Flu Vaccine Campaign 2016!
Flu vaccine will be available in the practice from the 12th September. For those eligible just ask your doctor or nurse. There will also be evening clinics in September and Saturday Morning drop in clinics in October.
There are also Free Shingles and Pneumonia vaccines for those eligible!
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August Bank Holiday Opening Arrangements
The practice will be closed on Monday 29th August for The August 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 August bank holidays will be 23rd August.
You can order your repeat prescription online with the following link below:
If you require advice about a medical condition or for urgent medical attention Bank holidays and weekends, please ring 111.
25th July 2016
How to get Vitamin D from Sunlight
Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, and we get most of ours from sunlight exposure. Find out how to get enough without risking sun damage at:
We need vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium and phosphorus from our diet. These minerals are important for healthy bones and teeth. A lack of vitamin D – known as vitamin D deficiency – can cause bones to become soft and weak, which can lead to bone deformities. In children, for example, a lack of vitamin D can lead to rickets. The best time to make vitamin D from sunlight is from March to October; especially from 11am to 3pm. We also get some vitamin D from some foods, including oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines, and eggs.
CROFT PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
The next Meeting is on Tuesday 23rd August at Croft Medical Centre
starting at 12.30pm
HAVING YOUR SAY IS IMPORTANT!
4th July 2016
Men ACWY vaccine available at Croft Medical Centre.
Young teenagers and 'fresher' students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis W disease.
The Men ACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia – meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases.
There are two Men ACWY vaccines called Nimenrix and Menveo. They are very similar and both work equally well.
Please contact the surgery on 01926 421153 to book your appointment.
21st June 2016
UPDATE YOUR RECORDS COULD WE CONTACT YOU IN AN EMERGENCY?
It is important that we hold accurate contact details for our patients should we need to get hold of you urgently. We would be grateful if you could ensure we have up-to-date contact details for you.
You can update your records at the surgery or via our website. www.croftmedical.co.uk
Staying Healthy This Summer
How long can I stay in the sun? ; Don’t spend any longer in the sun than you would without sunscreen. In the UK, the sun is at its strongest from March to October, especially from 11am to 3pm. Try to spend time in the shade between these times. You can still burn in cloudy conditions, even if it is not warm. Find out your skin type. Also exposing your child to too much sun may increase their risk of skin cancer later in life. Sunburn can also cause considerable pain and discomfort in the short term.
Preventing dehydration: You should drink plenty of fluids to avoid becoming dehydrated. Most of the time, you can prevent dehydration by drinking water regularly throughout the day. Be guided by your thirst, but be aware that in hot weather, when exercising and during illness, you should drink more.
BBQ food safety:
Always wash your hands after touching raw meat. Use separate utensils (plates, tongs, and containers) for cooked and raw meat. Never put cooked food on a plate or surface that has had raw meat on it. Keep raw meat in a sealed container away from foods that are ready to eat, such as salads and buns. Never wash raw chicken or other poultry before cooking as this increases the risk of campylobacter Bacteria. http://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx.
7th June 2016
New patient registration
Croft Medical Centre is accepting new patients and welcomes new registrations from any patients living in South Leamington Spa.
If patients would rather register in person they can download the new Registration Form and bring the completed form in to the surgery.
Those patients that are taking regular medication will need to see a GP before any medication will be issued.
All adult patients are asked to bring their forms, and confirmation of your current address, ie utility bill or driving licence in person, so that a mini health check can be completed. This includes your blood pressure, height and weight.
You are also required to disclose your smoking and alcohol consumption.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
6th June 2016
Croft Medical Centre
Did you know……………
That we are open early on a Tuesday from 7.00am for pre-booked routine appointments and late on Mondays and Tuesdays again offering pre-booked routine appointments from 6.30pm for those who work or need earlier/later appointments.
Telephone Croft Medical Centre on: 01926 421153 to make your pre-booked routine appointment.
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.
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