Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
If you are 60+ and registered with a GP you will be sent a Free Bowel Screening Test Kit every 2 years
For advice or to request a screening kit call: 0800 707 60 60
for more information visit www.nhs.uk/bowelcancer
The CCG has confirmed a change relating to NHS prescribing of a range of medicines, vitamins and minerals that are available to buy over the counter from pharmacies and supermarkets.
This took effect from 31 May, 2018.
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New Opening Hours - Matson Lane Surgery
From 4th June 2018,
our opening hours for our Matson Lane Surgery branch are changing
Please see the notice below.
GDPR - May 2018
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations. It is a new piece of legislation that is similar to the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 (which the practice already complies with), but strengthens many of the DPA’s principles. The main changes are:
- Practices must comply with subject access requests
- Where we need your consent to process data, this consent must be freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous
- There are new, special protections for patient data
- The Information Commissioner’s Office must be notified within 72 hours of a data breach
- Higher fines for data breaches
For more information on how this affects you, please view our Fair Processing notice here or click on the link below to open a separate document.
Fair Processing Notice
Please be aware there has been an increase in reported cases of measles across Gloucestershire and the South West. In light of this, we are encouraging all our patients eligible for the MMR vaccine (children and young adults, with particular focus on those aged 16-29 years old) are fully immunised with two doses of MMR. Please contact the surgery for more information.
School Nurse text service for young people
ChatHealth is a text messaging service offering the county’s 11-19 year olds confidential advice about their health and wellbeing. It is offered by the GCSNHST School Nursing Team.
The service offers support to young people with questions relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing issues including relationships, bullying, healthy lifestyle, anxiety, drugs, smoking, stress, body worries, alcohol, self-harm and sexual health. As well as giving advice, the School Nursing Team can signpost to appropriate services and other support.
Messages sent to the dedicated number (07507 333351) are delivered to a secure website, and responded to by a GCSNHST School Nurse. The service is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays. Texts are usually replied to within 24 hours. Out of hours, anyone who texts the service receives a bounce back message explaining where to get help if their question is urgent, and when they can expect a response.
Although the service is confidential and young people do not need to disclose their name, if there is a concern for an individual’s safety, there are safeguarding procedures in place. Young people will still be able to see a School Nurse face-to- face in a school or college drop-in or other setting.
Prescription Ordering Line
The NHS Prescription Ordering Line (POL) service is the easy way for you to order your repeat prescription.
All it takes is a simple phone call that you can make from the comfort of your own home – there’s no need to go into your GP practice or pharmacy.
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Injured or Ill, not sure what to do? Use the new ASAP app.
The NHS in Gloucestershire has launched their ASAP (Choose Well) public information campaign. The campaign targets adults and parents of young children with advice on what to do if they are ill or injured and are unsure where to turn. The promotional material encourages them to check out the App, Search the website, Ask NHS 111 or visit their Pharmacy.
The ASAP website and App allows users to ‘Search by Service’ or ‘Search by Condition’ – providing a step by step guide through symptoms, self care and signposting to the appropriate NHS service/s. They can also find opening hours and service location information. As well as on-line options, the public can call NHS 111 for advice, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and they can visit their pharmacy for advice on whether or not they need to use other NHS services.
Local people are encouraged to add the website www.asapglos.nhs.uk to their favourites and download the App free from the App store (ASAP Glos NHS).