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Self Care Commissioning Statement - May 2021

Prescribing of medicines available to purchase over the counter for self-care

Clinical Commissioning Groups within NHS Humber, Coast and Vale Integrated Care System (ICS) do not routinely support the prescribing of medicines and treatments for self-limiting and minor health conditions where:

  • Self-care is the most appropriate route
  • Medicines and treatments are available to buy over the counter

All prescribers within, Humber, Coast and Vale including non-medical prescribers, GPs, extended hours, urgent care and A&E departments, should offer education and advice to support self-care when appropriate and not routinely prescribe readily available over the counter (OTC) medicines. This guidance does not remove the clinical discretion of the prescriber in accordance with their professional duties.
Community pharmacists should support this approach and not routinely advise patients to request their GP to prescribe OTC medicines available for self-limiting conditions and minor health conditions where these are available to purchase.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING YOUR OPT-OUT IS JUNE 23rd 2021

If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out.

This collection will start on 1 July 2021 so if you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with the surgery by 23 June 2021.

The data held in your GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.


If you do not want your personally identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt-out with your GP practice. This is known as a Type 1 Opt-out.

To register a Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) (to Opt-out) you can download the form from the link below and then returning it to the surgery before the deadline of June 23rd 2021

Type 1 opt out form

More information about the National Data Opt-out is here: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/

Flu Season 2021/22

This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to patients registered to this practice from the following groups:

  • adults 65 and over
  • people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
  • pregnant women
  • people living with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2021
  • children in primary school
  • children in year 7 (secondary school)
  • frontline health or social care workers

You will be be contacted by the surgery for an appointment shortly.

Some of these groups are more at risk of developing potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection).

Others are more at risk of passing flu on to vulnerable people should they catch the virus.

Later in the year, we expect to be able to offer the flu vaccine to healthy people aged 50 to 64. However, people of this age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. 

If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited to your practice earlier and you should not delay having your flu vaccine.

Coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Contact 119 online, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • loss of sense of smell
  • loss of sense of taste

But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

more information can be found here

SEPSIS is a rare but serious complication of an infection.

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

For more information please press HERE

Out of Hours contact numbers

If you have an urgent health need, that is not an emergency, when the practice is closed, please call Freephone number 111.
If you have a Mental Health or Adult Social Care need please ring 01472 256256.
If your need is an emergency please dial 999.

Learn More about Care Navigation

Care navigators' can play a crucial role in helping people to get the right support, at the right time to help manage a wide range of needs. This may include support with long term conditions, help with finances and signposting to a range of statutory and voluntary sector services.

Our reception team are fully trained in care navigation and are here to help you....... so please do not be offended if your receptionist asks you what your problem is when you call us for an appointment.  For more information click on the links below...

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What is the Herbert Protocol?

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme which encourages carers and families to record vital information on a form which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.

The protocol was introduced by West Yorkshire Police and named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia.

So far 55 people with dementia have gone missing in Lincolnshire since January 2017, out of a total of 411. This is 13%. 

Please click on the link below for more information....

https://www.lincs.police.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/the-herbert-protocol/


A new data privacy law will be introduced in the UK in May 2018

We're making it easier for you to find out how we handle your prescription information. Click on the link below for more information.....

data privacy



PPG meetings are currently on hold due to the COVID-19


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