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PASSPORTS

Please note that due to recent changes in legislation, the doctors are unable to sign passport applications.  A list of who is eligible to sign can be obtained from reception.

PATIENT NOTICE

Please note that as from Monday 5th December 2016 the surgery will now close at 6.00pm as previously informed on the website and within the surgery

PRESCRIPTIONS

Now that we have established the EPS (Electronic Prescribing Service), it has been decided that a slight change in timings for ALL prescriptions is needed.  Your prescription will now be available 36 hours after requesting.  Peel Croft Surgery would like to thank all of our patients for their understanding in this matter.

Did you know....?CAB

Here at Peel Croft Surgery, not only can you make an appointment with the CAB (Citizens Advice Bureau).CAB are available every 2 weeks on a Wednesday from 1.30 - 4.30pm.  To make an appointment for either of these services, please contact reception.

 

 

Patient Choice Scheme and Out of Area Registrations

The Patient Choice Scheme will allow GP practices to register new patients who live outside the practice area, without any obligation to provide home visits or out of house services when the patient is unable to attend their registered practice.  The scheme also allows patients who are currently registered with the practice, but move out of the area, to re-register as an out of area patient, and with the practice not having home visiting obligations.  This is a pilot scheme at the moment being trialed in some areas.  Peel Croft Surgery would like to make it clear that we are NOT participating in this scheme at the present time.

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Here at Peel Croft Surgery, we are dementia friends.  We have done a course learning and understanding about dementia and its effects on not only the person but the people around that person.  From helping someone to find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia, every action counts.  You could:-

 

  • Spend more time with friends and relatives who are living with dementia
  • Encourage your friends and colleagues to become Dementia Friends
  • Train as a Dementia Friends Champion
  • Volunteer for a local organisation helping people with dementia via your local volunteer centre, www.do-it.org.uk or Alzheimer's Society
  • Fundraise for a local dementia charity or Alzheimer's Society

FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DEMENTIA

  1. It's not a natural part of aging
  2. It's caused by diseases of the brain.  The most common of these is Alzheimer's
  3. It's not just about losing your memory - it can affect thinking, communicating and doing everyday tasks
  4. It's possible to live well with dementia
  5. There's more to a person than dementia

With support, people with dementia can and do take an active role in life

You can find out more:-

  • for information about dementia go to alzheimers.org.uk and www.alzheimers.org.uk/facsheets
  • if you're concerned about dementia, contact the National Dementia Helpline for information, support and guidfance on 0300 222 1122
  • People affected by dementia can also join the Talking Point discussion forums at forum.alzheimers.org.uk/forum.php
  • For any enquiries about Dementia Friends go to www.dementiafriends.org.uk or contact the Alzheimer's Society Care Line on 0845 306 0898 or enquiries@alzheimers.org.uk

Upside

A new online service has been launched for children and adolescents who may have worries or concerns regarding a number of different topics and issues.  A link has been created on the right hand side of our website called help line for adolescents.  It is an online confidential service which offers live chat and information that some might find helpful if they do have any problems that they may not feel able to talk about with parents or doctors.

 

T3 Young Persons Substance Misuse Service

There is a new service available to young persons that can help with substance misuse called T3.  If you would like a referral to this service then please make an appointment with the Doctor.

 

Waste Medicines

Please take 5 minutes to read the attached leaflet regarding waste medicines.  Thank you.

Waste Medicines

Research

We recently signed up to be a research practice.  All this means is that occasionally we may write to you asking if you would agree to being included in a research project.  Please always feel free to decline, and if you do agree, you will be given full details of how you can help.

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