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September 2014 Improvements to the way in which we use Information Technology

Please click on the link below to see how we are using Information Technology to improve our services to you

Improvements to services

September 2014 - Drop in Flu clinic Saturday 4th October.

Its that time of year again!! - We are holding a drop in flu clinic  on Saturday 4th October 2014. If you are eligible for a free jab this year you will have received a letter form us inviting you to attend on the above date. NO NEED TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT - just turn up between 8.15 and 11.30am. This year around 1 in 3 of our patients are eligible for a jab and we would ask if at all possible you attend on this day. We will have plenty of staff available so you shouldn't be kepy waiting too long. If you can't make that date then please phone us to make alternative arrangements.

 This year all children aged 2,3 and 4 as at 1st Septemebr are being offered protection against flu. This vaccine is in the form of a nasal spray so no need to be worried about sharp needles !!

August 2014 - Comings & Goings

It is with sadness that we have to inform you that the following GPs will be leaving the practice over the next few weeks:

Dr Helen Percival has left to concentrate on her  medical interests outside of General Practice

Dr Julie Bignell will be retiring at the end of September.

Dr Vasandra Naidoo will be leaving us sometime in the Autumn as he is relocating to the South with his family

We wish all three the very best for the future

Dr Solomon Akwei has joined the practice having recently qualified as a GP

Dr Hala Tahhan will be staying with the practice on a permanent basis once her GP training is complete in September

We have also recently welcomed 2 new trainee GPs to the practice

Dr Rishi Mosaheb is with us until August 2015 as he completes his specialist GP training

Dr Francis Roe has joined us as anew GP trainee until Decemebr 2014

A very warm welcome to all

Practice Survey 2013/14

Please follow the link on the right to see our patient survey results and report

March 2014 - Electronic Prescribing Service now live-

we have successfully launched the Electronic Prescribing service meaning that patients can save time in obtaining their repeat prescriptions. Please ask for details at your local pharmacy or when you are next in the practice

January 2014- Flu jabs -Our best year yet

Over 1700 of our patients have received a flu jab this year -that's  81% of our over 65's and 63% of younger patients who are considered to be 'at risk'. Whilst our campaign is finished, we do still have a few jabs left and would encourage any patient who is in one of the at risk groups to contact us to receive your vaccination.

November 2013 Online Services - Register now

Did you know that you can book an appointment to see your GP, order repeat prescriptions and send us notification of changes to your personal circumstances using our on-line service? Registration is straightforward - just go to our  Guide to Online Registration to find out how to register.

November 2013 - Stress, anger, depression

We see lots of people who have trouble with stress, depression and anger. Some people feel that before coming to see us they would like to try to sort themselves out but don't know where to start. In the panel on the right we have introduced a new topic 'Stress, depression, anger' under which list some of the local resources that are available to you. These vary from books you can borrow from the library, to internet sites where you can try out CBT (ways of turning negative thoughts into positive thoughts), self help groups and the local psychology services like Let's Talk who will work with you to find the best way to improve things. Whatever the case, if you are not winning do make an appointment to see us.

September 2013 - Important information about Data Sharing

Please go to the link on the right for important information for all patients on information sharing arrangements within the NHS.

August 2013 - New interactive guide to Childhood Illnesses

Our  local commissioning group has helped develop an interactive guide to childhood illnesses. Please follow that link below to see how this might help you when your child becomes ill.

August 2013 - When was your Blood Pressure last checked?

We are encouraging all of our patients over 35 to have their blood pressure checked. Don't wait for your next appointment ! You can use our machine in the waiting room. Just print out the result, write your name on the slip and hand it in at reception. We can then make sure that our records are up to date.

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