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Flu

If you are entitled to a flu vaccine please phone us to make an appointment as our flu clinics have now finished

 

You are eligible if you are/have:

Aged 65 or over

Or have diabetes/cancer/stroke/heart disease/asthma/chronic respiratory disease/chronic kidney or liver disease/spleen removal/weakened immune system/transplant patient/Parkinson’s disease/pregnant/morbidly obese/carer

Children aged 2 and 3 at 31st August are eligible for a nasal flu vaccine but need to make an appointment with Lisa or Cammille

Shingles - if you are aged 70 or 78 you are eligible for a shingles vaccine.  If you are aged 71 to 73 or 79 on 1st September and have not previously had a shingles vaccine you are entitled to one.  Please make an appointment.

Every patient registered at the surgery has an allocated GP which is Dr McAnsh.  He is responsible for your overall care but you can see whichever GP you prefer.

If you are over 65 years and would like a pneumococcal vaccine please contact the surgery. 

All patients over 75 who do not already attend the surgery for an annual review are welcome to book a health check with the health care assistant.

If you have a disability such as deafness, blindness, partially signed, learning problems and feel you may need help accessing or understanding your health issues please let us know so that we can offer help.

You can book an early morning appointment on Thursdays from 7.30am.  Appointments are available with a doctor, nurse or health care assistant.

 
If you haven’t yet signed up for GP Online Services simply call into the practice with two forms of photo ID and proof of address. We can sign you up there and then. GP Online Services makes it easy to book appointments online, request repeat prescriptions and view some of your medical records. Find out more about this on www.nhs.uk/GPonlineservices
If you are not able to attend an appointment you have booked, for whatever reason, please let us know. We can then offer that appointment to someone else that needs it.

The number of patients missing appointments continues to be a problem – in the past six months 414 patients failed to attend their appointments wasting a staggering 85 hours of  NHS time. This adds to patient waiting times and causes a serious drain on the practice’s resources.  If you cannot keep an appointment please cancel it so that another person can be seen – this is only common courtesy and would help reduce waiting times.

Our clinical system is able to send you an automated text reminder of your appointment which we hope will cut down on missed appointments; please help us by giving us your mobile number.

You can now access your summary care record, detailed coded record, order repeat prescriptions or book an appointment with a doctor on line - please call in at the surgery to register for this service with some form of identification.  You will be given a user name and password and instructions.  Once registered you can also access the system via the buttons on this website. You will be able to request access to all data entered into your medical record after 31/3/2017.

We use GP2GP transfer which enables patients' electronic health records to be transferred directly and securely between GP practices. It improves patient care as GPs will usually have quicker access to your records when you register as a new patient.

We provide daily updates to the SCR (Summary Care Record) so that your medical records are kept up to date.

If you live out of town and are housebound you can telephone your repeat prescription order between 12 and 6pm - please have the names of your medication to hand when you phone.

In addition to everything you need to know about the health centre on this website you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu below.

We have set up a  'Patient Participation Group'   - please see the 'Patient Group' link below for further information or call in at the Surgery if you are interested in joining.

The Family and Friends results for July 2017 received 3 responses - all rating us as 'Extremely Likely' to recommend us to friends and family.

Our patient survey results are available for the last four years, click on the link below.

 

 

Free NHS Health Check

Are you aged between 40 and 74 - why not have a free Health Check.

What is NHS Health Check?

What happens at the health check, and how to get one?

An NHS Health Check aims to help you lower your risk of four common but often preventable diseases: heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. It’s for adults in England aged between 40 and 74 who haven't already been diagnosed with any of those four diseases.

If you're eligible for an NHS Health Check, you’ll be invited for a check once every five years. At the check, your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes will be assessed, and you’ll be offered personalised advice and support to help you lower that risk.

The checks are offered in GP surgeries.

What will happen at the NHS Health Check?

There are two parts to NHS Health Check. First, you will be asked a few simple questions and then have a few straightforward health tests. These will allow an assessment of your risk of developing four diseases: heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease.

The check will take around 20-30 minutes:

  • You’ll be asked some simple questions about your family history, and any medication you're taking.
  • Your height, weight, sex, ethnicity and age will be recorded.
  • Your blood pressure will be taken.
  • A simple blood test will check your cholesterol level. This is taken two weeks before your appointment.
  • Your body mass index (BMI) will be calculated. BMI is a measure of whether you're a healthy weight for your height.

After this, a Practice Nurse will give you your results and explain what they mean. In some instances, tests may have to be sent away for analysis. This means that some people won't get their test results immediately and may be asked to return at a later date for this discussion.

You’ll be given advice and support on maintaining good health, and on lifestyle changes that will help you to improve your health. If necessary, you’ll be offered treatments that will help: for example, medicine to lower raised blood pressure

Why is the NHS Health Check important?

An NHS Health Check will help to identify your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes or kidney disease. Together, these four diseases are the largest cause of death in the UK. They affect more than 4 million people in the UK and are the reason for one-fifth of all hospital admissions.

Everyone is at some risk of developing these four diseases. But by identifying that risk early and taking steps to reduce it, you can improve your chance of maintaining or improving your health as you get older.

How the NHS Health Check will help

Once the NHS Health Check has shown you your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes or kidney disease, you'll find out what you can do to reduce your risk. That may mean lifestyle changes such as eating a healthier diet, cutting down on alcohol, or increasing the amount of physical activity that you do.

There are some risk factors for these four diseases that can't be changed. For example, your risk increases with age. But there's a lot you can do to reduce your risk. You can:

  • maintain a healthy weight
  • be physically active
  • eat a healthy and balanced diet
  • don’t smoke

If you're at higher risk, those changes may be combined with medical treatments, such as medicines to lower raised blood pressure or cholesterol. You may be offered NHS support to help you stop smoking or lose weight.

These changes can help you to improve your health and prevent a disease that may otherwise have developed. NHS Health Check is expected to prevent 1,600 heart attacks and strokes a year and save 650 lives.

NHS Health Check and NHS LifeCheck

NHS Health Check and NHS LifeCheck are two different but complementary things.

The NHS Health Check is a face-to-face assessment with a healthcare professional. The check is for adults between 40 and 74. It will assess your risk of four important vascular diseases, then provide tailored advice and support to help you lower or manage this risk. 

 

NHS LifeCheck is an online interactive tool that can help people aged 12 and above to take steps towards a healthier lifestyle. Users of the tool are asked for a few key pieces of information, including gender, and height and weight. LifeCheck uses this to direct users to useful information and advice on a range of key health issues, including weight, smoking, alcohol consumption and mental health.

What To Do Now - Contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.



 
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