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May Bank Holiday Opening Arrangements
The Practice will be closed on Monday 30th May for The May Bank holiday. If you need to order any of your repeat prescription medicines for this period we recommend that you order in good time. The latest time to submit your request to receive your prescription in time for the May bank holiday will be the 25th May.
24th May 2016
Primary Care Awards 2016.
Croft Medical Centre is delighted to announce that we have won two awards at the first annual South Warwickshire GP Federation Primary Care Awards.
Sister Elizabeth Thomas won the End of Life Care Award for her dedication and her care of patients in the end stages of life, families and carers.
Croft Medical Centre in partnership with the Sydni Centre won the Public Health Award for the Social Prescribing project to support the community and to help improve the health and wellbeing of the residents of Sydenham, to meet the non-clinical needs of patients with long term conditions, social isolation, financial and other social issues, providing health care workers with alternative solutions.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved and all staff for their support and hard work.
20th May 2016
CROFT PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
The next Meeting is on Tuesday 21st June at Croft Medical Centre
starting at 6.30pm
HAVING YOUR SAY IS IMPORTANT!
16th May 2016
Carers Week 2016 will take place from Monday 6th to Sunday 12th June 2016
Many carers are unaware of the support available to them. Croft Medical Centre in partnership with Asda is hosting a “Drop-in Tea and Cakes” session for carers in June. It is an opportunity to meet practice staff and carer support groups and find out what support is available. Guideposts and Warwickshire younger carers will be at the event which takes place on
Monday 6th June at 11am at the:
Croft Medical Centre
More about Carers Week:
Carers Week is a yearly campaign to raise awareness of caring, and recognise both the challenges carers face and realise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. This year the focus is on building Carer Friendly Communities, which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own. For more information please visit: https://www.carersuk.org/
3rd May 2016
Dementia Awareness Week 15th -21st May 2016
To help raise awareness the Alzheimer's Society is hosting Dementia Awareness Week. For more information please visit: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/ or call the help line on: 0300 222 1122.
What is dementia?
Dementia is a common condition. Your risk of developing dementia increases as you get older, and the condition usually occurs in people over the age of 65. Dementia is a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities. This includes problems with: Memory loss, thinking speed, mental agility, language, understanding, judgement. Benefits of early dementia diagnosis: Dementia is one of the health conditions that people are most frightened of. You may find it hard to accept that memory problems are affecting your life. If you're concerned about memory or other problems associated with dementia, it's normal to be reluctant to seek help and face such a diagnosis. However, there are potential benefits to getting medical advice. Being diagnosed early can help you get the right treatments and find the best sources of support, as well as making decisions about the future. A dementia diagnosis can help uncertainty: It may not be clear why you have problems with your memory or why your behaviour has changed. These problems may be because of dementia, or down to other reasons such as poor sleep, low mood, medications or other medical conditions. This uncertainty can be distressing for both you and your family and friends.
If you're worried because you or someone you care for has lost their memory, you can book a memory test with our practice nurse for an initial assessment where you will be asked questions about symptoms, family history and lifestyle. The nurse may arrange a blood test. Memory loss has a wide range of possible causes, depending on the type of memory loss. Please speak with a member of our reception team to arrange an appointment: Croft Medical Centre Telephone 01926 421153.
4th April 2016
Be Prepared For Travel
NHS website: http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx this website will give you travel information and advice on which vaccinations are needed depending on where you are travelling.
Travel Health: A travel health advice service is available with the Practice Nurse. Please arrange an appointment at least 6 weeks in advance of travelling. You will need to complete a travel questionnaire and hand this into the Croft Medical Centre surgery one week in advance of your appointment. This can be obtained from our website: http://www.croftmedical.co.uk/ or at the reception desk. Please note that charges are made for certain immunisations that are not provided by the NHS. A list of these charges can be obtained from our website or at our reception desk please ask a member of our staff. Croft Medical Centre is an authorised Yellow Fever Centre.
1st April 2016
Social Prescribing Project Updates:
Luke Spate, Community Development Worker at the Sydni Centre, will be at Croft Medical Centre from 5th April every Tuesday between 11am-2pm, please feel free to drop in between these times to see Luke or alternately you can book an appointment on 01926 421153.
15th February 2016
From April 2015 all practices are required to provide their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides to them.
The allocated named GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to you. This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do.
You do not need to take any further action. If you wish to be told the name of your named GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.
If you are unhappy with the named doctor allocated to you and have a genuine concern that this doctor will not be best placed to undertake the responsibilities assigned; then you can ask to be reallocated to another doctor.
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.
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