Latest News

Self Check-in System

We are pleased to inform our patients that the practice now has a self check-in system installed in reception.  This means that on attending for an appointment, you do not have to inform reception that you have arrived.  Simply use the self check-in system and you will be called in for your appointment.  

 

Flu Clinics

Book your flu vaccinations appointments for 2019 now. Contact the surgery on 0161 740 9864.

If you were unable to attend the weekend flu clinics, you can now telephone the surgery and book into one of our week day flu clinics.

To find out if you are eligible to receive a flu vaccine this year, please click on the following link. Am i eligible for a flu vaccine?

Myths about Flu and the Flu Jab
"Ive had the flu jab and it actually gave me flu"

The flu jab does not give you the flu. Some people can experience side effects that feel a bit like flu but these go away after a day or two. The part of the flu virus in the jab given to adults in the UK is inactivated and so cannot cause the flu. The jab does take around 2 weeks to become fully effective, so you could catch flu until your immunity has built up. It is best to have the flu vaccine at the start of the flu season in the Autumn, but its still worth getting vaccinated any time before the end of the flu season.

"Flu is just a bad cold, isnt it?"

No! Its much more than that! Headaches, a high temperature and a sore throat may make it feel like a cold, but your also likely to have muscle aches, feel shivery and be too weak to even get out of bed. Flu can also develop into more serious illness - such as Pneumonia or Bronchitis, and some people have to be admitted to hospital with flu complications.

"You only get a bad bout of flu if you're old or unwell"

While its true people in poor health are more at risk, anyone can develop severe flu symptoms. Some people (such as the elderly or pregnant women) are at increased risk of flu complications, even if they are in good health.
 

Pneumococcal Vaccine

The Pneumococcal vaccine is also available for patients at risk or over 65 years old. This can be given at the same time as your flu vaccine.

Nasal Spray Vaccine

Children aged under 18 years old and in an at risk group will be eligible to receive a Nasal Spray Vaccine. The surgery will be holding drop in clinics after school on select dates throughout October. Please speak to a receptionist to find your nearest date. To find out if your child is eligible to receive the vaccine please click the following link. Is my Child Eligible for a Nasal Spray Vaccine?

Children who are aged 2 and 3 years old on 31st August 2017 will be vaccinated at the surgery

Children who are in Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 of School will be vaccinated in School. Please inform all parents to speak to the school to find out when they will be immunised.
The school vaccines will be beginning in October and running until the end of November. Parents will be sent a vaccination consent form by the school in September – If parent does not return the consent form to the school their child will not be immunised.

Flu Vaccination Booklet

 

 

CQC - Good Practice

We were inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in September 2017.

We are pleased to announce we were rated Good in all areas and outstanding in effectiveness.

The full details of this can be seen on the link below:

To read the : https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-2796779462re

 

Patient Access

What is Patient Access?

With Patient Access, you can now access your local GP services at home, work or on the move - Wherever you can connect to the internet. Whats more, because Patient Access is a 24 hour online service you can do this in your own time, day or night.

  • Book an appointment
  • Order repeat prescriptions
  • Change your address details
  • View your medical record 

On 30th May 18 Patient Access was updated. With the new update a patient can:

  • Sign in using their email address (or user ID)
  • Quickly recover and reset forgotten sign in details
  • Allow a proxy user (parents, carers and other users) to access all or part of their account and act on their behalf (not yet enabled)
  • Filter sections of their medical record by date
  • Add or change their nominated pharmacy
  • View past appointments, as well as upcoming appointments
  • Manage their profile (contact and address details, password, available services) using the new view profile section 

 

Important Patient Notice

From April 2017 the practice is extending its hours on Wednesdays.

Old Practice timings were 8:00am-2:00pm. The practice will now be open for full day 8:00am-6:30pm. Also for other days the surgery will continue to be open till 6:30pm instead of 6:00pm. Please check the website home page for updated timings. The extended hours will continue to be on Mondays.

 

Surgery time

Monday:                8:00am-06:30pm
Tuesday:               8:00am-6:30pm
Wednesday:         8:00am-6:30pm
Thursday:             8:00am-6:30pm
Friday:                  8:00am-6:30pm

Female GP Practitioner Dr. Latif will be available every week on Wednesdays. Please contact the surgery for availability of appointments.

 

Measles Outbreak

Did you know there is an ongoing outbreak of measles in Europe? Are you travelling to Europe? Has your child had 2 MMR vaccines? If they haven't they may be at risk, phone and book and appointment.

National Breast Screening Programme Incident

Following an investigation started in January 2018, Public Health England and NHS England identified that in some instances women were not being invited for their final breast screen between their 68th and 71st birthday.  Data have been analysed back to 2009 and an estimated 206,000 women on a GP register in England , now aged 70 - 79 years, will receive a letter. Those aged up to 72 will be sent a catch up screening invitation. Women aged 72 and above will be offered the opportunity for a screen. Routine breast screening will be unaffected and most women in these age groups will still have received their final screen.

If you are concerned, you can call the National Helpline on

 0800 169 2692

 

Hot Weather Advice

Stay out of the heat:

  • keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm
  • if you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat
  • and light scarf
  • avoid extreme physical exertion
  • wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes

Cool yourself down:

  • have plenty of cold drinks, and avoid excess alcohol, caffeine and hot drinks
  • eat cold foods, particularly salads and fruit with a high water content
  • take a cool shower, bath or body wash
  • sprinkle water over the skin or clothing, or keep a damp cloth on the back of your neck

Keep your environment cool:

  • keeping your living space cool is especially important for infants, the elderly or those
  • with chronic health conditions or who can’t look after themselves
  • place a thermometer in your main living room and bedroom to keep a check on the
  • temperature
  • keep windows that are exposed to the sun closed during the day, and open windows
  • at night when the temperature has dropped
  • close curtains that receive morning or afternoon sun, however, care should be taken
  • with metal blinds and dark curtains, as these can absorb heat – consider replacing or
  • putting reflective material in-between them and the window space
  • turn off non-essential lights and electrical equipment – they generate heat
  • keep indoor plants and bowls of water in the house as evaporation helps cool the air
  • if possible, move into a cooler room, especially for sleeping
  • electric fans may provide some relief, if temperatures are below 35°C2

 

Changes to Surgery timings

From April 2017, the surgery will now be open for full days on Wednesdays and the timings have been extended by 30 mins each day.

Please see Patient information section on the website for full details of surgery times and consultation times.

Female GP will be available Alternate Wedensday, please contact the surgery for availability of appointments

Download Our Latest Newsletter

Newsletter-April 2017 Issue

Newsletter-January 2017 Issue

 

 

Change of Contact Details

Please download our document below if you have any change of details.
Change of Contact Details Document

Welcome to The Jolly Medical Centre