Welcome to Croft Medical Centre Website
5th February 2016
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST CARDS - PLEASE LET US HAVE YOUR FEEDBACK: The team at Croft Medical Centre work very hard to provide patients with a friendly, professional and responsive service and we would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to let us have your feedback. The practice has embraced the NHS ‘Friends and Family Test’ and feedback cards have been made available throughout the surgery. Please take a moment to let us know how we are doing. Your comments count and staff appreciate positive feedback and we take seriously any suggestions for improvements. Thank you. http://fft.mysurgeryintranet.co.uk/surveys/2477/take-our-survey
2nd February 2016
Sydenham Together Social Prescribing Project.
Croft Medical Centre and the Sydni Centre are embarking upon an exciting new Social Prescribing project from January.
Social Prescribing provides alternative solutions for improving the health and well-being of communities. Placing greater emphasis on preventative interventions and reduce costly interventions in specialist care. It links patients in primary care and their carers with non-medical sources of support within the community.
Our aspirations are to develop community resilience for Sydenham North and West and address health and social inequalities. At the same time we will expand the local knowledge and range offered by our GP’s to add value for every patient that will access GP services in our local area; an aspiration where all partners (Public Health, the Local Authority and the Voluntary Sector) are working in a cohesive way to support the community and to help improve the health and wellbeing of the residents of Sydenham.
To find out more about the project please ask your GP or Nurse, or alternatively contact Luke Spate, Community Development Worker at the Sydni Centre, telephone 01926 422071.
25th January 2016
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: How could this affect you?
Cervical Cancer Week 24th January to Saturday 30th January 2016
The Weeks focus is on all things to do with cervical cancer including information about symptoms and causes of the disease and ways to prevent it.
What causes cervical cancer? Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). HPV is a very common virus that can be passed on through any type of sexual contact with a man or a woman. There are more than 100 different types of HPV, many of which are harmless. However, some types of HPV can cause abnormal changes to the cells of the cervix, which can eventually lead to cervical cancer.
If you are a female aged 25-60, and your not up-to-date with your smear, then please contact the surgery to book your smear test on: 01926 421153.
21st January 2016
Croft Patient Participation Group: The next meeting is on Thursday 18th February at Croft Medical Centre starting 6.30pm.
14th January 2016
Connect & Create is a new Community Venture to be held
At The Sydni Centre, Cottage Square, Leamington Spa CV31 1PT.
Connect & Create is aimed at people with Learning difficulties but also incorporating those with physical disabilities or mental health issues and the elderly. The Connect & Create Community Venture will be providing activities to suit all abilities on three days/week.
These will include cookery classes, flower arranging, arts & crafts and social activities.
The sessions will be divided into mornings and afternoons with access to the café for lunch.
For further information please contact:
Mobile Number: 07976431571
12th January 2016
Flu & Shingles Clinic at Croft Medical Centre on:
22nd January 2016 9am - 12pm
Please contact the surgery on 01926 421153 to book an appointment.
7th January 2016
Smokefree is a public health campaign initiated and supported by Public Health England, an executive agency of the Department of Health.
Read more at http://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/why-quit#mDWXlVzcROjKh6yS.99
Talk to your GP
Many people don't realise that their GP can help them quit smoking. But your doctor can do a lot, such as enrolling you in a 'stop smoking' clinic and prescribing nicotine replacement therapy such as patches and gum, or stop smoking medication such as Champix.
Find out more about how your GP can help you quit.
Join an NHS Stop Smoking Service
The NHS has stop smoking services staffed by trained stop smoking advisers all over the country in a range of venues at times to suit you. You can join a group where local smokers meet once a week or have one-to-one support if you prefer. You usually go for a few weeks and work towards a quit date.
Find your nearest NHS Stop Smoking Service from the NHS Smokefree website, or call the Smokefree National Helpline to speak to a trained adviser on 0300 123 1044.
Quitting is the best thing you'll ever do, and you're in the right place to do it.
Find out why now is the right time to quit.
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4th January 2016
CAN YOU STAY OFF THE BOOZE FOR 31 DAYS?
Why go Dry?
Dry January Participants often report sleeping better, more ENERGY, losing weight, clearer skin and FINANCIALLY being better off.
Most people who have alcohol-related health problems aren’t alcoholics. They're simply people who have regularly drunk more than the recommended levels for some years.
Regularly drinking more than the recommended daily limits risks damaging your health.
There's no guaranteed safe level of drinking, but if you drink less than the recommended daily limits, the risks of harming your health are low.
And it's certainly not only people who get drunk or binge drink who are at risk. Most people who regularly drink more than the NHS recommends don't see any harmful effects at first.
Alcohol’s hidden harms usually only emerge after a number of years. And by then, serious health problems can have developed.
Social Prescribing Project Success!
Croft Medical Centre, in partnership with the Sydni Centre has successfully won a bid funded by Warwickshire County council to undertake a Social Prescribing project, initially for 12 months. The aim of the project is to offer patients living in the Sydenham area health, fitness or interest groups locally to support them with their health and social needs, complementing the traditional health services found at Croft Medical Centre. The funding that has been won will help to set up the infrastructure to run the project and fund Luke Spate, our community development worker to work with our patients in this. We are very much looking forward to working with the Sydni Centre and seeing the benefits this project has to offer for our patients. Well done!
ABOUT OUR WEBSITE
This surgery website is used to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information.
Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
Both surgeries have excellent car-parking facilities and the buildings are fully accessible to wheelchair users