Peverell Park Surgery & University Medical Centre

Peverell Park Surgery | 01752 766644 | administration.peverellpark@nhs.net

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Newsletter – March 2024

Peverell

New Cervical Screening Management System (CSMS)
The new CSMS is due to go live shortly. The new system should already be accessible to practice staff and you can check your access here and this guidance will support you. Alternatively, should you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact the CSMS Implementation Team at screening.implementation@nhs.net.

What’s new with the accurx inbox?
Your new inbox is currently in development and will be landing in your Accurx toolbar in the next few months. Here’s what to expect when it lands! View demo video here.

Targeted Lung Health Checks
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Local people in Devon and Cornwall are being invited to take up the offer of a free NHS lung health check. The Lung Heath Check finds out how well a participant’s lungs are working and hopes to identify problems early.

The Targeted Lung Health Check programme is being offered to people between the ages of 55 and 75 who are current or former smokers and at greater risk of lung cancer. Those eligible will be sent a letter inviting them for a Lung Health Check. To find out more……

 

March

Devon Urgent Community
Response (UCR) Service
UCR is a service delivered by locality based teams across Devon who provide urgent care to people in their own homes, helping to avoid hospital admissions and enabling people to live independently for longer. They provide a rapid response service carrying out assessments and provision of equipment, as required, within two hours of referral. For more information click here

Batch Messaging: via email, NHS app or SMS
You can now send Batch messages and Batch questionnaires to a patient’s email. You have control over whether Accurx defaults to email or not by choosing to include email addresses in your CSV upload. If an email address is provided in the CSV file you upload, the message will be send as an email to the patient. If no email is provided, the message will be sent as an NHS app notification. If patients do not have the NHS app installed on their phone or do not have notifications switched on, the message will be sent as an SMS (text message) to their phone.

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Newsletter

What’s in a name?
Florey'sAccurx initially introduced the feature “Floreys” as a tribute to Howard Walter Florey, a medical pioneer. As our products continue to evolve, there is a need for increased clarity for both patients and healthcare professionals. As a result, we are formally changing the name from “Florey” to “questionnaires” within Accurx.

Referrals into the very high risk breast screening programme

NHS England recently advised breast screening services about the delayed referrals of some women who are eligible to be screened within the very high risk (VHR) NHS Breast Screening Programme.

They have published a letter with further information, setting out some important next steps on this and including information for GPs in case the practice receives any queries. 

High blood pressure leaves no clues

A new campaign to encourage people to get their blood pressure checked launches today (11 March).
The campaign encourages all adults aged 40+ to get a blood pressure check. It’s a free, simple and non-invasive procedure conducted in privacy at your local pharmacy, and you don’t need to book in advance. Our One Devon website also has local information, advice and support services.