Please note that as our telephone number is going to change slightly to
This number is in use now along side the 655350 number, but as of May 2015 the old number will cease to operate.
This change is part of a capacity planning and cost reducing project currently being undertaken the IT department within the CCG.
Please start to use the new number straight away.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME A DEMENTIA FRIEND? An initiative aimed to create dementia friendly communities.
We are pleased to inform you that our Practice has partnered up with Karen Donley a member of the Patient Participation Group and also a Dementia Friends Champion to provide free one hour information sessions to those registered with our Practice. You may have seen the recent tv campaign or if not you will find information on their website www.dementiafriends.co.uk . We will also have information visually displayed at the Lytham Primary Care Centre.
The one-hour sessions that will take place, are part of Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends programme, an initiative launched in February 2013 to help members of the public understand what it might be like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action. Alzheimer’s Society is aiming to have one million Dementia Friends by 2015, to help make England more dementia friendly and improve the lives of the 670,000 people currently living with the condition.
Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society led initiative, funded by the Department of Health and Cabinet Office. It aims to increase dementia awareness and change the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about dementia and is part of the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia.
A Dementia Friend is someone who has attended a one hour information session and has committed to an action that will make the lives of people living with dementia a little bit better. Anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend and every action counts - from helping someone to find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia on social media.
Dementia Friends Champions are trained volunteers who encourage their family, friends, colleagues and local community to understand a little bit more about dementia, what it’s like to live with dementia and then turn that understanding into action.
We will be offering dates to you shortly which will be shown on our website and also visually at the Lytham Primary Care Centre.
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO HOW WE HANDLE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We will soon be required to supply your personal and confidential medical information to the Heath and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) This information will be taken from the practice in a form that can identify you. The practice has NO choice but to allow the HSCIC to extract this information. However, individual patients can instruct the Practice to stop the transfer of their data. For more information on the reasons for this data extract please go to www.nhs.uk/data .
If you would like to opt out of sending your confidential information please send a letter to the surgery. For a leaflet explaining more about this data sharing please contact the surgery.
HOW INFORMATION ABOUT YOU HELPS TO PROVIDE BETTER CARE
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.
The information along with your postcode, and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.
This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different partsof the NHS in a way which does not identify you.
YOU HAVE A CHOICE! If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not need to do anything.
If you have any concerns more information can be found at www.nhs.uk/caredata
HOLLAND HOUSE PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
At Holland House, we recognise the importance of our patients' voices in improving our services. We have a well established patient participation group to help us improve the way we deliver our services. We have an ambitious programme of improvements planned for 2013. We would like to invite you to join us on a voluntary basis to shape the future of healthcare in Lytham. Please feel free to join the site and recommend it to other patients at the practice.
If you decide you would like to work with us, please write to me, stating why you think you would be a good choice to represent the patients of Holland House.
Heather Kynaston, Practice Manager, Holland House surgery, Lytham Primary Care centre, Victoria Street, Lytham FY8 FDZ.
We are looking for a number of patients from all walks of life, sex, religion, to join with practice staff for a meeting every few months. These are voluntary roles; the only reward is to help improve the healthcare of our community. I look forward to hearing from you. .
It is recommended that people between the ages of 40 and 74 years should be assessed for their risk of developing cardiovascular disease. We are currently inviting patients in this age group to attend an open clinic, you will have a blood pressure check and a fasting cholesterol blood test. Once the results have been analysed, you will be informed of your results, and may be invited back to discuss with one of our Practice Nurses.
Sr Wendy Partington is a nurse prescriber and she has appointments available most mornings to deal with chest infections, ear infections, sore throats etc. You may request, or be offered, an appointment with Wendy instead of one of the Doctors.
DID NOT ATTEND
A total of 146 appointments were wasted over the past four weeks due to patients not attending for their appointments. Please let the surgery know if you cannot attend your appointment, and we can try to offer the appointment to another patient, thankyou.
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(Site updated 10/07/2014)