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Think Sepsis - Talk Sepsis - Treat Sepsis

Sepsis is a serious complication of an infection.

Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death.

Although sepsis is often referred to as either blood poisoning or septicaemia, these terms refer to the invasion of bacteria into the bloodstream.

Sepsis can affect multiple organs or the entire body, even without blood poisoning or septicaemia.

Sepsis can also be caused by viral or fungal infections, although bacterial infections are by far the most common cause.

In England every year there is...

123,000 cases of sepsis

37,000 deaths

70% of these cases start in the community.

Please click on the below links to find out more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69s6ezhwTWQ

https://sepsistrust.org/


ORDER YOUR REPEAT MEDICATION IN ADVANCE

When you order your repeat medication either using this online service or by contacting the practice directly, the practice require 48hours to process your request.

All requests need to be checked and signed by a GP. 

The practice is NOT able to take requests for SAME DAY REPEAT MEDICATION.

Link to SystmOnline website

https://systmonline.tpp-uk.com/2/Login?Date=20180905165013


E-Consult

The practice is now live with e-consultations.

E consult provides an online portal where patients can self check their symptoms and receive medical advice.

Patients electing to E-Consult with their GP simply fill out an online form.

You can ask for help with a specific problem or condition, ask for general advice if you are not sure what your symptoms mean or request for administrative help for things like sick notes etc.

You can receive advice and treatment by the end of the next working day, you may not have to even come to the surgery.

For more information visit

https://econsult.net/news/spread-the-word/


NHS APP

The NHS APP is now live for patients to register. It works alongside the SystmOnline service. You can register on the app if you have or don't have the SystmOnline facility.

There is also now an app for SystmOnline.

You can find this by following the below steps.

App Store - SystmOnline - Patient Health Management in the App Store by TPP.

Google Play - SystmOnline by TPP.

By using the NHS APP you can...

  • Check your symptoms
  • Find out what to do when you need help urgently
  • Book and manage appointments at your GP surgery
  • Order repeat prescriptions
  • Securely view your GP medical records
  • Register to be an organ donor
  • Choose how the NHS uses your data

It's safe and secure!

Find out more by clicking on the below links

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/

https://youtu.be/BRdMEAdNlXc


Travel Advice

For advice on travel vaccinations you can visit https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.

We are only able to provide NHS provision of vaccines which are Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio. All other vaccines and antimalarials should be sought at a private travel facility such as Boots or Superdrug.


NHS CAMPAIGNS 2019

World Hepatitis Day - 28th July 2019

Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver. It's usually the result of a viral infection or liver damage caused by drinking alcohol.

There are several different types of hepatitis, most of which are outlined below.

Some types will pass without any serious problems, while others can be long-lasting (chronic) and cause scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), loss of liver function and, in some cases, liver cancer.

Symptoms Of Hepatitis

Short-term (acute) hepatitis often has no noticeable symptoms, so you may not realise you have it.

If symptoms do develop, they can include:

  • muscle and joint pain
  • a high temperature
  • feeling and being sick
  • feeling unusually tired all the time
  • a general sense of feeling unwell
  • loss of appetite
  • tummy pain
  • dark urine
  • pale, grey-coloured stools
  • itchy skin
  • yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice)

See your GP if you have any persistent or troublesome symptoms that you think could be caused by hepatitis.

Long-term (chronic) hepatitis also may not have any obvious symptoms until the liver stops working properly (liver failure) and may only be picked up during blood tests.

In the later stages it can cause jaundice, swelling in the legs, ankles and feet, confusion and blood in your stools or vomit.

Organ Donation Week - 3rd - 9th September 2019

For more information in regards to organ donation.

Please visit https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/


Great North Care Record

Your Great North Care Record is the development of access for health professionals to view your electronic medical records. that will over time include a range of healthcare information to help improve the care you receive in the North East. You are automatically opted into sharing the record. If you would like to opt out you will need to contact the practice.

What will happen if i opt in?
If you fall ill and need emergeny treatment the doctor or nurse may need to know if you have any allergies or what medication you are taking. They will ask your premission to view your Greath North Care Record.

Who will see my record?
GP practices, NHS 111, NHS Hospitals, Mental Health Services, Out-Of-Hours Doctors and Ambulance Services. Your records will only be looked at by people involved in your care. Your information wont be shared with anyone who doesnt need it to provide treatment, care and support with you. Your details will be kept safe and wont be made public, passed on to third party who is not directly involved in your care.

If you would like more information or advice on this please contact the helpline 03448119587 or email gncarerecord@nhs.net

CQC (Care Quality Commission)


The Practice was inspected on Friday 16th March 2018. The report is now available by clicking here.

The practice was given and overall rating of GOOD on all 5 elements of the inspection.

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