ANNOUNCEMENT TO PATIENTS
We bring you the news that Dr Joanne Rowell has now joined the practice and will be working Mondays and Tuesdays.
POLITE NOTICE TO ALL PATIENTS
Each year the NHS spends:
£4.5 million on prescriptions for dandruff shampoos –
enough to fund a further 4,700 cataract operations or
1,200 hip replacements every year
£7.5 million on prescriptions for indigestion and
heartburn – enough to fund nearly 300 community
£5.5 million on prescriptions for mouth ulcers –
enough to fund around 1,500 hip replacements
All of these items can be purchased at the local pharmacy. If patients were to self-care for these three conditions alone, it would save the NHS £17.5 million allowing funds to be diverted to other areas.
(NB if you are entitled to free prescriptions, these items can be obtained for FREE from the pharmacy under the Minor Ailments scheme)
Please help the NHS use its funding efficiently by not expecting a prescription for these conditions.
Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend appointments now available
Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday). Appointments will either take place at this practice or at another NHS setting nearby [NB: practices should amend to reflect local arrangements]. Talk to the practice receptionist to find out more or book an appointment.
By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess
NHS HEALTH CHECKS - free health check available for all patients aged 40-74 and you haven't had a stroke, or your don't already have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease, you can have a free NHS health check every five years. Any follow up tests or appointments are also free of charge Please see the attached link for more information and then contact us to book in with the health care assistant at your convenience
We are closed once a month on a Thursday afternoon for our TARGET training sessions. We will close at 12 noon on
21st JUNE 2018
19th JULY 2018
20th SEPTEMBER 2018
18th OCTOBER 2018
15th NOVEMBER 2018
Please ensure that you have collected your prescriptions or other information prior to 12 noon, or sign up online to access your records and order your prescriptions electronically to be sent to a chemist of your choice
Dont Miss out when it comes to your health. If you have a learning disability, tell your GP and get access to extra support. Find out more at www.mencap.org.uk/dontmissout -Be healthy, be happy, dont miss out!
Did you know that there is no need to ring out reception team for a lot of queries....
You can register for Online patient access Services and those of you who use smart phones download the App called 'Patient access' to make it easier to book appointments, view your results, and consultations, order your medication and see your allergies and previous immunisations.
Measles is on the increase !! There are reports that a lot of young people in the north west of England with this disease and is likely to increase over the summer months - please check that you are covered by registering for online access and if not, please contact reception to book an appointment as soon as possible on 0161 368 3312