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Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Do It Online

We encourage all patients to take advantage of our online services which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply register for online services with the receptionist at the surgery and thereafter you can order repeat medication online at any time to suit you and book appointments with the opportunity to see what is available. You can also request online access to your medical record. All of these services are available via the link on the Home Page or the links below. E-consultations are also available. See below.

We respectfully advise parents of young people that there are age limits relating to online services after which young patients must have their own log-in and password. Access to detailed coded records via a parental "proxy" log-in ceases on the day before a child's 12th birthday. Access for appointment booking and the ordering of medication continues to be available until the patient reaches 16.

We disable access to all online services for all young people on their 16th birthday and from this date they need to register in their own right for online service access. Photo ID is required – passport, school or bus ID card. Should a parent/carer wish to access the online medical record of a young person aged 12 to 15 a formal request must be made and these will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the GPs.

Brig Royd Surgery offers patients the opportunity to view their Medical Record online. All requests for access to medical records online must be made in writing and will need the approval of a GP. For more information and registration forms please use the links below. If you wish to see your own record use the link Patient Online Information and Registration Form. If you are applying to see the record of someone for whom you care eg child under 12, please use the link Patient Online Information and Registration Form on behalf of another person. Please read the information carefully, print off and complete the registration form/s and return these to the practice, with copies of two forms of ID, for the attention of the IT Manager

Patient online information and registration form

Patient online information and registration form on behalf of another person

Moving to online and video consultations

We are increasing our provision of online services and video consultations.  DO NOT USE THIS FACILITY FOR URGENT QUESTIONS NOR TO REQUEST PRESCRIPTIONS. THIS FACILITY SHOULD BE USED FOR PROBLEMS WHICH WILL NOT REQUIRE A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WITH A DOCTOR. All telephone consultations with GPs must be booked via the practice, and not via the online link.

Please provide as much information as possible to allow the GP to complete your request effectively.

Useful information to include would be:

How long you have had the problem for?

Is it becoming worse?

What you have tried so far and for how long?

Has any treatment been effective?

If you have consulted with us for the same problem in the past and if the treatment issued previously worked well or not?

Can you think of any potential causes or triggers, for your problem?

If you are describing a pain:

Where is the pain?

Is it sharp, dull, constant or does it come and go?

Does it radiate or go elsewhere?

What were you doing when it came on?

Does anything you do relieve or improve the pain?

Does anything make the pain worse?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how severe is the pain.

 

How do you feel in yourself? Do you feel unwell or poorly?

Have you had any fever or temperature with this problem?

Depending on the bodily system associated with your problem, please comment on whether you have experienced any of the following associated symptoms that are of NEW ONSET in the last 4 weeks:

General symptoms:

Persistent fever, drenching sweats at night (having to change clothing or bedding), unintentional weight loss, loss of appetite, spontaneous bruising or bleeding?

Eye Problems:

New onset visual impairment or blurring, any floaters or flashing lights.

Head and neck:

Vomiting, headache when waking from sleep, worse with coughing or sneezing, double vision, fits/faints/funny turns or vertigo.

A new swelling in the head and neck area.

Difficulty swallowing or a hoarse voice.

Chest Problems:

Coughing up blood, a hoarse voice, fatigue, progressively worsening shortness of breath.

Stomach Problems:

New change in bowel habit, unexplained bleeding with bowels, persistent diarrhoea, mucous with stools, vomiting and progressive difficulty swallowing solid foods or fluids.

Urinary Problems:

Blood in the urine, passing urine more often, burning, cloudy urine, associated pain in the back or sides/flank, getting up at night to pass urine

Skin lesions:

Change in size, shape or colour, inflammation, oozing, change in sensation

Back Pain:

Problems with bowel and bladder function (usually inability to pass urine), numbness in the saddle area (around the back passage (anus)) and weakness in one or both legs.

Joint problems:

Any fever/shivering stiffness in the joints that lasts more than 30 minutes when you wake up in the morning. Any bone pains?

Have you checked your Pulse, Oxygen Levels or Blood Pressure? If yes then please include these readings if you feel they are relevant to your problem.

Can you think of any other information which would be useful to the doctor in assessing your complaint?

Please provide contact details. The doctor may contact you via text message, email or telephone consultation depending on what is most appropriate. Online consultation requests should be such as to be able to be completed without a phone call.  

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Click here to request advice online

 
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