Welcome to Glebe Road Surgery
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
STAY WELL THIS WINTER 2017/18
The surgery is supporting the national 2017/18 Stay Well This Winter campaign.
The Stay Well This Winter campaign is a joint initiative from NHS England and Public Health England, to help people with long-term health conditions, children under 5 and those over 65 prepare for winter and ward off common winter illnesses. Winter can be challenging for the health of these people, increasing the risk of blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes for those with a long-term health condition or who are over 65, whilst young children can readily pick up and spread illnesses amongst their wider circle - including family members of all ages.
There are a number of things you can do to prepare against the cold weather:
- At the first sign of a cough or a cold, get immediate advice from your pharmacist before it gets more serious.
- Speak to your pharmacist about medicines you should have in stock over winter.
- Pick up prescription medications before the Christmas holidays start as many GPs and pharmacies will close over the holidays.
- It is important to keep warm in winter, so heat your home to at least 18C (65F), if you can. You might prefer your living room to be slightly warmer.
- Make sure you get your flu jab (speak to your pharmacy or GP practice)
- If you need help over the holiday period when your GP practice or pharmacy is closed, call NHS 111 or visit nhs.uk
These tips can help you and your family prepare for winter, stay well and get well quickly.
For further health information visit https://www.nhs.uk/staywell/
For information, support with benefits and heating, visit Richmond Council’s website: http://www.richmond.gov.uk/winterhealth
2017 Shingles Vaccination 1 September 2017 to 31 March 2018
A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease is available on the NHS to certain people in their 70s.
The shingles vaccine is given as a single injection into the upper arm. Unlike the flu jab, you'll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year.
The shingles vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. If you are unlucky enough to go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.
Ask the nurse or doctor for more information, or, seethis poster to see whether you are eligible for the NHS vaccination Shingles Eligibility 2017
2017 Flu Vaccination Campaign
Please go to the "Our Services" section on the website to see further information on this year's schedule of clinics: http://www.gleberoadsurgery.co.uk/page1.aspx?p=1&t=3
Patient Online Access
If you wish to, you can now use the internet to book appointments with a GP, request repeat prescriptions for any medications you take regularly and look at your medical record online. You can also still use the telephone or call in to the surgery for any of these services as well. It’s your choice.
Being able to see your record online might help you to manage your medical conditions. It also means that you can even access it from anywhere in the world should you require medical treatment on holiday. If you decide not to join, or wish to withdraw, this is your choice and practice staff will continue to treat you in the same way as before. This decision will not affect the quality of your care.
You will be given login details, so you will need to think of a password which is unique to you. This will ensure that only you are able to access your record – unless you choose to share your details with a family member or carer.
If you would like to apply to use the online access options please print out a copy of the application form (below) and bring it along to the reception team. Please read through the form carefully and remember to also bring with you the required proof of identification.
Health Help Now
If you need to find any information on health services which are available locally, please look at: Health Help Now
Please go to our 'opening times' page to check dates of practice closures which are necessary in order to accommodate staff training and development programmes.
Individual GP Level Data
Please click on the link for more information: http://content.digital.nhs.uk/article/7754/Privacy-Notice---individual-GP-level-data