PATIENT ADVICE AND INFORMATION

07.09.20 - Somerset Treatment Escalation Plans

Please click on the link below which takes you to the Somerset CCG website for more information on Treatment Escalation Plans (TEPs)

click here to go to Somerset CCG website for TEP information (opens new window)

 

07.07.20 - My Diabetes My Way in Somerset

My Diabetes My Way Somerset is a website for people with diabetes and their carers. It contains information resources that can help you understand more about your diabetes and explains how you can more effectively manage the condition. In addition to this information, you can also access your diabetes records. Data are collected from your GP notes, hospital diabetes clinic records, eye screening service and laboratory blood tests.

People who use the service say that it improves their knowledge to help them meet goals, improves motivation to make improvements and acts as a reminder for discussions during appointments. The service is not a replacement for your normal care, but helps you to monitor your results before, during and after contacts with your healthcare team.

Please click here to go to the My Diabetes My Way website (opens new window)

If you wish to find out more about the service before you register please email the My Diabetes My Way team for more information:  somerset@mwdh.co.uk

 

30.06.20 - Type 1 Diabetic Patients read this

Please click on the link below for further information about the MyType1Diabetes online free education package which supports you to manage your Type1 Diabetes.

MyType1Diabetes, provided by MyWay Digital Health, includes tailored advice and educational resources created by NHS experts in diabetes and in association with people with diabetes.
Adults with Type 1 diabetes can use this platform to access lots of information about diabetes in different formats, including videos, leaflets and eLearning courses. The platform aims to support users to gain more understanding of their Type 1 diabetes and increase their confidence in how to manage it.

 

25.06.20 - Diabetes Annual Reviews

During the Covid-19 pandemic we have had to change our regular way of working and so Diabetic Annual reviews have been suspended. We are now in the process of reviewing medical records and the need for these appointments and we will contact you to arrange an appointment as required. We will be undertaking this activity over the course of the next several weeks.  

 

Norovirus – Diarrhoea and Vomiting?

The ‘winter vomiting bug’ can be very unpleasant but usually goes away in about two days.

click here for information on this condition and how you can help yourself to get better (opens new window).

 

Pregnancy Self-referral

Please see the new details here:

"From Monday 4th November 2019, as part of the Maternity Digital Transformation programme outlined by “Better Births,” maternity services are launching a new ‘online self-referral’ service for newly pregnant women. The online form will be available from the trust maternity website and accessed directly by women wishing to register with maternity services.

The online form will allow our admin team to complete pre-registration information required for our clinical systems as we prepare to offer a ‘paper-light’ maternity service, phasing out the maternity handheld notes and utilising our clinical documentation system, Medway Maternity.

The form requests that patients complete their basic demographic details alongside basic obstetric and medical history. This service will standardise referral pathways and allow our midwives to better plan and prioritise care based on the information received prior to the booking appointment.

Once a self-referral has been submitted and triaged a named midwife will then contact the client directly to offer early pregnancy advice and either arrange an appointment at a suitable time or advise the patient to book an appointment at her GP surgery at the appropriate gestational week to be seen.

Digital Lead Midwife

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Please click here to go to the Musgrove Park Hospital Pregnancy self-referral page (this opens a new window)

 

Patient leaflets and guides

STOMP and STAMP

Stopping The Over-Medication of children and young People

Supporting Treatment and Appropriate Medication in Paediatrics

The STOMP-STAMP-family-leaflet  has been produced for families of children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both who may be prescribed (or are prescribed) psychotropic medication, to help them ask questions about their care and be more involved in discussion.

Some examples of psychotropic drugs are; Risperidone/Rispadal, Aripipazole, Clopixol and Haloperadol.

 

Child Immunisations – Parent information leaflets

When parents choose not to vaccinate

Vaccines myths and facts

Vaccination and your child

A parents guide to internet

 

Somerset & Wessex Eating Disorders Association (SWEDA)

The SWEDA Support Group takes place on the first Wednesday of every month between 7.00pm & 8.30pm at our comfy meeting room in Shepton Mallet.

click here to access the SWEDA Support Group website (opens new window)

We have two qualified group facilitators, both with years of experience in eating disorders.

The next group will be on Wednesday 4th September at
The Coach House, Harvest Court, Park Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BS.

Please feel free to bring along a friend (they are welcome to join in the group or wait in our waiting area for you).

Our self-help group is user led, so in each session the discussion will vary depending on who is attending and what they are bringing to the session. You will always have an opportunity to discuss what is important to you. This will allow you to talk about things you might not be able to discuss with others. We are not here to judge you. You might just want to ask for information or for some advice. You may just need to off load (whatever is important and beneficial to you). We want to give you the feeling of empowerment, a sense of community, letting you know you are not alone. Our members have found this form of support helpful when used on a regular basis; there is no obligation to attend every month. It is completely up to you.

SWEDA has always recognised the value of peer support – people coming together to support one another, share their successes and challenges and to encourage each other along the journey to recovery.

We hope to see you there.

 

click here to view the Practice Leaflet (opens new window)

Booking an Appointment

Confidentiality of Patient Information

Get The Most Out of Your Consultation

Referral Leaflet

Sepsis leaflet – what to look for if your child has a temperature and you are worried

When Time is Short – End of Life Planning

When Should I Worry – a patient guide to coughs, colds, earache and sore throats

Travel to Hospital Information Leaflet

 

Large text, easy read and audio formats

Easy Read leaflets with easy words and pictures

Robobraille converts documents into a variety of alternate formats for the visually and reading impaired

Friends and Family Test - Large Print

Practice Leaflet - Large Print

New patient questionnaire - large print

“The 24 hour receptionist”   – video explaining Patient Access

Brainman stops his opioids –  video about understanding pain and why opioids are not always the best way to treat pain

23 and a half hours” and “Let’s make our day harder” - videos by Dr Mike Evans about exercise and health

 

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