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🩺👩‍⚕️ The Lakeside Practice needs patient volunteers to help us train the next generation of doctors 👩‍⚕️🩺

This is a great opportunity to support the learning and assessment of our medical students.
We need patients who are well enough to spend around an hour participating in our training sessions. The volunteers will meet with the medical students, they will talk to you about your illness and how it affects your life. They may also demonstrate clinical skills where appropriate, temperature, pulse, BP etc. Refreshments will be available.
If you or someone you know has Ischaemic Heart Disease, would like to take part, and available on the 2nd November 2021, we would love to hear from you:
Please send a message through our Facebook page for any further information. Alternatively, contact the surgery on 01302 700212 (after 11am) and ask to speak to Emma, or email donccg.thelakesidepractice@nhs.net.
NB: for the safety of everyone involved, we request that anyone coming into the practice continues to wear a face mask, we can also arrange a virtual meeting (Teams) if that is preferred.


IMPORTANT FLU VACCINE UPDATE

We are currently experiencing a high number of calls from patients regarding flu vaccinations.
It has come to our attention that the NHS are sending text messages informing you to contact your GP surgery to book an appointment.
We want to make our patients aware, we are waiting for a delivery of vaccines for the under 65's which is expected next week. As soon as the vaccines arrive, we will be sending appointment invitations by post.
However, please contact the surgery after Monday 25th October when we will have more information regarding our next flu clinic.
Thank you

What's Going on at the Family Hub

Lung Health Check

Free NHS lung health checks

People who live in Doncaster aged from 55 to less than 75, who smoke or used to smoke and have a Doncaster GP will be offered a free NHS lung health check.

Run by specially-trained nurses, lung health checks aim to find out how well your lungs are working.

A lung health check can give you the reassurance that your lungs are healthy or can help find problems early – often before you notice anything is wrong. If lung conditions, or other problems with your breathing or lungs are found early, treatment could be simpler and more successful.

 

What is a Lung Health Check?

Lung health checks are completely free. Appointments are carried out over the telephone with a specialised nurse, lasting approximately 20-30 minutes.  The nurse will ask you some questions about your breathing and overall lung health. They will also ask you about your lifestyle, family and medical history. You do not need to do a breathing test; the nurse can get all the information they need from the questions.

As part of your Lung Health Check, you may be offered a low dose CT scan. This is to check for early signs of lung cancer as well as other lung diseases. You will have plenty of time to talk to the nurse and ask any questions you may have.

If you are invited to have a low-dose CT scan, this will take place in a mobile unit at various locations across Doncaster. The CT scan only takes a few seconds to be done.

To read more Frequently Asked Questions visit out Lung Health Check FAQ page (Lung Health Checks FAQs – Doncaster CCG).

 

How to book your Lung Health Check

If eligible, you will receive a letter from Ashfield Healthcare inviting you to make a Lung Health Check appointment. You need to ring the number on the letter to make your appointment.

If you are unsure or do not want to attend because of concerns about coronavirus, please speak to the booking team about any concerns/questions you may have.

Keeping you and staff safe whilst onboard the mobile unit is of paramount importance and control measures, such as PPE and social distancing, have been put in place to reduce any risk from your attendance.

 

Why is it important to look after your lungs?

Your lungs work hard every day so you can breathe and they don’t get much rest. They carry oxygen from the air into your blood and release carbon dioxide from your blood into the air. Your body’s cells need this oxygen to work properly. Your lungs have a natural defence system to keep out dirt and germs but several things can damage this, meaning they can’t do their job as well.

There are lots of things that you can do to look after your lungs, which are just as important if you already have a lung condition, including:

  • being more active
  • eating a balanced diet
  • stopping smoking
  • making sure you have all your vaccinations if you are over 65 years old or have a long term condition
  • knowing the warning signs and symptoms of lung conditions including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD) and lung cancer.

 

It’s also important to be able to spot when things might not quite be right. A persistent cough can be an early warning sign of lung disease. Other symptoms to look out for are feeling more breathless, wheezing, losing weight, coughing up blood or noticing chest pain. Don’t ignore or dismiss these symptoms; go and speak to your GP.

Patients can now access our services online!!

Contact us about any medical issue; new or ongoing symptoms, request a fit (sick) note, ask about recent tests, get a repeat prescription or anything else admin related using the link below

https://florey.accurx.com/p/C86016

Hidden Disabilites Sunflower Scheme

The Lakeside Practice supporting people living with hidden disabilities

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Patients to keep in touch

Please help us to stay in touch with you by updating us with any changes to your landline or mobile telephone numbers.

Minor Illness Clinics

Our Nurse Practitioners are here to treat those minor ailments that occur, as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues.  

Partners in Care

Registered patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided.  This partnership philosophy extends further and our active Patient Participation Group exists to make sure patient needs, and the practice offering, are always heading in the same direction.

Patient Online access

We invite all our patients to register for Patient Online Access, please make enquiries at reception.  If you have already applied, please make sure that you collect your registration details and register to enable you to gain access.

Which Health Service When

Get the right treatment - Choose Well

Often people go to A&E or call 999 when they should seek help elsewhere. The NHS Choose Well campaign wants to help you make the right decision on where to go when you're ill or worried about a loved one. For more information click here

More on COVID-19 

COVID Pass

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel.  A full course is currently two doses of an approved vaccine.  Vaccine status will be available from: 

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.

If you cannot access online services, and you have had two vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119.  Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than five working days ago.  It may take seven working days for a letter to arrive.

THIS PRACTICE IS NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A LETTER THAT SHOWS YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS

When planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travel abroad at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-covid-pass.  Make sure there is time to get your vaccination status before you leave.

Friends & Family Test

We now have friends and family test cards in reception of The lakeside Practice.  Please fill one in next time you come to the practice.  It won't take long, there is only one question!

How likely are you to recommend our GP practice to your friends and family?

Change 4 Life

Get a free shake up pack to keep the kids active during the summer holidays and find other ideas to make a change for the better with Change 4 Life.  Find out more here

General Practice Transparency Notice for GPES Data Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19)

Please click the link below to see how your date is being used during the COVID-19 pandemic

General Practice Transparency Notice
We understand how important it is to keep your personal information safe and secure and we take this very seriously.  We have taken steps to make sure your personal information is looked after in the best possible way and we review this regularly. W

Young Minds - Help with Mental Health issues

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Your Life Doncaster

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Doncaster Carers Website

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More choice more appointments

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Our telephone options have now changed.

For Appointments press 1 or for Anything else press 2.
You will the be guided through the new options.
We have designated lines for Test Results, Sick Note requests, Referral Enquiries & Insurance reports.
To request a prescription the line is open daily 11am-1pm
If you are unsure of which option to choose, press 2 and wait to be answered .
If you are returning a call to the practice please have the name of the person whom you wish to speak to.
Thank you
The Lakeside Practice

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Nurse Service Information - Please click on 'Services'

Lakeside Practice 'a training practice' to learn more see 'Services'

GDPR - How does it affect you as the patient?

Please click on Practice Policies at the bottom of this page 

The Lakeside Practice Patient Participation Group

Why should you get involved?

If you're interested in having a say in the way your local health services are delivered, getting involved with the practices PPG is a great place to start.

No training is required to become a member of our PPG, the most important thing is that you are keen and focused on taking positive action to help our practice and the local patient population.

For more details please ask at reception or contact us on 01302 700212

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