We are aware that a spam email is being sent to members of the public regarding cancer test results. The email looks as though it has been sent from 'NICE' (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). Please be assured this is not genuine and the origin is currently under investigation by NICE. If you receive this email please DO NOT OPEN and DELETE it. Visit www.nice.org.uk for more information.
NHS Care Data Sharing
Please click the link on the right hand side of this page to find out more about the NHS Care Data Programme (item 5 under "Further Information"). If you wish to opt out of the Government's Care Data programme, please click here to download the opt-out form. Complete the form and send it to us at the surgery. Alternatively forms are available at our reception desk. You can also, visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26239532 for information on when this will begin.
Patient Survey 2014
A huge thank you to all of our patients that took the time to complete this survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. The results will be published shortly.
Change4Life Smart Swaps encourages people to cut down sugar and saturated fat from everyday snacks, drinks and meals by making one easy change.
In return for signing up to Smart Swaps, people will receive a pack with a Smart Swapper full of healthier swap and meal ideas, money-off vouchers, fridge magnets, and the option to sign-up for additional email and text support. Visit https://smartswaps.change4life.co.uk/ for more information.
Has launched a new health campaign to encourage everyone to commit to making just one small change to improve their health and wellbeing for 2014 and make an online pledge at: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/newyearpledge
Stop Smoking Service
For people wanting support for stopping smoking you can visit www.stopsmokingglos.nhs.uk to find useful information, motivational tips and techniques, film clips, case studies and information on medication available.
The January Newsletter for the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) is now available on the PPG page of the website. Click the Patient Participation Group (PPG) link under 'Further Information' located on the top right-hand side of this page. Here you can also find other information about our PPG.
New Well Baby Drop-in Child Health Clininc
Open to all, these are being held weekly, commencing on the 9th January 2014 by the Health Visiting Service within the Bishops Cleeve Community Centre (formerly the Youth Centre Room, next to the Library).
Every Thursday 11:00am-12:30pm (no appointment needed- drop-in).
Health Visiting Service, Tewkesbury Community Clinic, tel. no. 0300 421 6166
SMS Text Messaging Service
Our computer system can now send you appointment confirmations and reminders to your mobile phone, as well as information about when certain clinics are running. We believe that this will help significantly in the way we are able to communicate with our patients. If you would like to sign up for this new service, please read <this information leaflet> and then download <this consent form> complete it and send it to us at the surgery. We will confirm the information contained on the form with you before registering you for this service.
Whooping Cough Vaccine
(For pregnant women) we are still able to offer the Whooping Cough Vaccine to women who are between 28 and 38 weeks into their pregnancy. Please contact the surgery for more details.
'The Practice' (Quarterly Newsletter)
Is available at the surgery (or click the link for "Latest News" under the Further Information list to the right and then "Download Newsletter"). You can sign up to receive future newsletters by e-mail. Click the "Sign Up For Email Newsletter" below.