Welcome to Bradley Stoke Surgery
With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register , you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Improved Access Service Pilot
From Saturday, 4th February, Bradley Stoke Surgery will be open on Saturdays between 8:30 and 11:30 with a
GP, Nurse and Healthcare Assistant for routine, pre-bookable appointments only.
We are taking part in an initiative to improve access for patients. Other surgeries in the local area have been operating a similar service and their patients can also be seen at Bradley Stoke Surgery and our patients can be seen at other participating surgeries. The pilot is being run until September 2017 and patients will be asked for their feedback to evaluate the service.
Appointments can be made by calling Reception on 01454 616262
Urgent appointments at the weekends will continue to be provided via NHS 111 who then refer onwards to Brisdoc, the Out of Hours service, which is manned by GPs.
Stop Norovirus spreading this winter
Norovirus, sometimes know as the 'winter vomiting bug', is the most common stomach bug in the UK, affecting people of all ages. It is highly contagious and is transmitted by contact with contaminated surfaces, an infected person, or consumption of contaminated food or water.
The symptoms of norovirus are very distinctive - people often report a sudden onset of nausea followed by projectile vomiting and watery diarrhoea.
Good hand hygiene is important to stop the spread of the virus.
People are advised to:
- Wash their hands thoroughly using soap and water and drying them after using the toilet, before preparing food and eating.
- Not rely on alcohol gels as these do not kill the virus.
An infection with norovirus is self-limiting and most people will make a full recovery in 1-2 days. It is important to keep hydrated - especially children and the elderly.
Do not visit either A&E or GPs with symptoms as this may spread the virus.
Further information and advice is available from NHS 111, including an online symptom checker at nhs.uk.
Please book an appointment for a flu vaccination if you are: over 65, a carer, pregnant, an immunosuppressed patient, have a chronic disease such as respiratory disease, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, neurological disease and/or diabetes.
Influenza flu is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up for the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the world health organization decided are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.
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Whooping Cough Vaccination Programme for Pregnant Women
Whooping cough is highly infectious and can cause potentially fatal health complications in babies and young infant. The whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination can be given from 20 weeks of pregnancy, ideally before 32 weeks, but it can still be given right up to the point of labour, but with reduced effectiveness.
*The flu vaccination can be given at the same time as the whooping cough vaccination*
From the 1st September 2016 shingles vaccine will be offered to:
In addition, patients who were eligible for immunisation in the first three years of the programme but have not been vaccinated against shingles remain eligible until their 80th birthday. These cohorts are:
*All patients who are eligible for the shingles vaccination will be invited by text message to contact the surgery to make an appointment.
think MEASLES - It's not just a kids' problem
Teenagers, young adults and anyone who has missed their MMR vaccination can get measles.
Symptoms such as:
Remember, if it could be measles - you need to be in an area where you cannot pass the infection to vulnerable patients such as the immunocompromised and pregnant women. if you have any of the symptoms, please ring the surgery before attending and you will be signposted to a special seating area.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/vaccinations Helping to protect everyone, at every age.
Named Accountable GP for all Patients
All patients have a named GP who is responsible for patients' overall care at the practice. If you wish to know who this is, please contact the practice. The named accountable GP will take lead responsibility for the coordination of all services required under the contract and ensure they are delivered for their patients where required (based on the clinical judgment of the named accountable GP). Although patients have a named accountable GP, they can see any GP in the practice.
Don't lose the chance to reduce your risk of cervical cancer. You can reduce the risk of cervical cancer by attending cervical screening. Despite this, over 20% of women invited for screening don't attend. Be proactive about your health and go for screening when invited. Smear test overdue? Book yours today.
“Self-care week resources”
Please see the below link for more information: http://www.selfcareforum.org/events/self-care-week-resources/
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription . (Please note due to patient confidentiality if you have lost or forgotten your password (even the prescription password) you will need to come to the surgery to reset your registration details for the online services.) Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function . Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
(Site updated 26/01/2017)