UPDATE - 50 -64 YEAR OLDS
Although it has been announced on the news today (20th November) that flu vaccinations will be available to the 50 -64 year olds from 1st December, we do not yet know when the additional flu vaccination supplies be reaching us. Please do not call the surgery to book an appointment at this stage, we will let you know as soon as are we able to deliver the service. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Flu vaccinations are now available. We have made our clinics as safe as possible by operating a one way system and ensuring social distancing within the building. Please ring the surgery to make an appointment.
The following patients are eligible for a flu vaccination:-
Anyone living with a long term medical condition
Anyone who will be 65 or over as at 31.3.21
Live with someone on the NHS shielded patient list
It is anticipated that the vaccination will be offered from December onwards to those patients aged 50 - 64.
Further information can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/
TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 ALL ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. WE HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND AND SUPPORT US IN THIS DECISION.
IF YOU HAVE A NEW PERSISTENT COUGH OR FEVER DO NOT GO TO A GP SURGERY, PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL. CALL 111 IF YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE. IF YOU ATTEND THE SURGERY IT MAY RESULT IN THE CLOSURE OF THE SERVICE WHILST DECONTAMINATION TAKES PLACE OR THE ENFORCED ISOLATION OF A VALUABLE CLINICIAN.
From 1st April 2020 most prescriptions will be sent electronically. Choose your pharmacy now!! Let reception know where you want to collect your prescription.
FACE COVERINGS -We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government's recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings. The Government's guidance on exemptions suggest there is no requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this. Doctors are not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or write letters for patients who feel they are exempt from wearing a face covering. You may print your own EXEMPTION CARDS for use on public transport or when our in public. For more information can be found on the governments site.
LOST PROPERTY - We have a number of jewellery items that have been left in the surgery. If you have lost anything please call reception with a description of the item.
EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION - If you are under 25 you can get free emergency contraception from these Pharmacies. Over 25's should contact the surgery and book an on the day appointment with one of our ANPs.
Pain Management Webinar - manage the pain you experience, be less bothered by negative emotions, cope better with pain related anxiety and low mood or simply learn to feel calmer and more positive. This may be the course for you.
Cervical Screening Text Scam -
We have received reports that some woman are being contacted via text message and advised they are overdue cervical screening, the text also advises to call a mobile number and provide personal information. These are not from any NHS department. Please do not call this number. If you are unsure please contact the surgery on our normal number 01604 670780.
AWARD WINNING GP TEACHING PRACTICE OF THE YEAR 2019!
We are delighted to have won the award for being the GP TEACHING PRACTICE of the year 2019 by Warwick Medical School.
We thank all the patients that have allowed a student to be present for their consultation. Together we can train the next generation of doctors.
Students nominating Woodview Medical Centre said:
- The practice went ‘above and beyond’ with respect to teaching.
- The practice stretched them and allowed them to develop confidence – allowing them to lead consultations but within a highly supportive context.
- Both Dr Ong and Dr Shah were commended for their dedication to delivering teaching through challenging consultation role play and case based discussions.
- Reception and administration staff were commended for their welcome and the interest they took in students, nursing staff supported clinical skill development and the whole team were recognised for providing a warm and supportive environment which enabled students to test themselves and develop academic, clinical and professional skills.
Woodview Medical Centre would like to invite you to join DoctorLink.
We have been looking at how we can improve access to Practice services; DoctorLink is our new online service where you can access advice and appointments on line.
Registration is simple and you can register here: https://app.doctorlink.com/woodviewmedical/register
For all urgent appointments, we ask that you undertake a symptom assessment through DoctorLink. The symptom checker will ask you a number of questions to help to identify your problem. The outcome of your assessment will direct you to the right treatment, whether emergency care, your GP, nurse or self care. If your outcome indicates that an appointment is required, you simply click on the request appointment link. Once the request has been submitted, you will then be contacted by the Practice Team, to arrange an appointment within the identified timeframe (as outlined in the outcome of your symptom checker).
The information you provide will be shared with our clinical team (where appropriate) and will assist in providing robust information of your problem to the required clinical team member prior to your appointment.
You can even download the App:
Request repeat prescriptions via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please allow 3 working days for all repeat medication requests.
Surgery welcomes our new social prescriber TAZ -
Taz Shah is our new social prescribing link worker who helps people with social needs reach their potential, see further information for more details about the services Taz provides.
Rate our surgery...take our test
Please take our friends and family test, your opinion matters. We discuss your comments in our weekly meeting to improve our service.
Thanking you in anticipation of your support with this. The video below helps explain the use of this test accross all NHS agencies.
HSCIC - Information and how it affects you!
You may notice that leaflets from the Health and Social Care Information Centre are being posted to patients in regards to your medical records being shared with other organisations.
Please read both leaflets (below) carefully which will explain in detail what this service is about.
Of course, you have the option to Opt Out of this service. If wish to please download, print and fill in the opt out form and then return it to the surgery.
We will then exempt you from this service and stop your medical record being shared.