“EPS4 goes live at Penny’s Hill Practice on 10th March 2020. If your prescriptions are already sent electronically to a nominated pharmacy then there is minimal change. If you do not have a nominated pharmacy, your prescription will be sent electronically to the NHS Spine and a pharmacy of your choice will then retrieve your prescription when you go to collect this by advising them of your NHS number. If you do not know your NHS number, ask your doctor when they are issuing you your prescription. Prescription tokens are also sometimes generated, however you can still get your prescription without these. If you do not currently have a nominated pharmacy but would like to nominate one, please speak to reception.”
Wuhan Novel Coronaviris (WN-CoV)
Do you have ANY illness symptoms, a cough, sore throat, sneezing, runny nose, temperatures, sickness or shortness of breath (however mild)?
In the 14 days before your symptoms started, did you travel to or from WUHAN, HUBEU PROVINCE, CHINA, HONG KONG,JAPAN, MACAU,MAYALSIA,KOREA,SINGAPRE,TAIWAN OR THAILAND.
Have you had contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus
If the answer to EITHER of these questions is yes
PLEASE GO HOME IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT ENTER THE SURGERY. WHEN YOU GET HOME, CALL NHS 111 WHERE YOU WILL BE CLINICALLY ASSESSED VIA PHONE.
All travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province should self-isolate for 14 days even in the absence of symptoms.
The latest guidance from Public Health England asks us to close any facilities that may have been used by patients who might be infected until further notice. Please help us keep the surgery open by ensuring that you do not attend if you have been in contact with someone with this virus or have travelled to or from Wuhan in China and have any respiratory illness symptoms, such as cough, sore throat, cold, flu symptoms or shortness of breath.
This is an evolving situation and information will be updated regularly.
Thank you 10TH February 2020
At Penny’s Hill Practice, we have a coach and link worker as part of our team. Clinical healthcare professionals like doctors and nurses can be really important to help us manage the medical aspects of our health, and self-management coaches and link workers can help us manage the emotional and practical impact in our day to day life.
Rowlands Ferndown have informed us that repeat prescription requests will now take 5 working days to turn around...
Penny's Hill Practice Health Volunteers
Penny's Hill Practice together with our Volunteer group are organising the below activities which our patients might find interesting and useful:-
Walking Group, Coffee Morning and Knit & Natter, Afternoon Tea, Old Thatch Social
If you would like to get involved, please ask at reception or pick up a leaflet at the Volunteers desk in reception.
please see attached list of Social Activities & Help Organisations in the Ferndown Area
Activities, Clubs & Societies in Ferndown
Please be aware the GP practices have been advised not to sign 'Lasting Power of Attorneys'
Please refer to Age Uk website for further details www.ageuk.ord.uk
But please remember to give a copy for your file.
FIREARMS LICENSING - The GP's at Penny's Hill Practice are unable to assess patients for firearms certificates due to conscientious objections. They are aware of their responsibilities and obligations under GMC guidance on conscientious objection.
Shingles Vaccination Shingles
Aged 70 years? and anyone older but born after 1st September 1942, who has missed the vaccine.
Aged 78 Years? and anyone 78 or 79 who has missed the vaccine, should have it before their 80th Birthday!
If you are in one of the eligible groups please contact the surgery to book your appointment
Flu vaccination is recommended for the following patients/conditions:
- Over 65
- Chronic Asthma/COPD/Bronchitis (+ on certain medication)
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease stages 3/4/5
- Chronic Neurological disease
- Liver disease
- Stroke or transient ischaemic attack
- Weakened immune system due to disease or treatment
- Learning Disability
- Splenic dysfunction
- Registered carer
- People living in long stay residential care homes
- If advised by your GP or consultant
- BMI over 40
Health Visiting Services: Update on Registered to Resident for 0-5 year olds
Health Visiting Services
If you are suffering from the Heat please see attached:- http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/summerhealth/Pages/Summerhealthhome.aspx?WT.mc_id=71001
Top Tips for Keeping Warm Leaflet
Patient Information Leaflet - Advice on Dementia
Advice on Dementia
Dementia Service Review - Events coming up:-
Dementia Up coming events
Anti biotic usage
Public Health antibiotic leaflet .pdf
Self Care guidance for patients from the BMA website
http://bma.org.uk/working-for-change/improving-and-protecting-health/self-care (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)