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Welcome to Rycroft Primary Care Centre

13.05.2022 ** URGENT - PHONELINES ARE DOWN TEMPORARILY AT RYCROFT. IT IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM AND WE HAVE ENGINEERS WORKING ON THE PROBLEM. APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.**

*** IMPORTANT - To all our Military Veteran Patients and their Families: 21.03.2022

As a practice we are actively seeking to identify our Military Veteran patients who have served in the UK Armed Forces and any family members of Military Veterans to ensure they receive any support they may need.

This includes all Military Veterans and Reservists. You only have to have served one day in the Armed Forces.

We are sending out Questionnaires via text message for Military Veterans or their immediate family members, so watch out for these. They are very simple to complete.

Our local group of practices will be working together in the future to help offer tailored support as well as signposting to other services for our Military Veterans and their Families.

Thank you for your cooperation with this piece of work.

 

** IMPORTANT - COVID 19 - SPRING BOOSTER VACCINATION ** 

Who is being offered a spring booster?

COVID-19 is more serious in older people and those with a weakened immune system. Protection from the vaccine may be lower and may decline more quickly in these people. For this reason people aged 75 years and over, those in care homes and those aged 12 years and over with a weakened immune system are being offered the spring booster.

Although vaccines are expected to provide good protection against severe COVID-19 disease, protection against mild infection with the Omicron variant seems to decline quickly, even after the booster dose.

This spring booster is being offered as a precaution to those at extremely high risk, most of whom received their first booster around 6 months ago. If the number of infections increases over the summer, this booster should help to reduce your risk of being admitted to hospital with COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccinations for 5-11s

The NHS is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all children aged 5-11, in line with the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). As well as protecting children against serious COVID infection and Long COVID, this will reduce the risk of children passing on the infection to others.

The practice is currently not offering vaccinations for this age group, unless they are within one of the at-risk groups who will be invited, but you can book an appointment at a convenient community or pharmacy vaccination centre. Please book online at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119, free of charge.

For further information on COVID-19 vaccinations for 5-11s please visit the NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group website.

** NATIONAL DATA OPT-OUT **

The national data opt-out enables patients to opt-out from the use of their personal confidential data for research or planning purposes. To find out more or to register to opt-out, please visit nhs.uk - Your Data Matters

Patients can also make or change a choice relating to their personal data by phoning the NHS Digitial Contact Centre. The phone number is 0300 303 5678 - Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays.)

Email: enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk

Further information and to register for National Data Opt Out

 

PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION

Paper requests for repeat prescriptions are being discouraged, again to avoid the spread of the virus.

If you are not registered for Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS) please contact the surgery to nominate your chosen pharmacy to collect from.

In the first instance you must order your prescription via the NHS App.  If you haven't already done so please download the App and follow the instructions to register.  This will enable you to request your medication, view medical history, book an appointment and seek out advice.

If you're unable to download the NHS App you can email requests to: 

prescriptions.rycroftsurgery@nhs.net  FOR RYCROFT PATIENTS

prescriptions.southhiendleysurgery@nhs.net FOR SOUTH HIENDLEY PATIENTS

 

***Mental Health Contacts***

We have created a list of services that will offer confidential advice from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult.

 

Active Practice Status

Did you know that our Practice has been awarded a certificate of achievement for achieving 'Active Practice' status by reducing sendentry behaviour in staff and patients, increasing phyiscal activity in staff and patients and being part of an active community.

 

Medication changes that may affect you

Mandanol 500mg tabs/caps - Paracetamol 500mg tabs, Eroset 500mg/10mg tabs - Co-dydramol 10mg/500mg tabs & Emcozin 30mg/500mg tabs to Zapain 30/500mg tabs or generic Co-Codamol 30mg/500mg tabs.

 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The new data protection regulation requires the practice to raise awareness of what personal data we hold, how we collect this data and who this data is shared with. We have a new patient privacy notice which you may wish to read Patient Privacy Notice (Word document).   We also have available a young person friendly version of the patient privacy notice.

Young Person's Privacy Notice (Word document)

 

NHS App

The new, simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.  What the NHS App does

Use the NHS App to:

  • check your symptoms
  • find out what to do when you need help urgently
  • book and manage appointments at your GP surgery
  • order repeat prescriptions
  • view your GP medical record securely
  • register to be an organ donor
  • choose how the NHS uses your data

Please ask at reception if you would like more information and help to use the NHS App.

 

Carers

If you would like more information regarding Carers Wakefield & District please see the following websites:

Carers Wakefield website

WF Youth website

Please note that we also have a 'Carers Champion' (Publisher docuemnt) based in the surgery to help.

 

Research Ready

We would like to thank all of our patients who took part in the Early Arthritis, Health & Wellbeing, GP Radicalisation and the ABACUS studies.  We are currently the highest recruiting practice in NHS research in Wakefield and would like to continue working with our patients via research activity, to improve health outcomes for all.

 

Patient Access Policy

The Practice has a new Patient Access Policy which gives you our most up to date information on how to access our services.

Patient Access Policy (Word document)

 

TARGET dates

Please note the Surgery will be closed on these dates from 12pm onwards, If you require non urgent medical attention please call out of hours 111, if you require urgent medical attention please call 999

  • January 12th 2022
  • February 23rd 2022
  • March 16th 2022

Rycroft Gym

The GYM is now back OPEN!

Gavin Dawson - Health and Wellbeing Coach is now a member of the practice team. See below the new Gym opening times.

The gym is now open at the following times:

  • Mon - 9-5PM              
  • Tues - 9-5PM
  • Wed - 9-5PM
  • Thurs - 9-5PM
  • Fri  - 9-5PM

Any changes to the above times will be well communicated to users of the service. We now have Gavin Dawson who is a Gym instructor/Health and Wellbeing Coach. Please contact Gavin on Tel: 07724559524 to arrange an appointment. At the moment due to Covid-19 please contact the surgery or Gavin directly if you would like to attend the Gym.

 

Accessible Information Standard (AIS)

All organisations that provide NHS services, or publicly funded adult social care have implemented and conformed to the Accessible Information Standard (1605). This means we would like to record your preferred method of contact so that you can receive your health information in a format you can understand.

For most of us our preferred method of contact is our home number or mobile number but for example, if you suffer from hard of hearing or blindness that may not be suitable for you. If you or someone you are caring for wishes us to contact you in another way, please do let us know by informing our reception staff at the practice.   We will then record your needs by highlighting it on your medical records. 

 

General News

Our current news stories include:

 

Other News and Information

Patient Participation Group (PPG)

Did you know we have a Rycroft Primary Care Centre and South Hiendley Surgery Patient Participation Group?  Our next meeting date at Rycroft is yet to be confirmed, please let us know if you would like to be involved.

For any patients who are unable to attend the meetings, we are also starting a 'virtual' group, where we send out information by e-mail to our PPG members, asking for your feedback regarding our service and input into any new projects or services which we may be considering, please let us know if you would be happy to be part of this 'virtual' group.

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