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Devizes Leg Club and COVID-19

 

In the light of efforts being made to limit the spread of the Corona Virus, with immediate effect, only patients requiring leg ulcer treatments, or treatments of an ongoing leg condition, will be offered an appointment at the Devizes Leg Club.  We have suspended the ‘turn up and wait’ service until further notice. 

 

Leg washes will no longer be available

 

Dopplers are still available through pre-booked appointments only.

 

These arrangements are subject to change pending advice from the Government/ Public Health England.  We will endeavour to keep you updated as best as we can but if you have any concerns and or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us:

 

By Phone:  01380 812500

By email:  karen.fletcher3@nhs.net or justine.bland@nhs.net

 

We would like to thank you for your support in working with us to reduce the risk of infection.  

 LANSDOWNE SURGERY PATIENT GROUP

Lansdowne Surgery are starting up a new patient group to help us improve our services for our patients.  This group will be able to advise the surgery from the patient perspective and provide insight into the quality of the services the surgery provides.  This will not be a traditional patient group involving meetings etc, but instead it will involve communication via a quarterly email with a few questions to respond to.   

If this is something you can commit to, and would be interested in being a part of, please email lansdowne.ppg@nhs.net   (This email address is only to be used for the Patient Participation Group queries. It is NOT the main Lansdowne Surgery email address and is not monitored daily.)

Vacancy for Part-time Practice Nurse  (Maternity Cover)

We have approximately 7400 patients and three GP Partners with one salaried GP.  You will be working alongside our other three part time Practice Nurses together with our three Health Care Assistants and phlebotomist. We have one nurse practitioner and one advanced nurse practitioner in our team, not forgetting our part-time clinical pharmacist.

Length of Contract : 11 month temporary contract (To cover maternity leave)

Hours: 20 hours per week (Days/times to be agreed)

Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience (Band 6)

We are looking for an enthusiastic General Practice Nurse to join our small, fabulous and friendly nursing team to cover maternity leave.

  • Previous work in Primary Care
  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Travel immunisations and advice
  • Cervical Cytology
  • Sexual Health and Contraception
  • Any additional skills would be utilised
  • Familiar with SystmOne
  • Chronic Disease Management

The ideal candidate for this role needs to be forward thinking, able to cope with the demands of a busy schedule, to think on their feet, be self-motivated and  resilient.

We work as part of Devizes Primary Care Network alongside the other two practices in Devizes and one in Market Lavington. 

To apply please contact the practice for an application form lansdownesurgery@nhs.net then send  the completed application form together with your CV to Joanne Woods, Nurse Practitioner jo.woods@nhs.net.

If you wish to discuss the post further please contact Joanne Woods.

Applications by 10th January 2020.

IMPROVED ACCESS

Evening and Weekend Appointments Available Now

You can now access additional Primary Care Services in the evenings and at weekends.

Improved Access is a Wiltshire-wide initiative where local practices are working together to offer increased availability of services and appointments in the evenings and the weekend. These appointments are available 18:30-20:00 Monday-Friday, and some Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.   This collaboration  by  practices  will ensure all patients in Wiltshire  have this option, but this might mean you will be offered an appointment at another practice.

Appointment types will vary - some being face-to-face, some on the phone - and there will be a mixture of bookable and same-day appointments available across the week. We will be offering  appointments with GPs as well as with other healthcare professionals, such as a Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant . We are keen to balance the importance of continuity of care with convenient access for patients, while ensuring that the service is safe.

To book such an appointment, contact the Surgery during normal opening times. A receptionist will explain the process, and ensure the booking is appropriate. You will need to give consent to use this service.

For more information, please contact the surgery.

Download the free MJOG app for secure, two-way communication with Lansdowne Surgery.

If you are registered patient with us over the age of 16 and have a smart phone, download the free MJOG app today!

MJOG provides a simple and secure channel for two-way communications between the Practice and you, including:

  • Handy appointment reminders
  • Instant notifications from their GP Practice
  • One-click process for cancelling their appointments
  • Private and secure messaging

MJOG can be downloaded from the App Store, or Google Play. It’s really easy to use and has no hidden messaging costs.

Please ensure that we have your up to date contact details.

 

PSYCHOLOGY/COUNSELLING SERVICE (IAPT)

Wiltshire NHS Psychology & Counselling Service (IAPT) can provide help + support.

Patients can self-refer by ringing (01380) 731335

Here is a link for further information: 

IAPT

REQUESTS FOR GP LETTERS TO HELP WITH HOUSING

We have recently had a letter from Wiltshire Adult Care advising that patients do not need to ask for letters from GPs to support housing claims. If medical information is required, then Adult Care will contact the GP direct (with the patient's consent). 

PHYSIO SELF-REFERRAL & LOW BACK PAIN SERVICE 

Wiltshire NHS Physiotherapy have set up a new service: 'Activate Your Back', which is a course offering an overview of exercises, stretches and information on how to manage back pain. 

Patients can self-refer to this & for physio generally. Click the link for more information.

Activate your Back poster

Self-Referral form - Activate Your Back

Physio self-referral form

VIDEOS - CHRONIC PAIN & CANCER - NEW SERVICE FOR PATIENTS

The Pain Clinic at the Royal United Hospital, Bath have produced some very helpful videos for patients. There is one for patients living with chronic pain and another for patients with cancer.

They can be found by clicking on the following links:

Chronic Pain

Living with Cancer

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