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ADVANCE NOTICE OF HALF DAY CLOSURE FOR DOCTORS AND NURSES 21 FEBRUARY 2018
Please note that, due to a local training event requiring GP and nurse attendance, there will be no clinicians in surgery the afternoon of Wednesday 21 February. Calls will be diverted to the out of hours service from 12.30pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Patients can still access the surgery for collection of prescriptions.
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
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.
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.
Smoking Cessation Service
We are working with Quit 51 (formerly Surrey Stop Smoking Service) to offer patients smoking cessation advice and support. Clinics are on Tuesday afternoons from January 2018 with appointments until 7pm so if you are committed to stop smoking please do make an appointment.
There are a arrange 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. Self referral services for patients
Please see the latest newsletter. January 2018
(Site updated 21/02/2018)