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Advance Care Planning

What is Advance Care Planning (ACP)?

ACP is a process in which you can think, talk and write about what is important to you, and describe the kind of care you would want if you became unable to make decisions for yourself. It broaches the subject of dying, and how you would like to be looked after at that time.

Why is this important for me and my family?

It may seem difficult to think ahead in this way, but writing an advance care plan makes a clear record of your wishes so that these can be respected and, where possible, carried out by people caring for you in the future.

It will also help you to talk about your plans with the people close to you, and those involved in your care, so that they know what is important to you.

How can I complete an Advance Care Plan?

Please click on the link below to the area on the Dudley Group of Hospitals website which focuses on advance care planning. There is an ACP booklet which you can print off as well as other information

http://www.dgft.nhs.uk/services-and-wards/end-of-life-care/advance-care-planning/

Remember that an ACP is a ‘living’ document, and you can update and change it at any time.

What do I do with it once I have completed it?

Give copies of your completed ACP (and when you update it) to whoever you wish to have a copy. A copy can be held by the surgery [this can be emailed], and we will scan this on to your records.


CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

 

 

General Information about Appointments

 

As per National Guidance, Three Villages Medical Practice is triaging all appointments and asking patients not to come into practice unless absolutely necessary. Appointments can be booked ONLINE or via telephone.

 

We would ask all patients to use the Ask NHS app, and use the symptom control checker. This will advise whether you need to seek advice from a GP and will enable you to book an online triage appointment. Triage doctor appointments can also be booked via PATIENT ONLINE ACCESS.

 

Prescriptions can be request via PATIENT ACCESS ONLINE.

 

Please select a nominated pharmacy so that we can send your prescriptions electronically to the pharmacy.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SIGNING UP FOR AND USING OUR ONLINE SERVICES VISIT THE 'SERVICES' PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE AND HEAD TO THE 'ONLINE SERVICES' SECTION

 

At present Long term condition appointments are to be made via the telephone only. Please phone in the afternoon when our lines are usually a bit quieter.

 

Our telephone lines are extremely busy due to the increased demand. Please be patient and the practice will deal with your query as soon as they can.

 

We are not booking future pre bookable appointments at present.

 

Patients who already have an appointment booked, the surgery will contact you close to the day to ask about the urgency and requirements and if this can be done over the phone

 

The practice is utilising video consultations for patients with mobile phones. If a doctor feels this is required, a text message will be sent. Please follow instructions on your phone or find out more information on our website under News.

 

 

Update on Long term Conditions and blood tests

 

Where possible these will be done via telephone. - We appreciate that diabetic foot checks cannot be done remotely

 

Patients apart from diabetics do not need repeat bloods if they have had them within 12 months.

 

Diabetics need to continue with their blood tests please. Urine ACR are not urgent and can be deferred to October.

 

Patients are encouraged to buy their own blood pressure machine and weighing scales for home monitoring. The results can be informed over the phone in their telephone review.

 

If you do not have a blood pressure machine, you are welcome to use the blood pressure machine and weighing scales in reception. No appointment is needed for these.

 

 

Childhood imms

 

Unless a COVID case or suspect/ isolation, these MUST continue to be done. Dudley does not want a measles epidemic as well as coronavirus

 

 

Antenatal Care

 

Unless a COVID case or suspect/ isolation, these MUST continue as normal. Please continue to attend all appointments unless a midwife informs you otherwise

 

 

Smear tests

 

Unless a COVID case or suspect/ isolation, the smear screening programme is continuing.

 

Self-Isolation Sick Note

If you need a sick note please follow the link below, the practice is not issuing sick notes for patients in self-isolation.

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note


Please contact us on 01384 322500 for all departments


Welcome to Three Villages Medical Practice

The doctors and staff at Three Villages Medical Practice in Stourbridge are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.  We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care.

‘A cornerstone of the community working together to provide and develop outstanding, quality care with compassion, respect and trust’ 

Our surgery, part of the Stourbridge Health and Social Care Centre in Amblecote, was purpose-built in 2008.  We are proud of our superb facilities with easy access and spacious corridors and rooms.  We have facilities for doctor and nurse consultations, minor surgery, maternity, lung function and ECG services as well as meeting and study rooms.

Enter by the main building entrance where there is a manned wayfinding reception desk.  There are lifts and stairs to our part of the building, where we have our own reception area and spacious waiting room.  There are internal stairs and a lift within our premises.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information on this site.


Practice Leaflet                      


 

(Site updated 27/03/2020)

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Three Villages Medical Practice

Contact Telephone

01384 322500
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