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Healthy Lives Advisor children and young people

Social Prescribing for children and young people aged 11- 18 years.

Children and young people’s Social Prescribing is a non-medical approach to improving your health and wellbeing. It can help you to have more control over your own health and find ways to improve how you feel in a way that suits you; The Healthy Lives Advisor for children and young people will work together with you to develop an action plan around what matters to you.  Children and young people might be referred to the Health Lives Advisor for a range of issues including:

 

  • Children and young people who may feel isolated and want support to meet other people
  • Children and young people who may have a long-term chronic health condition which would be helped through community activities
  • Children and young people who may need help to find support or advice with practical issues such as money or housing
  • Children and young people who may want help and support with their wellbeing and education.

Social Prescribing is not designed to replace medical support but getting involved with local groups and activities can help you get better and feel better faster than medicine alone. Your Healthy Lives Advisor might introduce you to a community group or a new activity. They may help you to meet new people or, they might help you find information or access advice about a particular issue.

A referral can be made to the Healthy Lives Advisor by your GP.

COVID

If you or anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms or has had a positive test within 10 days, please do not come into the surgery.

As a healthcare environment will still expect patients and staff to wear a mask in the surgery to ensure we protect the vulnerable.

Thank you for your co-operation and support, it is very greatly appreciated. 

Autumn Booster Covid Vaccines

Please call the surgery to book an appointment for your Autumn Covid Booster. You can choose to have your flu injection at the same time or book a separate appointment for it

Flu Vaccinations

Please call the surgery to book an appointment.


One Health and Care – NOW LIVE

Did you know? From summer 2021, everyone’s health and social care records in Shopshire, Telford and Wrekin will be available on the new integrated care record ‘One Health and Care’.

Completely confidential and secure, it’s designed to help doctors, nurses and other registered health and social care professionals directly involved in your care to make better, safer decisions.

The information that they will be able to see includes:

  • Your name, date of birth, sex, address, telephone number, NHS number
  • The name of your GP Practice and GP
  • Medications, allergies, ongoing and historic conditions, immunisations and diagnoses
  • Test results, hospital referrals, admissions, discharges and clinics attended
  • Social and mental health information and care plans

Sensitive information such as attendance at sexual health clinics, fertility treatment records, and records relating to gender reassignment will not be included.

During summer 2021, all GP practices within Shopshire, Telford and Wrekin will have access to One Health and Care along with the following organisations:

  • Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
  • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Shropshire Council (Social care)
  • Telford & Wrekin Council (Social care)
  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  • Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

 

If you’re happy for your records to be available on One Health and Care to health and social care professionals, you don’t need to do anything.  Alternatively, if you wish to object, you need to contact your GP Practice.

For more information, contact:

W: https://stwics.org.uk/about-us/one-health-and-care

E: onehealthandcare@nhs.net

 

COVID-19 AZ Vaccination and Blood Clotting

Covid Mental Health Help

Covid Financial Help

Medical Students

We will be having medical students with us throughout the year who will be seeing patients. As these are our future doctors I hope you will all appreciate how valuable this training is.

Please see the attachments below

Teaching Certificate

Student Appointments

GP Winter Pressures Extended Opening Hours Clinics

We would like all patients in our community to be able to see a local GP or Nurse when they need to. We have set up a network of GP Practices across the region offering extended opening hours for pre-bookable and same day routine extended access appointments. The GP extended opening hours service operates between 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm on weekdays and 8.00 am-1.00 pm on weekends and allows patients to be seen within a network of GP Practices at a convenient time and location, depending on availability.

Call now to book a routine appointment 0333 222 6649

PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE NURSE FOR YOUR HEALTH CHECK

What is an NHS Health Check?

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.

Patient Participation Group

We are actively seeking more people to join our on line group if you are interested please email  westbury.medicalcentre@nhs.net or phone 01743 884727 and please email us with any thoughts/ suggestions that you would like us to consider

 

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Welcome to Westbury Medical Centre

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

Extended Access Appointments

We are part of a Primary Care Network of GP Practices in Shrewsbury and surrounds, working together to offer patients “extended access” to pre-bookable appointments in the evenings and at the weekends. This is to ensure that patients can have access to GPs, nurses and other qualified healthcare professionals for routine care at a time which may be more convenient for them.

Locally, the pre-bookable appointments will be available as follows:

  • Weekday evenings (Monday to Friday) appointments between 6.30pm and 8pm
  • Saturday appointments between 8.30am and 5pm
  • Sunday appointments between 8.30am and 12.30am

Arranging a pre-bookable evening or weekend appointment is easy – just contact reception during normal opening hours and speak to a member of the practice team who will be able to help. Appointments are offered at different surgeries across Shrewsbury and with a range of healthcare professionals so may not necessarily be with your registered GP, or at this surgery.

There is a wide range of appointments available – routine face to face or telephone calls with a GP; routine nurse and healthcare assistant appointments; follow-up wound care, smear tests, NHS health checks, joint injection service, mental health nurse practitioner. We are extending the variety of services offered all the time.

Extended Access adds to the existing range of healthcare services already available in Shropshire to help patients outside of our usual opening hours, including pharmacies, NHS111, the walk-in centre, minor injury units and A&E (which is there 24/7 for life threatening serious emergencies only). It isn’t always necessary to see a GP for minor and common conditions – find out how about how to self-care for these types of conditions on the self-care section of the NHS Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Integrated Care System website

https://www.shropshiretelfordandwrekin.nhs.uk/your-health/self-care/

Out Of Hours 

Alternative Option To 111

We are currently seeing increasing demand on the NHS111 call centres leading to people repeat calling or abandoning calls. The www.nhs.ukwebsite is designed to help those that think they need urgent care access the NHS111 service using their laptop, mobile phone or tablet. Using the website increases capacity and is welcomed by those in your communities that are comfortable and well versed in using online services. 

  • If you need urgent care, please use NHS111 online on www.111.nhs.uk
  • If you’re unable to access the website call 111
  • In cases of suspected Strep A parents should check symptoms on www.nhs.uk/strepA
  • If, on checking symptoms parents still think they need help try www.111.nhs.uk-if the child is under 5 they will be prompted to call the 111 number

 

Thank you for your help

COVID AUTUMN BOOSTER CLINIC

Please call the surgery to book your appointments, you can also have your flu vaccine (if you are over 65 or on an At Risk Register) at the same time or you can book for separate appointments if you prefer.

econsult

E-Consult is a great way to contact a doctor if you want advice etc that does not need a face to face consulation. Please feel free to click on the link and have a look as it also has lots of very helpful help and advice for you to look at.

ONE HEALTH ONE CARE

One Health and Care – Summer 2021

Did you know? From summer 2021, everyone’s health and social care records in Shopshire, Telford and Wrekin will be available on the new integrated care record ‘One Health and Care’.

Completely confidential and secure, it’s designed to help doctors, nurses and other registered health and social care professionals directly involved in a patient or client’s care to make better, safer decisions.

The information that they will be able to see includes:

  • Name, date of birth, sex, address, telephone number, NHS number
  • The name of their GP Practice and GP
  • Medications, allergies, ongoing and historic conditions, immunisations and diagnoses
  • Test results, hospital referrals, admissions, discharges, and clinics attended
  • Social and mental health information and care plans

Sensitive information such as attendance at sexual health clinics, fertility treatment records, and records relating to gender reassignment will not be included.

During summer 2021, all GP practices within Shopshire, Telford and Wrekin will have access to One Health and Care along with the following organisations:

  • Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
  • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Shropshire Council (Social care)
  • Telford & Wrekin Council (Social care)
  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  • Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

If patients or clients are happy for their records to be available on One Health and Care to health and social care professionals, they don’t need to do anything.  Alternatively, if they wish to raise an objection, they need to contact their GP Practice.

For more information, contact:

W: https://stwics.org.uk/about-us/one-health-and-care

E: onehealthandcare@nhs.net

 

 

Data Protection Privacy Notice for Patients

One Health and Care (stwics.org.uk)

CORONAVIRUS


Please check on the NHS Website for latest guidelines as these keep changing

 

PHE Covid-19 Vaccination and Blood Clotting

COVID-19 – Vaccination Status/Proof

The quickest and most effective way of obtaining your vaccination details is to register for an account on https://www.patientaccess.com – from this site you can “Share” or “Export” your vaccination status information. For example you can “Export” to a PDF, which will show your name, DOB, address and list your vaccinations. Please see this redacted copy example. This is a free and fully protected website, affiliated with the NHS.

Please note that you should allow the system at least one week from your vaccination date(s) to be updated with your vaccination information.

SCR  Shared Care Records

We are now having to ask all our patients if you are happy for us to share some of your medical records with the hospital and Shropdoc (out of hours).

A form is available at reception where there is more information available  if you wish to decline.

ONLINE ACCESS TO YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS AND MORE 

All our patients over 16 can now view their medical records, immunisations, investigation results, order repeat prescriptions and book appointments online through EMIS ACCESS. All we need is for you to bring in 2 forms of photographic ID also confirming your address and for you to fill in a form and we can enable it for you. We do need an up to date mobile number and an email  address that is personal to you only (not shared with any body else ie your spouse).

Text Message Reminders

Could you please ensure we are kept up to date with your mobile number to enable us to send you SMS messages for things like notifying you of  flu clinics, asthma reviews or maybe even that the doctor wishes to speak to  you following x-ray or blood tests and many other reasons. 

SCR  Shared Care Records

We have to notify ALL our patients under new Government Guidelines that each patient has to have a NAMED ACCOUNTABLE DOCTOR.

Dr Katy Lewis will be your named Accountable doctor who is responsible for your overall care at the practice. This will NOT mean that you can only see that doctor but you can still see a doctor of your own choosing. 

Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

NHS Shropshire CCG  for  tips for you seasonally to keep you well without having to see a doctor for minor ailments

Please have look at the link below if your on a low budget, want help/advice regarding your finances, want to save money or need help accessing free or low cost food.

https://www.shropshirelarder.org.uk/

Join In

We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features . Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.

Access

The medical centre building is designed to accommodate the needs of the disabled.

 

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(Site updated 23/01/2023)
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