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Latest News

telephones

The Surgery is having a new telephone system installed on 12th & 13th December.  We do not anticipate any downtime or problems with the install and the new system will go live on Friday 14th December following staff training on the Thursday.  This will give added functionality to the system and improve patient experience.

flu vaccinations

If you are aged over 65 years or will be by 31st March 2019 you are entitled to a free flu and pneumonia vaccination. 

Patients that are aged 18 to 64 years that have chronic condition such as Diabetes, Heart disease, Stroke, Immunosuppressed, COPD, Pregnant ladies and carers are also entitled to a free flu vaccination.

Children aged 2 to 3 years and 10 – 17 are able to have the Nasal flu vaccine, which is available till the end of December 2018.

Please ask at reception for an appointment.

Living Well with Long-Term Conditions Programme

 

FREE NHS programme available to patients and carers (supporting an adult or child) over the age of 18 diagnosed with a long-term condition(s), re-occurring illness or disability and/or carers whose own health is affected by their caring situation registered with a GP in Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale or Littleborough

Course details

 

Day:                     Thursday

Dates:                  8th November to 13th December 2018

Time:                   12.45 pm until 3.15 pm  

Venue:                 St Andrews Church, Entwistle Road, Rochdale

Refreshments:     Available on arrival and during the afternoon break

 

To reserve a place please call

01706 676315 or 07967664441 or email pah-tr.expertpatientprogramme@nhs.net

Leaflets available from the Reception Desk at the Surgery

CHRISTMAS OPENING 

CHRISTMAS EVE 

Monday 24th December                      8.00am – 6.30pm

CHRISTMAS DAY

Tuesday 25th December                      CLOSED

BOXING DAY

Wednesday 26th December                CLOSED

 

Thursday 27TH December                    7.30AM – 6.30PM

Friday 28TH December                         8.00AM – 6.30PM

Saturday 29th December                     CLOSED

Sunday 30th December                        CLOSED

 

NEW YEARS EVE

Monday 31st December                       8.00AM – 6.30PM

NEW YEARS DAY

Tuesday 1ST January 2019                   CLOSED

Normal opening resumes from Wednesday 3rd January 2019 

 

Antibiotic Resistance

News release: Rochdale GPs offer blood test to tell if patients really need antibiotics  This winter a simple blood test is being introduced to GP practices in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale to help decide if patients really need antibiotics to treat their symptoms.

 

It enables healthcare professionals to perform a fingerprick blood test on patients who visit the practice with a respiratory infection such as a chesty cough. Test results are available within minutes and these can help GPs determine whether a patient's infection is caused by bacteria and needs to be treated with antibiotics, or if the infection is caused by a virus which will not respond to antibiotics. The blood test assesses levels of C-reactive Protein (CRP) - a biological indicator of bacterial infection.

 

Prescribing antibiotics when they aren't necessary can lead to antibiotic resistance - a situation when the bugs that cause infections are able to resist the antibiotics used to treat them.

NHS FREE WIFI IN OUR SURGERY

NHS Free Wifi

Patient participation group seeking volunteers

Stonefield Street Surgery's patient participation group (PPG) are looking for more patients to join the group. If you are over the age of 16 and would like to shape the future of the practice's services, why not join us for our next meeting? PPG meetings are held in the practice at 6:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Everybody is welcome. There is no need to book your place, you can just turn up on the day.  

 Patient Association News

 
CQC Rating

Stonefield Street Surgery has recently been inspected by CQC and we are pleased to announce that we have been given the overall rating of 'Outstanding!' Please click the following link to view the full report.

 

 Your named GP

As part of the GMS GP Contract this year, all GP Practices have to notify, each of its registered patients who their Name General Practitioner is. This does not mean that you have to only see the named Doctor- as a group practice; you can see any GP of your choice. For more information please speak to the receptionist.

New mobile friendly website

We now have a completely refreshed and updated mobile friendly website meaning you can now book / cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions and much more from your mobile device. 

Online services update

Did you know we have a wide range of services online? You can book or cancel an appointment up to six weeks in advance, request repeat prescriptions, update your personal details and have access to your medical records. 

 

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