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Half Day Closure

The Practice will close for staff training and updates on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  The next closure is THURSDAY 11th AUGUST 2022.  The practice closes at 1.00 pm and re-opens at 8.00 am on Friday 12th August.  For medical advice during this time please ring 111.

BANK HOLIDAY

The Surgery will be closed on Monday 29th August 2022 for the Summer Bank Holiday.  We will re-open on Tuesday 30th August at 8.00 am.  If you need Urgent advice please ring NHS 111.

24 hour automated GP appointment booking

We have just launched a 24 hour automated booking line, for certain appointments.   This has a separate number 01706 335 434.  You will be asked for your date of birth and phone number (please make sure we have up to date number).  This is new for us and there may be some teething problems, it has been trialed by our PPG.  If it is not working right then please let the practice know so we can contact the company to make any amendments.

Proposed New Building

Work has now started on a new purpose built Health Centre in Milnrow, we will be moving to the new premises with Village Medical Practice, but 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  We have an outdated, overcrowded and not fit for purpose building.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.  We are hoping the building will be ready early in 2023.

Many thanks Stonefield Street Surgery.   

New Build Proposal

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

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.  

 Patient Association News

 
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 March 22 Newsletter

 

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