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The Bridge Primary Care Network (PCN)

Understanding PCNs and what it means for patients” 

If you missed our webinar on Wednesday 8th July at 12.30 pm for patients to understand more about the role of the PCN within Primary Care and the services that patients of The Bridge (NPMC, NPMC@Willen, Kingfisher and Brooklands) can access, here is a recording for your information, please click on the link and enter the password yNMNhHi3

 

https://ehertsccg.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/ehertsccg/recording/playback/c467da0eb28a45eda174dea68b9fd668

Limits on Lifestyle checks

From the 1st of November 2014, we regret that we shall not be able to carry out lifestyle (or so-called ‘MOT’) tests, such as repeated cholesterol or blood pressure checks, where there is no clinical reason for doing so. We all know that the NHS is under severe financial pressure at the present time, and we have to concentrate our resources on the patients who are really in need. 

For this reason, we have to limit NHS lifestyle checks to those patients who are eligible for them, and they will receive a letter of invitation. If you are unsure about your position, do please ask us. Naturally, we shall honor all existing bookings, and if you need it, we can provide advice on how to secure a private health check.

We are grateful for your support for this decision.

 
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