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Happy 70th Birthday

Happy 70th Birthday

The NHS turned 70 years old in July 2018.


NHS facts—Did you know?

The NHS in England treats more than 1.4 million patients every 24 hours.

The NHS is one of the largest employers in the world, along with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, the Indian railways and the Wal-Mart supermarket chain.

The NHS in England is expected to spend £126 billion in 2018/19

There are more than 7,400 GP practices in England

In March 2017, the NHS employed 106,430 doctors, 285,893 nurses and health visitors, 21,597 midwives, 132,673 scientific, therapeutic and technical staff (across England’s hospital and community healthcare services (full-time equivalent))

There are more than 100 volunteering roles within health and social care

There were 16 million total hospital admissions in England in 2015/16, 28 per cent more than a decade earlier

The total annual attendances at England’s accident and emergency departments was 23 million in 2016/17, 23.5 per cent higher than a decade earlier


Have your say with a member of the management team

COMPLAINTS AND FEEDBACK REVIEW CLINICS

We are always very keen to hear the views of our patients and services users and their families. We are planning to run a session regularly to give you the opportunity to come along and talk to a member of the Management team and the Chair of our Patient Participation Group (PPG), giving you the opportunity to talk to us about our services.

The Chair of the PPG is bound by confidentiality but if you prefer that she does not take part in the discussion please just let us know.

You will be able to book this directly in ½ hour slots if you have online access, or call/attend the surgery to ask a member of staff to book you into this.

We are aiming for the first of these sessions to take place on Tuesday 24th July 2018 between midday and 1.00pm.

I look forward to meeting you and hearing your views and thoughts.

VERYAN BURCHAM

Business Manager

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

With effect from 25th May 2018 changes to the Data Protection regulations take effect. You may have heard or read about these already and are aware that this affects everyone in the UK as well as the wider European community.

We, along with every other provider of care, have produced new Privacy Notices which explains the type of data we hold about you and how we use this information to provide your care.

We will be providing folders in each waiting room detailing the new Privacy Notices.

You can also find them by clicking here.

Join the team at East Shore

Click here for details of current vacancies at the East Shore Partnership

EXTENDED ACCESS SERVICE

Need a GP on Saturday?

Portsmouth Primary Care Alliance is offering a same day access GP service on Saturdays and weekday evenings between 6.30pm – 8pm.

If you think you need to see a GP outside of routine opening hours simply call your practice and follow the instructions given. One of our doctors will call you back and if you need to be seen an appointment will be booked for you.


Direct access to the Physiotherapy service

From 30th October we will also be able to book patients directly in to the Physiotherapy triage service provided by Solent NHS allowing you to quickly be assessed.

You can also self refer by following this link: www.solent.nhs.uk/physioselfreferral

Repeat Prescriptions

Please note that we require at 72 hours (3 working days) to process a repeat prescription request.

Did you know that you can order your repeat medication online using the SystmOnline app. You can also nominate your prescription to go directly to your nearest pharmacy saving you a trip into the surgery.

For more information please ask when you next visit or call us.

Talking Change

Did you know that people with long-term conditions now account for about 50% of all GP appointments, 64% of all outpatient appointments and over 70% of all inpatient bed days? One third of people with a long term condition will also have a mental health problem, although there are a number of barriers to recognising and offering the right treatment.

As set out in Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health the expansion of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services will focus on people with long term conditions to support better outcomes for this group of people.

Talking Change, the Portsmouth IAPT service, is one of 22 Early Implementer projects across the country that is receiving funding from the NHSE transformation fund and the local CCG (Portsmouth) to pilot integrating psychological therapies with physical care.

The service will work in long term conditions pathways to improve access for patients with a range of conditions, specifically but not exclusively;

  • Diabetes
  • COPD/ Chronic Lung Disease
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • If you would like more information or to refer yourself to this service, please call 023 9289 2920 directly

    Fair Processing Notice

    Information held about you may be used to help protect the health of the public and to help us manage the NHS. Information may be used for clinical audit to monitor the quality of the service provided and design new services that fit our local patients health needs. Your information may be used by NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group in order to ensure appropriate planning of current and future NHS commissioned services, this data will contain no identifiable information. NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group will only ever use information that has been anonymised and all identifying information removed.

    GP Earnings

    The average pay for GPs working in East Shore Partnership in the last financial year was £38,556 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 7 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

    “NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised by 31 March 2018 at the latest. However, it should be noted that the prescribed method of calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used for any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparisons with other practices.”

    Our Surgeries

    St Cuthbert’s Church
    Hayling Avenue
    Portsmouth
    PO3 6BH
    Tel: 023 9282 7132
    Fax: 023 9282 7025

    Milton Park Surgery
    St Marys Health Campus
    Milton Road
    Portsmouth
    PO3 6DW
    Tel: 023 9282 7132
    Fax: 023 9282 7025

    Your Doctors Surgery in Portsmouth

    Located in a central location with ample parking.


    Location & Contact

    Baffins Surgery
    St Cuthbert’s Church
    Hayling Avenue
    Portsmouth
    PO3 6BH
    Tel: 023 9282 7132
    Fax: 023 9282 7025

    Opening Hours

    Monday: 07.00 – 19.00
    Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Thursday: 08.00 – 20:00
    Friday: 07.00 – 18.30

    Location and Contact

    Milton Park Surgery
    St Marys Health Campus
    Milton Road
    Portsmouth
    PO3 6DW

    Tel: 023 9282 7132
    Fax: 023 9282 7025

    Opening Hours

    Monday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Thursday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Friday: 08.00 – 18.30