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Warlingham Green Medical Practice
1 Church Road, Warlingham, CR6 9NW Tel: 01883 625532  Fax: 01883 625677

Chaldon Road Surgery
Chaldon Road, Caterham, CR3 5PG Tel: 01883 345466    Fax: 01883 330942

Part of the SWC Medical Group (Selsdon,Warlingham & Caterham)

 

The BIG Health and Care Conversation ( posted on Jul 30, 2018 )

East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group (Part of the Central Sussex and East Surrey Commissioning Alliance) is launching the BIG Health and Care conversation.

 

Throughout 2018 we will be talking to as many different people as possible about what matters most to them and the challenges we face in health and care. Our conversations may sometimes be difficult - focusing on the issues we are facing in health and care and restricted finances. We will also be discussing areas we want to improve, why we want to improve them and how you can help to ensure people living in East Surrey have the best possible services that we can afford in the years to come.

 

We are holding these conversations to get the views of as many people as possible to help make sure any decisions and changes to how health and care services work are done in the right way. We want these conversations to be honest and upfront, which means engaging in frank and open discussions about the future and how we must work together to make the most of our local health and care services.

 

We have also launched the Big Health and Care online survey that aims to gather ideas and feedback from people who we have not been able to speak with face-to-face. This can be accessed via NHS East Surrey CCG  website. The Big Health and Care Conversation builds on previous feedback we have heard from our patients, carers and public, and will ensure that people’s views and experiences are heard, acted on and help to shape the way health and care is planned and delivered now and in years to come.


The “conversation” will centre on “Big Talking Points”, decided by previous feedback from the public and will provide the focus for local decision making.

Looking at previous feedback and the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Priorities, the Talking Points for East Surrey will be;

 

1)     Finances

2)     Developing a preventative approach to health and care

3)     Improving children’s health and wellbeing

4)     Promoting emotional wellbeing and mental health

5)     Improving older adults’ health and wellbeing

6)     Improving access to services

7)     Sustainable Transformational Partnership (STP)

 

We want as many people as possible to join in the conversation - so don’t be shy, get involved!


The inaugural Big Health and Care conversation will take place on 31st August 2018 1.30pm-4.30pm at Nutfield Lodge, Nutfield Road, Redhill RH1 4ED.


Please come along and talk with clinicians and commissioners about what really matters to you. Everyone is welcome, but we would ask that you book as places are limited. If you are interested please click on the following link to book a place https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-health-and-care-conversation-in-east-surrey-tickets-48267899587 or contact Carol on 07827253111 or email carol.rowley4@nhs.net

Surrey Care Record Programme ( posted on Jul 26, 2018 )

The Surrey Care Record is launching on Wednesday 29 August 2018, and will eventually give selected health and social care professionals shared access to your medical records

 

 

More information is available at:  www.surreyheartlands.uk/surreycarerecord or

http://surreyheartlands.uk/frequently-asked-questions/

 

You can also contact us at:

Email:  enquiries.surreycarerecord@nhs.net

Tel:  0300 200 1018

07527 182861 (text/SMS only)

Blood in your pee campaign 2018 ( posted on Jul 12, 2018 )

 

The government is launching it's Blood in your pee campaign on the 19th July. This campaign will run from the 19th July until the 23rd September

 

What is the main message of the campaign?

Be Clear on Cancer campaigns use everyday language to help people feel more comfortable when discussing symptoms with their GP.

 

The main message for the public is:

If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’, tell your doctor. The adverts also highlight that finding cancer early makes it more treatable. Visible haematuria is the main symptom of bladder cancer and a common symptom of kidney cancer.

 

What was the impact after the last campaign in 2016?

In the quarter following the last campaign, London saw a 14% increase in 2 week wait urology referrals (this includes all urology referrals including suspected prostate, bladder, testicular, renal, penile) compared to the same quarter the previous year.

 

Why focus on bladder and kidney cancer?

Around 8,000 people die from bladder or kidney cancer in England each year. 84% of those diagnosed with kidney cancer and 77% of those diagnosed with bladder cancer at the earliest stage (stage 1) will live for at least five years. At a late stage (stage 4), this drops to 10% and 9% respectively.

 

Who is the campaign aimed at?

The primary target audience for the campaign is men and women over the age of 50 from lower socio-economic groups.

Children's shop brought cough syrup alert ( posted on Jun 21, 2018 )

Please click here for the full alert

National Data Opt Out ( posted on Jun 13, 2018 )

The national data opt out prorammed was introduced on the 25th May 2018.  This provides a facility under which individuals can opt-out of the use of their data for research and planning purposes,ensuring it is only used for direct care.

 

If you wish to opt-out you will need to visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters to set your preference. More information can be found at https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out-programme.

The practice is unable to set your preference. 

Prescription Charges ( posted on Mar 29, 2018 )

 

Prescription charges will be increasing from £8.60 to £8.80 per item/appliance from the 1st April 2018.

If you receive a prescription every month for 3 or more items you may wish to look into a PPC. The cost of a Prepayment Prescription Certificate (PPC) remains unchanged at:

3 months for  £29.10

12 months for £104.00

How to Access Help ( posted on Jan 8, 2018 )

NHS services are there for you when you need them. But many people are using urgent care services with health concerns that could be treated by a GP or pharmacist. This makes these services very busy and means you and others may have to wait longer to be treated.


The NHS is doing everything it can to prepare for the extra pressures and demands over the busy winter months.

 

You can #HelpMyNHS to give the best care by making sure you and your loved ones get the right care, at the right time, in the right place. This website helps you do this by highlighting where you can get medical treatment that is right for you. It includes details on the alternative services to A&E and GPs, along with tips on using of GP appointments properly, taking steps to help prevent getting ill and self-manage minor illnesses, as well as other services, such as pharmacists.

 

It is tailored to include listings on specific services available to you across Sussex and East Surrey. 

 

Out of hours care

For medical help for non-life threatening conditions when your GP surgery is closed, call NHS 111 or visit your local community pharmacy. Alternatively, attend our walk in service:

 

See a GP at Caterham Dene Hospital, Church Rd, Caterham, CR3 5RA


Minor Injuries Unit at Caterham Dene Hospital, Church Rd, Caterham, CR3 5RA

  • 9am-8pm, 365 days a year

What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist ( posted on Oct 17, 2017 )

This leaflet has been developed by NHS England in association with the BMA in order to let you know what you should expect when you are referred to a specialist by your GP.

Car Parking at Warlingham Green ( posted on Apr 13, 2017 )

Please note that the car park at Warlingham Green is now available to staff only. There are two disabled parking spaces available near the Church Road entrance. Please refrain from parking in these spaces unless you are disabled to minimise inconvenience to others. Parking is available in Church Road or there is a small shopping car park at Warlingham Green.

 

Please can patients be considerate of our neighbours when parking in the road

Choosing Wisely ( posted on Oct 28, 2016 )

You may have seen recently in the news that the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges created an advice list to advise patients & professionals alike about the appropriateness of certain medical procedures. The list can be found by clicking here.

One You campaign encourages East Surrey residents to take action ( posted on Mar 23, 2016 )

March sees the launch of ‘One You; a new public health campaign supporting adults in choosing to lead healthier lifestyles and reduce their risk of developing long-term conditions in the future.


Without knowing it, by the time we reach our 40’s and 50’s, we have dramatically increased the chances of becoming ill later in life – be it through smoking, drinking too much alcohol, following a bad diet or being a bit of a couch potato.  

“Modern life makes it very easy for us to make unhealthy choices” explains Dr Elango Vijaykumar, a local GP and chair of East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group. “Tempting treats are available in easy reach, bigger portions for everything we eat, as well as technology that allows us to shop, stay in touch and be entertained without ever having to leave the sofa. Sometimes it feels as though life is ganging up on us. But now is the time to fight back.”

‘One You’ has been created to support people to make simple changes towards a longer and happier life. ‘One You’ will provide tools, motivational support and encouragement every step of the way, to help people improve their health right away. A range of Apps can be downloaded to support you along the journey. 

Making changes to your lifestyle isn’t easy and takes willpower, however committing to make small changes can bring huge benefits in the future. 

Keep an eye out for ‘One You’ campaign material appearing on posters, websites and social media over the next few weeks. You can also take a free health quiz to see how you score, complete the ‘how are you quiz’. 

 

More information about One You can be found here.


 

Use A&E responsibly ( posted on Apr 30, 2015 )

East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group is urging local patients to think before visiting their A&E department.

 

Residents are being reminded that they can use the innovative NHS web app, Health Help Now, to find the best place for treatment and advice over the bank holiday.

 

Dr Elango Vijaykumar, Chair of East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group, said alternative health services were available locally and the free, easy to use web app could help people to know whether to go to A&E or not.

 

“If your GP surgery is closed, A&E isn’t the only option as you can use the Health Help Now web app, call the 24/7 free NHS number 111 or visit the NHS Choices website to find the right service.”


The Health Help Now web app is available at www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net and can be saved to any smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer for easy use.

 

It lists a range of services including GP practices, minor injury units, dentists, optometrists and pharmacists, and shows whether they are open or closed and their location. It also includes support phone numbers for mental health concerns and contains information on common health conditions and web links to reliable resources.

 

In just a few clicks, users of the app can check their symptoms, are guided to local services for treatment, and given real-time opening information. People can use GPS coordinates for their current location or a different location to find the most convenient service.

 

More information about the Health Help Now app is available here.

 

 

 


Check out our Online Services ( posted on Jan 6, 2015 )

Did you know, you can Book Appointments and request Repeat Prescriptions online?

 

Did you know, there is a new Health Help Website for the local area which will help you to choose what is the best services for your ailment?

 

Did you know, there are other great online apps available to help you?

 

Check out our Online Services page for more information....

Norovirus ( posted on Mar 14, 2014 )

Norovirus, sometimes known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, is the most common stomach bug in the UK, affecting people of all ages. It is highly contagious and is transmitted by contact with contaminated surfaces, an infected person, or consumption of contaminated food or water. The symptoms of norovirus are very distinctive – people often report a sudden onset of nausea followed by projectile vomiting and watery diarrhoea.

 

Good hand hygiene is important to stop the spread of the virus.

 

People are advised to:

 

• Wash their hands thoroughly using soap and water and drying them after using the toilet, before preparing food and eating

• Not rely on alcohol gels as these do not kill the virus

 

An infection with norovirus is self-limiting and most people will make a full recovery in 1-2 days. It is important to keep hydrated – especially children and the elderly.

 

Do not visit either A&E or GPs with symptoms as this may spread the virus.

 

Further information and advice is available from NHS 111, including an online symptom checker at nhs.uk.


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