Guidance on How to Deal with a Cough
Please see below a link to help deal with a cough. Also, some guidance from the Royal College of GP's. More details are also on our patient information page. Patients are being asked to adopt a new three-step 'mantra' to help relieve pressures on GP services this winter. The Royal College of GPs' '3 before GP' refers to three questions patients should ask themselves before booking an appointment with their GP: Can I? 1. self-care 2. use NHS Choices or similar reputable websites/resources 3. seek advice/treatment via a pharmacist https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cough/
Patient Group AGM 24th January 2018
WPS Patient Participation Group would like to invite all surgery patients (and their carers) to our AGM on 24th Jan 2018 from 11.00am – 12.30pm in the conference room at the surgery. This has been moved from the 17th. We will be electing the 2018 committee, reviewing the year and discussing ideas and issues to help improve the patient and staff experience. Everyone is welcome – the more the merrier!
If you have been diagnosed with asthma, diabetes or COPD, you should have a review with one of our nurses annually. If you have not had a review in the last 12 months, then please contact the surgery to arrange. In general, we recommend that the review is carried out no earlier than 10 months after you last review, unless you have any concerns you wish to discuss. If unsure, then please ask at reception. Thank you
Flu vaccinations now available
Book your appointment for your FREE flu vaccination TODAY . If you are 65 or over OR are in a clinical risk group (e.g. have heart disease, COPD, diabetes or have had a stroke) you are eligible for a free vaccination here at the surgery. We have purchased vaccines for all eligible patients. If you are not sure if you are eligible for a free flu vaccination see NHS Choices.
Friends and Family Test(FFT) Result for December
In December, 35 patients gave feedback on our service, with 31 happy to recommend us to their family or friends. That's 89%. Feedback felt access to appointments had improved, though we will continue to look at how we can make this easier, particularly online access. Thank you for your support
Our appointment times are:
Monday: 8.40am – 12.00pm and 4.00pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday to Thursday: 8.40am – 12.00pm and 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Friday: 7.15am - 12 pm and 4 pm-6pm
We often offer appointments outside of these times, in particular for our phlebotomist and nurses, for blood tests and other treatment. Please ask for details