Welcome to Croft Medical Centre Website
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 Annual General Meeting is on Thursday 22nd June at Croft Medical Centre
starting at 6.30pm
HAVING YOUR SAY IS IMPORTANT!
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.
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.
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