FREE NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening for men aged 65+ (08/06/2017)
In April 2012 a new NHS AAA Screening and Surveillance Service for gentlemen aged 65 and over was launched in Coventry and Warwickshire. Should you wish to read more about this AAA Screening Service may I suggest that you refer to the National AAA Website at https://www.gov.uk/topic/population-screening-programmes/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
where there is more information in order that you are able to make an informed decision as to whether you wish to refer into this programme. Currently, this particular NHS screening programme is not available for ladies, as the prevalence of AAA’s is five times higher in the male population.
Should you wish to register for a scan then can I ask you to either ring 01788 663428, or email AAAScreeningProgramme@uhcw.nhs.uk quoting your 10-digit NHS number.
Please feel free to share this information with your friends too!
NHS HEALTH CHECKS (23/05/2017)
NHS Health check is to prevent patients from Diabetes, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, Stroke and Dementia.
If you are age between 40 - 74 and not had a NHS health check in last 5 years please book an appointment with one of the practice nurse.
Dispensary phone lines
Please note that the dispensary phone lines are only open between 10am - 12pm and 2:30pm - 4:30pm.
The Future of Doctors' Practices in South Warwickshire (27/03/2017)
The South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group of the NHS (CCG) is conducting a survey of patients and the general public on their experiences of using GP practices and their preferences for the future. The survey is straightforward and anonymous, and no personal comments will be passed on that enable individuals to be identified. The information will help the CCG better understand our needs for the future.
Ideally, you should complete the survey online. It is open from March 24 to May 1st. You can find it at <http://bit.ly/2meDnsy>. No submissions will be accepted after May 1st.
Not everyone is online. So paper copies of the survey are available from myself, John Stringer. I shall also be visiting the surgeries during surgery hours to invite patients to take part.
This is an opportunity to express opinions and influence future thinking about the GP surgery provision in our neighbourhood. Please take it.
Chair of the Harbury and Bishops Itchington Patient Participation Group
Bank Holidays 2017 (updated on 27/03/2017)
the surgery will be closed on the following dates:
Early May bank holiday
Spring bank holiday
Summer bank holiday
CQC Report (19.01.2017)
The surgery had an inspection on 23rd June 2016 from Care Quality Commission (CQC) and awarded GOOD rating. To read full report please visit http://www.harburysurgery.org.uk/info_form.aspx?p=16
Extra bookable appointment for winter months (19/01/2017)
SMS Reminders (10/11/2016)
Please note that patients will not receive SMS notifications for appointment booking or cancellation. You will only receive a SMS reminder to remind you about your appointment. Practice had no choice but to stop the appointment booking notification because of funding cut by the NHS England. We have been restricted to the SMS reminder we send.
Managing Dementia on Tuesday 22/11/2016 from 7:30pm - 9:00pm at Tom Hauley Room Behind all Saints Church Harbury, Church Street, CV33 9EY
Our Patient Participation Group has organised a meeting which is open to anyone managing dementia, or with a general interest. The meeting aims to comfort, inform and support. It offers an opportunity to become a Dementia Friends Champion. Speaker Tony Britton, Dementia Friends Champion, will give us a talk on Managing Dementia.
Flu Clinics 2015/16 starting from 13/09/2015 (23/08/2016)
We are holding our first flu clinic on 13 September 2015. Eligible patients can book an appointment now by dialing 01926 612232.
The criteria for Patients who are eligible for a free flu vaccination include those who are:
- Aged 65 and over
- Children and Adults suffering from a chronic condition (e.g. COPD, Heart Disease, diabetes, Stroke / TIA etc.)
- Reduced Immunity through condition or treatment
- People in Care or Nursing homes
- Children aged 2, 3 & 4 years that are not in a clinical risk group.
The Shingles and Pneumococcal vaccination are also available for those patients who are eligible. These can be administered at any time during the year or you may wish to have them at the same time as your flu vaccination.
We encourage all eligible patients to come to the surgery and have a flu vaccination. Please call the Surgery 01926 612232 to book an appointment or alternatively book an appointment online at www.harburysurgery.org.uk
13A Electrical Socket Insert (23/08/2016)
You will notice that we at the practice have removed all the electrical socket inserts. An alert was sent by the NHS England and we were adviced that all 13A electrical socket insert should not be used in health and social care premises, nor supplied for use in home and residence. We were adviced to withdraw and dispose any socket currently in use.
Problem / background
It is a requirement of the IET Wiring Regulations - BS7671:2008 (2015), that socket outlets have shutters and preferably be of a type complying with BS1363. Electrical sockets that are manufactured to BS1363 (13A wall socket-outlets, multi way adaptors and flexible extensions) must have an interlocking shutter mechanism to stop the insertion of foreign material into the socket tubes. The BS1363 standard also sets a distance which a plug pin has to be inserted before coming in contact with live parts. Socket covers are not constructed to any electrical or other safety standard. The pins on the socket covers may be larger than the socket tubes which can cause damage to the socket and defeat the safety design of BS 1363. In certain circumstances the insertion of socket covers, or their breakage whilst in use, can allow foreign objects to be inserted directly onto live parts within the socket, thus presenting a high risk of electric shock.
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Accessible Information Standard (15/07/2016)
Sign Language Leaflet
WHO guidance to prevent the spread of Zika virus during the Rio 2016 Olympicand Paralympic Games (15/07/2016)
WHO guidance to prevent the spread of Zika virus during the Rio 2016 Olympicand Paralympic Games.pdf
New Staffs at the Surgery (March 2016)
The surgery would like to welcome new practice nurse, Laina Lee, at the Harbury Surgery. Laina Lee replace Lyn Hill who has recently left.
We also have 3 new Receptionists starting with the Surgery during February / March. Julie Colledge, Lisa Beck and Katiuska Peixoto replace two members of staff who have recently left.
Surgery Car Park Closure
Surgery car park will be closed for all the visitors and patients on the 3rd and 4th of March. We may ask our patients, visitors and staff to park on the road outside legally and safely untill all the necessary work is carried out. Thank you for your co-operation.
Healthwatch Enter and View Report
Practice had a visit on 5th of November from Healthwatch Warwickshire. Visit was for around 3 hours which allowed Authorised Representatives the time to collect the views of patients, carers and relatives of patients and to observe the nature and quality of the service.
Following the visit the Authorised Representatives produced a report about their visit, including highlighting good practice and any recommendations which can improve the experience of your patients.
To read full report please click Healthwatch report
Patient Survey Results January 2016
To read latest patient survey results in details please click on http://www.harburysurgery.org.uk/website/M84044/files/Patient_Survey_Results_Jan_2016.pdf Results are from the survey which was carried out Between July and November 2015.
Bank Holidays 2016
the surgery will be closed on the following dates:
1 January Friday New Year Day
25 March Friday Good Friday
28 March Monday Easter Monday
2 May Monday Early May Bank Holiday
30 May Monday Spring Bank Holiday
A new vaccine to prevent meningitis is being offered to babies as part of the routine NHS childhood vaccination programme.
The Men B vaccine is recommended for babies aged 2 months, followed by a second dose at 4 months, and a booster at 12 months.
The Men B vaccine will protect your baby against infection by meningococcal group B bacteria, which are responsible for more than 90% of meningococcal infections in young children.
Meningococcal infections can be very serious, causing meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning), which can lead to severe brain damage, amputations and, in some cases, death.
Meningitis and septicaemia caused by meningococcal group B bacteria can affect people of any age, but is most common in babies and young children.
The new programme makes England the first country in the world to offer a national, routine and publicly funded Men B vaccination programme.
Young teenagers, sixth formers and 'fresher' students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis W disease.
The Men ACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia – meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases.
There are two Men ACWY vaccines called Nimenrix and Menveo. They are very similar and both work equally well.
To read more about Men ACWY please click link
Flu Clinics 2015/16 starting from 15/09/2015
We are holding our first flu clinic on 15 September 2015. Eligible patients can book an appointment now by dialing 01926 612232. For more details please click here.
PPG Meeting on 29/09/2015
Next PPG meeting is arranged for 29/09/2015 at 12:30pm. Please arrive at 12:20pm to start meeting prompt at 12:30. Lunch will be provided
Patient Survey 2013-14 Results
Thank-you to everyone who complete our survey. We will use the results to give us a full idea of how our services are currently used and give us more information which may help us to improve or change some of our surgery practices - click here to read the survey.