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Walkden Medical Centre News

Jan 2020

NHS 111

 

We ask you to call 111 when the practice is closed if non-urgent medical advice is required.

 

Available 24 hours, call for any health concerns.

Opening Hours

Reception hours are 08:00 - 18:30 Monday to Friday.

On the day appointments can be booked at reception, either in person or by telephone, from 08:00 onwards.

 

 

Free Lung MOT

Thousands of people in Salford will be offered a free lung MOT to improve early detection rates of lung disease. Patients aged 55 to 74 who smoke or who have smoked in the past will be sent a letter from their GP inviting them to book a check which includes spirometry (breathing checks). The first round of the lung health check pilot will be carried out at Walkden Gateway before being available in other parts of the city later in the year.

See website for further details

https://www.salfordccg.nhs.uk/about-us/latest-news/salford-lung-checks-given-green-light

 

 

Physiotherapy self-referrals

You can access NHS physiotherapy without seeing your GP first. It can be accessed via the link below or our practice website.

www.srft.nhs.uk/go2physio

 

Free adult learning now available

Corinth Training C.I.C. are offering free local adult education. See website for further details https://www.corinth-training.com/index.html

Or contact Paul for further information on 07482 606808 or email info@corinth-training.com

 

Being You Centre at St Anne’s Hospice

This drop in service is available to those living with a life-limiting illness, who may be experiencing physical, psychological, emotional or social issues. They will take the time to listen to you and your concerns, and work with you to help you overcome them. Everyone’s needs are different, and we’ll tailor your care to your own individual needs. Following an assessment, you may be referred to some of our specialist services, depending on your needs, wishes and goals. Telephone: 0161 702 8181 Email: enquiries@sah.org.uk

See website for further details https://www.sah.org.uk/how-we-help/our-services/the-being-you-centre/

 

Dry January

Alcohol Concern launches its Dry January campaign this year hoping even more people can experience the benefits of giving alcohol for a month which include saving money, better sleep and mental health.

See website for further details https://alcoholchange.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/dry-january

 

Opiates In General Practice

According to new figures published this week by Public Health England, one in eight adults in the UK is currently on one of these drugs, which include co-codamol, tramadol and morphine. There were 141 million prescriptions issued for them last year, up from 89 million in 2008.

If you are one of these people please be aware these medications are highly addictive.

Please speak to your doctor if you would like help cutting down and stopping.

Please see these links for further information. One is a link to a BBC show called Horizon which recently featured local GPs discussing the problem.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000dbpf/horizon-2020-1-addicted-to-painkillers-britains-opioid-crisis

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/clinical/clinical-specialties/prescribing/gp-practice-warns-new-patients-they-will-not-routinely-prescribe-opiates/20039615.article

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How we use your personal information

How we use your medical records.

        Important information for patients

  • This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.
  • We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.
  • In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill.
  • We share information when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe.
  • You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record (see below)
  • You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care.
  • You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services.
  • You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please see the practice privacy notice on the website or speak to a member of staff for more information about your rights.
  • For more detailed information click on the 'GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation' Tab which also includes our Data Privacy Notice.

    You can also download our GDPR practice leaflet here GDPR Leaflet

Your right to see your health records

A health record is any record of information relating to someone's physical or mentalhealth that has been made by (or on behalf of) a health professional. This could be anything from the notes made by a GP in your local surgery to results of an MRI scan or X-rays.

Health records are extremely personal and sensitive. They can be held electronically or as paper files, and are kept by a range of different health professionals both in the NHS and the private sector.


How can I access my records?

This is known as a subject access request (SAR).

To do so, you will need to make your request in writing by completing a form which is available from reception.

You do not have to give a reason for applying for access to your health records,however, to save time and resources, it would be helpful if you would inform us if you do not need access to your entire health record - of the periods and parts of your health records that you require, along with details which you may feel have relevance (e.g. consultant name, location, diagnosis).

There is no fee for making an SAR, but if manifestly unfounded or excessive, particularly if it is repetitive, a fee can be charged.

You should receive a reply to your request within 1 calander month.

You should also be aware that in certain circumstances your right to see some details in your health records may be limited in your own interest or for other reasons (e.g. to protect the privacy of third parties).

You also have the right to have information explained to you where necessary (e.g. medical abbreviations).



 
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