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St Albans and Harpenden Patients' Group - NEXT MEETING INFORMATION

Dial-in details from Zoom

Covid-19 and the continued lock-down make it unsafe and unwise for SAPG to hold public meetings, so we are starting a series of ZOOM meetings, which will allow those of us with a computer to hear and watch a speaker, and ask questions, from our own homes. Topic: St Albans' & Harpenden Patients Group Zoom Meeting Time: May 27, 2020 07:00 PM London Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82678119821?pwd=YUxpTUtpNlFUQzUwU3RZQ055a1Nndz09 Meeting ID: 826 7811 9821 Password: Patients Our first ZOOM meeting is to start at 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday 27 May, when Professor Jim McManus, Director of Public Health for Herts, will speak about Covid-19 and Herts.

We give a special invitation to take part to the members of the St. Albans District Council's Health and Wellbeing Partnership and its Working Group. And we extend the invitation to members of GP surgery Public and Patient Participation Groups.in St. Albans and Harpenden.  We are sharing the details of the meeting, including the password, in order to ensure we reach the biggest audience (and hopefully we will not get any unwanted guests!). Please join us in making this public engagement a roaring success!

 

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Latest CCG news on Covid-19

We are sharing the latest news from our CCG via our website

https://hertsvalleysccg.nhs.uk/clinicians/covid-19-coronavirus

 

No Deal Brexit – Updated patient information

The information for patients on nhs.uk around continuity of medicines supply if there is a no-deal EU exit has been updated.

 

Primary Care Networks

We are delighted to advise that we are now working collaboratively with two other local GP Practices. The NHS never stands still – and this year has heralded a new idea in General Practice across England – something called Primary Care Networks (PCNs).  Practices are required to collaborate in PCNs which cover between 30,000 and 50,000 patients. This is to allow sharing of ideas and resources.

 

We have formed HLH PCN, St Albans. This consists of the following three surgeries

  • Harvey Group Practice
  • The Lodge Health Partnership
  • Hatfield Road Surgery

 

HLH PCN came into existence officially on 1/7/19. At this stage, the Practice Managers and Doctors at the three surgeries are starting to meet together and work out our plans to collaborate. The first piece of work we are doing together is we now have a Patient Care Coordinator. Sandra Parsons is working across all three practices and going out to meet our most vulnerable housebound patients.  She is identifying areas where there are health and social need and making sure that these people are getting all the support they and their carers need.

As time moves on, we shall be delivering other PCN-level services – such as employing a Clinical Pharmacist to work with patients and practices; delivering joint training to our teams across the three practices and working on specific nationally driven Quality Improvement areas (this year around End of Life care and certain Safer Prescribing initiatives).

 

Your own practice has opportunity for your own Patient Participation Group (PPG). If you are interested in getting involved in your own practice PPG or at a PCN level, please don’t hesitate your Practice Manager at your own surgery.

 

St Albans Patient Group

their latest newsletter has now been uploaded to our website.  Please see their subsection of New Patients tab. 

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Results from the latest GP Patient Survey

Care Quality Commission - read our latest inspection report

 

As part of the Herts Valley's CCG we are raising awareness of the MY CARE RECORD programme with our patients  see   http://www.mycarerecord.org.uk/   for full information

What is My Care Record?

The people caring for you need access to your health and care record in order to make the best decisions about your diagnosis and treatment. This could include GPs, hospital-based clinicians, nurses, health visitors and social workers.

For this to happen more quickly and to improve the care you receive, a process has been put in place using existing computer systems.

This allows your information to be accessed by health and care clinicians and professionals within local health and care organisations that are providing you with care.

This does not share your record, but provides health and care clinicians and professionals access to view information relevant to your care and treatment. 

My Care Record Patient Information postcard

MCR fair data processing agreement

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