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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. 

 

Prescription Plus

To access the service


Did you know that a new support service is available at Langley Corner Surgery. Prescription Plus is a way of linking patients from this surgery with support and activities within the local community to help improve your physical and mental wellbeing. The support is free or low cost and includes social groups, physical activities, counselling, information and advice around debt, housing and benefits, help with particular issues or conditions and more.


If you are aged 18 or over, have a long-term medical condition, and feel that this support could help you, please ask your GP or a member of staff for a referral into the service.  A Prescription Plus Community Support Co-ordinator will meet with you, and help you to access the support you need.


To volunteer


Would you like to help us combat loneliness and isolation in Crawley? Prescription Plus is looking for volunteers to support our clients at community activities and services. Are you open-minded and non-judgemental? Do you have lots of empathy? Do you have no driving endorsements and access to a car? If so, we would love to hear from you. To find out more about volunteering with Prescription Plus, contact Kate Valentine on 01293 657002, or at kate.valentine@crawleycvs.org.


 


 



 
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