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Covid-19 Autumn Booster

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Child & Young Persons' Mental Health CAMHS new Gateway service. 

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*NEW* Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) Students can register with us.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from NHS Digital

'The GDPR came into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018. We are the guardians of health and care data in England, and have made sure we comply with GDPR. This means that your health and care data will carry on being handled securely and in line with the regulations.'

National data opt-out

The national data opt-out was introduced on 25 May 2018, enabling patients to opt out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes, in line with the recommendations of the National Data Guardian in her Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs

Patients can view or change their national data opt-out choice at any time by using the online service at www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or by clicking on "Your Health" in the NHS App, and selecting "Choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning".

Organ Donation

On 20 May 2020, the law around organ donation in England was changed to allow more people to save more lives.

It will be considered that you agree to become an organ donor when you die, if:

  • you are over 18;
  • you have not opted out;
  • you are not in an excluded group.

You still have a choice whether or not you want to become an organ donor, and can register or amend your decision at any time.

Find out more information here.

ARE YOU A CARER?  If so, please let us know - we may be able to help you.

 

Do you help a family member , friend or neighbour who needs support because the person



    • Is frail

 

    • Has a long term health condition

 

    • Has a physical disability

 

    • Has a learning disability

 

    • Has a chronic illness

 

    • Has a mental illness that means they need support to cope

 

    • Has a substance misuse problem with drugs or alcohol

Your Doctor needs to know if you are caring for someone. You or the person you care for might need extra support for example if you need to go into hospital for your own needs or you are unwell.  Carers have extra health risks for example back and neck injuries, stress related conditions, recurrent viral conditions and nutritional problems.

You are entitled to a free flu vaccination each autumn, please ask at reception

There is help and support if you are a carer , you can speak to someone about caring by telephoning NHS Carers Direct on 0808 802 0202.  Advisors on the service will call you back if necessary.  They speak over 100 different languages.

If you need help with practical tasks of caring telephone

 

·      Poole Social Services on 01202 633902 (helpdesk)

 

·      Bournemouth Care Direct 01202 01202 454979

 

·       You are entitled to a carers assessment, this is a meeting with a Social Worker who will look at the services you might benefit from to help you.

Join your local Carer’s Information Service  This service will send you a regular newsletter about services and support available for carers including those which help you get a break from caring.  Many services are free even if you have private funds.  You may miss out on things that you are entitled to if you do not join this service, it is free to join telephone 01202 458204 and ask to join the carers information service

You or the person you care for may be entitled to benefits. Some benefits are not means tested so even if you have private funds you may still be able to claim.  Get advice from NHS Carers Direct 0808 802 0202, or ask at your local Citizens Advice Bureau or the Department of Work and Pensions.

Get a break from caring .  It will help you and the person you care for to stay healthy if you get enough rest and a break from each other now and again.  There are local day activities for carers, grants available for short breaks and ways to get a longer break if you need it.  There is a subsidised service for replacement care if the person that you care for cannot be left alone.  Telephone the carers team on 01202 458204

Plan ahead, so that if you have an emergency or are unwell the person that you care for will be looked after.  You can register for the Carer’s in Crisis Service.  You need to do this now, rather than when you have an emergency as registration can take 3 to 4 weeks.  Once the plan is set up you will have the peace of mind of knowing that help is just a phone call away if you ever need it.  01202 633902 (helpdesk), registration is free.

More information is available on our Carers Direct section.

 

 

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