Chest Infections: The Facts
Did you know, most chest infections are in fact viral bronchitis and do not respond to antibiotics. They last about three weeks and are a seasonal hazard but in most well adults, symptom relief from a pharmacy is all you need. Click here for our TWP Chest Infection fact sheet
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Download our latest newsletter here: TWP News Jan/Feb18
FLU VACCINATIONS...booking via reception
There is a heightened risk of flu this year and we want to ensure that as many of our patients as possible have the vaccination. If you are eligible for an NHS Flu vaccination (over 65, a carer, pregnant or have a long term condition) and have not yet had your jab, please call reception (01420 84676). We are at the end of the vaccination season - so there are no on-line appointments. Thank you
'A31' Community Wellbeing hub
Thanks to an EHDC grant Chawton Park Surgery (CPS) is hosting a ‘drop in’ information hub for local people, every other Thursday from 10am – 2pm.
Complementing the ‘Help Yourself to Health’ stand in our Reception, a range of different organisations (from Citizen's Advice to Cardiac Rehab, Princess Royal Trust for Carers to the Fire Service, attend each time, offering a chance to chat informally with representatives over a cup of tea or coffee.
The 2018 season starts on Thursday 11 January with HealthWatch, Hampshire Hospitals' Dementia team, Alton Community Care and Princess Royal Trust for Carers. For the rest of the Spring programme click here: A31 Community Wellbeing Hub Programme Spring 2018
If you are having trouble with sleep – make 2018 the year to try and sort it out!
We all have trouble ‘nodding off’ from time to time, but if you feel your sleep pattern (or lack of it) is affecting your life, our Good Sleep Guide’ might be just what you need. You can download it here [Good Sleep Guide] or ask for a copy at Reception.
Top tips include – getting into a routine during the evening, avoiding TV, phones, and electronic devices before bed and not dozing on the sofa during the evening.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED : Vokes Lunch Club needs you!
Providing daily lunches in a friendly social atmosphere for over-60s living in Alton, Vokes Lunch Club (opposite the Catholic Church in Normandy Street) members enjoy a home-cooked meal and the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. It is badly in need of volunteers (only a few hours a week) to greet and welcome members, to help those who need a little assistance, to join in kitchen activities and to serve the tasty meals. .If you can help at all, please phone Allison on 01420 84235
Shingles vaccination eligibility change
From 1 April 2017 NHS England announced that patients are eligible for a vaccination against the shingles virus from their 70th birthday, not the September after their 70th birthday, as previously. Patients already over 70 become eligible for the catch-up programme from the date of their 78th birthday. Patients in both these groups remain eligible until their 80th birthday.
Connect to Support Hampshire: health, including mental health and dementia, learning and physical disabilities and older people's health information and advice for all
Connect to Support Hampshire is a source of information and advice, as well as a directory of services available for adults in Hampshire.
This website can be used to assist in sign-posting patients to services, key resources and websites that can help with many areas of life including:
- Coping in later life
- Mental Health
- Health and Well-being (including Well-being Centres)
- Learning and physical disabilities
The Wilson Practice is on Facebook: Find our link under the News tab to follow us and be first with the latest news
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Have you considered eConsult? See it now on the home page
eConsult has been developed by NHS doctors and has been in use in many practices in London since 2014. You can complete an on-line eConsult questionnaire about a specific problem, or raise a general query with our GPs anytime of the day or night. You are guaranteed a response by the end of the working day after we receive the eConsult. We hope the system might save some patients a visit to the surgery, freeing up time for those who need it.
Please give us feedback
We welcome patient feedback on the care and treatment we provide, and suggestions for changes or improvements you would like the practice to consider.
You can complete a very simple paper survey in the surgery, or you can do it on-line by clicking 'Would you recommend?' (below) or at www.leavemyfeedback.com/4674. You can also leave feedback on the NHS Choices website (www.nhs.uk). Your views are important to us. Thank you for taking the time to respond.
Over 40? Would you like an NHS Healthcheck?
Click here for more information or contact reception for an appointment.
On-line access to your medical records is helpful and secure
Why might you want to see your medical records? You can check results of blood tests, refer back to recent consultations, check your medications or immunisation dates and refresh your memory before attending an outpatient appointment, for example; and of course, you can ensure we have your latest contact details. Click here for an application form. You will need to come to the surgery in person with the completed form plus photo ID and proof of address to register for this service.
YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS, YOUR RIGHTS and OUR RESPONSIBILITIES
How we manage and use your medical information is vitally important. We are governed by strict regulations. You have a right to see the information we hold on you and can request that information is not shared with other healthcare providers without your consent. You can read about this here: Medical information management - fair processing
The Wilson Practice is a DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY PRACTICE
See DEMENTIA tab (below) for more information
Meningitis B vaccination: fact sheet available
see Our services tab above and then select Immunisations
- Help us to help you : a brief insight into how the practice works and how patients can work with us to enable the practice to provide the best and most efficient care for everyone
SUMMARY CARE RECORD - emergency care information under your control
This is, as the name suggests, a subset of a patient's clinical record, contaning details about medications, allergies and reactions, that can be made available, with an individual's consent, to clinicians outside of the general practice setting. This could be useful if you are seeing a doctor in a hospital or need emergency or out of hours care. If you want to know more, there is a letter from NHS England and an opt-out form here: Letter; Opt out form
OUT OF HOURS CONTACT NUMBER: 111
When the surgery is closed and you require urgent medical assistance which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, call 1-1-1. Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles. If you have a life threatening medical emergency please dial 999. The Out-of-Hours number is available on our answerphone message when the surgery is closed,
Are your contact details up-to-date?
If you think the phone number we have on your medical record may be out of date, please update your record using the 'Change of Personal Details' facility from the 'Further Information' list below. For the time being it is not possible to book a nurse clinic or blood test via this system, because these appointments . Unfortunately, the software settings mean that there is a nurse appointment option, even though none are available. Our supplier is working on this.
TEXT REMINDERS FOR APPOINTMENTS
If we have a mobile telephone number for you in our records, you will automatically receive a text confirmation of any appointment you make with The Wilson Practice. If you prefer not to receive these, please let us know. And of course, if you find these useful and you change your mobile phone number, let us know that too.
If you are a CARER, for a family member or someone else, please let Reception know
There are a number of services, including a FREE FLU JAB, available to carers to help them look after their own health. Please take a look at the Carers section below.