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Face coverings when accessing GP practices

 

We are asking all our patients to wear a face covering or something else that can cover the mouth and nose, such as a scarf, if you come to the surgery for an appointment.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice

Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus we are taking measures in line with guidance shared by NHS England and Public Health authorities to minimise risks associated with the virus.  In order to protect our patients and staff and we are asking our patients to support us with this.

 

What does this mean for you?

If you have a new continuous cough, and / or a temperature and/or loss of taste or smell, please stay at home for 7 days. For further information and the latest Corona Virus advice please visit :

 

www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or

www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

During this time if you have any other medical needs please contact the surgery and you will be offered a telephone consultation with a clinician and your health needs will be assessed – this may lead to a face to face consultation if needed.

Access to the surgery building will be restricted to those who have been invited to attend for an appointment. Only the patient with the appointment will be allowed into the building. Only one adult will be allowed to accompany a child with an appointment.

You can access the surgery by telephone, email ( newland.surgery@nhs.net for non urgent problems) or online (if you have registered).

 

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

 

FREE BASIC LIFE SUPPORT AND DEFIB TRAINING WED 26th FEB 2020 12.30PM-3PM Venue : Newland Surgery

We have limited places available for this training, anyone (our patients and members of the local community) interested to attend this event, please contact the surgery and leave your details with reception.

Electronic Prescription Service

We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from the 4th March 2020

Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.

You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.

Read more about EPS on the NHS website.

PRACTICE PHARMACIST

Sara Hafidh has been with us now for a few months and replaces Kemi Daniels. Sara works every Monday afternoons. She is very skilled at medication reviews and can answer all types of questions on prescribing and prescriptions.

If the receptionists suggests you see Sara for a medication review and lifestyle advice, then this is because the practice would like you to do so. She supports us in our prescribing and also helps with audit work and monitoring of prescribing trends.

Practice Pharmacists have now been utilised in many practices nationally over the last few years and are proving to be a very useful resource to practices. You are still free to see the GP for your medication review should you wish, just let the receptionist know.

GP CARE WAKEFIELD

Is an extended out of hours service owned by all Wakefield GP Practices to cover the entire population of the Wakefield district.

It operates from 6 – 10 pm Monday to Friday, and 9 – 3pm Saturday’s, Sunday’s and Bank Holiday’s.   Telephones will be automatically diverted during operating hours. Outside of these times please telephone 111 or ring back during normal surgery hours if your need is not urgent.

Following triage of your problem, if deemed appropriate the service will offer you a GP appointment at Trinity Medical Centre or Pontefract General Infirmary.

There needs to be shared consent in place for the service to be able to provide safe care therefore please ensure you give explicit record sharing consent when accepting an appointment with the service. Patients who prefer not to give shared consent cannot access this service.

The service is not available for routine matters such as repeat prescriptions

Dementia Friendly Status

The Practice has been recognised as a Dementia Friendly Practice and has submitted a Action Plan to the Dementia Action Alliance. Further information to help people with Dementia and their carers and to raise awareness of Dementia can be found by clicking on the Dementia Awareness tab below (bottom right)

CQC Inspection Rating

The practice was inspected by the Care Quality Commission in September 2015 and is delighted to announce that it has been rated as 'GOOD'. The full report is available by clicking on the CQC tab below.

Services for Young People

Newland Surgery has now been accredited as a Young Persons/Teenage Friendly Practice.

Please click on the 'Clinics and Services' tap at the top for further information.

Services for Young People

Newland Surgery is currently being accredited as a Young Persons/Teenage Friendly Practice.

C Card Scheme & Chlamydia Screening Packs

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We participate in the C Card Scheme for condoms and we also have chlamydia screening available in surgery (Chlamydia screening packs are located in the patient toilets).  If you have already registered for the C Card Scheme please discreetly show your card at reception who will be able to assist you. If you feel you need to speak to a nurse about the Scheme, then please ask at reception. 

Confidentiality

All staff at Newland Surgery are bound by our Confidentiality Policy so even if you are under the age of 18 you can still talk to our staff without parents/guardians being informed.  However, under certain circumstances, for example if we thought you or someone else was at risk of harm, we may be obliged to pass details onto other agencies.

The duty of confidentiality owed to a person under 18 is as great as the duty owed to any other person

Newland Surgery 'Young People Confidentiality Policy'

Confidentiality Policy for Patients under 18 years of age

Policy

  • The Practice recognises that the principles of confidentiality apply equally to all patients, irrespective of age.

  • The Practice will ensure that its staff recognise that all patients under 18 are entitled to the same level of confidentiality as all other patients, including being respectful of any request to withhold information from their parents or guardians and take all necessary steps to ensure that this right of confidentiality is not inadvertently breached.

  • Where a young person requests a consultation at the Practice premises, they will be booked in to see a clinician in the normal way.

  • In the event that a young person attends the surgery without a pre-booked consultation and without adult support, the normal procedure for providing them with a consultation appointment will take place.

  • If the request is for an urgent appointment, the young person may be triaged by a Practice Nurse.

  • Should the young person independently request medical advice or treatment (including contraceptive advice, abortion, other treatments and surgical procedures), the Practice clinician involved in the consultation with the young person will determine their competency and capability to understand the choices of treatment available and the consequences of such treatment.

  • When such competency and capability is deemed to exist, the Practice clinician will provide appropriate medical advice or initiate suitable treatment.

 
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