Saturday Morning Clinics
As part of our ongoing commitment to improve access for our patients, we will be holding additional surgeries on a Saturday morning through the winter months. These are booked1-2 days in advance by our GPs and have been introduced to help reduce the often inappropriate demand made on local A&E services at the weekend.
These clinics will run from the 1st January to 31st March.
National Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
The week 25th-31st January 2015 is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week and Jos Trust is running a campaign to promote the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.
Cervical cancer is unique among cancers in that it is largely preventable, yet it still affects around 3,000 women each year. Screening can allow for almost all cervical cancers to be detected and treated before they have chance to develop. But cervical screening does not have the take-up that it should and in the past ten years there has been a long, slow decline in the screening coverage. This has led to an increase in the detection rates of more advanced cervical cancers.
We really appreciate your donations for the books in the waiting room and always look forward to receiving books you no longer want. Every three months, the money donated
goes to a chosen charity.
EBOLA in West Africa
"If you have returned from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone or cared for someone with Ebola in the past 21 days and you have a fever or feel unwell, without touching anyone,
tell a member of staff or call 111."
For more information vist www.gov.uk/phe or www.nhs.uk/ebola
You can Login to this service via the Appointments or Prescriptions tab (located at the top of this page) and then select either "Appointments Online" or "Prescriptions Online". By clicking on "SystemOnline" it will ask you for your username and password (given to you by reception after registering for this service). You will then be asked to change your password. This service allows you to request your medication and also book or cancel appointments.
Named GP for patients over 75 years
GP practices are required to provide all their patients aged 75 and over with the name of a GP who will have overall responsibility for their care. This is their Named GP.
We have always had a system where all our registered patients (of any age) have a Named GP and this is the name which appears at the bottom of your prescriptions. This may be the GP you registered with when you first joined the surgery. It may be the GP you usually see.
Although your named GP will have overall responsibility for your care, please be reassured that you can continue to see ANY of our doctors and nurses and indeed we cannot guarantee you will be able to see your named GP whenever you want to.
However, your named GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support that Stoke Road Surgery provides to you.
If you would like to know who your named GP is, you can ask at reception, ask who your "usual" GP is recorded as, look at the bottom of your prescriptions or ask any member of staff you are seeing.
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.
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.
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 and then download 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.
'The Practice' (Newsletter)
Is available at the surgery (or click the link for the "Latest News" under the Further Information list to the right of this page and then "Download Newsletter"). You can sign up to receive future newsletters by e-mail. Click the "Sign Up For Email Newsletter" below.