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Are you a Carer or Army Veteran?

If YES, pleas ensure you make reception aware. We offer regular health checks and other services to patients who we know fit the above criteria.  Ask at reception for further details.

Online Access, for more information please follow the link below.

http://www.nhs.uk/aboutNHSChoices/aboutnhschoices/find-and-choose-services/Pages/gp-online-services.aspx

 

Friends & Family recommendation  Please could you take a moment to complete our Friends and family survey by clicking on the link to the right of this page

ALL PATIENTS aged 17-25 in further education eligible for Meningitis C vaccination

Please contact the surgery to make an appointment for a Meningitis C vaccination if you have not had a booster since the age of 10.

Sharing of Patient Information

NHS England has commissioned a service from the Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) for the sharing of patient information from all the different places patients receive care; i.e. GP, hospitals, community services etc. This information is important as it will be used to plan and improve services for all patients. For more information please see the link on the left hand side of the web page. Alternatively click the link below for the opt-out forms and email them or post back to the surgery.

Care.Data form for patients to complete

 

We have changed the way you book your GP appointments

Appointments will be "book on the day" only, you will need to contact the surgery at 8am each day to book an “on the day appointment”

We will have a restricted number of pre-bookable appointments available to be booked in advanced.  We also have EMIS ACCESS which allows you to register online to book you own pre-bookable appointments, visit http://www.patient.co.uk/

We appreciate your feedback in relation to the new system, good or bad comments can help us improve or change the system in the future

 

EMIS ACCESS

You can now book appointments, order medications and send secure direct messages to the surgery, direct though our clinical system.  To register visit http://www.patient.co.uk and click on the link for PATIENT ACCESS -  should you require any assistance please ask at reception

 

MMR update 

Please ensure your children are upto date with the MMR vaccination - to find out more please contact the surgery

 

NHS 111 is a new service for when you need medical help fast but its not a 999 emergency.

 

The NHS are trying to educate the public as to which services should be used for treatment as more and more people are visiting A&E and using the Out of hours service when it is not nesessary.

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Please make sure we have up to date contact details for you and your family. 

We are now using SMS text message service which notifies you of appointments, reminders and you will soon be able to receieve test results via this alerting system - to update your details please complete an online form or contact the surgery on the above number.

 

Patient satisfaction surgery and report recently uploaded to website. 

To view the results please click on the survery report link to right hand side of this web page.

 

NHS 111 is a new service that's being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services.

You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency, this can be used while the surgery is open or closed.

How does it work?

The NHS 111 service is staffed by a team of fully trained advisers, supported by experienced nurses. They will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, then give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you straightaway to the local service that can help you best. That could be A&E, an out-of-hours doctor, a walk-in centre or urgent care centre, a community nurse, an emergency dentist or a late-opening chemist.

Where possible, the NHS 111 team will book you an appointment or transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to. If you need an ambulance, one will be sent just as quickly as if you had dialled 999.

If a health professional has given you a specific phone number to call when you are concerned about your condition, continue to use that number.

OUT OF HOURS DOCTOR

When the surgery is closed and you may need urgent treatment or advice, a doctor is always on call. 

Out of surgery hours telephone 01772 622505 and an answer phone message will provide you with further information. 

Please ONLY use the emergency number for problems which cannot wait until the next surgery.

These service are for emergency use only, should you require emergency medical attention during surgery hours please telephone 01772 622505

 

Dementia Services

If you're becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you're over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia.

As you get older, you may find that memory loss becomes a problem. It's normal for your memory to be affected by age, stress, tiredness, or certain illnesses and medications. This can be annoying if it happens occasionally, but if it's affecting your daily life or is worrying you or someone you know, you should seek help from your GP.

How common is dementia?

According to theAlzheimer's Society there are around 800,000 people in the UK with dementia. One in three people over 65 will develop dementia, and two-thirds of people with dementia are women.

The number of people with dementia is increasing because people are living longer. It is estimated that by 2021, the number of people with dementia in the UK will have increased to around 1 million.

What is dementia?

Dementia is a common condition. Your risk of developing dementia increases as you get older, and the condition usually occurs in people over the age of 65.

Dementia is a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities. This includes problems with:

  • memory loss
  • thinking speed
  • mental agility
  • language
  • understanding
  • judgement

People with dementia can become apathetic or uninterested in their usual activities, and have problems controlling their emotions. They may also find social situations challenging, lose interest in socialising, and aspects of their personality may change.

A person with dementia may lose empathy (understanding and compassion), they may see or hear things that other people do not (hallucinations), or they may make false claims or statements. 

As dementia affects a person's mental abilities, they may find planning and organising difficult. Maintaining their independence may also become a problem. A person with dementia will therefore usually need help from friends or relatives, including help with decision making.

Your GP will discuss the possible causes of memory loss with you, including dementia. Other symptoms can include:

  • increasing difficulties with tasks and activities that require concentration and planning
  • depression
  • changes in personality and mood
  • periods of mental confusion
  • difficulty finding the right words

Most types of dementia can't be cured, but if it is detected early there are ways you can slow it down and maintain mental function.

Read more about the symptoms of dementia.

Why is it important to get a diagnosis?

An early diagnosis can help people with dementia get the right treatment and support, and help those close to them to prepare and plan for the future. With treatment and support, many people are able to lead active, fulfilled lives.

Read more about how dementia is diagnosed, or find out more about:

Page last reviewed: 15/06/2015

Next review due: 15/06/2017

 

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