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Blind Veterans UK

is the charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women. Since 1915, they have provided the free services and lifelong support veterans need to discover life after sight loss.

http://www.blindveterans.org.uk/


FREE COMPUTER COURSES IN YOUR OWN HOME

The Pelican Trust Home-based Training Scheme is funded by Lincolnshire County Council and provides up to 20 training hours in computer skills and use of the Internet for people who are either unable to attend a course outside their home or find it very difficult to do so e.g. those with restricted mobility, the visually impaired, those for whom transport to a learning centre is very difficult and a small percentage of Carers who cannot leave their charges.

The course is free of charge provided that you are resident in Lincolnshire and that you are in genuine need of this training in your own home.

For more information please click below:

Pelican Home Computer Training

Pelican – Summer 2015 courses


Tell Us Once – a Government initiative to help those who are bereaved

Tell Us Once is a free government service that allows you to report a death when you suffer a bereavement and need to tell central and local government.

Click on the link below to be taken to the Government website for more information

https://www.gov.uk/after-a-death/organisations-you-need-to-contact-and-tell-us-once

You can also click on the link below to open a poster with more information for you to view and print off.

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LCYCP website

The Lincolnshire Carers and Young Carers Partnership (LCYCP) was set up in April 2008 to develop an inclusive approach to working with carers and partners. LCYCP gives carers and partners the opportunity to become involved in making the Lincolnshire Carer’s Strategy a reality and help shape the Carer’s Agenda.

If you are or know someone who is a carer you may wish to view or pass on the link to the LCYCP website which has lots of useful information. http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lcycp


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Blood Pressure Monitors Validated for Home Use

Useful link to the British Hypertension Society’s website with a listing of blood pressure monitors available to purchase for home use.

http://www.bhsoc.org//index.php?cID=246


Alzheimer’s Society – Launch of Services in Lincolnshire February 2015

Click on the image below to view the venues and dates.

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For more information please contact: Alzheimer’s Society Lincolnshire, 15 Sixfield Close, Lincoln LN6 0EJ     Tel: 01522 692681  


If you are experiencing mental health problems or care for someone who is, you may find this link useful.  It is a programme of activities available for males and females aged over 16 and is run by Boston United FC

http://www.pilgrimsuitc.co.uk/activities/positive-pilgrims.html


WARNING!

THERE ARE REPORTS OF A PHONE SCAM CURRENTLY DOING THE ROUNDS.

Patients may receive a phone call from 0203 0048987 (or another number) claiming to be joint care specialists working on behalf of Spilsby Surgery. The caller may ask you for some medical details and what medication you are currently receiving and that you could get a larger supply from this company. You may also be asked to give their card details over the telephone.

THIS IS A SCAM! DO NOT PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR HEALTH CARE OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION TO ANYONE WHO PHONES YOU CLAIMING TO BE FROM THE SURGERY.

These scammers encourage victims to hang up and call again to verify authenticity. But they can continue the call at their end, pretending to be the recipient of the second call. Always be wary of cold callers who suggest you hang up the phone and call them back. Remember that it takes two people to terminate a call, so try to use a different phone line if you are asked or trying to ring back, or better still, phone a relative/friend first to ensure that your phone line has been ‘released’.



  Take our Friends & Family Test Survey

Click on the Friends and Family Test button below to take the survey.  Thank you for your participation.

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Spilsby Surgery
Statement of Intent – Patients & Information

There are new contractual requirements from 1 April 2014 for all NHS General Practices to offer and promote.

  • Patient on-line access to appointments
  • Patient on-line access to prescription
  • Patient on-line access to certain parts of their medical record

The practice must also:

  • Transfer relevant information to a patient’s Summary Care Record (SCR)
  • Transfer a patient’s record electronically between practices when patients register or deregister (GP2GP)

The practice currently offers the following to patients

  • On-line appointments
  • On-line access to repeat prescriptions

To gain access to these services please ask one of our reception team for more details.

The practice also;

  • Transfers relevant information to a patients Summary Care Record (SCR)
  • Transfers patient’s records electronically between practices when patients register or deregister (GP2GP)

In addition to the above, the practice intends to make available to all patients by 31st March 2015, the following service:

  • On-line access to medical records

If you would like to provide any feedback to the practice, regarding any of the above items or would like any further information, please speak to our IT/Data Coordinator or Practice Manager.       


Patient Participation Group Annual Report

The latest report has been posted within the “Patient Group” tab which can be found opposite.


Care.Data

Care.Data is the Governments plan to share your data with both clinical and non clinical bodies and outside agencies (public and private sector companies). This data will be used for what is called secondary uses.

With Care.Data you will be automatically opted in unless we receive from you instructions not to do so.  This is scheduled to happen within the next couple of months.  If you do not wish to have your data shared with outside organisations please contact us here at the surgery as soon as possible so that we can opt you out.  Click on the Care.Data page to the right for more information and to print off the opt out form if needed.


Your Data
eDSM (electronic data sharing model)
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Care.Data

eDSM differs from Care.Data. eDSM is the sharing of your clinical data  between the various clinicians you may come into contact with (your GP, the local hospital, nurses etc).  This data is only used for your direct patient care.

Care.Data is the Governments plan to share your data with both clinical and non clinical bodies and outside agencies (public and private sector companies). This data will be used for what is called secondary uses.

eDSM requires your permission for your data to be shared.  You nay be asked about this the next time you come into contact with.  The surgery, hospital or other medical organisation, e.g. district nurse.

With Care.Data you will be automatically opted in unless we receive from you instructions not to do so.  This is scheduled to happen within the next couple of months.  If you do not wish to have your data shared with outside organisations please contact us here at the surgery as soon as possible so that we can opt you out.


Online Booking and Prescription Service! 

systm_online_buttonWe are now able to offer an online booking facility for existing patients.  In order to use the service you will need to complete a consent from (available from the surgery).  We will then supply you with your username and password with which you can log onto the online booking facility here:

https://systmonline.tpp-uk.com/   

Please note that the appointments available for booking through this system are limited and should not be used to assess appointment waiting times.

Access to your Summary Patient record is also available.


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How to find an NHS dentist in Lincolnshire

nhs_dentist Visit the NHS Choices website at http://www.nhs.uk/dentists.

Call one of the following organisations who can also help with any general enquiries about NHS dental services:

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) – 0845 602 4384

Healthwatch Lincolnshire – 01522 705190

If you require urgent dental care call 111 and an adviser will direct you to the correct service.

For information on what to expect during a dental check-up please visit

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/dentalhealth/Pages/Dentalcheckups.aspx

Please note if a practice is not currently taking new NHS patients you may be asked to join their waiting list .