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Covid and Flu Booster Clinics 2022

We are currently planning our Covid & Flu Autumn Booster clinics.  We will be inviting eligible patients to these clinics from 22 September onwards.  We will be co-administering both Covid & Flu vaccinations at the same appointment, so you only have to make one visit to the Practice.  Please wait to be invited as our Patient Co-ord Team are currently unable to book appointments for these clinics.  Thank you.

 

Urine Samples on Friday afternoons

We are unable to accept any urine samples after 16:00 on Fridays

 

Patient Notice  - Please do not come to the surgery if you have any symptoms of Covid

Covid-19
If you experience a 
new continuous cough or high temperature of 37.8 degrees or higher, please stay at home and SELF ISOLATE without any testing for COVID-19 regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases.  If you feel you cannot manage at home, please use the NHS 111 website (people should only call NHS 111 if they cannot get online).  The NHS has put in place these measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.  Anyone who meets the above criteria is advised not to go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital but should stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. More Information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that comes into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and is encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

 

ACTIVE AGEING SUPPORT   https://www.sirona-cic.org.uk/services/active-ageing-service/

 

CARERS    Carers Charter NBT  Carers Charter UHBW    Patchway Carers Group Meetings

If you are a carer or has a carer, please complete the following form if you have not already done it and return it to the surgery: Carers Regisration Form

 

CARE QUALITY COMMISSION REPORT   

We were inspected by CQC in December 2019 and received an overall rating of good.  If you wish to view the report click on CQC Inspection Report

 

DIABETES AUDIT   

We are taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment with the NDA.  The type of information, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.  Taking part in the NDA shows that we are committed to improving care for people with Diabetes.  If you do not want your information to be used, please inform the receptionist, your GP or nurse.  This will not affect your care.

 

FIRST CONTACT SCHEME

First Contact helps people who are over 60 years old access a range of information to live independently at home and be more mobile.  For more information, click here.

 

GDPR  To view our GDPR Patient Privacy Notes, please click here

 

MENTAL HEALTH

Did you know we have a Mental Health Practitioner here at the surgery?  If you are suffering from conditions such as stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression or any other mental health condition, or you are unsure whether you have a mental health condition and would like to discuss this, please feel free to make an appointment with Kathryn Williams (Mental Health Practitioner).

 MIND YOU

Mind you is South Gloucestershire's mental health and emotional wellbeing hub for young people and is there to help you look after your mental health.  Visit www.mindyou.org.uk to find more out about mental health problems and where you can go in South Gloucestershire if you are struggling.  

 

NATIONAL DATA OPT-OUT SERVICE CHANGES

If patients want to opt-out of their information being used for research and planning they need to use the online service: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/   or patients can call the NHS Digital Contact Centre on: 0300 303 5678 

 

NHS APP  It's Free and it lets you book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access a range of other healthcare services.  www.nhs.uk/nhsapp

 

PARENTS AND CARERS OF THE YOUNG  

Dr Perks' Poorly Poppets Click  here  or    Paediatric Handi App - Click here 

These free apps for smartphone and tablets offers expert support to medical professionals as well as parents/carers in looking after children with most common childhood illnesses.

 

PATIENT ANNUAL SURVEY 2019

An Annual Patient Survey had been conducted over the period of 6th June to 14th June 2019 with 352 questionnaires being completed, over 2% of the patient list size.  Members of the Patient Participation Group had helped to assist with the survey which was one of the major tasks for the PPG.  Patients were given a questionnaire to complete to collect data.  The survey was advertised through posters in the Practice's waiting room and through leaflets in consulting rooms, the pharmacy and members of the PPG approached patients in the waiting room.   The practice would like to thank the patients who took part in the survey.  If you wish to view the report click here

 

“SELF-CARE WEEK RESOURCES”  Please see the below link for more information: http://www.selfcareforum.org/events/self-care-week-resources/

 

SHINGLES VACCINATION     Please click here to see if you are eligible:

 

Waiting times for Referrals to Secondary Care  https://www.myplannedcare.nhs.uk/swest/

 

YOUNG CARERS     https://youtu.be/MouyojX_1lc

 

VITAMIN D    Vitamin D Patient Information    

 

Useful link and information for green/blue activities in South Gloucestershire: Green Prescribing

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