We are pleased to announce that on 2nd September we have a new GP starting at the practice. Dr Dillon (Female) will be working all day Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
On a sad note, one of our nurses Anne McGowan, has decided its time to hang up her stethoscope and will be retiring at the end of September. We wish her all the best for the future.
Proposed New Building
You may be aware that we are looking at moving to a new purpose built Health Centre in Milnrow along with Village Medical Practice. The practices will remain independent. We have an outdated, overcrowded and not fit for purpose building. We have no further space to expand and are unable to take any further GP’s/staff due to lack of space. This new building will help improve our services for patients. We have worked closely with the chosen contractors to find a suitable site and this is the only viable site as the Mill could not be acquired.
Many thanks Stonefield Street Surgery.
New Build Proposal
Rochdale GPs offer blood test (CRP) 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
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 alternative month. Everybody is welcome. There is no need to book your place, you can just turn up on the day.
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.
Military Veterans Newsletter
VIC's website and Facebook page is regularly updated and there is more information on VIC services and activities.
www.vic.org.uk https://www.facebook.com/VeteransInCommunities . The website is updated regularly with latest news and activities and is well worth a visit.
Military Veterans Newsletter