We now have Flu Clinics to book into…
- Aged 65 or over?
- A Person with Diabetes?
- A person with a BMI >40?
Do you have a chronic condition of the:
- Lungs, e.g. Asthma or COPD?
- Brain or Nervous System?
- Immune System?
If so then you are eligible for a Flu Vaccination,
To book in for your vaccination, please call the Reception team on 01691 648 054
We have a Flu clinic open on Saturday 6th October
Please call Reception to book into this clinic if you wish to attend
If you are not eligible however still wish to receive the Flu Vaccine, you can visit your local chemist who can do this for you
For more information on the Flu, click HERE
NHS Future Fit Consultation: 30 May 2018 to 11 September 2018
NHS Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are proposing to make changes to the hospital services provided at the Princess Royal Hospital and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. They have launched a formal public consultation and are asking for your views on two options:
Option 1: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital becomes an Emergency Care site and the Princess Royal Hospital becomes a Planned Care site. (This is the CCGs’ preferred option)
Option 2: The Princess Royal Hospital becomes an Emergency Care site and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital becomes a Planned Care site.
Under either option, both hospitals would have an Urgent Care Centre that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Future Fit public consultation runs until 4 September 2018 and they want to hear your views.
Drop In Events:
- 8 August 2018 – 4pm-7pm, Church Barn, Bishops Castle
- 15 August 2018 – 3.30pm-7.30pm, Cabin Lane Church, Oswestry
- 21 August 2018 – 10am-1pm, Bear Lanes Shopping Centre, Newtown
- 30 August 2018 – 4pm-7pm, Royal Oak, Welshpool
Find out more and have your say:
Visit www.nhsfuturefit.org where you can:
- Find out more about the proposed changes to hospital services
- Fill out the survey
- Find out the dates of public events
Telephone: 0300 3000 903 (24-hour answer machine)
Write: FREEPOST NHS FF CONSULTATION
Twitter: @NHSFutureFit #myfuturefit
IS YOUR DATA UP TO DATE?
Primary care services will be contacting households in order to improve the accuracy of patient registration details.
Confirming accurate address details for your household details will ensure a more efficient delivery of healthcare, such as test results and screening notifications.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?
Should you receive an enquiry in an official NHS envelope relating to conformation of address details, please ensure you respond.
Contact the GP reception today if your details require updating!
Practice Update - DNA Policy
Due to the pressure on our appointments system and the high level of patients who DNA (Did Not Attend) it has been necessary for the practice to bring in a DNA policy. The first time a patient fails to attend a booked appointment they will be sent a DNA (Did not Attend) letter reminding them that in future they must cancel appointments if they are unable to attend. Within a 12 month period if a patient receives 3 DNA (Did not Attend) letters we will consider advising the patient to register with another GP practice.
To avoid being sent a DNA letter please cancel any unwanted appointments allowing a minimum of 24 hours notice by calling the reception 01691 648054
Practice Update - Telephone Call Recording
From Thursday 7th December all telephone calls made to or from the practice will be recorded for training and monitoring purposes and in order to safeguard our patients and our team. If you have any questions about this please contact Susan Lewis Practice Manager
Paramedic2 Trial Information
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination for Pregnant Women - Earlier Timing for Vaccination
There has been a change to the Pertussis vaccination programme for pregnant women. This change reflects uidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) that immunisation should take place from week 16 of pregnancy onwards. Midwives are ensuring that pregnant women are informed of the programme and advising them to contact their GP surgery to arrange to be vaccinated. For further information follow the below link:
Men ACWY Vaccine
Young teenagers, sixth formers and 'fresher' students going to university for the first time are now routinely offered a vaccination to prevent meningitis W disease.
The Men ACWY vaccine protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia – meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases.
All 17- and 18-year-olds in school year 13 and first-time university students up to the age of 25 are eligible for the Men ACWY vaccine as part of the NHS Vaccination Programme Due to
Further information is available on NHS Choices website by clicking here
Zika virus disease is mainly spread by mosquitoes. For most people it is a very mild infection and isn't harmful.
However, it may be more serious for pregnant women, as it's been linked to birth defects – specifically, abnormally small heads (microcephaly).
Zika does not naturally occur in the UK. Zika outbreaks have been reported in the Pacific region, and the virus has now spread to South and Central America and the Caribbean.
Experts expect the Zika virus to spread to all countries in the Americas (including the Caribbean), with the exception of Chile and Canada. The Zika virus is expected to spread to the Gulf States of the USA (such as Texas and Florida) in the summer, as the mosquitoes usually spread to these areas at this time.
People travelling to affected areas should seek travel health advice before their trip.
Women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant and have visited an affected area recently should see their GP.
If you travel to an affected area, you can reduce your risk of catching the virus by using insect repellent and wearing loose clothing that covers your arms and legs.
For more information please click the below link:
POWYS COMMUNITY HEALTH COUNCIL
WHO ARE WE?
Powys Community Health Council [CHC] is an independent statutory organisation which represents the interests of patients and the public in the National Health Service in Powys. On 1st April 2015, Powys CHC replaced Brecknock & Radnor CHC and Montgomeryshire CHC. We are the independent NHS ‘watchdog’ in Powys concerned with all aspects of NHS care and treatment whether provided in Powys or in the acute general hospitals outside Powys, both in Wales and in England that provide care for the people of Powys.
Powys is the most sparsely populated county in England and Wales, with a population of 133,000, living in an area of 2,000 square miles. Powys is about 100 miles north to south, and 25 miles east to west.
Powys CHC is made up of unpaid volunteer members who live or work in Powys. Members are appointed by the Welsh Government, by Powys County Council and by Voluntary Organisations. Members’ names can be found on this website.
Our Brecon office is situated at Neuadd Brycheiniog, Cambrian Way, Brecon LD3 7HR [tel: 01874 624206] and our Newtown office at Ladywell House in Newtown [tel:01686 627632].
WHAT DO WE DO?
We seek the views of patients and the public on health services and we use that information to inform our work with the NHS. We are the link between NHS staff who plan and deliver health services, and patients, their families and the public who use the services.
We inspect NHS premises and other premises where NHS funded care is provided and make recommendations for improvement where necessary.
We scrutinise the NHS and work with health service staff, planners and providers to improve the patient experience of services.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
We provide information for patients and the public about NHS services
We support individual patients in their dealings with the NHS
We provide a free and independent complaints advocacy service that offers confidential support, advice and guidance for those wishing to make a complaint about the NHS.
HOW CAN YOU HELP US?
You can help us, help you, by telling us about your experiences of the NHS; we would like to hear your views on the health services available where you live and/or that you use.
Please see the link to our meetings schedule below:
Public - Meeting Schedule 2017-18.pdf