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Appointment Reminders

Would you like a reminder of your appointment time and date sending to your mobile phone? If so please contact the reception team on 01274 697600.

Patients Not Attending

During May 2015, 77 patients failed to attend a prebooked appointment with one of the doctors wasting 13hrs 20mins of surgery time.

61 patients didn't attend prebooked nurse appointments wasting 16hrs 20mins of surgery time and 18 patients didn't attend with the attached teams (physio etc) wasting 7hrs 35mins.

Repeated missed appointment will result in the patient being removed from the practice list and will need to register at another surgery.

Electronic Prescribing

In May 2015,the practice and its pharmacies went live on a system called Electronic Prescribing. Initially this will be used just for patients who have regular repeat medications. This system has the benefit of a greater security between the practice and the pharmacy. As a practice, we encourage all our patients to have a conversation with their pharmacy about the scheme and make a nomination of receiving pharmacy as soon as possible. Please note patients who already have a chemist receiving their prescriptions still need to have this conversation at the pharmacy.

Low Moor Medical Practice Needs You

to become a Practice Health Champion!

Are you interested in health and would like to encourage others to improve their health and wellbeing? Practice Health Champions volunteer with their GP Practice to deliver health and wellbeing activities to patients and the wider community. To become a Practice Health Champion you will need to attend a 2 day training course which will develop your knowledge, skills, experience and passion. Following this the Practice Health Champions will volunteer with the practice for approximately 3 hours per week. The Practice Health Champions will meet regularly with GP practice staff to identify and explore health concerns and issues which affect patients of the practice.

For more information contact 01274 322662, email practice.champions@bdct.nhs.uk. Application forms are available from the above or the practice reception. Closing date for application is 4th July 2015.

The Practice Health Champions project is delivered by Bradford District Care Foundation Trust. 

URGENT PRODUCT RECALL - Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler Inhalers

People with asthma are being asked to replace specific batches of their Ventolin Accuhaler inhalers, used for the emergency relief of asthmatic symptoms and Seretide Accuhaler inhalers used as a preventer. This is due to a manufacturing issue that results in a small number of the devices not delivering the full number of doses. patients who have used the affected batches may find that their symptoms are not relieved as normal by their Accuhaler.

The following lot numbers of the Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler devices are affected:

DeviceLot NumberExpiry
Ventolin Accuhaler786G05/2019
Ventolin Accuhaler754P05/2019
Seretide Accuhaler5K8W04/2019

What you need to do if you have one of these devices?

Please check if you have an affected Accuhaler device. If you have and Accuhaler device that is affected, please return this to your local pharmacy for a replacement. Please speak to you community pharmacy for further information.  Further information is also available by contacting GSK's Customer Support Team via customercontactuk@gsk.com or calling on 0800 221 441 (option 4)

General Information on Inhaler Use

Do you have asthma and are using 1 or more blue inhalers a month? Using a blue ‘reliever’ inhaler too much is a sure sign that your asthma is out of control - increasing the risk of dying from the condition.

While deaths from asthma attacks are still relatively rare, they do occur. Most asthmatics are prescribed two types of inhaler - one designed to relieve the wheezing symptoms, and another to control the condition and reduce the frequency of attacks or prevent them entirely.

Research suggests it is possible to spot asthma patients at greatest risk of dying simply by checking how many ‘reliever’ inhalers they are getting through.

We are here to help you get your asthma under better control and stop you getting daily symptoms of shortness of breath, wheeze and/or chest tightness.

We will NEVER not issue a blue ‘reliever’ if you have run out. You may, though, have to speak to a GP before we re-issue it. We will then arrange an appointment for you with one of our doctors or nurses to help you get your asthma better under control. There are a lot of things we can do. Our aim is to get you using one or two blue ‘reliever’ inhalers a YEAR.

We are not trying to be difficult. We are doing this because we know that uncontrolled asthma is a serious issue and one we can help you with. We can get rid of your usual symptoms and help you get back to living your life without being short of breath, feeling tight chested or wheezing.

 
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