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Public Meeting

The Future of Community Health Services

We have spent the last 12 months listening to local communities tell us how they would like to see health care provided in the future. We would now like to invite members of the public to be part of discussions around what happens next. Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the following:

Crediton—Wednesday 1 October 2014

Boniface Centre, Church Lane, Crediton EX17 2AH

6.00pm-8.00pm

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Tiverton—Tuesday 28 October 2014

Mayoralty Room, Tiverton Town Council, St Andrews Street, Tiverton EX16 6PG

6.00pm-8.00pm

Moretonhampstead—Monday 3 November 2014

Moretonhampstead Sports Hall, North Bovey Road, Moretonhampstead TQ13 8NZ

6.00pm-8.00pm

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Okehampton—Wednesday 12 November 2014

Okehampton Town Hall, Fore Street, Okehampton EX20 1AA

6.00pm-8.00pm

This will be an opportunity for members of the public to hear about some of the feedback we have collected so far as part of our review of community services, as well as being offered the chance to discuss the proposals we have for the future based on this feedback.

If you would like to find out more about these events, please contact Nicola Webber on 01392 356129 or email Nicola.webber@nhs.net Booking is not essential, but is helpful for planning.

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Mid Devon Drop-In Sessions

The Future of Community Health Services

We have spent the last 12 months listening to local communities tell us how they would like to see health care provided in the future. We would now like to invite members of the public to be part of discussions around what happens next. In addition to the public meetings that are currently being advertised, members of the public are welcome to attend any of the following:

Witheridge—Wednesday 24 September 2014 (10.00am-12.00pm)

Witherideg Parish Hall, Northy Street, Witheridge, Tiverton EX16 8AG

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Hatherleigh—Tuesday 30 September 2014 (2.00pm-4.00pm)

Hatherleigh Community Centre, Bowling Green Lane, Hatherleigh EX20 3HB

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Hemyock—Tuesday 14 October (10.00am-12.00pm)

Hemyock Parish Hall, Culmbridge Road, Hemyock EX15 3QW

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Cullompton—Tuesday 14 October 2014 (2.00pm-4.00pm)

Cullompton Community Centre, Pye Corner, Cullompton EX15 1JX

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Cheriton Bishop—Wednesday 15 October 2014 (2.00pm-4.00pm)

Cheriton Bishop Village Hall, Yeoford Road, Cheriton Bishop EX6 6JA

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North Tawton—Wednesday 22 October 2014 (10.00am-12.00pm)

North Tawton Town Hall, The Square, North Tawton EX20 2EP

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Chagford—Tuesday 28 October 2014 (2.00pm-4.00pm)

Jubilee Hall, Chagford TQ13 8DP

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Bow—Wednesday 5 November 2014 (2.00pm-4.00pm)

Bow Village Hall, Station Road, Bow EX17 6HU If you would like to find out more about these events or to book a place, please contact Nicola Webber on 01392 356129 or Nicola.webber@nhs.net

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OKEHAMPTON MEDICAL
CENTRE FLU CLINICS

This year’s flu clinics will be held on Saturdays at the Medical Centre between on:


Saturday 11th October
8.30-12.00 NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY

 

Saturday 18th October
Saturday 25th October
Saturday 8th November
BOOKABLE APPOINTMENTS ONLY


   VILLAGE HALL FLU CLINICS

These will be held between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm on the following dates:

        * Tuesday 7th October        Exbourne
       * Tuesday 21st October       Belstone
          * Tuesday 28th October       South Zeal
     * Tuesday 4th November     Sourton

        * No appointments necessary for these clinics

Patients OVER the age of 65 are ALL eligible for a FREE flu vaccination on the NHS. 

We would encourage ALL patients UNDER the age of 65 who have CHRONIC ILLNESS, such as heart failure, diabetes, respiratory problems etc., or are immuno-suppressed to have a flu vaccination.  Vaccines are also available for carers.
There will also be some other bookable appointments available during the week. Please ask for details at the Medical Centre Reception.

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List Maintenance Project

Registration letters from NHS England – please respond if you get one!
The NHS is carrying out work in Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to make sure the patient details on GP lists are accurate.  Letters are being sent to some patients, but not all.
 
If you do receive a letter, please either confirm your details or submit any changes. Changes can be made by returning the form in the prepaid envelope. If the details are correct, you can confirm by freepost, by freephone, via text message or online.
 
It is important to respond to the letter, as GP lists do get out of date over time. If we don’t have an accurate record of your name and address, then we or a hospital may not be able to contact you with important information.
 
We may also need to contact you:

  • with test results

  • to invite you for bowel, breast or cervical screening to protect against cancer, for example

  • to offer vaccination against infectious diseases such as flu or measles, mumps and rubella

  • to give you an appointment as part of your plan to stay healthy if you have a long-term illness

Please respond to the letter within four weeks, so the NHS can be certain about your details. Otherwise, the NHS will assume that you have moved away, and begin the process to remove you from the practice list.

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Please see our latest Practice Report! Please go to the Patient Participation Group link on the website for the results.

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TEXT MESSAGING!

DO YOU FORGET APPOINTMENT DATES? OR THE TIME OF YOUR APPOINTMENT? WOULD YOU LIKE A REMINDER?

We will soon be able to offer a text messaging service!

If you have changed your mobile number, or would like to receive automated reminders sent to your mobile, please see reception to complete a short consent form! 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO LET US KNOW OF ANY CHANGES IN YOUR ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER!

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 Have your say! Give us your opinion! Get involved with your Medical Centre!.... WE NEED YOU!!!!

The Practice has a Patient Participation Group. Meetings will be held regularly throughout the year. Contact us for more details.

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ARE YOU A CARER? Please see our carers section!

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HSCIC Care Data Extraction:

You may have heard about the forthcoming care.data service managed by the Health & Social Care Information Centre. There are further details below from the NHS England patient information leaflet, copies of which are available from the surgery:

Introduction

Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. We would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best.

Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.

How your information is used and shared is controlled by law and strict rules are in place to protect your privacy. We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

Benefits of sharing information

Sharing information can help improve understanding, locally and nationally, of the most important health needs and the quality of the treatment and care provided by local health services. It may also help researchers by supporting studies that identify patterns in diseases, responses to different treatments and potential solutions.

Information will also help to:

·         find more effective ways of preventing, treating and managing illnesses;

·         guide local decisions about changes that are needed to respond to the needs of local patients;

·         support public health by anticipating risks of particular diseases and conditions, and help us to take action to prevent problems;

·         improve the public’s understanding of the outcomes of care, giving them confidence in health and care services; and

·         guide decisions about how to manage NHS resources fairly so that they can best support the treatment and management of illness for the benefit of patients.

What will we do with the information?

We will only use the minimum amount of information we need to help us improve patient care and the services we provide.

We have developed a thorough process that must be followed before any information can be shared. We sometimes release information to approved researchers, if this is allowed under the strict rules in place to protect your privacy. We are very careful with the information and we follow strict rules about how it is stored and used.

We will make sure that the way we use information is in line with the law, national guidance and best practice. Reports that we publish will never identify a particular person.

Do I have a choice?

Yes. You have the right to prevent confidential information about you from being shared or used for any purpose other than providing your care, except in special circumstances. If you do not want information that identifies you to be shared outside your GP practice, ask your practice to make a note of this in your medical record. This will prevent your confidential information being used other than where necessary by law, (for example, if there is a public health emergency).

You will also be able to restrict the use of information held by other places you receive care, such as hospitals and community services. You should let your GP know if you want to restrict the use of this information. Your choice will not affect the care you receive.

Do I need to do anything?

If you are happy for your information to be shared you do not need to do anything. There is no form to fill in and nothing to sign and you can change your mind at any time. If you have concerns or are not happy for your information to be shared, speak to your GP practice.

Where can I get more information?

Leaflets in other languages and formats are available from our website. For more information, including a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), please go to the website at www.nhs.uk/caredata. You can also get further information from the website at www.hscic.gov.uk. Or you can speak to staff at your GP practice. All 22 million households in the UK will be receiving a government mailshot in January 2014.

Download HSCIC data collection opt out form

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