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.
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.
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“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.
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.
(Site updated 07/03/2017)