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Our very own Dr Zakir Patel wins Sir Tom Finney Award for his significant contribution to the charity work of the Rotary Club Preston.
What's On Preston
Controlled Drugs in EPS national roll out
Clinical Waste Collection Service changeover
Patient Participation Group (PPG)
Measles Information Poster
Cervical Screening Guide
Each year The Rotary Club of Preston hand out the prestigious Sir Tom Finney Award to an individual, who is not a club member, who has made a significant contribution to the charitable work of the Rotary Club Preston. This year our very own Dr Zakir Patel was presented the award; it was stated that Dr Patel has provided considerable support to the club over a number of years and that they were pleased to be able to recognise his support and the charitable services he has provided. The award was presented by Rotarian and our Senior Practice Manager Sharon Riley.
What's On Preston
The above document lists all the activities available to the public in Preston throughout Spring / Summer 2019.
Public Health England are currently running a campaign to raise awareness on Cervical Screening tests. They encourage all women who are due for their test to get booked in at the surgery with a practice nurse to get the test done. The appointment takes no longer than 20 minutes and the results could potentially save lives. If you know you are due your Cervical Smear test then contact your surgery today!
There is currently a national roll out for controlled drugs to be sent electronically to nominated pharmacies. This change will take place from Thursday 28th March 2019. This means that all schedule 2 & 3 controlled drugs will be sent electronically (EPS) This excludes oral liquid Methadone which will still require an FP10 (printed green prescription) to be generated. If you have declined the electronic prescription service then your prescriptions will still be printed as usual. If you have any questions regarding this change then please contact your surgery directly.
Clinical Waste Collection Service: Preston City Council operates a free collection of clinical waste from eligible domestic properties throughout Preston. This includes items such as used sharps / syringes, swabs and dressings. These collections are currently undertaken by North West Ambulance Service Transport Logistics. From 1st July 2019, Cannon Hygiene Limited will be taking over the collections. Patients requiring the service should continue to register for the collection service online at www.preston.gov.uk or by calling 01772 906905. There is nothing for patients who are already registered to receive collections to do, and their collections will continue uninterrupted. However, Cannon Hygiene Limited may contact you in the coming weeks to discuss their collection requirements. Preston City Council have written to all patients currently registered for collections to make them aware of the change and provide them with necessary information.
Patient Participation Group: At Issa Medical Group we are determined to provide the best possible service for you, our patients. Your involvement is essential for the development our practice and we always welcome new ideas and suggestions. We are inviting patients to join our Patient Participation Group. The group may be asked to complete surveys / attend meetings throughout the year in order to join together to develop as a service. If you would like to join our Patient Participation Group (PPG) then please contact reception staff to pass on your details. All information we ask for is fully protected under NHS Information Governance and Confidentiality rules, and is in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended). You must be a registered patient of the Issa Medical Group to take part. We want to represent all of our patients and therefore need a broad cross-section of our patients in the group - young people, senior citizens, different ethnic groups, men and women, different medical conditions.
Recently there has been an increase in the number of cases of children with Measles. The flyer above will provide you with more information on how and when to get your child vaccinated.
Easy Guide To Cervical Screening
The above document will provide you with more information on what to expect from a Cervical Smear test and how the results could be potentially live changing.