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Diabetes UK Group

The newly established diabetes group will be meeting the second Wednesday of each month from 6pm - 8pm at the Meridian Centre, Withernsea.  The first meeting will take place on the 11th May.

For more information please contact Hilary-07944970568 or Jan - 07718331763 or email southholderness_diabetesgroup_withernsea@outlook.com

Patient Services Supervisor Vacancy

Applications for this position are now closed

Sexual health clinic Tuesday 3rd May 2016

Clinics for women and men are available in Withernsea thanks to Conifer sexual and reproductive healthcare services, run by City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP CIC) in association with East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Public Health team.

All clinics will offer free and confidential advice and treatment, including screening for sexually transmitted infections, contraception (including the Pill, patch, implant and injection and a booked ‘coil’ clinic once a month), free condoms, pregnancy testing and advice and guidance.

Clinics take place every Tuesday at 5pm to 7.15pm at St Nicholas Surgery, Withernsea

Late Night Appointments

We are pleased to announce that we now have late night opening on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to 8pm for nurse and Healthcare Assistant appointments.  We hope this will prove beneficial to patients who struggle to make a day time nurse appointments.  You can see our Healthcare Assistant Evie for the following: BP's, Healthchecks, Dementia Screening, Vascular checks, Stroke/TIA checks, Hearing Tests, Mental Health Reviews, Dopplars, B12 injections, ECG's & 24hour ECG's. 

Appointments

A small number of online appointments are available to book. This includes onlline booking for telephone appointments.

We continue to have a very high number of patients who fail to attend appointments they have made each day so please do remember to cancel so they can be offered to other patients who may really need them . You can cancel your appointments online. 
 Online Access to records

We now offer patients limited access to their medical records. We will have further information about this on our website shortly. Please note you will need to provide photographic ID to get the required log on. Please ask reception for more information.

NHS Services

 All GP practices are contracted to provide Essential Services, that is, basic treatment of ill people.

 We also provide the following Additional & Enhanced Services:

    • Cervical smears 
    • Child health and immunisation 
    • Child health surveillance, together with the Health Visiting team 
    • Contraceptive services **(please see below an update to our service from 1st April 2015)
    • Immunisation for adults in relation to travel: not all travel immunisations are available on the NHS, please ask one of our Practice Nurses for details 
    • Maternity services in the ante natal and post natal period, together with the midwives from Hull & East Yorkshire Hospital 
    • A methadone substitution programme for stable patients with drug abuse problems 
    • An annual flu immunisation programme to protect the elderly and those at risk 
    • Annual comprehensive reviews for patients with Long Term Conditions 
    • Regular monitoring, by blood and urine tests, for patients on a range of drugs for arthritis and bowel problems 
    • Minor Surgery & Joint Injections 
    • Anticoagulation monitoring including 
    • Hearing tests, 24 hour ECG

 **Announcement – Sexual Health Services

From 1 April 2015 the practice will no longer be able to fit and remove the IUCD (coil) and the Nexplanon implant for contraception. Instead, patients will be referred to Conifer House to receive these services.

This situation has arisen as a direct consequence of the Health Reforms which transferred the responsibility for commissioning of Public Health Services to the local Councils. The revised terms of the contract offered to practices from 1 April 2015 are such that it is unsustainable for us to continue. Quite simply, the cost of providing the service is far greater than the revised terms we have been offered. With great regret, therefore, we have been unable to accept the contract to provide these services in the practice with immediate effect.

This decision has not been taken lightly and has far reaching implications for clinicians as well as for patients. In order to maintain their skills, clinicians must fit a minimum number of devices each year as well as undergoing regular updates and re-validation. These skills will be lost over time as we cease to provide the service.

Patients can still see their GP for sexual health advice and we will continue to discuss all available methods of contraception. Whilst we can continue to provide the oral contraceptive pill, condoms and the 3-monthly depo-provera injection, patients whose preference is for LARC (long acting reversible contraception) will need to attend Conifer House for fitting of coil or implant.

Please note that if you currently have a device fitted, we will no longer be able to remove this and, again, it will necessitate a referral to Conifer House.

 
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