Cyber Attack 12/5/17
We would like to reassure our patients that the computer systems in the Sussex area have not been affected by the Ransomware virus. The CCG took precautions on Friday afternoon by asking all healthcare users to switch off their computers. This action has prevented the virus from spreading to our computer system and has kept our patient files secure. An update has been placed onto the system which, for Steyning Health Centre, will take effect from Monday morning. This will prevent the virus from entering the network and will enable us to use the computer system safely, although it may be slower than usual until lunchtime on Monday.
We would like to thank our patients for their understanding on Friday afternoon when our computer system was down. It is possible that patients may experience some delays in the service on Monday morning while the new update enters the computer system. Unless "On The Day" assistance is required, patients may wish to wait until Monday afternoon before contacting the surgery. Thank you.
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK
We are supporting Mental Health Awareness Week which runs from 8th to 14th May 2017. If you would like further information about mental health, please press on the links to access the self help booklets provided by the Mental Health Foundation. For further information please visit www.mentalhealth.org.uk.
The staff at Steyning Health Centre are raising funds for Research and Support. To find out more about research and fundraising events in the area, please visit www.mqmentalhealth.org.
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, and the NHS is 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
How Are You?
One You is here to help you get back to a healthier you. Click on the image below to take their health quiz and see how you score.
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