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#WhatWouldYouDo - NHS Surveys

The NHS in Stockport is changing and it needs your help. The Government is investing an extra £20bn a year in the NHS as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. Now you can help your local NHS invest in the right support by sharing your ideas.

Healthwatch Stockport has launched 'What Would You Do?' to gather feedback from the public on ways to improve local NHS services. They want to know how you think the NHS can help people live healthier lives, what would make local service better and how care for people could be better.

Take the Stockport Survey here:

NHS Long Term Plan - Stockport Residents Survey

There are also specific surveys to help gather the views of people, family and/or carers living with particular conditions. Let them know what you would do to help make services in Stockport better - your views matter.

People with Dementia: NHS Long Term Plan - Dementia Survey

People with Learning Disabilities: NHS Long Term Plan - Learning Disabilities Survey

People with Autism: NHS Long Term Plan - Autism Survey

People with Cardio and Respiratory conditions: NHS Long Term Plan - Cardio & Respiratory Survey

People with Mental Health Conditions: NHS Long Term Plan - Mental Health Survey

People living with or who have lived with Cancer: NHS Long Term Plan - Cancer Survey

Local NHS organisations will be working with local councils to develop and implement their own plans for the next 5 years. These strategies will set out how they intend to take the ambitions from the NHS Long Term Plan and turn them into action to improve services and the health and wellbeing of their local communities.

NHS 10 Year Plan.

British Sign Language Video for the National Survey.

For more information click here to visit the Healthwatch Stockport website.


Patient Webinars - IBS/Coeliac Disease/IBD

The Patient Webinars website has been developed by NHS Dietitians to provide information and advice to people who have been diagnosed with IBS, Coeliac Disease and IBD.

A variety of free webinars are available for people to watch and listen to and a number of useful links and handouts for each condition are also available to read and download.

A webinar is an online presentation which allows viewers to listen to expert NHS Healthcare Professionals. You can listen anywhere at any time on a mobile, tablet, laptop or computer with a Wi-Fi or 4G internet connection.

Visit www.patientwebinars.co.uk for more information and to access these resources. You may be asked to complete a short survey prior to or after watching a webinar. You can also follow them on twitter to stay up-to-date with the latest webinars, information and advice - @patientwebinars

Patient webinars logos


Calling all Young Carers aged 16-24!

If you are a young carer aged 16-24 you can join the NHS England Young Carer Health Champion Programme in July 2019. 

If you are a young/young adult carer who wants to make a difference and contribute your experience and ideas, then this programme is for you. It is a 12-month programme that aims to support service change through young carer voices. 

Click on the pdf link below for more information:

Young Carers Health Champion Programme July 2019


Walking Football - 50+

Stockport County Community Foundation presents walking football! Sessions are for ages 50+ every Friday 11am to 12noon at Power League Stockport. Refreshments are available.

For more information call 0161 286 8888 - option 3, or email communityfoundation@stockportcounty.com. You can also visit their Facebook and Twitter pages @SCFCFoundation.


Hospital Prescriptions - January 2019

We are no longer able to issue medications that have been prescribed by Hospital Specialists using Hospital prescriptions. These prescriptions must be dispensed by the hospital pharmacy.

We will add the new medication to your regular prescription if required once we receive a letter from your Specialist.

This Policy has changed to ensure patient safety.


Choose to Change Weight Management Service

Fed up of dieting and want to learn how to manage your weight?

Are you ready to make positive lifestyle changes to improve your health?

If so, then join a FREE weight management service: Choose to Change.

The FREE programme differs from traditional weight loss programmes as it encourages lifelong changes to eating habits rather than short term diets. It helps people overcome their barriers to weight loss, make sensible food choices and become more active. It has produced many successful results.

You can access the service via a health professional referral such as a GP, Nurse or Dietician.

For more information on how the programme works, what you can expect and how to join, please click on the link below:

Choose to Change Weight Management Service


NHS Prescription Services privacy note

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) provides services on behalf of the NHS.

As Data Controller, they are responsible for how your information is used and explaining that to you.

Click below to view their patient information poster to find out how they handle your prescription information.

NHS Prescription Services privacy note

Alternatively, click on the link below to find out more:

https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-prescription-services-privacy-notice


7 Day Primary Care Access

To compliment our improved access, we are pleased to advise you that arrangements have been made in Stockport for 7 day access to GP and Practice Nurse ROUTINE appointments - Saturday 9am - 3pm, and Sunday 9am - 1pm.

The appointments can be booked in advance by contacting the surgery during normal opening hours, and we will arrange for someone to contact you to book in. Appointments are likely to be limited but will be particularly helpful if you struggle to get in during the working week.

Click here for more info!


LEAP (Local Energy Advice Programme)

The Local Energy Advice Programme is a free energy and money saving advice service. LEAP can help you to save money and to keep your home warm and cosey. If you're eligible, you will get a free home visit from a Home Energy Advisor.

Visit the LEAP website for more information and to see if you're eligible.


Information Sharing - Stockport Foundation Trust

If you need to go to A&E from November 2017 the doctor or nurse treating you may ask to see your GP medical record.

Click  here for more information

You have a right to opt out if you wish and you can download a form here

*If you have previously opted out of LOCAL record sharing, this will remain in force. You can change your mind, if you decide to - just let us know.


Stockport Diabetes Service are now on Facebook!

The Stockport Diabetes Service have launched a Facebook page. By using social media, the service is able to share current and up-to-date information and news to support individuals with diabetes and carers of people with diabetes. The service will be able to share information to individual groups such as; young adults, diabetes in pregnancy, the elderly and insulin pump users. They hope that by using social media, the Facebook page will raise both the profile of diabetes and the Stockport Diabetes Service.

Click the link below to view the Facebook page:

https://m.facebook.com/StockportDiabetes/


GP Online Services

The Practice will be expanding the range of online services available to Patients.
Patients can currently book and cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view their allergies and adverse reactions online.

From 1st March 2016 patients will also be able to look at part of their GP records online this will include illnesses, immunisations and test results.  If you wish access your medical record like this please ask at reception for an application form and information leaflet or download one here. 

Application Form                    Information Leaflet


Health Checks

The practice is offering a health check to all eligible patients who have never had a health check before. If you are aged between 40 and 60 and have not yet been contacted please phone the surgery and book an appointment with the health care assistant for a routine health check.


Stockport Health and Care Record

As a Stockport resident, you may receive care and treatment from a number of places such as your GP practice, hospital and community services who will all hold information about you. In order for professionals to provide you with the best possible treatment and support it is important for them to have quick access to the information they need, which may be held by someone else who has provided you with care. In the past this was often done by fax, phone or post which can be slow. To improve this we have now moved to sharing information electronically. In Stockport this is via the Stockport Health and Care Record and the Summary Care Record.

To read more about this please click Stockport Health and Care Record Patient Leaftlet

If you do not want your information shared please below to download a form which can be completed and handed into the surgery.
No Consent Form


Named Accountable GP

The practice is required by the Government under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP.

All patients are now registered with the practice and you can book an appointment with any of the doctors. This is purely an administrative exercise in order that patients can have a named responsible GP should they require them.

For convenience if you have a medical card your accountable GP will be the named doctor you are registered with. Patients registering over the last 2-3 years will not have received a medical card as these are no longer routinely sent when registering with a new GP.

However, the practice does keep a record of your registered (accountable) GP. If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.

Please note: there is no need to telephone the practice for this information.

If you need input from a variety of health professionals, then you can discuss these with the named GP if you wish. Alternatively you can discuss these with any of the other doctors.

Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.

June 2015

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