Welcome to Heathcote Medical Centre
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We are very pleased to announce that Dr Christine Vickery has joined the practice. Dr Vickery is working 4 days a week. We have moved some patients to Dr Vickery's care. Whilst we would always prefer to notify patients individually, it is impossible given the numbers involved. Our reception staff will be happy to confirm your named GP on enquiry.
SLOW COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Please can patients be aware that the GP clinical system used at this practice is experiencing difficulties presently. Consultations and answering patient queries may take more time so please do be patient.
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
Patients who would like to become more involved in the Patient Group can follow the links on the website to Patient Group or should ask to speak to the Practice Manager. The group would gladly welcome suggestions for areas in which they can help support patients and would especially welcome new members to inform discussion and action. Please do have a say in your healthcare. It is vital that the practice works hand in hand with its patients.
HEALTH CHECKS SERVICE
We are now offering health checks to patients aged between 40 and 74 who are not already being monitored with a serious condition. The check is to assess your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and dementia. If there are any warning signs, then together we can do something about it.
The check should take about 20-30 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, gender, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. There will also be a simple blood test to measure your cholesterol level.
Following the check, you will receive free personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy. For more information please see the website: http://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk/
If you wish to make an appointment with one of our health care assistants please see reception or call the surgery at your convenience.
PRIVATE MINOR SURGERY SERVICE
Only available for non Heathcote registered patients Do you have any warts, skin tags or moles that you would prefer to be without? If so then click on the LINK for more information on how these could easily be removed.
Smoking Cessation Service
We are working with Quit 51 (formerly Surrey Stop Smoking Service) to offer patients smoking cessation advice and support. Clinics are on Thursday afternoons so if you are committed to stop smoking please do make an appointment.
Ieso Digital Health is providing services on behalf of the NHS in Surrey Heath, Surrey Downs, North West Surrey, Guildford & Waverley and East Surrey.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is provided in real-time over the internet using written (typed) conversations. You meet with an accredited therapist in a secure online therapy room, at a scheduled time and location that is convenient to you.
Appointments are either 30 or 60 minutes long and you can attend them from anywhere you can connect to the internet, whether on the move, or from the comfort of your own home. All that is required is a PC, tablet or smartphone.
Appointments can be scheduled for any time of day, including evenings and weekends. We are informed there is no waiting list; once they receive your referral, you can access the service within a few days.
There is no charge for patients. You must be registered with a GP in Surrey and be aged 18 or over.
Please access further information here.
If you would prefer face to face therapy, you can self refer to Dorking Health Care on 01306 735473 or go to http://dhcclinical.com/iapt.php and complete a form.
Please see the latest newsletter. December 2016 newsletter
(Site updated 25/04/2017)