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Violence and Aggression Policy

The NHS operates a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence and abuse, and the practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in order to safeguard practice staff, patients and other persons. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse. In this situation we will notify the patient in writing of their removal from the list, and record in the patient's medical records the fact of the removal and the circumstances leading to it

 

Text Message Reminders

mobile phoneYou can now register to receive information by text message on your phone.

We are offering appointments reminders, and also your doctor may notify you of the results of any tests you have at the practice.

If you wish to opt in for this reminder service please let the staff or your GP know that you are happy to receive information via SMS text message, and we can amend your record accordingly.  Alternatively you can email the practice at slmp@nhs.net - and provide your mobile number.  The reception staff will then enroll you for the reminder service.

Please note it is your responsibility to keep the practice informed of any changes to your personal details, to ensure we hold the correct mobile telephone contact details for you.

 

Urine Samples

There has been a change in thinking about the need for testing urine samples for routine reviews in the wake of more useful blood tests we now have available.

 

 In the future the nurses can advise you if a urine sample is required when you attend for review blood tests – you will not be asked routinely to bring one to your appointment.

 

This doesn't currently alter the need for urine samples if you think you have a urine infection or 'cystitis'. In these cases, please still bring a sample for testing.  White topped urine pots can be collected from the reception desk for this purpose.

 

We will no longer be asking new patients to bring a urine sample to their new patient check appointment at the practice.

Improving Access

All the staff and doctors at the South Lawn Medical practice want to make sure we communicate with our patients and visitors in the best possible way.

We are looking at developing our letters and leaflets to make sure we have them available in a range of formats so people can choose which they find easier to understand. 

For a range of  leaflets and advice in an "easy to read format" - you can visit http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/ .  They offer a range of leaflets and materials, many of which are free, and all are easy to download and use. Topics include food and excercise, managing health problems and conditions, and certain examinations and procedures.

They also have a range of health videos - all of which are free, which may help with more information about what to expect when you visit the doctor or the hospital.

Please do let the receptionist or doctor know if you would like them to print an easy read leaflet for you, or use it to explain your consultation.  If you would like a longer appointment with the doctor or nurse, please ask the receptionist when you book.  They will always do their best to help with these requests.

We have just published some useful videos online - these have been made at the practice and help demonstrate things like using an inhaler correctly, how to use the check in machine when you arrive for your appointment and other things you may find useful.  You can follow the link to the webpage here from here http://www.youtube.com/user/SouthLawnMed.

We offer an online system for ordering medication and booking apppointments, and we also offer an SMS (text messaging) reminder service for appointments.

Please speak to a member of the reception team if you would like any further help with accessing online services, or if you have any special needs with regards to how we communicate with you, and we will try our best to assist.

 

 

The South Lawn Medical Practice 

Our doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.

Our practice also takes part in high quality medical research, which helps to improve the health and wellbeing of the nation.

addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.

 

NHS Friends and Family Test

Did you know that you can now leave anonymous feedback about our practice? There are forms and a ballot box in our waiting room - please ask a member of the reception team if you would like assistance with completing this.

If you wish to complete this short survey online, please press the "patient survey" button below - results will be returned anonymously to the Practice.

Thank you for your help with this.

 

Ebola 

Please see the poster below regarding the Ebola outbreak. 

If you have recently travelled to Sierra Leone, Liberia or Guinea, or cared for someone with Ebola in the last 21 days and you are now feeling unwell with a temperature - please DO NOT come to the Practice. 

Please telephone the Practice, or telephone 111 if outside Practice working hours.

Ebola_A3_poster_for_public_in_health_settings_18_Oct_for_print[1].pdf

Access to Medical Records 

It will soon be a contractual requirement for patients to have access to information about their allergies, adverse reactions and sensitivities online.  From October 2014 patients who use Systm Online will be able to access the above information from their medical record in addition to managing appointments and ordering repeat medications. 

Please speak to a receptionist if you would like further information about registering to use online services. 

 

Access

disabilityThe Premises have been designed to allow easy access for the disabled. All patient treatment and administration areas are on the ground floor. There are two ground floor toilets for the disabled. A loop system is provided in the waiting room for people with hearing difficulties. The receptionists are happy to provide assistance to people with vision or hearing impairment. Please let the receptionists know if assistance is required.  Please see the "Improving Access" section of our website for more information.

 

 

 

 

 


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