Cold Calling Advice for Patients.
Recently in the South West, NHS England South SW have received a number of reports from GP Practices regarding patients who have been "cold called" by representatives of various companies. These callers (both by phone and in person), seem to know the patient’s medical history and sometimes say that this information has been obtained from the GP Practice. No GP Practice will ever divulge your medical history.
To find out more information, please click on the link below.
Cold Calling Advice
Do you know who your named allocated GP is?
All patients now have a named allocated GP. If you want to find out who yours is, then please contact us!
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Please click on the link below to find out what you need to do if you would like regular dental care or need urgent dental treatment:
In Shape for Surgery Film
To all Devon & Cornwall based GPs – please consider including the following video Are you in shape for surgery? on your TV screens and websites? The infographic for use alongside is attached too.
You can also use the following text to promote the message to your patients via your newsletter and website:
Watch our new video: Are you in shape for surgery?
Surgery puts stress on your body, so the healthier you are, the better you’ll handle it.
Dr Alex Degan, GP at Mid Devon Medical Practice, and Karl Trimble, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, discuss the importance of being in shape for surgery.
Improving your general health and wellbeing greatly improves how effective the surgery will be, shortens how long it will take you to recover and significantly reduces the risk of complications.
Any steps you can take to eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight and control your blood sugars, reduce your smoking, alcohol intake or substance use, and get enough sleep will benefit you.
Suggested messages for social media (infographic also attached)
Are you in shape for surgery? Find out how improving your general health and wellbeing greatly improves the effectiveness of surgery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywy8U2eUJVg
Are you in shape for surgery? Surgery puts stress on your body, so the healthier you are, the better you’ll handle it.