In order to promote good health care and provide holistic care for our patients aged 75 and over, we are working with Age UK over the coming year to review the needs of patients in this age group who we think might benefit the most from the service.
If you give consent Age UK will contact you to guide you through a simple set of questions to find out what is important to you and provide useful information and/or support. This is your opportunity to talk to somebody about your daily living needs, irrespective of how small the concern may be. Age UK will ensure your data is kept confidential and in accordance with the law.
Age UK may provide you with information about services that may be helpful to you. They will also provide the practice with the outcomes of your assessment .
As part of this project you may also be offered a comprehensive review of your health by the practice, a designated team will be co-ordinating this aspect of your care. If you feel you have unmet clinical needs please let the surgery know quoting the ‘over 75’s’ project. You will then be allocated to the team and they will contact you with details of a further clinical assessment. Alternatively - Age UK may refer you to the surgery if they feel this assessment is appropriate.