FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
From 1st December Carnewater Practice will be participating in the NHS England Friends and Family Test. For more information and how to have your say please see the Friends and Family button on the right below.
We have to announce that Dr Stead and Dr Tullberg are to retire from Carnewater Practice from 31st March 2015. Their contribution to the practice, the care of our patients, and the wider community over many years is immeasurable, and they will be much missed by us all.
We wish them both a long and very happy retirement.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS ABOUT YOUR DATA
GPs are legally required under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to provide personal medical data to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) for the care data programme. This process will start in late summer 2014.
You have a choice. If you are happy for your informationto be used in this way you do not have to do anything.
If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening you can opt out - there is a form on the Care Data page on this website.
To help you make your choice there is more information on the link below marked Care Data - please take time to read this. Thank you.
Please note that this is different from the SUMMARY CARE RECORD, which is active in this practice, and you can find further information about this on the link below on the right, as well as an opt out form. Please read this carefully. Thank you.
The Flu Season is nearly upon us, and here at Carnewater we will again be offering drop in flu vaccination clinics, both in Bodmin and Lewannick in October. For dates and times and to see whether you qualify for a vaccination please see the link below.
NHS 111 - when the surgery is closed
NHS 111 launched in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly on 4 February 2014. The easy to remember number replaces NHS Direct’s 0845 4647 service and should be called if the surgery is closed and if medical help is needed fast but it's not a 999 emergency. The service will be provided by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT), which already runs the 111 service in Devon, Dorset and Somerset. If you need medical advice then please call 111.
Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and mobile phones with a contract. (Pay as you go mobiles do have to have at least 1p credit to get through to 111)
If you have a life threatening medical emergency please dial 999.
List Maintenance Project
Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group
The NHS is carrying work out in the South West to make sure the patient details on GP lists are accurate. Letters are being sent to some patients, but not all. If you do receive a letter please either confirm your details, or submit any changes in writing - a pre-paid envelope is provided. You can confirm details are correct and there are no changes either by post using the envelope provided, or by Freephone, text or online.
It is important that you respond to the letter, so that you can be contacted in an emergency, or to be invited for health screening programmes. Please respond with in 4 week, otherwise the NHS will assume you have moved away and begin the process to remove your records from the practice list.
Free NHS Health Checks
Are you aged between 40 and 75? If so you are entitled to a FREE NHS Health Check. Please see the information under the Clinics and Services tab above.
Are you aged 70 or 79? If so there is a new vaccination against Shingles available. Please see the link below for more information
FLU VACCINATIONS FOR CHILDREN
This year a new vaccination programme for children aged 2 and 3 is available. Please follow the link below for further information and details of the vaccination programme
The results of our annual survey are now available for you to view. Please see the link below to view the Survey Report. We like to thank Carnewater Practice Patients Group for their help and support with this year's survey, and also to all the patients who took the time to complete our questionnaire.
ACCESS IMPROVED AT BODMIN
We are pleased to announce that a lift and automatic entrance doors have been installed at Bodmin. When using the lift please read the notices carefully and follow the instructions. If you would like to be shown how to use the lift please ask at Reception. For more information please click the tab "Disabled Access" below.
CARNEWATER PRACTICE PATIENTS GROUP
CPPG latest newsletters are available. This group is run by the patients for the patients and is for patients at both sites, so take a look. Go to the Patient Group link below and see the tab headed "newsletters and minutes" - Happy reading!
Do you want to manage your weight, but don't want to join a group?
Or do you have a child between 7 and 13 years who is above a healthy weight?
Take a look at the Weight Matters website to find out more about local services that are available to you - see the WEIGHT MATTERS link below
You can now register on line - follow the "Register Now "link below