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A Day in the Life of a GP Practice

  GP practices in Morecambe Bay are facing higher demand now than any prolonged period since appointment data started being recorded by CCGs in 2013. Some of our wonderful colleagues feature in this video, offering some helpful tips on ways …

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What to Expect From Your Hospital Referral

The below leaflet is from NHS England detailing what to expect from your hospital referral and future hospital appointments including a helpful checklist to make sure you get everything you can out of your appointment. Hospital Appointments Leaflet    

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Dr Ed Clarke on GP Services

Did you hear Dr Ed Clarke on BBC Cumbria Radio this morning? If you missed him, you can catch up via the link here – Skip forward to approximately 1 hour and 48 minutes in to listen.

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Minor Eye Conditions

Did you know that there are opticians in the area that offer a service under the NHS for patients with eye issues. These issues can include: Red eyes or eyelids Dry eyes or gritty or uncomfortable eyes Irritation or inflammation …

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New Hospitals Programme

  About the New Hospitals Programme The NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria is working together to develop a case for investment in local hospital facilities. As part of the government’s pledge to build 48 new hospitals by 2030, the …

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Prescription Changes 1st October 2021

  As of October 1st 2021, the dispensary can no longer accept prescription orders or requests over the telephone. The dispensary phone line will still be available however this will be for urgent and non-urgent medication queries only. These are …

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Shortage of blood vials nationally – Updated 22/09/21

Patient Update 22/09/2021 Following guidance from NHS England, primary care settings are able to resume blood tests as normal including routine requests and long term condition reviews. Please note that there may be a delay in these routine requests as …

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National Data Opt Out

Sharing GP data – advice for patients regarding opt-out New GP Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) Programme which is due to go live on 1 July 2021. It will replace the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES), which has operated …

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You will have heard that NHS England are about to issue new guidance to Practices, regarding access to appointments. We want to ensure that you get the right appointment for your clinical need, with the right clinician, at the right …

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NHS GP Patient Survey

Have you received an NHS GP Patient Survey?    Invites are being sent out now to a random selection of patients. It gives you the opportunity to feed back about your experiences so if you do receive one, we’d be …

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