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The Cloisters Practice News

 

Following the CQC visit to our Practice in February, we have received an offical rating of GOOD.

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We would like to welcome our new GP Dr Sarah Wright. Dr Wright started with us on 13th February and she will be working 6 sessions a week with us. We hope you will join us in welcoming her to the Practice

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OUT OF HOURS SURVEY - please find below a link to a survey on the current Out of Hours Service. The feedback will help to shape future planning of the service.

http://tinyurl.com/sasccg-ooh-service-survey

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Who is your Named GP - click here for more information.

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Online Appointment Booking and Repeat Prescription Ordering

Are you registered for our online appointment booking facility? If not please ask at reception for a registration form to book your GP appointments online

You are now able to order your repeat prescriptions online.

Register for this facility today by asking for the application form from reception

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Named GP's for over 75's

All patients aged 75 and over are required to have a named GP responsible for their care. This does not affect you seeing other Doctors in the Practice. To find out who your named GP is, please call us on 01543 416655. for more information, please see our Practice leaflet Named GP for over 75s.doc

Carers

Content Supplied by NHS Choices

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

A Carer is defined as someone who provides care (for example, shopping, personal care or attending appointments) to someone (for example, spouse, relative, friend or neighbour), on an unpaid basis who through old age, illness or disability would not b​​e able to manage without that support.

CARERS HUB

Contact telephone number: 0330 1231937 

Please take a look at the Carers Hub or you can contact them by telephone Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (Wednesday 9am – 8pm) and Saturday 9am – 12.30pm for help, advice and support.

Email: info@thecarershub.co.uk​

They deliver the service from two main locations in Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent as well as through Community Venues in the two regions.​​  The Carers Hub covers the whole of Staffordshire including Lichfield.

NHS CHOICES

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Social care and support

    If you think you need social care support, you’ll need to think about what types of support you need – be it homecare workers, equipment or respite breaks.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0300 123 1053
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Office Hours
Lines are open 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



 
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