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PPG AGM 2018

Patient Particpation Group AGM 16th June 2018

You are invited to attend the 2018 Patient Participation Group Annual General Meeting on 16th June 2018.

Details can be found by clicking here

Online Consultations - GOING LIVE 3/4/18

We are pleased to announce that from 3rd April 2018 patients will be able to complete an online consultation from the comfort of their own home.

Our doctor will review your information within 48 hours (2 working days), so no waiting long periods to see a GP in person.

You can complete the consultation any time of day or night 7 days a week, 365 days of the year, so your appointment will never be inconvenient for you.

Don't need to consult with a GP? That's fine, the service also explains what self help options and other general advice.

Take a look at the video below for more details.


Fit Notes

You can now do this via the Systmonline application. Simply visit the Questionnaire page and complete with your details.

If you do not have access to records online please request your account details from our reception team when you next visit. You will be asked to provide photo identification when collecting your account details. The application is available on Android and IOS app stores although the IOS version is more limited.

Regards

East Shore Partnership

3rd Party Consent / Data Protection changes

With big changes this year to the Data Protection laws in the UK, known as GDPR, there are likely to be a number of things that will change in the way we work with you, ultimately all of them are to ensure your details are never shared or even confirmed with anyone that you have not previously given consent to.

The first change relates to those patients that have a 3rd party e.g. partner, sibling, carer, friend etc. booking appointments, collecting prescriptions or any other paperwork from the surgery on their behalf.

Historically these things have been routinely done providing we can confirm the patient details e.g. name, date of birth etc, but the implications of GDPR mean that the patient must give either verbal or written consent in order to facilitate such requests.

Understandably this may cause some initial difficulties and confusion for our patients, and indeed those involved in their care.

Our advice would be to ensure you provide us details of any such consents at the earliest opportunity. The form can be downloaded by clicking here

We will advise you of any other changes as the GDPR takes shape.

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