The Alzheimer Cafe in Camberley is finding new ways to keep supporting the community during these uncertain times and I am please to share the news that they running a new virtual Man with a Pan course. Please see leaflet for details.
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GPs volunteer for new front-line roles in so-called “hot clinics” to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
GPs from across Surrey Heath have established a ‘hot site’ at Heatherside Surgery in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hot hubs will be used exclusively for suspected or confirmed cases of coronavirus whom doctors have decided need further attention following an initial telephone consultation. Hot Hubs will be used for patients with respiratory signs and symptoms and fevers, who need to be seen by a GP, when Coronavirus is a potential diagnosis. We also will see patients here with proven Coronavirus who require further medical attention after discharge. Patients with potential COVID should have contacted 111 online or by phone first.
GPs will then be able to carry out further tests either in their car or within the practice, including oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, pulse and temperature, to work out which patients need to be taken to hospital for ventilation and which should remain at home. The Hot Hub is not a COVID test centre, no swabbing for the virus is available at the hot Hub.
The response from the GPs has been amazing. Their commitment to staffing the ‘hot site’ at Heatherside Surgery in Camberley, supporting Surrey Heath residents and patients was overwhelming. With thanks to Farnham Rugby Club for the loan of the Gazebo, and to Longacres Garden Centre for the provision of cones and other equipment.
Local GP practices are working together to offer patients better access
to GP appointments in Surrey Heath. check out Improved access to GP Practices for more information.
As part of Phase 2 of the Department of Health’s Clinical Pharmacists for General Practice pilot, we were able to secure 3 clinical pharmacists post. They have now been in post for a while and have become a familiar person in a Patient facing role delivering services as part of the General Practice team and the wider Primary Care community.
Clinical pharmacists work as part of the General Practice team to resolve day-to-day medicine issues and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medications and better access to health checks. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and ensuring patient safety.
Having clinical pharmacists in GP Practices means GPs can focus their skills where they are most needed, for example on diagnosing and treating patients with complex conditions. This helps GPs manage the demands on their time.