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Noticeboard

NOVEMBER 2018.

The Flu Line is now closed but you can still call the reception to book in

Saturday Flu Clinic dates.

 

Sleaford  10/11/18.

Please note that there are 2 flu vaccines this year and if you are over 65 years of age will be receiving a TRIVALENT VACCINE.

PLEASE help us to help you;

Please be aware that if you are 10 minutes late then you will be asked to re-book or sit and wait so that patients that arrive on time can be seen.

Please be aware that if you do not attend appointments on multiple occasions then you will first receive a letter and then asked to re-register at an alternative practice.

Please be aware that any prescription advice given from a hospital appointment can take 7 days to process but you may also be asked to be seen if the clinician needs to discuss further.

Please be aware that this Practice has not yet signed up to the Electronic Prescription Service so cannot process requests from online pharmacies.

 

Please note the next Practice Training afternoon is on TBC.

 

 

We have been accepted to host Nursing students from Lincoln University.

A warm welcome to Mrs Tracy Laverick our new Data Administrator . She commences in post on 1/10/18.

Mrs Jayne Ball will now be our Practice Co-ordinating Manager. This is a new both exciting and evolving role to link all of our Departments together.

We have been allocated 8 Medical Students this year from Nottingham Medical School and the first two will be with us from 17/7/18.

Miss Caitlin Cornish and Mr Max Hollowday will be with us from 5/11/18 to 30/11/18.

 

Further developments include;

1.Twice monthly Ultrasound clinics in the former police station.Any bookings for this service will need to be made after a Clinician appointment initially.

2.Three days a week physiotherapy also in the former police station[Tuesdays,Thursdays and Fridays].Any appointments for this service will need to be made after an initial Clinican[Doctor or Nurse Practitioner]  assessment.

Safe Guarding Vulnerable Adults

What do we mean by a Vulnerable Adult?

The definition is wide; however this may be regarded as somone over the age of 18, who may be unable to protect themselves from abuse, harm or exploitation, which may be due to illness, age, mental illness, disability or other types of physical or mental impairment.

Those at risk may live alone, be dependent on others (e.g. living in a care home) or socially isolated.

 

What is abuse or mistreatment?

Abuse or mistreatment can be many things:

  • Physical including hitting, slapping, punching, kicking or the misuse of medication on someone.
  • Sexual including rape or sexual assault acts which the person has not consented to. It may be non contact such as teasing or being photographed.
  • Psychological including threats, humiliating someone, controlling or intimidating.
  • Financial including stealing or tricking the person out of money or material possessions like their house or jewellery.
  • Discriminatory including racist, sexist, that based on a person’s disability and other forms of harassment.
  • Neglect is also a form of abuse – leaving someone without food or heating, refusing to take care of the personal needs and failing to provide access to appropriate health and social care may all be forms of neglect.

 

Everyone has the right to feel safe and to live without fear of abuse, neglect or exploitation.

What should I do?

The best ways to protect a vulnerable adult from abuse is to prevent them from being abused in the first place.

  • Keep watchful eye out for family, friends and neighbours who may be vulnerable.
  • Understand that abuse can happen to anyone.
  • Speak up if you have concerns.  Trust your instincts!
  • Find ways to limit the person’s isolation, if that is an issue.
  • If you’re caring for someone and feel that it is getting too much, get help early.

 

If you do have concerns:

  • Do ask what you can do to help.
  • Do report what’s happening.
  • Don’t ignore what’s going on.
  • Don’t put the vulnerable adult in anymore danger.
  • Don’t tell the person who is the alleged abuser that you are reporting what’s happening.

Getting help

If someone you know is being abuse or you think that they may be, you should first make sure that they are safe, if it is possible to do so.  If you are being abused you don’t have to put up with it.  Tell someone you trust.  

 

Call the numbers below and report what is happening: 

Adult Social Services - Lincolnshire 01522 782155

                                       Leicestershire 0116 2222222

                                       Nottinghamshire 0300 3009999 

Police - Lincolnshire 01522 805775

             Leicestershire 0116 3050004

             Nottinghamshire 0300 5008080

 

Remember if it’s an emergency, dial 999

  

Adult abuse happens…together we can stop it.



 
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