Practice Documents & References

Practice Documents
DBS application information sheet – contact the LOC Chairperson regarding this.
Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Information
Clinical Waste Information
Hand cleaning technique
Falls Leaflet
Patient information leaflet – Hydroxychloroquine
Practice Clinical Referral lead
Diabetic Eye Screening information invite – 1767 IH – DESP webinar email invitation

Referral Forms
LOC Ophthalmology referral form. This can be edited in a pdf program.

A PDF version of the latest GOS18 is available below. Simply save the file and open it with Acrobat Reader. If you wish to keep a copy of each referral you will need to save it with a different name each time.

This first version is for completion and then printing for signature:
GOS18 Electronic-Final
The second version allows for digitally signing the referral. There are also instructions explaining digital signatures:
GOS18 Electronic with digital signature -Final
GOS 18 signature guidance

Smoking Cessation
Ask – Do you smoke?  ​And record their smoking status if you have the facility
Advise – Tell the patient they are more likely to quit with support and medication. Or if they prefer, there are online resources where they can get advice and tips to quit ​
Act – Make a direct referral through the ‘contact’ page of https://www.essexwellbeingservice.co.uk, their GP’s stop smoking service or pharmacy. Tell them about the self-help online resource www.todayistheday.co.uk and www.nhs.uk/better-health/quit-smoking
Download posters here

Sight Loss
Some helpful advice for practice staff to help support someone with sight loss – Supporting someone with sight loss
A good document around sight loss – it lists all sight loss charities as well as having a good section at the front for practices to complete with their local details.

Support Services
Southend, Essex and Thurrock Child and Adolescents Mental Health Service (SET CAMHS) – provides advice and support to
children, young people and families who are in need of support with their emotional wellbeing or mental health difficulties.

Translation Services
Interpreting and translation services – East of England Region

Transport Services
Transport from Clacton area to Colchester hospital – Clacton transport poster.  Hospital Hopper for patients attending Colchester hospital, Primary Care Centre, St Helena Hospice & the Oaks.