Wolverhampton Social Hub Activities April 2018
The Wolverhampton Social Hub activities programme for April can be found here.
Care Navigation Launch February 2018
Care navigation is a person-centred approach that uses signposting and information to help Primary Care patients and their carers move through the health and social care system, as smoothly as possible. It enables frontline staff to provide patients with more information about local health and wellbeing services, both within and outside of primary care, in a safe, effective way.
This is a tried and tested model of care that has been tailored to local needs and services to improve access to Primary Care services for patients and reduce GP pressures all in one.
Benefits of Care Navigation include:
• Increases patient choice and control provide information about selection criteria (Our Care, Our Health Our Say 2006)
• Does not require staff to make clinical decisions but supports staff in empowering patient choice
• Practice Team working together to give consistent information
• Audit trail to confirm what advice has been given & where the patient was signposted to
• Enables patients to get the most appropriate service in a timely manner i.e. MECS
• Supports the self-care agenda
This is the first phase of implementing care navigation into Wolverhampton practices, and will focus on navigating patients to:
• Community Pharmacy
• Carer Support Team
• One You
Practices will be expected to begin navigating patients from 1st February 2018. Promotional materials will be circulated before this date for you to display, to help inform patients.
View the 'What is Care Navigation?' powerpoint presentation here.
Diabetes UK Learning Zone
Learning Zone is your personalised guide to taking control of your diabetes, helping you understand and manage your condition with confidence and giving you practical advice and information you can trust.
It is grounded in the latest medical research and the experiences of people with diabetes who have been through this before.
Please click here to find out more information and to create an account.
The X-Pert Diabetes Programme - Structured Diabetes Education
Wolves Community Trust offers the X-PERT programme, a 6 week structured education programme for people with type 2 diabetes in the Wolverhampton area. This course aims to provide attendees with a greater understanding of diabetes and how to manage the condition more effectively.
The content covers a wide range of topics relating to the management of diabetes as well as allowing participants the opportunity to discuss and address issues relating to their diabetes care.
Macmillan and Relate Counselling Service
In partnership with Macmillan, Relate are offering free relationship counselling to anyone affected by or living with cancer. This begins in July 2016 and will be initially offered from our Relate centres in Birmingham and Wolverhampton.
Cancer and its treatment can have a big impact on your relationships with your partner, family, and on your sexual relationship too. We can help with issues such as:
- how to talk to your friends and family about what is happening to you
- changes and problems with relationships because one of you has cancer
- difficulties talking to and supporting each other
- problems talking to children, or parents and other relatives about cancer
- challenges in getting ‘back to normal’, as a couple or family, when cancer treatment is
- the impact on intimacy and sex life resulting from surgery, treatment, altered body image, tiredness or anxiety.
If you or a family member are living with or are recovering from cancer, or you are caring for someone with cancer, and would like to meet a counsellor you can ring Relate Birmingham directly on 0121 643 1638 and ask for the Macmillan service. You can also be referred by your cancer nurse, doctor or your GP.
For further information download the Relate Macmillan Service leaflet
Dementia Cafés in Wolverhanpton
The Alzheimer's Society, in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council, runs 5 Dementia Cafés around Wolverhampton. Dementia Cafés offer a place where people diagnosed with dementia, as well as their friends and carers can meet for informal support. Further information and a list of regular venues can be found here.
Half of Fizzy Drinks Have More Sugar in One Can Than Adult Daily Limit
New research reveals that 55% of all the carbonated drinks on sale in shops contain more than 30 grams, or seven teaspoons, of sugar – the limit that everyone over the age of 11 is encouraged to stick to. The Guardian reported in this research in this article.
The Relate MacMillan Counselling Service
In partnership with MacMillan, Relate are offering a counselling service for Wolverhampton residents who have been affected by or are living with Cancer. More information about the service, along with self-referral forms can be found on their website.
Named GP - all patients have a named allocated doctor
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Sugar Smart – Change 4 Life
Click here to find out more about this initiative.
Free App for Safe Lithium Treatment
Click here to find out more about this service.
Primary Eye-care Assessment and Referral Service (PEARS)
Click here to find out more about this service
Important Information – Changes to your Baby Clinic
Your baby clinic at Thornley Street Surgery has changed. These will no longer be walk-in clinics, your baby will now be seen by appointment only. Please call the health visitor team on 01902 442624 to book an appointment.
Patient Choice of GP Provider
From the 5th of January 2015, our policy for registering new patients who live outside of our practice area is changing. Following changes to GP contracts, we will be free to register patients who live outside of our boundary. These changes mean that patients are able to join practices in more convenient locations, such as a practice near your work and would therefore benefit those patients who, for example, live outside of our boundary but work in Wolverhampton.
More information can be found HERE.
Friends and Family Test
Friends and Family Test questionnaires are available to fill in in reception. Click here to read more.