Welcome to Heathcote Medical Centre
We have flu clinics running - evenings and weekends. Over 65s and those with long term medical conditions are advised to call the surgery to make an appointment. Please see the link below for information on eligibility and the vaccine. It is important to achieve herd immunity in the community that as many people as possible vulnerable to flu are vaccinated. Please do not delay.
DATA PROTECTION AND GDPR
please see the practice privacy notice Privacy Notice
A new national data opt-out model, launched in May, replaces the 'type-2' opt-out. The new model provides an online facility for individuals to opt out from the use of their confidential data for purposes other than direct care, i.e. for the purposes of research and health service planning.
Patients who had previously registered a 'type-2' opt-out have had this converted into a national data opt-out. It is important that patients are aware of their right to opt out.
Patients can set their opt-out preferences at https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/ They will need their NHS number and a valid email address or telephone number which is on the GP record or on the Personal Demographics Service database to register their decision to opt out. Patients who are unable to use the online facility can use a phone helpline to manage their choice –
There have been confirmed cases of measles within Surrey and we therefore encourage our patients to ensure their vaccinations are up to date. If you are not immunised or uncertain, please contact us. Children, young adults and women of child bearing age are particularly at risk. Please see the leaflet for information on affected groups and the vaccination. Measles leaflet
Patients can now access test results and vaccination histories online as well as ordering prescriptions and making appointments all from the comfort of home. Patients who also sign up for electronic prescribing can arrange their repeat medication and have it delivered to their chemist without having to phone or come into the surgery at all. Do see our online services page and view this tutorial which shows you how to register with a letter from the practice. https://support.patientaccess.com/videos/register-with-a-letter
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
Patients who would like to become more involved in the Patient Group can follow the links on the website to Patient Group or should ask to speak to the Practice Manager. The group would gladly welcome suggestions for areas in which they can help support patients and would especially welcome new members to inform discussion and action. Please do have a say in your healthcare. It is vital that the practice works hand in hand with its patients.
Please see the latest newsletter. Patient newsletter June 2018
HEALTH CHECKS SERVICE
We are now offering health checks to patients aged between 40 and 74 who are not already being monitored with a serious condition. The check is to assess your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and dementia. If there are any warning signs, then together we can do something about it.
The check should take about 20-30 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, gender, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. There will also be a simple blood test to measure your cholesterol level.
Following the check, you will receive free personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy. For more information please see the website: http://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk/
If you wish to make an appointment with one of our health care assistants please see reception or call the surgery at your convenience.
PRIVATE MINOR SURGERY SERVICE
Only available for non Heathcote registered patients Do you have any warts, skin tags or moles that you would prefer to be without? If so then click on the LINK for more information on how these could easily be removed.
There are a range of services for patients who feel they are anxious or depressed. Patients may wish to view this leaflet which details the range of therapies available WITHOUT GP referral. There are options to suit differing lifestyles and preferences ranging from online to face to face. Please see the PDF below listing the various options available to patients.
(Site updated 13/11/2018)