OUR MISSION STATEMENT
'The Lakes Medical practice aims to deliver high quality patient care and encourage personal well being through good communication, co-operation & team work. We aspire to provide efficient & professional healthcare services in a happy working environment, which respects people & is based on achievable & realistic goals.'
Unfortunately, there are simply not enough organs donated by people who have died to help those in need of an organ transplant.
You can volunteer to donate a kidney or part of your liver whilst you are alive to help someone in need of a transplant. Most often living organ donors are a close relative of the recipient, such as a family member or friend. However, living donors can also volunteer to donate anonymously to someone they don’t know. This is called non-directed altruistic donation.
More than 600 people have donated a kidney anonymously during their life to someone on the National Transplant list, alongside many thousands who have donated to a family member or friend.
Why is living organ donation important?
Around 5,000 people in the UK need a kidney transplant to transform their lives. The average waiting time for a kidney transplant from someone who has died is approximately two and a half years. For some ethnic groups and people with rare tissue types, the wait is longer and sadly some people will die waiting.
Kidneys are the most common organ donated by a living person, with living donors contributing to 3 in every 10 kidney transplants across the UK. A kidney from a living donor offers the recipient the best opportunity of success as living kidney donors usually last longer than those from deceased donors.
If you are interested in becoming a living organ donor or are looking for more information, please visit our website at www.organdonation.nhs.uk/livingdonation where you will also find contact details for living donation teams in transplant centres across the UK.
NHS 111 is a Department of Health idea of a single point of access for urgent care which seeks to improve and simplify access to non-emergency health care by providing a memorable three-digit telephone number that is free to the caller.
By calling NHS 111 callers get immediate access to clinical advice on their condition or triaged over the phone and then sign posted to the appropriate services.
If the reason for the call turns out to be an emergency, the call will be immediately passed to ambulance dispatch, which will then be managed just as if you had dialled 999. The line is staffed by a team of fully-trained call handlers supported by experienced senior clinical advisors, who will assess the symptoms and then signpost the caller directly to the most appropriate place of care.
Whether an out of hours doctor, a district nurse, a 24 hour chemist or an emergency dentist is needed, the NHS 111 team will make sure service users get the right help, first time.
The NHS 111 service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls from landlines and mobile phones are free - just like 999.
YOU CAN NOW BOOK AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE WITH:
THE DUTY NURSE - you may book an appointment if you require a smear, the removal of sutures/clips, a DepoProvera contraceptive injection or dressings.
A HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT - you may book an appointment if you require blood tests or blood pressure readings.
These appointments can be made through the Patient Access system. Please explore the Online Services tab on the right of the website.
IF YOU WISH TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR ANY OTHER REASON PLEASE RING RECEPTION ON 01768 214345 - THANK YOU
All patients have a named GP who is responsible for their overall care at the practice, they should contact the practice if they wish to know who this is, and that if they have a preference as to which GP that is, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request