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Psychological Wellbeing Service (IAPT) - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Patients with anxiety and depression can self refer to the Psychological Wellbeing Service to help them on their journey to improved mental health and wellbeing.  Click here for information on the Psychological Wellbeing Service

NEWSFLASH REGARDING OMEPRAZOLE 

You may have seen a report in the News this week about the outcomes of an American study on this drug.  We have had a lot of calls from patients who are taking this drug and our message is not to panic as in most cases the benefits of these particular drugs far outweigh any risk. While the risk in the media report sounds high, it is still a very low risk for each person. This is backed up by a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Addenbrookes who says that these are very effective medicines, proven to save lives and reduce the need for surgery in patients with bleeding ulcers and several other conditions. 

 Our surgery already carries out audits of all patients on Omeprazole to check for any specific risk and it is our policy to take patients off the drug when it is no longer needed.  This is one of the reasons why we carry out medication reviews with patients, to check safety aspects and ensure the drugs are still needed.  The need for patients to continue on their Omeprazole will be undertaken at their next planned medication review and the message is not to panic if they are currently taking this drug.  See this link for further information CLICK HERE

press release about our proposed merger with the other GP surgeries in Huntingdon we have received a number of queries from patients.  We have collated these questions into one document which is available here and which we will keep updated as we receive further questions.  Should you have a question about the proposed merger which is not answered by this document please send it to capccg.huntsgrouppractice@nhs.net.”  

Frequently asked questions about the merger

 

Our mission statement is  ‘Listening, learning, improving and caring’.

Our Patient Participation Groups

The Acorn Surgery Patient Participation Group (PPG) was originally established in 2007.  Within the PPG we have two established groups – the Acorn Patient Team (APT) who meet face to face on a monthly basis at the Practice and the other, known as the Patient Reference Group (PRG) - a virtual group who communicate mainly via email and whose views are sought by the Practice on a range of matters.

Membership is open to all patients registered with the Practice. The Group ’ s aim is to break down barriers and improve communication and information sharing between patients and the surgery and to work with the staff teams as their ‘critical friend’.

  Acorn Patient Team

Your APT presently consists of a group of around 10 members who are patients at this Practice. The Team works voluntarily to provide a two-way communication between patients and staff and also supports the Practice by improving services provided to Patients. We have an excellent working relationship with the Practice Manager who acts as a link to the Practice partners and staff on all relevant issues related to the Surgery. We would very much welcome additional members to join us, especially patients with young families and those who represent the ethnic and cultural diversity that the Practice enjoys. If you are interested in joining the APT and feel that you can contribute in any way to our work, please come along to our next meeting, contact our Practice Manager on 01480 483100 or email  trish.hawittpalmer@nhs.net

The group meets at 6pm on the last Tuesday of each month at the Surgery and you will find details of all of our meeting dates in 2016 in the surgery waiting room on the APT notice board and on the surgery website.

We are pleased to be affiliated to the National Association of Patient Participation(N.A.P.P) www.napp.org.uk

Patient Reference Group

If you are interested in becoming a member of the  

Patient Reference Group please complete our registration form – click here – or simply email the surgery at acorn.enquiries@nhs.net


 Young Patients’ Group (new for 2017)

As the Practice has a young patient population, we are working hard to set up a group for our young patients, aged 13 to early 20s to address specific issues that young people have and to tailor our services to suit.  More information is available from our Practice Manager.

If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields. 


 

complete the form Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online

If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.

download the pdf form Download the pdf version of our sign up form

 

We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.

Many thanks for your assistance

 


 

The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly. 

 
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