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New App

Local GPs in Stockport are encouraging residents to get ‘appy’ and look after their health by using their smartphones and tablets.

It’s estimated that four out of five people in the borough have a smartphone and medics want to tap in to this growing trend.

A Stockport Health & Care Finder app has been created to give people a chance to take more control of their own health. This will help to increase people’s understanding of how to use and access local health and social care services, self-care options and lifestyle opportunities.

The app will give users rapid and easy access to up-to-date local health and social care information including a directory of pharmacies, GPs, hospitals, clinics, care homes and other services.

At a touch of a button users will be able to find the services that are nearest to them at any time. For example, if you’re trying to find a late night chemist, the app will automatically sort out which are the closest to you and then give you the opening hours, address and contact details.

You can also set up favourites for faster access to the services you’re interested in and dial them directly from your app.

There are links on it to videos about how best to take care of yourself if you are ill and how to prevent ill health. The app can also be used to send out reminders about health checks and screening entitlements.

It’s also hoped the app will help to encourage high users of NHS services to get the right care in the right place.

http://stockportccg.org/you-your-health/stockport-health-care-finder-app-3/

WiFi

We now have WiFi installed at the practice which is free for our patients to use when they next visit the surgery, please look out for the log on details in the waiting room. Maybe you could.......

WHEN TO USE NHS 111

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. Please visit the following website for further information:-

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Emergencyandurgentcareservices/Pages/NHS-111.aspx

HEARING LOOP

Hearing Loop

We have today installed a hearing loop at the practice. A hearing loop is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to ‘T’ (Telecoil) setting. We hope this will help our hard of hearing patients have a better experience at the practice.

LGBT Foundation

Here at Adswood Road Surgery we believe in a fair and equal society for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people and have recently achieved our Gold Award from the LGBT Foundation. The LGBT Foundation is a charity based provider of a wide range of services to over 40,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people each year. Please take a look at their website for further information:-

http://lgbt.foundation/

Other useful websites:-

https://www.theproudtrust.org/ -an organisation for young LGBT people, runs youth groups

http://mermaidsuk.org.uk/ - an organisation for trans children (under 13)

http://firstwednesday.lgbt/ - for LGBT people seeking asylum and refuge

http://www.stockportplus.org/ - local LGBT support group with weekly meet-up

https://imaanlondon.wordpress.com/about/ - LGBT Muslim charity

PRACTICE ANNOUNCEMENT

We are once again sad to announce that our lovely practice manager Julie Rowe will be leaving her post at Adswood Road Surgery at the end of July.

We would like to thank her for all her hard work and dedication to the practice over the years and wish her well in all her future endeavours. You will missed!

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PRACTICE ANNOUNCEMENT

We are sad to announce that two lovely members of our practice team will be leaving us at the end of July.

Dr Lydia Hardern and our Healthcare Assistant Kim Shaw.

We have loved working with them for the time they have been at the practice and they will be sorely missed but we wish them good luck for the future!

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GREAT NEWS!

GENERAL PRACTICE AWARDS 2018

WE HAVE BEEN NOMINTED FOR SURGERY OF THE YEAR!!!

We are delighted, thrilled and proud to tell you that we have been nominated for People's Choice General Practice Award!

Please could we ask you to vote for us to win this award by texting CHOICE3 to 60777 or voting via the website:-

http://www.generalpracticeawards.com/the-awards/peoples-choice-award/

Thank you!


Updates to our data privacy policies and terms and conditions

(GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation)

You have probably heard about a major change to data privacy laws in the UK taking effect from 25th May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulations, known as GDPR, enable you to have more control over how your data is used and how we make contact with you.

We may already have a mobile number recorded for you on our records, obtained at the time you registered with us, or subsequently as part of our routine interaction with you. Within the parameters of this 'implied consent' we will continue to use this number to make contact with you regarding your medical care and to enable you to receive SMS messages from the surgery for appointment reminders or other matters relating to your registration as a patient at the practice. Those contact details will not be divulged to a third party. If you no longer want us to contact you in this way please inform our reception team so that your medical records can be updated. There is nothing that you need to do as unless you notify us differently, your existing contact details will remain on your GP health record for use in this way. It is also important to make sure that you tell us about any changes to your contact details as we will always use the details that we have on your record until we are informed differently.

Our updated policies also explain the following :

  • The type of personal information we collect and how we use it
  • The legal grounds that exist for using it
  • Your rights in relation to the information we hold about you and how you can access it

Please click on the Further Information - General Data Protection Regulations tab on the right hand side for more information.


Facebook
Why not like us on Facebook where we have lots of interesting, helpful and useful information - https://www.facebook.com/adswoodroadsurgery/

Electronic Prescriptions

Have you thought about getting your prescriptions electronically from a nominated pharmacy of your choice? Click on the link below for more information:

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/pharmacists/Pages/eps.aspx


Cervical Smear Tests

A young accountant from Cheadle is urging women to regularly have their smear tests, see her video below:-

http://www.stockportccg.nhs.uk/news/five-minute-test-could-save-your-life/


Welcome to Adswood Road Surgery

We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.

Serving You

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.

Partners in Care

Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.

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