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Physiotherapy self referral is now available online - see link below:

http://sussexmskpartnershipcentral.co.uk/physiotherapy

You can also print the form - Physiotherapy self referral form

As part of the rollout of the NHS Direct Booking (DAB) solution, the Urgent Care Team have been undertaking an Equalities and Health Inequalities Assessment (EHIA) around its potential impact on the CHMS patient population.

The EHIA has uncovered a trend amongst some of those groups within the patient population with protected characteristic groups (e.g. disability, (Mental health, learning disabilities, Autism, deafness), transgender and race groups) that they prefer not to contact health services via the phone. As I am sure you are aware DAB relies on people contacting NHS111 to get a booked appointment with a range of services that can best their health need, Improved Access, UTCs/MIUs or other more relevant services.  With NHS111 being available online, the EHIA research has found that this would be the preferred route for these groups.

The national winter messaging campaign is now live and it is promoting NHS111 as the way into managing an urgent health need.  This will better manage patient flow and direct people away from A&E departments to more appropriate settings, including Pharmacy. 

 

Accountable/Named GP


From the 1st of April 2015, the practice is required under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP.


This is purely an administrative exercise in order that patients can have a named responsible GP should they require them.


For convenience your named accountable GP will be the named doctor you are registered with.


If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery. Details are also printed on any prescription issued by the practice.


Please note: there is no need to telephone the practice for this information.


If you need input from a variety of health professionals, then you can discuss these with the named GP if you wish. Alternatively you can discuss these with any of the other doctors.


Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.
All patients registered at Bird in Eye Surgery have been allocated a named accountable GP

 
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