The Care quality commission is carrying out a routine inspection of Fairfield surgery on 23rd April 2018, if you would like to provide feedback on the service we provide. You can do so, by completing a comments form in the surgery or on online at www.cqc.org.uk/public/sharing-your-experience or by telephoning 03000 616 161.
The practice will be closed on March the 15th from 12.30pm for staff training.
For urgent care please can the out of hours 111 service. Please note that practice will be closed over Easter on Good Friday and Bank holiday Monday ( 30th march and the 2nd April 2018) Please ensure that when you order your repeat medication you allow at least three working days for the request to be processed.
If you would like to know more about what support is available in our area, please follow this link https://www.escis.org.uk/. It has information about local events, support groups for families, older people, people with learning disabilities, and where to get help about legal matters.
Millions pounds are wasted each year in unused medication, our surgery is working with the CCG and PPG to encourage patients to only order what they need and to check their medication before they leave the surgery. Please watch the medicine management teams video for more information on what you can do to help.
Please help us by ensuring you provide plenty of notice when requesting repeat medication and don’t leave it to the last minute to request your repeat medication online or via paper request system. I would also remind you that are unable to take medication request over the telephone.
Pregnant ladies can now self-refer to book to meet your midwife
Pregnant ladies can now self-refer to book to meet your midwife to plan your care , go our website, www.esht.nhs.uk/our-services/maternity/referral. Fill in your details and click “submit”, your community midwife will be in contact with you to book your first appointment.
Protect your child, it is national childhood immunisations awareness week
Make sure your child is protected, if your child has missed their immunisations and you think they are unprotected. Speak to our practice nurse Sister Angela and she will be able to advise you how to ensure your child has all the vaccines they need to keep them fit and healthy.
We are currently unable to provide travel vaccination advice and vaccinations at the surgery, please contact local specialist clinics for advice and help.
New health and social care connect service available to patients.
Some people need practical support to lead an active life and do the everyday things that most of us take for granted. Adult Social Care may provide help or put you in touch with organisations for people, and their carers, who find it difficult to manage daily tasks in the home. If you think you could benefit from the help and support they provide you can contact them directly on telephone number 0345 60 80 191.
Important info for patients travelling abroad and needing travel health advice or vaccinations
If you are travelling abroad and need travel health advice or vaccinations, you will need to visit the practice 8 to 10 weeks before you travel, don’t leave it to late as we might not be able to provide you with the vaccinations you need. Read more.
Our Patient Participation Group Needs Your Help!
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Free NHS Health Checks
Free NHS health checks are being offered to people aged between 40 and 74 once every five years. This check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. Please telephone the surgery to make an appointment.