Dementia Awareness Week Wk Com 21st May 2018
Week commencing 21st May is Dementia Awareness Week. Please see the noticeboards in the downstairs waiting room for more information.
New Additions to the Reception Team - May/June 2018
Two new members of staff, Suzanne Peace and Jill Underwood will be joining our reception team in May/June.
TRISH Launch - May 2018
We went live with TRISH at the start of May 2018. TRISH is a locally based referral information and support service for people living in North Kirklees and Wakefield. It provides a central point for all GP referrals and information about what services are available.
The specialist referral process has now changed. If your GP decides you require specialist treatment, a secure electronic referral will be sent to the TRISH team. You will no longer receive choose and book paperwork direct from the surgery.
TRISH will contact you, via telephone, within 72hrs of the team receiving the referral from your us to discuss the choice of providers and book your appointment. You will also contact the team to amend or cancel appointments. If the team cannot contact you after 2 attempts, they will send a letter in the post.
TRISH has been implemented to improve your experience as a patient, making sure that you go for the right treatment at the right time and in the right place.
As TRISH initially contact by telephone, it is extremely important that you keep all your contact details up to date with the surgery, to avoid any delay in your referral.
Birthday Reviews Launched - 2018
The birthday review is a newly launched idea to personalise a review the month of your birthday. This is for any one with one of the following chronic conditions Diabetes, COPD or Asthma. All blood tests will be performed before the appointment by the HCAs. The Practice Nurse will perform a tailored review to assess all the patient’s conditions, medications, care plans and any outstanding seasonal vaccinations if appropriate. The nurse will then decide upon the review time depending upon the control of the patient’s condition e.g. 3 months, 6 months or continued on an annual basis. This will be launched in July.
NHS Health Checks - May 2018
The NHS health check is for anyone aged between 40-74 who has not had an annual health check in the last 5 years. It is aimed at preventing disease run by public health. Patients need to ask reception if they are eligible as there is an exclusion criteria that covers underlying medical conditions e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease etc...
This is an MOT of the patients current health status- blood tests will be performed before the review so patients can be given the appropriate advice at the appointment.