A new scheme to help reduce stress and worry for cancer patients in the community has been hailed the ‘key to success’!
We are proud to have partnered with the North Shropshire PCN (in the first instance) to deliver radar keys to patients going through cancer treatment - enabling people to access public facilities easily when out and about. They will be available to patients through their GP practices and the scheme will be rolled out across our region in due course.
The idea was brought to us by Val McKay, Lead Cancer Care Co-ordinator for North Shropshire Primary Care Network, following a conversation with a patient.
Val said: "I was talking to a young patient who shared how difficult it was to go out socially and the additional planning that was needed for any journey outside the home – even sometimes when getting to their treatment.
“They went on to share that they relied on supermarkets or pubs to gain access at short notice and I came away wanting to make a difference for this person, and the hundreds of patients of any age living with a cancer in Shropshire. I was aware Radar Keys allow free access to public disabled toilets across the UK and felt if we could fund the key then this would be the "key" to success," she said.
This project links directly to our LiveLife Cancer Awareness Service and will make a meaningful difference to patients in the community - helping those we support to live well - during and after cancer.
We were extremely happy to support Dementia Awareness Week (17th-23rd May) by sending text messages to randomly selected patients over the age of 18 years offering them the opportunity to register their interest to Join Dementia Research which is a nationwide service. People with dementia, their carers and anyone interested in research can sign up with the link sent in the text message. www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk. Please be assured that the messages came from Cambrian Medical Centre & no information/data has been passed to any third party.
Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin & Healthwatch Shropshire are working together to gather patient, family and carer experiences of those who have received "out of hours" palliative care since the beginning of March 2020. They would like to gain an understanding of the needs and experiences of palliative care patients and their carers in order to help ensure that out-of-hours care is both effective and efficient. If you would like to share your experiences, please follow this link:- https://www.healthwatchshropshire.co.uk/out-of-hours-palliative-care-survey
Extended access means we can offer our patients evening/weekend doctor and nurse appointments at one of the 3 local practices. Contact us to find out more or visit the Extended Access section on this page.
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FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
To leave your feedback, please click on the "Friend & Family Test" on the right hand side of the screen. Thank you for your feedback so far. Here are the results up to 12.12.19 for the previous 12 months where we received 4086 responses.
The question we asked is " How likely are you to recommend Cambrian Medical Centre to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?"
Extremely likely 76%
Neither likely or unlikely 3%
Extremely unlikely 4%
Don't know 1%
Please note the POD (Prescription Ordering Direct) telephone number has changed to 0333 358 3509.
We no longer take repeat prescription requests on our prescription phone line. Please click on the link below for more information.
NHS Prescription Ordering Direct (POD)
As from 5th June 2017 we can no longer accept urine samples that have not been requested by a clinician. This is in line with the advice & guidance of Public Health England.
If a clinician has requested a urine sample, you will need to complete a form when you drop the sample off to us. If you suspect you have a urine infection, please speak to the receptionist who can arrange for you to see or speak to a clinician.
CAR PARK NOTICE - PLEASE NOTE PARKING EYE IS IN OPERATION PLEASE ENSURE YOU ENTER YOUR CAR REGISTERATION WHEN COMING TO THE SURGERY