11.11.2020

The Hereforshire and Worcestershire Local Medical Commitee have no issused to advice on those sheilding due to testing positive for COVID-19 in the majority of cases you do not need to obtain a sick/fit note from your GP if you find you need longer than 14days to recover from the illness 

18.08.2020

Due to covid-19 pandemic, a variety of services within the NHS have been put on hold but with the easing of lockdown restrictions, we can now announce that the breast cancer screening service is now set to resume 

 

13.08.2020

Social Prescribing is a service provided at your GP surgery by Worcestershire Association of Carers. This service is to help people with life’s challenges. Social Prescribers give time, compassion, and a safe space to find out what really matters to you. 

18.05.2020

BEWARE OF SCAMMERS

 

There is heightened coverage around the recent Coronavirus outbreak around the world, which is now severely impacting on the UK and the NHS. 

 

Unfortunately, fraudsters are targeting these circumstances to take advantage of public fear and concern

 

We have been made aware that our patients are receiving phone calls, texts and letters from fraudsters. They will try and obtain your personal details and in particular your NHS number.

 

Scammers are sophisticated, opportunistic and will try many ways to get the information they want. They often target the vulnerable.

 

If you are suspicious, do not give any details over the phone, hang up and then ring your GP Practice to confirm.

04.05.2020
Recently west midlands GP practices have been altered to counterfeit calls, texts, and letters with regards to COVID-19 being sent to patients if you suspect something untoward or not expecting any correspondence please contact the practice directly or contact Action Fraud to make an official alert. 
 
23.03.2020
COVID-19 The advice in your region:
England | Scotland | Wales | Northern Ireland | Ireland
Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
  • shopping for basic necessities, for example, food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example, a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • traveling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimizing time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 meters apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
  • staying at home if you're at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus
  • staying at home if you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus
Symptoms and what to do
Do not leave your home if you have either:
  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy, or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.​
09.03.2020
Call NHS 111 if you’ve been in mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, or Thailand and have a cough, high temperature, or shortness of breath within 2 weeks of returning. Or if you have a cough, high temperature, or shortness of breath after being in contact with someone with a confirmed case of coronavirus. 
01.03.2020
As part of new initiatives to be implemented within the practice we are now offering one single appointment to provide an annual review to patients with multiple chronic conditions, for example, patients with Coronary Heart Disease and Diabetes will be seen once annually rather than attending the surgery several times to review each condition. 
All annual review invitations will now be sent out in line with the month of your birth, in some cases, this may appear you are either called early or possible later than expected please bear with us whilst this new initiative is rolled out 
Did You Know?
If you suspect you may have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) you don't have to see your GP you can simply hand in a Urine sample at the reception it will then be tested by a practice nurse and referred to a GP is a prescription is required - You must call after 4:30 pm for your result 
  • Unfortunately, we can no longer supply sample pots but these can be purchased from any local pharmacy or you can use any sealed sterile container from home
  • Please note we can not accept samples over the counter after 12:00 pm all samples including those requested by a GP must be handed in before this time. Thank you
Blood Clinics
  • We are now able to offer both early morning appointments 7:30 am and evening appointments starting at 6:30 pm for blood please ask at reception for more details 

LATEST NEWS 

Last chance....
Book in by March 1st to stay covered this flu season
 
Why do I need my flu jab?
Influenza viruses are constantly changing. The flu
vaccine is reviewed each year and updated as needed, to keep up with changing viruses and help protect you against any new strains. You are entitled to a free flu vaccine in surgery if you are:
  1. 65 years old or over
  2. Pregnant
  3. Have long term medical conditions, such as asthma or diabetes
 
Are the main carer for an at risk individual, whose welfare may be at risk?
 
For further information on eligibility : https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/  

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