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Don't Let Hayfever Ruin Your Day

 (07/04/17)

 

NHS Sustainability Day - Take one small step

Take One Small StepThe Director General of the World Health Organisation has raised the alarm on climate change, so what can you do? Here are a few suggestions, each a small step, that you may want to adopt to make a real difference:NHS Sustainability Day

  

  • Consider switching to a greener energy supply that offers energy generated in a renewable or sustainable manner.
  • Eat fresh locally produced foods and fewer processed foods for a month

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Which health service to choose?

 For more information visit here.

 (03/03/17)

 

What's in your food? Get the app and find out

 (24/02/17)

 

Latest Community Connections South Molton newsletter

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Samaritans helped me when nobody else was up

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Important Press Release Concerning Practice Merger

Following our patient survey, discussions with North, East and West Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, our patient groups, and NHS England we are pleased to confirm that we will be merging our practices from 1st April 2017 and we will be known as South Molton Medical Centre... Please click here to continue reading. (24/01/17)

 

An open letter from the Practice Manager to all Patients

 

PUBLIC RESPONSE TO ANONYMOUS PATIENT COMPLAINT REGARDING PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY

 

 

 

5th January 2017

 

 

 

Dear Patients

 

Following a letter which was received anonymously late last year, I am publically responding to explain the situation regarding patient confidentiality.

 

The letter stated that some patients were unhappy about the medical receptionists having access to their medical records and that the medical receptionist asks private and personal questions.

 

Firstly I can assure you that all staff working at the practices have undertaken confidentiality training and must adhere to strict rules to protect patient confidentiality. The receptionists are a very important part of the team and in order to ensure patients receive the best possible treatment they need access to patient medical records.

 

The reason they ask what appear to be private questions is to ensure the GP or Nurse you are seeing has all the information and the correct allocation of time to deal with your problem adequately. It would be difficult for patients if they were booked in with a GP or Nurse who did not offer the service they required. The receptionists have been instructed on behalf of the doctors to ask these questions.

 

I hope this alleviates any concerns patients have, but if not please feel free to speak to me regarding individual situations.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

Maria Hosegood

Practice Manager

South Molton Health Centre (06/01/17)

 

10 Reasons To Walk 1,000 Miles In 2017

  1. It's 2.74 miles a day
  2. You can do that in your lunch hour
  3. You'll feel brilliant
  4. You'll look amazing
  5. It's free, fun & flexible
  6. ...and that's just how you'll feel
  7. It's cheaper than the gym
  8. The views are better
  9. The aches soon fade
  10. The achievement never will

Sign up FREE to join the community, get advice, get a progress chart, enter competitions and share your pics.

www.livefortheoutdoors.com/walk1000miles

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