Patient Participation Report 2013-2014
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How information about you
helps us to provide better care
Confidential information from your medical records can be
used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we
can provide the best possible care for everyone.
This information along with your postcode and NHS number
but not your name, are sent to a secure system where
it can be linked with other health information.
This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out
medical research to use information from different parts
of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.
You have a choice. If you are happy for your information
to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.
If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from
happening, please speak to practice staff or ask at
reception for a copy of the leaflet “How information
about you helps us to provide better care”.
More information can be found here
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Get the Right Treatment
Demand on A&E departments has increased dramatically putting increased risk on patients who need urgent or emergency care. It is important that patients stop and think; does this injury or illness really need emergency treatment? Please use the guide below to access treatment appropriately.
Keeping a well stocked medicine cabinet at home can help you treat many minor ailments. Colds, coughs, indigestion and many other minor complaints can all be treated with medicines that are available over the counter.
Your pharmacist can advise on what you might find useful to keep in your medicine cabinet. Always follow the instructions on the medicine label and consult your doctor if the illness continues or becomes more severe.
Your Local Pharmacist
Pharmacists offer professional free health advice at any time - you don't need an appointment. From coughs and colds to aches and pains, they can give you expert help on everyday illnesses. They can answer questions about prescribed and over-the-counter medicines. Your local Pharmacist can also advise on healthy eating.
Pharmacists can also advise on health eating, obesity and giving up smoking. Some pharmacists have private areas where you can talk in confidence. They may suggest you visit your GP for more serious symptoms. It is possible to purchase many medicines from the chemist without a prescription.
Make an appointment with your GP for medical advice, examinations, chronic illnesses and prescriptions. Contact Parklands between 8am and 6.30 pm Monday to Friday. For appointments at night and weekends call the surgery and you will be directed to the most appropriate service.
Accident & Emergency (A&E)
Major A&E departments assess and treat patients who have serious injuries or illnesses. Generally, you should visit A&E or call 999 for emergencies, such as:
loss of consciousness,
pain that is not relieved by simple analgesia,
acute confused state,
persistent, severe chest pain, or
Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group
Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is made up of GP practices who have taken over some of the responsibilities of primary care trusts (PCTs) from April 2013. The CCG will ensure that clinical people like GPs and nurses are more involved in deciding what services should be provided for local people. Bradford Districts CCG serves a population of 330,115
· Tackling health inequalities through prevention, integration and partnerships.
· Improving patient safety and the patient experience.
· Transforming urgent care.
· Improving outcomes of people with long term conditions.
· Transforming mental health and community services.
· Improving primary care quality and ensuring genuine engagement.
For more information go to www.bradforddistrictsccg.nhs.uk
Parklands patients will not notice any changes to front line services.
Patients who have a dental emergency but do not have access to a dentist should contact NHS 111.
Patient Experience Questionnaire
Please take 5 minutes to tell us what you think about the Practice and feedback any suggestions for improvements.
To access the survey please click on the following link:
Meningitis Vaccination for Travel
Meningitis vaccination for travel is no longer available free on the NHS. The practice will now charge patients who require this vaccination for travel. The present fee is £40.