As many of you will be aware, there are changes coming that will re-shape Out of Hours primary care across BNSSG. Come the 1st April 2019, the GP Out of Hours Service as we know it will be replaced by a new Integrated Urgent Care Service run by BrisDoc in partnership with Care UK who will […]

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If you are actually present with a patient when they die (either an expected or unexpected death), we are required to notify CQC. If you find yourself in this situation please let the Governance Team know and they will make the necessary notification. Please provide the Adastra case number. You can contact them at brisdoc.governance@nhs.net Requests […]

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A reminder that OTC medication should not be routinely prescribed in OOH (Read the Comprehensive Medicines Management Policy). Sodium Valproate is now contraindicated in pregnancy – (Read More) There have been several incidents of keys being left in drug cupboards at bases. Can we ensure  that the keys should be returned to the host at reception […]

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We have had a number of recent incidents in which there have been delays to patient care because a referral was not made to DNs and/or the correct prescription or chart were not provided at the time of the OOH assessment. Unless it is a bread-and-butter matter, please ensure that you personally liaise with the […]

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May we remind staff NOT to test urine in clinical rooms. There have been recent incidents where samples have been left in clinical rooms and have been found later by non BrisDoc staff. Please ensure all testing is done in the sluice at each base. If you see a sharps box that is full, or […]

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If you have concerns regarding a post-partum patient and think the problem may be related to the birth, it is best to call and discuss with the Obstetrics team rather than send the patient to ED. The Obstetrics team expect calls regarding this patient cohort up to 28 days post-partum. If the patient is between […]

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The work we have done with our partners to systematically improve patient safety has been recognised nationally. BrisDoc is one of a number of partners in our area that is involved in the work led by the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) that won in the patient safety category of the British […]

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Use paracetamol to relieve a sore throat rather than antibiotics The majority of sore throats do not need antibiotics and medicated lozenges may only help to reduce pain by a small amount, NICE says. Respiratory tract infections are one of the main reasons people visit their GP, or seek help from a pharmacist. Around 1 […]

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