7 day GP Access - now available in Southport & Formby and South Sefton (hightown patients)

    (21 Feb 2019)

    7 Day Extended Access Service for Hightown patients South Sefton Primary Healthcare is providing routine general practice appointments for any person registered with a GP practice in South Sefton. The service is provided at: Litherland Town Hall, Hatton Hill Road, Litherland, L21 9JN Weekday evenings: 5pm-8pm Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays: 10am-1pm Please ring the Practice if you require an appointment with a GP, Advanced Nurse Practitioner or Practice Nurse between these times. Please note that this is not an urgent care service or drop-in-centre. All appointments must be pre-booked through your own GP Practice.

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    A GUIDE TO CARE SIGNPOSTING AND OUR APPOINTMENT SYSTEM

    (21 Feb 2019)

    Chapel Lane Surgery Following feedback from the National GP Survey and consultation with our patient participation group from 10th September 2018 we are changing the way patients access services at the surgery by introducing Care Signposting.

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    Care at the chemist

    (21 Feb 2019)

    is the quickest and easiest way to get advice and treatment from a health professional for a wide range of everyday illnesses and ailments – without even setting foot in your doctor’s surgery. So, if you have a common or minor health problem, Care at the Chemist is for you. You don’t need an appointment and you’ll find a chemist close to home, with many open early until late.

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    Privacy notice Fair processing and how we use your medical records

    (21 Feb 2019)

    To ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we must ensure that information is provided to patients about how their personal data is processed in a manner which is: Concise, transparent, intelligible, and easily accessible Written in clear and plain language, particularly if addressed to a child; and Free of charge The GDPR replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe. To protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy and to reshape the way in which organisations across the region approach data privacy.

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    PSA Testing

    (21 Feb 2019)

    There has been a LOT of media interest in PSA testing in the past few weeks since Stephen Fry and Bill Turnbull ‘went public’ about their prostate cancer. It is very important to be aware that the evidence around testing has however not changed.There is no screening programme for prostate cancer because it does not meet essential criteria. It is neither 100% specific or sensitive. We should not be actively talking about PSA screening unless men are symptomatic or specifically ask about it.

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