Welcome to Croft Medical Centre Website
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 Leamington Spa and surrounding villages.
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.
3rd June 2016
Dementia carers Retreat
Can you find a little time to care for yourself and meet new friends?
Warwickshire Age UK Welcome carers to join other dementia carers along with the coordinator Mary Haire for tea or coffee and a chat at Queens way Court Coffee Shop and Activities Room.
They will use the initial retreat time on Saturday 11th June so as you can get to know one another.
When: 2nd Saturday of each month
Where: Queens way Court Coffee Shop and Activities Room
For Carers only: Sharing time with others like you who care for a relative or friend with dementia.
For Further information, please contact:
Mary Haire or Chris Bratchie _ 01926 458116
Or leave a message on 01926 458100
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/
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