  You can book via telephone or by using your GP online service (speak to your own practice for more information).

Always cancel any appointment you no longer need, someone else could be using it.

We'd love to hear from you!

If you have any comments or experiences, you would like to share about using the extended access service, or primary care services more generally, please get in touch via any of the options below:

Online: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/OCfeedback/

Telephone: 0113 8435470

Email: Leedsccg.comms@nhs.net

Post: Send your feedback to :

Primary Care Feedback, FREEPOST RTEG-JRZR-CLZG, NHS Leeds CCG, WIRA House, Leeds LS16 6EB

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For easy read patient information on various health problems and health services, please click on the following link:-

https://www.learningdisabilityservice-leeds.nhs.uk/get-checked-out/resources/

Latest News

In view of the government's intention to move to step 4 of the Covid-10 roadmap we have reviewed our infection prevention and control policy.  We have decided that no changes will be made to our current policy.

Patients will still need to wear a mask and use the hand sanitisers when attending the surgery.  We will continue to limit the number of people in the waiting room and our staff will continue to wear PPE.  

The reason for making this decision is that cases of Covid-19 are high and rising and the virus is still impacting people's health.  As a healthcare establishment we inherently see and care for some of the most clinically vulnerable patients.  We will continue to work hard to keep our surgery safe as we can for our patients and staff.

COVID-19 vaccination status

How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status:-

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel.  A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine.  Vaccine status will be available from :

- the NHS App which you can download from app stores

- the NHS website

- 119 - by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already.  It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119.  Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second does more than 5 working days ago.  It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

Your GP practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.  Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website.  Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel. 

If you are aged 45 or above, an unpaid carer, or have an underlying health condition, you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  To help increase uptake, a vaccination minibus next to South Seacroft One Stop Centre, Moresdale Lane, LS14 6GG from Tuesday 27th April to Friday 30th April 10am to 3pm.

No appointment is needed.

Covid-19 Vaccinations

The NHS is currently offering COVID-19 vaccinations to people in the following priority groups:

* Cohort 5 - people aged 65-69

* Cohort 6 - people with underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk from Covid-19 and carers of elderly and disabled people.

* Cohort 7 - people aged 60-64

* Cohort 8 - people aged 55-59

If you are in one of these groups, you will be contacted when it is your turn for a vaccination, either by your practice or the NHS national booking service.

Anyone aged 55 or over can book an appointment through the national booking service without waiting for a letter or by calling 119.  This will be extended to people in cohort 9 (50-54) over the next few weeks so keep an eye on the site homepage to see when you can use the service.

We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but please do not contact your GP practice or the NHS for an appointment.  The NHS is working hard to make sure those at greatest risk are offered the vaccine first and people will not be able to make an appointment until they have received an invitation.

COVID-19 vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS.  Test messages from the NHS will show as being sent from NHSvaccine and will only link to the NHS.uk website.  The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details, your PIN or banking password, or ask you to press a button on your keypad.

Please continue to follow all the safety guidance even when you've had the vaccine as you may still be able to spread the disease, in particular hand hygiene, wearing a face covering and social distancing.

For more information about the vaccine, please visit www.nhs.uk or see these frequently asked questions.

Shielding List 

If you have received an email / letter regarding shielding, PLEASE DO NOT contact your GP Practice.  The practice will contact you in due course in order to book you into a vaccine clinic.

If you have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV), you can access support through your local authority.  LWSS can provide support and advice to patients.  If you require support please call LWSS support line on 0113 3760330 or email: covid.partners@leeds.gov.uk

Covid-19 Vaccine

If you are over 70 and haven't had your first vaccination yet you can contact the NHS National Booking Service for an appointment.

We are working to contact all patients over 70 by the middles of February but if you haven't heard from us yet and want to book an appointment, please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination

This will allow you to choose a time slot and location that suits you.  If you are not able to book online you can call 119 free of charge, between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.  (Please be aware that phone lines can get very busy so you may prefer to call later in the day when it can be less busy).

This is only available for first vaccination appointments and if you are aged 70 or over.  Everyone else will still need to wait to be contacted by NHS when it is their turn for a vaccination or for an appointment for their second vaccination if they don't already have one.

You sill need an appointment to get a vaccination so please do not go to any of the centres unless you have one booked.  This is important because booking slots are carefully managed to allow for social distancing and the number of appointments is based on the supply available that day.

We are contacting all patients who are registered as clinically extremely vulnerable and have been asked to shield, as well as people in the eligible cohorts who are housebound.  If you haven't been contacted yet, you should hear from us this week.

Finding you NHS number

You can still book an appointment if you don't have your NHS number, provided you are registered with a GP practice.  However, it will be quicker if you have your number: this will be on any letter or document you have received from the NHS, including prescriptions, or you can find it online at www.nhs.uk/find-nhs-number

If you have received a letter from the national booking system about a vaccination appointment and have any questions about this, please contact them on the number given.  The practice does not have any information on the centres and is not able to book appointments for patients at these venues.

If you would prefer to have your appointment at our local service, you do not need to do anything - we will contact you as soon as an appointment is available.

For further information on the national booking appointment process and the options available to you, please click here/see below

Vaccination invitation letters from the National Booking System

If you are aged (75) or over, and have not yet had a vaccination, you may get a letter from the NHS national booking system inviting you to make an appointment at a large scale centre or community pharmacy.

These are being sent to people who live within 45 minutes of one of the centres that has been opened, which might be in a difference area to where you would normally receive your healthcare.

Please note that you do not have to book an appointment at one of these centres if it is not convenient for you to get there.  You can:-

 - choose to wait for an invitation from your GP practice

 OR

 - choose to wait until one of the West Yorkshire centres open and are added to the national booking system,. which will happen over the next few weeks.

Please do not contact your local practice about an appointment until you receive an invitation from them.  They will not be able to advise you on when you will get an appointment or which centres are available.  All this information is available on the national booking system website.

The centres in West Yorkshire that are currently on the national booking system are:

- Boots pharmacy in Halifax

- Superdrug in the Merrion centre, Leeds

- Pharmacy2U at the Village Hotel, Leeds

- Pharmacy2U at Morrisons, Dewsbury Road, Wakefield

Four large scale vaccinations centres will be opening in West Yorkshire between now and mid-February.  This will be at:

- Navigation Walk, Wakefield

- The John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield

- Jacob's Well, Bradford

- Elland Road Football Stadium, Leeds

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January 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine

The NHS is now offering vaccinations to people who are most at risk from Covid-19.  This follows the approval of both the Pfizer BioNTech and Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines as safe and effective, after extensive trials.

The two approved COVID-19 vaccines do not contain any animal products or egg.

The first vaccinations are being offered to people in the priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), starting with people in care homes and those aged 80 and over.  Groups of GP practices are working together to provide local vaccination services and will contact eligible patients when it is their turn.

When it is your turn, you will receive an invitation via the phone or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system.

We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but please could we kindly ask you not to contact the practice for information about the vaccine or to ask for an appointment, as you will not be able to get one until you receive an invitation.  If you are invited for a vaccine, please act on your invite straight away and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.

Please note that vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. Anyone who claims to be able to provide you with a vaccine for a fee is likely to be committing a crime and should be reported to the Police online or by calling 112.  The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.

In the meantime, please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.

For more information about the vaccine, please visit www.nhs.uk

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

In order for vaccinations to be delivered promptly and as matter of priority, we will need to re-prioritise other work.  

Therefore, Foundry Lane Surgery can offer an urgent-only service whilst vaccinating practice teams are involved in the programme. 

How to access your GP practice - YouTube

Covid 19 Vaccine

The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has now been approved for use and the NHS will be starting to offer this to priority groups as soon as supplies arrive.

When will a vaccine be available? - The first, limited, deliveries of the vaccine started week beginning 7 December and the NHS is offering them to those who need them most based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations.

Who will get a vaccine? - The vaccine will be offered to those at greatest risk from COVID-19 first, people over 80 years old and prioritised frontline health and social care workers.  This is based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations. As more supplies of the vaccine or alternative vaccines become available it will be rolled out in phases to people aged between 80 and 50 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable.  People will be invited for a vaccine when it is their turn so PLEASE AVOID CONTACTING YOUR LOCAL HOSPITAL OR GP PRACTICE.

Where and when can I get a vaccine? - To start with, vaccines will only be available at hospital "hubs" where the Pfizer vaccine can be stored safely.  However, arrangements are also being put in place to offer vaccines from a number of different locations as more supplies and different vaccines become available.  These include local vaccine services provided by GPs and pharmacists and new dedicated vaccination centres to make sure that everyone who needs a vaccine is able to get one.

Further information and how you can help usWe will share further information with you as it becomes available.  In the meantime, there are three things people can do to help:-

* Please don't contact the NHS to seek a vaccine - we will contact you when it's the right time for you to have yours.

* Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.

* Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.

Cervical Screening

Don't be a diva, it's only a beaver. 

Honestly, we've seen it all before. Book your cervical smear test today.

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Covid-19 - We need your help to stay safe and save lives from coronavirus. 

If you have symptoms, stay at home for 10 days and book a free test by calling 119. 

Find out more www.nhs.uk/coronavirus 

https://www.leedsccg.nhs.uk/health/coronavirus/

Flu Clinics - (not a walk-in clinic - by appointment only)

08.10.2020 & 10.10.2020

Foundry Lane's Summer Newsletter

Newsletter _ Summer 2020

The NHS is here for you when you need us. 

In an emergency please call 999 or go to your local Accident & Emergency department

(remember there is no children's A&E at St James's Hospital).

If you are worried you may have symptoms of cancer or any other concerns about your health, please call your GP Practice or NHS 111. 

Please do not leave anything to chance, your NHS is here for you.

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FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN 

ON SITE

AT FOUNDRY LANE SURGERY

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"BREAKING NEWS"

Routine outpatient appointments during COVID-19 (coronavirus)

GPs in Leeds are now able to once again refer any patient requiring advice from a specialist healthcare professional.

The way that services are provided is different than before as a result of the changes we have had to introduce due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Where possible and safe to do so, we have asked services to help patients remotely.  This means your appointment is done over the telephone or by video instead of face to face.  If the service we're referring you to can offer you a remote appointment, they will contact you to arrange this.  They will help you understand how you can use your telephone or any other device for the appointment.  For those of you that do not have access to equipment for these kinds of consultations, our providers will work to ensure you have help with this or offer you an alternative - you will not be excluded.

We will only offer face to face appointments where it is appropriate to do so based on the judgement of the healthcare professional looking after you.

Every step is being taken to ensure that services are provided safely.  East individual service will ensure that staff and patients have appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and safe social distancing measures are in place.  Before your appointment we will let you know how you can help minimise the risk to yourself and others during your visit.

Whilst some patients may be anxious about having to attend an appointment at this time, we want to assure you that the changes we've made mean you'll be seen in a low risk environment.  If, however you choose not to attend at this time, please let us know and we will contact you to make an appointment at a future date when you feel confident coming to see us.

This may however involve a much longer wait before you are seen.

If, whilst you are waiting for your appointment, your symptoms become much worse and are causing you worry please contact your GP so that your case can be reviewed. If your GP shares your concern that you now need to be seen more quickly, they will contact the service to ask that you are seen urgently.

If you become really unwell and your GP practice isn't open, please call NHS 111 or go online www.111.nhs.uk.  You should only call 999 or go to A&E in an emergency.

Your NHS is still here for you when you need us.

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Baby Clinic News

Baby Clinic is no long a walk-in clinic. 

Please contact the surgery on 0113 2951200 in order to book an appointment. 

The Baby Clinic runs Tuesday 11am-12pm and Friday 10am - 12pm.

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Citizen Advice Leeds provides free, confidential and independent advice on a wide range of subjects, including benefits, tax credits, debt, housing and employment.  Face to face services are currently closed; however, help is available Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm:

* 0113 344 8367 - for professionals supporting patients/service users and for clients accessing mental health, GP and public health services.

* 0113 223 4400 - public line.  If there's no answer, leave a message and they'll call back.

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Foundry Lane Surgery's Spring Newsletter

 Newsletter _ Spring 2020

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Linking Leeds

Linking Leeds is a city-wide social prescribing service for anyone aged 16+ and registered to a GP surgery in Leeds.  Linking Leeds is currently offering telephone appointments to link patients with services and activities within the community to improve and maintain health and wellbeing. 

Linking Leeds Patient Information

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When to contact your GP

Call your GP if you have the following:

* Concerns regarding on-going conditions

* Ear discharge / pain

* Rashes

* Stomach ache

* Any cancer symptoms such as a lump in your breast, changes in bowel habits, blood in your pee or poo, unexplained weight loss, moles that appear to change or cough that you've had for three weeks or more (see www.NHS.uk for more information)

If you have coronavirus symptoms (eg fever, new persistent cough, loss or change of taste/smell) in the first instance, please use nhs 111 online, or call 111 if no access to online.  Please mention this if you call your GP practice, calling 999 or if you attend A&E.

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Prescription Delivery Message for Patients

If you are unable, or advised not to leave your home and need your prescription medication, the best option is to ask a family member, friend or someone else you trust to collect the medication from the pharmacy on your behalf.  This person should not be self-isolation.  This may be the same person who helps you with getting your shopping while you are unable to leave your home. 

If you do not have a person who can help you, then call your usual pharmacy to ask if they are able to deliver for you.  Please not that the community pharmacy is receiving many more requests for delivery than usual so you may be asked if there is someone else who can collect your prescription for you or you may have to wait a little longer for your prescription to be delivered.

You may also be eligible for help from Leeds Community Care Volunteers via 0113 3781877.

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Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus Flyer

How Are You Feeling Booklet     

Crisis Card

Feel like you've had enough ? (crisis card)

The Crisis Card is a credit card-sized leaflet that encourages people to seek support from local services in times of crisis, and is part of a range of suicide prevention initiatives across the city.  The Crisis Card includes the contact details for a broad range of local services, including housing, debt and bereavement support.  A PDF version of the crisis card can be found at http://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/CrisisCard.pdf.

How are you feeling ?

How are you feeling ? is a booklet that provides mental health information for adults in Leeds.  Public Health (Leeds City Council) and MindWell, the Leeds-based mental health website, have worked together to produce a new, updated edition.

It is aimed at the general public and is for use by key partners in the city (including Third Sector Services, GPs, housing staff, welfare and employment services).

The 16 page booklet aims to help people find the right information and support around mental health in Leeds, including:-

* local support and services

* help with money, housing or work issues

* self-care tips to take care of your mental health

* how to find help in a mental health crisis

The booklet also contains information for people under 18 about Mindmate, the website for children and young people in Leeds, which has information about common issues and local and national services.

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/How%20Are%20You%20Feeling%20booklet.pdg.

UPDATE ON REFERRALS

Changes to referrals to hospital

As part of our response to protect the health of our patients and our staff, we've all had to make difficult decisions to suspend some services.  In addition to existing planned appointments may either be cancelled, take place over the telephone or by video consultation.

This means we're unable to refer for the following hospital services and all waiting lists are now closed.

* Outpatient appointments

* Diagnostic tests for most conditions - we'll let you know if there's any tests that you'll need

* cancer services - urgent referrals will initially involve a telephone call and you'll be advised by your healthcare professional what will happen next

* Non-urgent sight impairment issues - we'll continue to provide support for urgent issues

If you have an existing appointment, someone will contact you to confirm what happens next.

We're still here for you in an emergency.

Carers Leeds

For the latest information about coronavirus (Covid-19) and how it affects carers, please visit the dedicated page on the Carers UK website at : carersuk.org/hlpt-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19. 

The Carers Leeds advice line - 0113 380 4300 is open Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 9am - 4.30pm and Fri 8am - 6.30pm.  You can email the advice line - advice@carersleeds.org.uk

Requests for certification of absence from the workplace

relating to Covid-19. 

If needed by patients this can be printed off and completed as the practice WILL NOT provide a medical certificate for patients requiring self-isolation for coronavirus.

Certification of Absence Letter

DO NOT CONTACT THE GP PRACTICE OR HOSPITAL IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS

 PLEASE SEEK ADVICE FROM NHS111 

PLEASE HELP US LIMIT ANY UN-NECESSARY ACCESS TO THE SURGERY - TO HELP US DO THIS WE ARE ASKING PATIENTS TO NOMINATE A PHARMACY OF THEIR CHOICE.  BY DOING THIS, WE CAN ENSURE PRESCRIPTIONS ARE SENT ELECTRONICALLY DIRECT TO THE PHARMACY. 

13.3.2020

Novel Coronavirus: Advice

We are now in the delay phase of our response to COVID-19.  This entails significant changes to how we identify and manage potential cases of COVID-19.  Advice for NHS organisations is now as follows:

1. From today the public are being advised to stay at home (SELF ISOLATE) without any testing for COVID-19, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases, if they have;

                a. A new continuous cough

                    OR

                b. High temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher)

2. The geographic element of the case definition has now been removed.  travel and contact history are no longer important for diagnosis, which is on the basis of symptoms alone.  If people who have travelled do not have symptoms they do not need to stay at home, regardless of their travel history.

Individuals should stay at home (SELF ISOLATE) for 7 days from the onset of symptoms following the current advice.  If someone has serious symptoms they cannot manage at home they should use NHS 111 online (people should only call NHS 111 if they cannon get online.

After 7 days of self-isolation, people who feel better and no longer have a high temperature can return to their normal routine.  If they have not had any signs of improvement after 7 days and have not already sought medical advice, they should use NHS111 online (people should only call NHS111 if they cannot get online) before they leave their home or let visitors in.

Cough may persist for several weeks in some people, despite the coronavirus infection having cleared.  A persistent cough alone does not mean someone must continue to stay at home for more than 7 days.

Testing

Testing will not be offered routinely to individuals staying at home.

Patients who require overnight admission to hospital should still be tested regardless of travel history if they present with:

* either clinical or radiological evidence of pneumonia

or

* acute respiratory distress syndrome

or

* influenza like illness (fever>37.8oC and at least one of the following respiratory symptoms, which must be of acute onset: persistent cough (with or without sputum), hoarseness, nasal discharge or congestion, shortness of breath , sore throat, wheezing, sneezing). 

Clinicians should be alert to the possibility of a typical presentations in patients who are immunocompromised.

NHS 111

Up to date information can be found on http://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

COMING SOON - eCONSULT APPOINTMENTS

- econsult lets patients consult with their own GP online by completing a quick form that is sent and review by the practice.  The practice can also direct you to self-help, pharmacy advice and local self-referral services.

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - April

Bowel Cancer Screening

Screening is a way of testing healthy people to see if they show any early signs of cancer.

Bowel cancer screening is a way of testing healthy people to see if they show any early signs of cancer.  Bowel cancer screening can save lives.  Screening aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage, when treatment has the best chance of working.  The test can also find polyps (non-cancerous growths) which, might develop into cancer.  Polyps can usually be removed, to lower the risk of bowel cancer.

What is Bowel Cancer Screening ?

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland people over the age of 60 are invited to take part in bowel cancer screening.  In Scotland, screening starts from age 50.  You will be invited to take part in screening every two years until you reach the age of 75.

Everyone aged 60 gets a bowel cancer screening FIT kit in the post.  This is sent from the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme because bowel cancer is more common in older people. 

You test your poo at home using a FIT kit.  Doing the test can help to find early signs of ill health that may need to be looked at.

If you want some easy read information about how to do the FIT kit and why the bowel screening test is important then phone FREE 0800 707 6060 and press option 4.

If you are worried or have any questions then you can contact your GP and ask for more help.

Coronavirus Advice (March 7th 2020)

For Coronavirus queries please DO NOT CONTACT OR COME TO THE PRACTICE.

Please seek advice from the following websites:-

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ and https://111.nhs.uk/server/cofid-19 

The NHS in Leeds & Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases.  The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The latest information on symptoms of Coronavirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-cofid-19/

NHS111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

* you think you might have coronavirus;

* in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus;

* you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.

DO NOT GO TO A GP SURGERY, PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL.  Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact.  A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.  Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines.  This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation.  Any equipment that comes into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned.  Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others.  Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

* Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.  Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

* Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport.  Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

* Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

* Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Coronavirus Advice

If you have returned from these specific areas since February 19th, you should call NHS111 and self-isolate even if you do not have symptoms:

  • Iran
  • Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy
  • Special care zones in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea
  • Hubei province (as previously noted)

If you have returned from these areas since February 19th and develop symptoms, however mild, you should self-isolate at home immediately and call NHS111. You do not need to self-isolate if you have no symptoms.

  • Northern Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini),
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar 

Those who have returned from previously identified geographic areas within the past 14 days and develop symptoms, however mild, should self-isolate at home immediately and call NHS111.

The Well Baby Clinic at Foundry Lane Surgery will stop from the 23RD MARCH 2020

Your local baby clinic will be at:

  • SEACROFT CLINIC - Wednesdays 1-3pm
  • SWARCLIFFE CHILDRENS CENTRE- Thursdays 3.30-4.40pm

For further information please contact the 0-19 Admin Team on 0113 8435683 /find us on Facebook or at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust website.

Thank you.

 

Coronavirus Advice

The NHS in Leeds and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

 

The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.

 

Call 111 now if you've been:

  • to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
  • to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
  • to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
  • • in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus   The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan or Hubei province, China are currently in isolation. Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
  • Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
  • Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
  • Further information is available on nhs.uk.
  • Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
  • • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell. You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on nhs.uk.

Foundry Lane Surgery is an Armed Forces Veteran Friendly Accreditated GP Practice

Veteran Accreditation Foundry Lane SurgeryPoster - Veteran Accreditation FLS

The following websites may provide useful information for ex-service personnel and families of those still serving:

Please see attached some information from Public Health in relation to the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus.

 

Wuhan Poster

Wuhan Poster Uni Chinese

Wuhan Flier Uni

Wuhan Flier Uni

Wuhan Flier Uni

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice if you've visited or travelled through mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, or Thailand and have symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath within 2 weeks of returning, or if you have symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath after being in contact with someone with a confirmed case of coronavirus. Please call NHS 111 instead. You can read more about coronavirus on NHS.UK

 Autumn _ October 2019 Newsletter  Winter _ December 2019 Newsletter

Summer _ August 2019 Newsletter

 

MORE EVENING, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW!

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.

The practice offers:

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 the 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 advice and where appropriate arrange a follow up.

A virtual mental health support service (Healthy Minds)

This is a telephone appointment for patients aged 18 and over who would like help with emotional wellbeing. It will provide a 20minute telephone consultation with Healthy Minds Practitioners who will be able to offer support for patients experiencing low mood, stress or anxiety. They will offer support, explore and develop coping strategies and offer signposting and recommend other support services. Please speak to the Reception team for further information on how to book an appointment.

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

Saturday and Sunday morning face to face appointments

There are now Saturday morning routine appointments from 9-12pm available through our extended access service at:

For Chapeltown and Central localities

Rutland Lodge Medical Practice, Scott Hall Road, Leeds, LS7 3DR

 

For Otley locality

Aireborough Family Practice, Silver Lane Surgery, 1 Suffolk Court, Yeadon, LS19 7JN

 

For Wetherby locality

Wetherby Health Centre, Hallfield Lane, Wetherby, LS22 6JS

 

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 NHS 111.

Sunday appointments

There are now routine appointments on Sunday morning from 9am-12pm available through our extended access service at:

 

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. Appointments can be made either via your own GP practice or by calling the extended access team on 0113 221 3540 between 9am and 12pm on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Updated video link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a8k95il2mwpb07l/AADYquhwloiTeMGh1kAB1fk8a?dl=0

 

Extended Access

 

Saturday & Sunday morning face to face appointments There are now routine appointments available on Saturday and Sunday morning from 9am-12pm available through our extended access service at:

Rutland Lodge Medical Practice, Scott Hall Road, Leeds, LS7 3DR

This increased availability is an extension of the services offered by our 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. Appointments can be made either via your own GP practice or by calling the extended access team on 0113 221 3540 between 9am and 12pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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

If the practice is closed and you are unwell please call NHS 111.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a8k95il2mwpb07l/AADYquhwloiTeMGh1kAB1fk8a?dl=0

 

A virtual mental health support service (Healthy Minds) This is a telephone appointment for patients aged 18 and over who would like help with emotional wellbeing. It will provide a 20minute telephone consultation with Healthy Minds Practitioners who will be able to offer support for patients experiencing low mood, stress or anxiety. They will offer support, explore and develop coping strategies and offer signposting and recommend other support services. Please speak to the Reception team for further information on how to book an appointment.

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.

 

 

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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........

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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.

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.

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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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