Patient Advice and Messages for Elective Care Waiting Lists
Information for patients about waiting times is available on the waiting times page on MyHealth and practices may wish to share this on their own websites. It states:
If you would like to be seen elsewhere or have been waiting a long time to be seen or for treatment please contact DRSS on 01626 883888 or email: email@example.com to discuss your options.
The NHS Constitution gives most people living in England the right to choose where to receive treatment. You have the right to choose the organisation that provides your NHS care when you're referred for your first appointment with a consultant. So if your GP recommends that you see a specialist, you can choose where and when to see them.
Please note DRSS are unable to give exact guidance on how long you will wait to be seen for an appointment.
Please do not contact the hospital or your GP to check where you are on the list as they will not to be able to provide you with this information. The only exception to this is if you feel your condition is worsening prior to their hospital clinic appointment or procedure. In this instance, contact your GP.
Diet/Nutritional Advice Available at the Health Centre
Covid-19 Booster Vaccinations & 3rd Covid-19 Vaccinations!
The flu virus kills almost 11,000 people and hospitalises tens of thousands more in England on average, every year.
It's more important than ever to get your flu jab this year!
Find out if you are eligible for a free flu vaccine at nhs.uk/wintervaccinations and book your appointment!
Covid-19 Vaccination Pass!
An NHS COVID Pass shows your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination details or test results. This is your COVID-19 status.
You may be asked to show your pass to get into some events, where the COVID Pass is being trialled, or to travel abroad.
Always check the entry requirements for the venue or the country you're visiting.
If you're planning to travel abroad or want to know more about your COVID-19 status:
- read about travel abroad from England during COVID-19 on GOV.UK
- find out how to demonstrate your COVID-19 status on GOV.UK
Moretonhampstead Patient Participation Group (PPG)
A PPG brings together patients, GPs and staff from a GP practice. The group meets regularly to discuss issues relating to their surgery and the services provided to patients. The beauty of a PPG is that there is no set way in which they work – the aims and work of each PPG depends entirely on local needs BUT every PPG has the common underlying aim of making sure that their practice puts the patient and improving health at the heart of everything it does.
Moretonhampstead Health Centre once again would like to try and form a PPG to create a connection between the practice and its patients, looking for open and constructive discussion and analysis of our service and facilities provision, being open to alternative perspectives on many of the topics affecting Primary Care currently. We continue to strive to make a difference to our local community and would love to hear from anyone who would like to help make a difference too.
We advertised last year for members but sadly no one came forward. Please do get in contact with the Practice Manager Alex Austin if you would like more information. We would look to meet once a month – what might we be discussing?? Reduction of social isolation, improvement on poor fitness, children and healthy lifestyles, a carers support network, the community allotment project, green prescribing in the locality, younger peoples mental health ……………. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DISCUSS?
Please call Alex on 01647 440591 or email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All adults can now book their life-saving COVID-19 jab!
An Incredible 3,647 Vaccination's Given in Total!
Thank you to all those who volunteer within our Health Sector locally. Vaccinators, drivers, wardens, administrators, allotment diggers, call handlers. THANK YOU for all your support from All at the Health Centre.
Queen awards George Cross to NHS for staff's 'Courage, Compassion and Dedication'!
This award recognises all NHS staff, past and present, across all disciplines and all four nations.
What a journey we have all been on! Thank you all.