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We have been chosen as a GP Practice to extract patient data - how does this effect you as a patient. Please click here for more information.
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Please note that we now offer 'same day' appointments for the following day at 8pm the previous day.
An online Patient Survey is open to users of our GP practice, please click on the link.
Our Patient Survey results can be found here
Please note Stanford Medical Centre and Islingword Road Surgery will be closed on the following bank holidays:Monday, 27th August 2018 - Summer Bank Holiday
There will be no Doctors/Nurses or Reception staff available during this time.In case of an emergency please call 0845 145 0121 up to 6.30pm – after 6.30pm please call 111
Please note Stanford Medical Centre and Islingword Road Surgery will be closed from 1pm on Wednesday, 18th July 2018 for Staff training. There will be no Doctors/Nurses or Reception staff available during this time.The surgery will re-open at 8am, Thursday 19th July 2018.In case of an emergency please call 0845 145 0121 up to 6.30pm - after 6.30pm please call 111
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Please note, we will soon be obliged by NHS Digital, to send anonymised data regarding the number of eMED3 fit notes issued to the Department for Work & Pension (DWP).If you would like to opt out of this data collection please contact the surgery.
For up to date information regarding the new schedules of Meningitis AWCY for school year 13:http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx
For up to date information regarding MEN B for babies:http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/meningitis-B-vaccine.aspx
For up to date information regarding Shingles and who is eligible:http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/shingles-vaccination.aspx
New course for students dealing with anxiety, at the university. Click here for more information.
We would like to inform you that a new camera controlled car park management system is being introduced at 175 Preston Road car park and will be effective from 1st December 2014
Please see the attached pdf here.
If you need to appeal your parking fine we can provide you with evidence that you were here at the surgery which you can attach to their online form which is available here or you can send this with your appeal in the post.
Please note there are bike racks near the entrance for you to use, if you can come by bike.
We are now offering pre-booked appointments between 8.00 - 2.00pm every weekend and 6.30 - 8.00pm weeknights. If these appointment times are more convenient, please let our reception team know and they can arrange for you to be seen by a doctor during these times.
If you need to cancel one of these appointments at short notice, or when we are closed, please call 07702335868 and leave a message.
This has been made possible through the EPiC project, now underway which is dedicated to improve access to primary healthcare services in Brighton and Hove. For more information regarding this project and how it may affect you, please visit http://epic-pmchallengefund.uk/
This practice will be offering our patients the facility to view parts of their GP medical record online from 1st April 2016.Patients will be able to view this information by logging onto an online account. This will be the same online account which some patients already use to book appointments and order repeat medication.If you are not yet registered to use our online services, Patient Access, please come into the practice with photo ID and an account will be created for you.The practice would like to know what patients think about online services, please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)?EPS is an NHS funded service in England. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the healthcare professional you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.What does this mean for you?If you currently collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be more time for your repeatprescriptions to be prepared before you arrive.For more information about EPS visit www.cfh.nhs.uk/eps, or ask your pharmacy or talk to us.
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Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that can be easily resolved without a doctor's appointment.
It is estimated that every year, 50 million visits to the GP are made for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema, and athlete's foot. By visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble.
Keeping a well stocked medicine cabinet at home can help you treat many minor ailments. Colds, coughs, indigestion and many other minor complaints can all be treated with medicines that are available over the counter.
Your pharmacist can advise on what you might find useful to keep in your medicine cabinet. Always follow the instructions on the medicine label and consult your doctor if the illness continues or becomes more severe.
Pharmacists offer professional free health advice at any time - you don't need an appointment. From coughs and colds to aches and pains, they can give you expert help on everyday illnesses. They can answer questions about prescribed and over-the-counter medicines. Your local Pharmacist can also advise on healthy eating.
Pharmacists can also advise on health eating, obesity and giving up smoking. Some pharmacists have private areas where you can talk in confidence. They may suggest you visit your GP for more serious symptoms. It is possible to purchase many medicines from the chemist without a prescription. Watch this short video on how you can get the most out of your local pharmacy
NHS Walk-In Centres offer convenient access to a range of NHS services for patients based in England only. You can receive treatment for many ailments including:
NHS Walk In Centres treat around 3m patients a year and have proved to be a successful complementary service to traditional GP and A&E services. Some centres offer access to doctors as well as nurses. However, they are not designed for treating long-term conditions or immediately life-threatening problems.
Major A&E departments assess and treat patients who have serious injuries or illnesses. Generally, you should visit A&E or call 999 for emergencies, such as:
If you're injured or seriously ill, you should go, or be taken, to A&E. If an ambulance is needed you can call 999, the emergency phone number in the UK. You can also dial 112, which is the equivalent for the European Union.
Major A&E departments offer access 365 days a year and usually open 24 hours a day. Be aware that not all hospitals have an A&E department.
Acute diarrhoea is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection and affects almost everyone from time to time. A common cause in both children and adults is gastroenteritis, an infection of the bowel.
Bouts of diarrhoea in adults may also be brought on by anxiety or drinking too much coffee or alcohol. Diarrhoea may also be a side effect of a medication
NHS Symptoms, causes, treatment and information
Macmillan Cancer Support Diarrhoea as a result of cancer treatments
To save them on your computer, right-click on any of the links below and then click 'Save Target As..." . Click on any of the links below to play the audio files:
Burns - Explains the immediate treatment for burns and scalds.
Fits - How to deal with fits (convulsions/seizures) in adults and young children.
Wounds - Immediate actions for wounds, bleeding, and bleeding associated with fractures.
Unconscious patient who is breathing - How to deal with an unrousable patient who IS breathing (includes recovery position)
CPR for adults - Adults who have collapsed, unrousable and NOT breathing.
CPR for babies - Babies who are unrousable and NOT breathing.
Collapsed patient in detail - Explains the complete scenario including checks for breathing, circulation, etc.
These files have been prepared by Sussex Ambulance Service and comply with European Resuscitation Council Guidelines.
British Red Cross - First Aid Tips Simple, straightforward and easy to understand first aid tips
St Johns Ambulance St John Ambulance believes that everyone should learn at least the basic first aid techniques.
These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
A cold is a mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways. It can cause nasal stuffiness, a runny nose, sneezing, a sore throat and a cough. Usually it's a self-limiting infection – this means it gets better by itself without the need for treatment.
On average, adults have two to five colds each year and school-age children can have up to eight colds a year. Adults who come into contact with children tend to get more colds. This is because children usually carry more of the virus, for longer.
In the UK, you’re more likely to get a cold during the winter months although the reasons why aren’t fully understood at present.
For most people, a cold will get better on its own within a week of the symptoms starting without any specific treatment. However, there are treatments that can help to ease your symptoms and make you feel more comfortable. These are available from your pharmacy, which means that you can treat yourself, rather than needing to see your GP.
There is no cure for colds. Antibiotics, which treat infections caused by bacteria, don't work on cold viruses.
There are a number of self-help measures that may help to ease the symptoms of a cold.
You should try to make sure you get enough rest if you have a cold. It’s not usually necessary to stay off work or school.
Colds & Flu A factsheet on the causes, symptoms, treatment & prevention of colds & the flu
NHS - is it the common cold or the flu? Colds and flu can share some of the same symptoms (sneezing, coughing, sore throat) but are caused by different viruses, and flu can be much more serious. Find out
Factsheet - Common ColdInformation about the diagnosis, treatment and symptoms of the common cold