YOU AND YOUR GP
GP Practice are improving how they care for you. Please click on the link below for further information.
Useful information can be found on common seasonal ailments by clicking on the following links.
Bites and stings
Other common ailments
Please also see under Minor Illnesses for information on other common health problems
Please find below a link to a 2:18 minute 'You Tube' video about the option of joining a Dementia Research project
Please also click on the links below for other useful information
Sexual Health Services
Lifestyle and Diet
Useful information leaflets are available below for patients who wish to find out more about cervical smears. T
Cervical screening general information leaflet
Cervical screening information leaflet for lesbians and bisexuals
Easy guide about cervical screening
Cervical screening-colposcopy leaflet
The NHS Constitution was published on 21 January 2009. It was one of a number of recommendations in Lord Darzi’s report ‘High Quality Care for All’ which was published on the 60th anniversary of the NHS and set out a ten-year plan to provide the highest quality of care and service for patients in England
Aiming to personalise healthcare and provide information that will ‘allow patients to make meaningful choices about when and where to receive their treatment.’
NHS Summary Care Record
Please click on the link above to find out more about this new initiative to help to improve the safety and quality of emergency care by enabling access to essential patient related information
Been Off Work
Tips on evaluating the reliability of online medical information
- Use sites from reputable organisations you have heard of.
- Double check the information by looking for other sources.
- Check there are contact details for any organisation or people responsible for the information not just an email address.
- Look at the advertising - does it seem to unduly influence the site content?
- All articles should quote references that you can look up.
- Watch out for claims about the superiority of any particular treatment over another
- Is this information supplied with a date to make sure it has not been superseded by other research.
- Check the sites confidentiality policy.
- Beware of sites claiming to be the definitive source.
- Beware of sites that criticise others.
We are continuing to actively promote the 'Choose Better' campaign
to emphasise that Accident & Emergency (A&E) is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Please visit http://www.choosebetter.org.uk/ for further information
NHS 111 service
The NHS 111 service is available to all our patients. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones-just dial 111. This service :
· Replaces the old out of hours phone number. You should dial 111 if you need medical advice when the surgery is closed
· Replaces NHS Direct. You should dial 111 if you need health information or advice
· Helps you access the correct local urgent health care service if you need urgent care, at any time
You can call NHS 111 when you need medical help fast but it is not a 999 emergency. When you call NHS 111, a trained advisesr will ask you questions to find out what is wrong, give you medical advice and direct you to someone who can help you, like an out of hours doctor or a community nurse.
NHS 111 uses Type Talk for people who are hard of hearing and has interpreters available for callers who do not speak English
You can call NHS 111 from anywhere in England