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SURGERY CLOSURE

The surgery will be closed on Tuesday 21st November  from 12.30 pm for staff training

FLU CLINICS

We are now taking bookings for Flu Clinics which will be held on Monday 6th Novemeber - please contact the surgery to book an appointment

SURGERY CLOSURE

The surgery will be closed for Protected Learning on the afternoon of Tuesday 19th September from 12.30 pm

NEW CARERS HUB SUPPORT SERVICE

CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER DETAILS  CARERS HUB

CQC INSPECTION / REPORT

Following our inspection at the end of September 2016, we have now received our report which is available for perusal on the website Home Page. We were pleased to receive a GOOD RATING in all categories.

 PRESCRIPTIONS - Please note that our standard turnaround time is 2 WORKING DAYS.

GP REPORTS - We are often asked to complete Insurance Reports, Holiday Cancellation forms, Passport confirmations etc. This is NOT NHS WORK and in view of the extreme pressure on our core services at the present time, please note that these type of reports will take 15 WORKING DAYS to complete.

 

 

FUTURE PULSE

Rivergreen has successfully met the standards for Future Pulse, a new project which aims to improve access to health services for children and young people  under 25

NHS FAMILY AND FRIENDS TEST 

Please complete, it's easy, just click on the Friend & Family Test option on the right of this page. 

 

ON LINE ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS. - To access any of our on line services, please ask at Reception or telephone the surgery to request an ON LINE REGISTRATION FORM.

In addition to booking appointments and ordering medication  patients will also be able to access their Summary Patient Record, on line, from 31 March 2015. Patients wishing to register for this service must complete an application form available from the surgery and supply photo ID. Additionally, full GP2GP Electronic Transfer of Medical Records will commence at the practice in March 2015.

With effect from 31 March 2016, patients will be able to access coded information in their on line record.

 

 

 

 

 

Patient Participation Group

Our next meeting will take place in Oct / Nov 2017 

ON LINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING

Many of our patients are now taking advantage of this new facility. It not only enables patients to book in advance but also allows them to book "on the day " appointments from 8.00am each day 

There is now a free app for your iphone,ipad or other Apple device to access SystmOnline 
Simply download from the App store

 

Long Term Conditions

Asthma

Asthma

asthmaAsthma is a common condition that causes coughing, wheezing, tightness of the chest and breathlessness. Most people with asthma who take the appropriate treatment can live normal lives, but left untreated, asthma can cause permanent damage to the airways

Symptoms of asthma

The usual symptoms of asthma are

  • coughing
  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • tightness in the chest.

Not everyone will get all of these symptoms. Some people experience them from time to time; a few people may experience these symptoms all the time.

Treatment of asthma

There isn't a cure for asthma. However, treatments are available to help manage your symptoms. Your treatment plan will be individual to you, combining medicines and asthma management in a way that works best for you

Living with asthma

Medicines are only part of your treatment for asthma. You will also need to deal with the things that make it worse. Keep a diary to record anything that triggers your asthma - this can help you to discover a pattern. Using a peak flow meter to monitor your lung function can also help. If you have repeatedly low readings in a certain situation (for example, at the end of a working day, after exercise or after contact with an animal) this may indicate the trigger.


Useful Links

Asthma UK Asthma UK
This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it

Asthma
An excellent resource with useful video, audio, images and references relating to asthma.

NHS Choices - Asthma
Further information about symptoms, treatment, causes and prevention of Asthma.


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.


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