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NHS Digital ‘Opt Out’ Forms

 

There has been some information in the media recently about data sharing in the NHS. If you would like to opt out of your data being shared for research and planning purposes, please click on the link below for the opt out form and return to the Practice.

NHS Data Sharing Opt out form

Alternatively, you can do this on the NHS App. NHS App -> ‘your health’ tab at the bottom -> ‘choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning’.

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Covid Vaccination Passport - How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status.

1st February 2022

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App, or the Patient Access App. You can access these apps through mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet.

 
By calling 119
If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 working days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 working days to reach you. The letter will be sent automatically to the address registered with your GP. The 119 call handler you speak to will not be able to see your address to check this with you. If you’ve recently moved house, make sure you’ve given your new address to your GP practice before calling 119.
 
Please do not contact The Glebe Practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
 
You can find further Government information here.                                                                                                                                 
 

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One You Lincolnshire, Ready For a New You?

4th February 2022

Want support to Eat Well, Drink Less, Move More and Stop Smoking? You can now request a Health Coach appointment in our surgery. Every Friday, One You Lincolnshire Health Coach, Nicola, will be at the surgery to offer you extra support. You can request an appointment by speaking to The Glebe Practice reception team on 01522 305298.

Further information can be found at https://www.oneyoulincolnshire.org.uk/                                                                                             

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Glebe Practice announcement - Hospital waiting times.

10th February 2022

GP surgeries across Lincolnshire are receiving requests from many of their patients asking if their doctor can write to try to speed up the waiting time of their hospital appointment - this form of medical correspondence is known as an expedite letter. We understand many of our patients are anxious about the length of time that they are having to wait for their inpatient or outpatient hospital appointment.
Currently, over 6 million people are waiting for NHS hospital treatment . As a result, hospitals have become inundated with GP requests for appointments to be speeded up, and overall, significant backlogs created by the demands of delivering hospital treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic means there is no capacity for hospitals to speed up routine waiting times.


Due to the backlog of hospital appointments GP expedite letters no longer influence hospital waiting times. Therefore, with immediate effect Lincolnshire GP surgeries will no longer provide expedite letters on behalf of their patients. The only exception, is in rare situations, where the GP decides to reclassify their patient as an urgent referral.


If you have been referred to hospital and are waiting to be seen as an outpatient, or inpatient, and your symptoms deteriorate you need to contact the hospital you have been referred to for a specialist to review your referral letter and changing symptoms. The contact details for your outpatient department (for first appointments) or your consultant’s secretarial team (for follow-up care) can be found on your hospital letter.


We are sincerely sorry about the length of time our patients are having to wait for secondary care (hospital) appointments, and we understand the frustration our patients are experiencing. Unfortunately primary care (GPs) have no control on how hospitals manage or allocate appointments.


If you have concerns that your symptoms have changed in the interim, it is important that you speak to a GP.
Thank you for your understanding, for further information please see https://lincolnshireccg.nhs.uk/your-health-and-services/waiting-well-for-your-outpatient-appointment/

NHS sexual assault referral centres (SARCs)

12th February 2022

This month the NHS has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) - specialist NHS services that offer specialist practical, medical and emotional support 24/7 to anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted or abused. The campaign aims to highlight these vital NHS support services, as new data published today from an England-wide survey reveals that over half of respondents (56%) who have been sexually assaulted or abused did not seek help from any organisation or service after the incident.

Nearly half (44%) of people also say they don’t know or aren’t sure where to get help if they had been sexually assaulted, and 72% of respondents are currently unaware of the support available via the NHS. If you have been raped, sexually assaulted or abused and don't know where to turn, search ‘sexual assault referral centres’ to find out more or head to www.nhs.uk/SARCs to find your nearest service.

If you live in the Lincoln area, your local sexual assault referral centre is https://www.lpft.nhs.uk/spring-lodge/home

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The Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS)

21st February 2022
We would like to inform patients about a new service that The Glebe Practice is involved with. The Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) has been operating within the NHS since October 2019 and is now being expanded to include referrals from GP practices.
 
How does the service work?
Patients contacting The Glebe Practice are triaged by trained reception staff, and using the information gathered, patients who are deemed suitable can be referred for a consultation with a community pharmacist for advice, and where necessary treatment.
The patient will be offered a choice of local participating pharmacies and the majority of pharmacies offer a same day appointment service. In addition, patients can choose if they would like a face-to-face or over the phone consultation.
Minor ailments that are suitable for referral to The Community Pharmacist Consultation Service include but are not limited to:
Sore eyes or conjunctivitis
Hay Fever
Bites/stings
Acne, spots, pimples
Athletes foot
Dermatitis/dry skin
Hair loss
Flu like symptoms/cold
Blocked or runny nose
Cold sores
Diarrhoea
Constipation
Should the community pharmacist decide that a patient needs to be escalated to a GP, the pharmacist can contact The Glebe Practice and arrange a GP appointment on behalf of the patient.
 
Why are you offering this new service?
We hope that utilising the expertise of community pharmacists will enable patients to be seen quickly and at a time convenient to them, thereby increasing capacity within general practice for the treatment of patients with more acute needs.

Face masks 2022

Patients, staff and visitors MUST continue to wear face coverings in all NHS healthcare settings.

The government has announced COVID restrictions in England will end from Thursday 27 January 2022. However, national Infection Prevention Control Guidelines and healthcare visiting guidance will remain in place for ALL staff and visitors.

This means that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings MUST continue to wear a face covering, unless exempt, and continue to follow social distancing rules.

This guidance is applicable in hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies. 

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