Monthly Archives: November 2018

Can you help us test the new NHS App?

Pathfields Medical Group is helping the NHS to test the new NHS App and we need your help. We are one of the first practices in the country to test the NHS App and we’d like you to try it and tell us what you think.

The NHS App provides a simple and secure way to access a range of healthcare services on your smartphone or tablet. Once registered, you will be able to book and manage appointments at our practice, order your repeat prescriptions, securely view your GP medical record, and much more.

Your feedback is very important. It will help the NHS to improve the app before we launch it to patients across the country.

If you already use our Online Services you can continue to use it. You can also test the NHS App.

To test the NHS App you must be over 16 years of age, registered with our practice, and have an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.

For more information and to register to take part, visit nhs.uk/nhsapp

Thank you,

Practice Management Team

 

Guide published to support people affected by stroke

The Stoke Association has updated their My Stroke Guide, which gives people free access to trusted information about stroke and risk factors, alongside advice on prevention. Around 80,000 people a year are admitted to hospital with a stroke, and there are more than one million stroke survivors in England. As well as personal stories from stroke survivors, the guide includes case studies from healthcare professionals who have used the guide, and explains how it can support staff working with people affected by stroke. It also includes information on locally commissioned support services.

Closed for Training

Pathfields Medical Group will be closed across all sites on Wednesday 28th November from 1pm for staff training.

 An on-call service will be provided by phoning the out of hours number 01752 581947

 Normal hours will resume 8am Thursday 29th November.

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Day Time
Thu 20th Dec Normal hours
Fri 21st Dec Normal hours
Sat 22nd Dec CLOSED
Sun 23rd Dec CLOSED
Mon 24th Dec Normal hours
Tues 25th Dec CLOSED
Wed 26th Dec CLOSED
Thu 27th Dec Normal hours
Fri 28th Dec Normal hours
Sat 29th Dec CLOSED
Sun 30th Dec CLOSED
Mon 31st Dec Normal hours
Tue 1st Jan CLOSED
Wed 2nd Jan Normal hours

Out of hours

Please call NHS 111 for all medical advice or 999 for emergencies.

Prescriptions

Please note the last day to order prescriptions for issue before Christmas is Monday 10th December.

Stay well this winter

People are being urged to keep an extra special eye on themselves and the people they care for over the winter period so minor illnesses don’t become more serious.

Those who are older or have long term conditions may be particularly vulnerable to winter bugs which could become serious and require hospital treatment. Getting help earlier may prevent this from happening.

To make sure winter bugs don’t become more serious:

  • Have your flu jab
  • If you start to feel ill, get help from your pharmacy straight away.
  • Keep your home warm, at least 18 degrees
  • Make sure you take any medicines as directed
  • Get any repeat prescriptions filled in advance as many surgeries and pharmacies close over Christmas
  • Keep a supply of cold and flu remedies in the house so you don’t need to go out if the weather is bad
  • If you are prescribed antibiotics finish the course
  • Don’t go to A&E or call 999 unless it’s an emergency. If you are in any doubt, NHS 111 can help you get the right treatment

Further Information