DISRUPTION TO SERVICES WEEK COMMMENCING 20TH JULY
The practices computer systems are being upgraded by NHS ...Wales, the week of the 20th July 2020
Whilst we anticipate minimal disruption to our services, you may experience some delay in getting through to us during this time. We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience during this period
The practice will also be closed on the afternoon of Thursday 23rd July for a Powys Teaching Health Board supported training session.
All branches will be closed from 1pm
Telephone lines will be closed from 12pm
Medication collection times at all branches will be until 1pm
For urgent care whilst we are closed please contact Shropdoc on 01743 455364. Shropdoc will triage your call and book any appropriate appointment in Llanfyllin surgery
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed the way we have had to operate as a practice and affected all of our daily lives. We have had to adopt many new ways of working and due to updated guidance implement many changes at short notice.
As lock down may ease and guidance changes over the coming weeks we are starting to plan and prepare for the future as a practice and how we continue to operate to keep our patients and practice team members safe.
As you will appreciate we need time away from the front line as a practice to review what has worked well, what we need to adapt and to allow us to plan for the coming months to continue to ensure we work safely and ensuring we protect our most vulnerable patients.
We thank everyone for the continued support and patience while we navigate these challenging times
PRACTICE UPDATE - FACE COVERINGS
The practice are asking all patients to please wear a face covering when entering any of our surgeries - this does not apply when you are collecting you medication but we do ask that you to adhere to social distancing by queuing two metres apart
We are now on Social Media
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Improving Access to GP Practice
Eating disorders awareness week
Eating disorders awareness week is based around the theme “Come as you are: Hindsight is 2020”. Encouraging those who are recovering from eating disorders to focus on the positive steps made and acknowledging, that everyone deserves to have their voice and story heard. https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/get-involved/nedawareness
Have you noticed that someone around you or who you are close to struggles with their behaviours around food? Have you considered that they may have an eating disorder? If so, MIND have a brilliant resource which might help you to understand a bit more about how they might be feeling. https://www.mind.org.uk/information...ms/eating-problems/types-of-eating-disorders/
You can care week
Have you ever considered a career caring for others? Home instead senior care, are hoping to encourage more people into careers in caring roles as demand for carers is increasing. https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/youcancare
NHS Health App
Did you know that the NHS now has an App to help you check symptoms, book appointments with your GP and manage your medical record? Different surgeries offer different services but over 95% of GP surgeries in England are now live. https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/
If you are over 16 weeks pregnant, have you considered having your whooping cough (Pertussis) vaccination yet? If not, please book in with our practice nurse to do so. Whooping cough can be a very serious in babies under 6 months with most very young babies who catch it being admitted to hospital.
Vaccination during pregnancy can help to protect your baby. Older babies will be vaccinated against whooping cough during their routine childhood immunisations. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/whooping-cough-vaccination-pregnant
As we head into the hardest part of winter, the NHS has advice on how to stay warm, which is especially important for those who are most vulnerable, for example, those over 65, under 5, or who have long term health conditions. Those who are on low incomes, have a mental health condition or are pregnant or disabled are also at higher risk. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/keep-warm-keep-well/
In the UK, February is often the coldest month. If you were born on or before the 5th April 1954, you may be eligible for a winter fuel payment. This can be between £100 and £300 and helps to contribute towards the additional cost of heating your home during the winter. Most people who are eligible should receive payment automatically, but if you haven’t received your payment by mid-January, you should check to see whether you need to claim. The latest date to claim for 2020 is 31st March. https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment
Living with persistent pain
Change to repeat prescription ordering
o The practice as a whole dispenses over 16000 items per month. Owing to the high volume of prescription requests, we are unable to continue to offer a 48 hour turn around service and will be now be extending this with an aim of delivering within 72 hours. Your patience and co-operation is much appreciated.
o With immediate effect we will now require 3 working days to get repeat prescriptions processed and ready for collection – we would recommend where possible placing you order when you reach your last weeks’ worth of medication.
Orders placed on... Before 4:30pm
Will be ready on... In the afternoon
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Significant expansion at Four Crosses Medical Centre now complete
The redevelopment at Four Crosses Medical Centre in Powys to extend and improve services for local patients and provide a modern environment for service delivery is now finished.
The project involved an extension to the Medical Centre to increase the current facilities to 3 GP consulting rooms, create a phlebotomy and treatment room, and expand the waiting area and parking area.
Dr Mel Plant, senior partner with Llanfyllin Group Practice which runs Four Crosses Medical Centre said: “This development has been made possible through a Primary Care Improvement Grant from Welsh Government along with funding from Llanfyllin Group Practice and a generous patient donation. The practice team is delighted that we can now offer our patients new facilities and more services closer to home. We would also like to thank our patients and partners for their invaluable support, including the practices Patient Participation Group and local Community Councils.”
Community Connectors - Cysylltwyr Cymunedol
Looking for support?
Not sure who to ask?
PAVO Community Connectors can put you in touch with voluntary organisations and community groups to support you. We will work with you to access the right local services, support and information. People ring us about many different things – community activities, transport, benefits, health conditions, wellbeing, housing, loneliness and much more.
To talk to a Community Connector please contact us on:
01597 828649 *
*Llandrindod number - you will then speak to a Community Connector in your area
Chwilio am gefnogaeth?
Ddim yn siŵr i bwy i ofyn?
Gall Cysylltwyr Cymunedol PAVO eich rhoi mewn cysylltiad â mudiadau gwirfoddol a grwpiau cymunedol i'ch cefnogi chi.
Byddwn yn gweithio gyda chi i gael mynediad at y gwasanaethau, y gefnogaeth a'r wybodaeth iawn.
Mae pobl yn ein ffonio am lawer o bethau gwahanol - gweithgareddau yn y gymuned, cludiant, budd-daliadau, cyflyrau iechyd, llesiant, tai, unigrwydd a llawer mwy. I siarad ag un o’r Cysylltwyr Cymunedol, cysylltwch â ni ar:
01597 828649 *
*rhif Llandrindood - fe gewch yna siarad efo Cysylltydd Lleol yn eich ardal chi.
Online patient access
Have you thought about signing up for online patient access. You may be able to request appointments, and repeat medications and can do this when the surgery isn’t open. Not only that, you won’t need to spend time waiting on the phone or coming into surgery to make your request. Signing up is a straightforward process which our reception team can help with if needed. We’ll need to see some ID to make sure you’re requesting access to the right records, and then you are good to go. Take a look at our practice website, or ask in surgery today.
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!