Join us for a strawberry tea
If you, or your loved one, are over 50 and have stayed in hospital in the last year, come and share your experience - from getting there to getting home. Join Age UK Horsham District for a free strawberry tea and an afternoon of friendly, lively discussion:
1.45 – 4.30pm on Tuesday 11 July 2017 Parkside (County Hall North), Chartway, Horsham, RH12 1XH
1.45 – 4.30pm on Thursday 13 July 2017 Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning, BN44 3XZ
For more information or to book your FREE place call now or email email@example.com. If you need help getting to an event, let us know when you get in touch and we will try to help. If you can’t come along and would like to share your experience complete our survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5RVJZZS or contact the booking line by phone (01403 260560) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get a paper copy.
NEW APPOINTMENT SYSTEM 10TH JULY 2017
Please look at our new system coming in soon. We hope this will help improve access to those patients who are not urgent, but need to be seen promptly by a doctor.
NHS 'cover up mate' campaign
In the past 10 years, skin cancer rates in the UK have increased by 59% in men and 36% in women. Many local areas across the South have higher rates of malignant melanoma than the national average.
Top sun safe tips:
-Use at least factor 15 sunscreen in the sun and use plenty of it.
-Apply sunscreen to all exposed skin – don’t forget your neck and ears and your head if you have thinning or no hair.
-Wear sunglasses and a hat.
-Take particular care if have fair skin, moles or freckles, red or fair hair, or light-coloured eyes
Further advice on sun safety can be found here.
Cervical Screening awareness week
12th-18th June 2017 is Cervical Screening Awareness Week, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of cervical screening for women of all ages and its role in preventing cancer, to encourage women to go for their screening test when invited or to contact their GP to ensure they are up-to-date with their screening. Did you Know:
- - 1 in 4 women do not attend their smear test.
- - People with Learning Disabilities are 45% less likely to be screened compared to those without learning disabilities.
- - Every day eight women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and three die from the disease.
- - Cervical screening saves 5,000 lives a year in the UK
National Diabetes Audit
Steyning Health Centre is taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. The project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA). The NDA checks whether people with diabetes are getting good care by collecting infomation from GP practices and hospitals. The use of this information is controlled by law and strict rules of confidentiality. Taking part can help improve understanding of the quality of care for people with diabetes, however, you can choose not to take part.
For further information about how your information is used please read this NDA patient information leaflet.
Steyning Health Centre has a new Facebook Page. Please like / follow our page to keep up with our latest news and health campaigns.
Mental Health Awareness
During Mental Health Week, the staff at Steyning Health Centre raised £60.00 towards research to help those effected by mental illness.
There are many useful resources on the Mental Health Foundation website but we have placed a few links to particular patient leaflets you might find helpful here:
How to look after your mental health using exercise
How to overcome fear and anxiety
How to look after your mental health
How to look after your mental health using mindfulness
How to sleep better
How to look after your mental health in later life
Is your child protected? New campaign reminds parents of the importance of childhood vaccinations
The week 24th to the 30th April was World Immunisation Awareness Week, during which the NHS was reminding parents and carers of the importance of vaccinating their child against a host of serious diseases.
The vaccination jabs which children receive in their early years – between birth and when they first go to school – are very important in helping them build protection against infections such as meningitis, diphtheria, polio, measles and mumps. These diseases are in circulation and an infection can cause serious complications, particularly for a child. But it is not only the child who is protected, vaccination programmes protect the whole population by making it harder for a disease to spread to others.
It is particularly important that children are fully up-to-date with all their jabs before they start school for the first time, which is when they come into contact with more potential sources of infection.The vast majority of parents do ensure their child has been fully protected, but there are many children who are missing doses and are therefore at risk.
More information is available on the NHS Choices website, and if in any doubt that your child is missing important vaccinations you should speak to your GP. Play your part and help spread the message to family and friends and help to ensure children are fully protected.
Our cqc report
Following a recent inspection, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have rated our services and healthcare provision as 'good'. Click on the image below to see the full report.
Online Access to Medical Records
If you are signed up to our online patient services module SystmOnline, as well as having access to booking appointments, ordering repeat prescriptions and updating your personal details, you can now also apply to view your medical record online. To do so you will need to read / fill out the additional forms below:
Application for online access to medical records (PDF)
Further information about online access to medical records (PDF)
About Your Health and Care Record
Wherever you visit an NHS service in England a record is created for you. This means medical information about you can be held in various places, including your GP practice, any hospital where you've had treatment, your dentist practice, and so on. Find out more about your health and care record at the NHS Choices website
Guide to Coughs, Colds, Earache & Sore Throats in Children
Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy. Please download this PDF Booklet here