Regular Coffee Mornings - with invited speakers
We will be holding coffee mornings with invited guest speakers from the NHS and outside bodies on a regular basis in 2020. The coffee mornings will be held every 1st Tuesday of each month in South Milford Village. The first coffee morning is on Tuesday 3rd March 2020. If you would like to come along and join us please click on the link Coffee Morning March 2020 for more information about the invited speaker, venue and times.
Novel Coronavirus - Public Health England
A new infection has been detected in Wuhan, China called the Novel Coronavirus. Advice from Public Health England states if you have travellled through mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan or Thailand to the UK in the last 14 days and develop ANY of these symptoms: cough, fever or shortness of breath. Please DO NOT book an appointment with your GP or attend your GP practice. You should immediately stay indoors and avoid contact with other people, contact a healthcare professional for free advice and treatment, by telephoning NHS 111, or if you have symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath after being in contact with someone with a confirmed case of Coronavirus. Please click on the link HERE for the most up-to-date information.
Autumn/Winter Newsletter 2019
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York District Hospital Open Day - September 2019
York Hospital is holding an Open Day in September and welcomes you to find out more about the daily life of your local hospital. It's a free event and there are lots of things to see and learn about. You can learn basic CPR ... meet the Scientists ... take a tour of the mortuary and much, much more! To find out more click here
Dr Anne Mackenzie retires after 33 years
After 33 years working within the NHS, Dr Anne Mackenzie retired on 26th July 2019. She will be missed by patients and staff alike. We wish her well in her retirement.
Spring/Summer 2019 PPG Newsletter
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Medications and Brexit
As Brexit approaches, the Government is working closely with the NHS and suppliers to make sure medicines and medical products continue to be available in all scenarios. NHS England has published a Frequently asked questions document, answering queries about how medications will be affected by Brexit.
New Telephone System - 31st January 2019
The surgery's new telephone system commenced 31st January 2019. We are working hard to try and make this as seamless as possible, but please be aware there may be a few teething problems during the changeover period.
Micklefield Branch Refurbishment - January/February 2019
We are pleased to announce that we will be making substantial improvements to the Micklefield branch. This will give us improved and increased clinical space for use, in light of the housing developments likely to be built in the village.
The works will be done between 9th January and 8th February 2019, during this time we will only have one clinical room available. GP surgeries will continue as normal but we will have very limited nurse/HCA/blood appointments. Additional clinics will be on at South Milford and we ask if any patients who could get to South Milford go there, so that the few appointments can be used by those with mobility issues.
Many thanks for your understanding during this period.
Prescribing Over the Counter medication has changed
Did you know the NHS has been spending around £136 million a year on prescriptions for medicines that can be bought over the counter from pharmacies or supermarkets. After national consultation, NHS England have implemented national guidance and are asking GPs, nurses and pharmacists not to routinely prescribe medicines for a range of minor health concerns. For the majority of patients nothing will change and the GP decision will be on a case by case basis.
Please help the NHS use its resources sensibly. Rather than going to your GP, why not visit your pharmacy first, who can offer help and advice to manage minor health concerns.
Read the NHS leaflet for more information:- NHS Over the Counter leaflet
Spring/Summer 2018 PPG Newsletter
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