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Publication of GP Earnings - 2014/15

All GP Practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

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Electronic Prescribing

We now offer 'Electronic Prescribing'

We can now send your repeat medication prescription directly to your 'nominated' pharmacy via electronic transfer. You don't have to come and collect it and it's quicker and much more reliable than sending paper. A more convenient way to get your prescription.

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Shingles Vaccination

From 1st September 2015, the shingles vaccine will be offered routinely to people aged 70 and 78. You become eligible for the vaccine on the first day of September 2015 after you've turned 70 or 78

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Sunburn

Prevention is better than cure! Children are particularly susceptible to sunburn and great care should be taken to avoid over-exposure to the harmful effects of the sun.

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Cold Sores

Cold sores or fever blisters are the common names for herpes simplex. Cold sores are viral infection of the skin.

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Colds

Even in the 21st Century there is no magic cure for colds. Antibiotics do not work on viruses. There are hundreds of cold viruses, that is why we can catch a cold frequently.

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Constipation

This is a common problem as we get older, since we do not eat so much, nor do we take as much exercise.

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HSCIC and NHS England care.data Service

How information about you helps us to provide better care

 
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.  This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information. This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

 

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Patient Experience Survey Report 2014/15

We now have the results of the IPQ (Improving Practice Questionnaire) Report by CPEP for 2014/15.  

We are pleased to announce that we have achieved a high result of 84% for the Practice.

 

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Osteoporosis and diet

Bone is a complicated structure consisting of minerals, vitamins and protein. The main mineral is calcium. There is over 1Kg of calcium present in the body, but 99% of this is found in the bones.

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Healthy heart

It is well recognised and accepted that there are many 'risk factors' for heart disease, many of which are lifestyle risk factors.

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Healthy eating

Healthy Eating is all about getting the balance right. That is, the balance between all the different nutrients that exist in food and drinks.

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Healthy bowels

Today, cancer of the bowel is responsible for thousands of premature deaths a year. The role of diet in maintaining healthy bowels is indisputable and every year, it appears that more and more is understood about the development of disease in the lower end of the gut.

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Weight loss

The risks of being overweight are many, ranging from painful feet and knees to coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. The vast majority of people who are overweight would like to weigh less, but we know that instead of the incidence of overweight and obesity decreasing, it is in fact increasing.

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