Welcome to Heathcote Medical Centre
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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.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
Our patient group will be actively highlighting various health issues over the coming months and help to signpost patients to other sources of help and support. At the end of June there will be a display to highlight National Macular Week. Please follow this link for more information. We thank the group members for giving their valuable time in supporting this campaign and others.
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.
FLU- EARLY WARNING OF CLINICS
We remind patients who are over 65 or have a serious medical condition to have a flu vaccination in the Autumn. We have set the dates for our first two flu clinics as follows:-
Saturday 24 September – 8-9 am pre booked and 9-11am walk in (no appointment necessary)
Saturday 8 October pre booked 9-11.
Please contact the surgery if you wish to be booked in, or simply turn up on the 24 September between 9 and 11. The walk-in is normally quieter later in the morning should you wish to reduce any potential waiting time.
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. Patient newsletter July 2016
ONLINE PRESCRIPTION SERVICE AND ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING SERVICE.
If you would like to order your repeat prescriptions online or make appointments online please contact the surgery and ask to be signed up to EMIS access. The receptionist should be able to provide you with a full instruction letter and PIN on seeing proof of your identity (photo ID please). Please note that online prescriptions are only available for patients over the age of 16. We apologise if this causes any inconvenience but Patient Access integrates with patient data and we must protect patient confidentiality. This is also why we must be strict in requiring photographic ID.Learn More....
Electronic Prescribing is now fully functional and makes collecting prescriptions easier and more convenient for you. The service gives you the option to ‘nominate’ the place you choose to get your medication or appliance from so that they can receive your prescriptions electronically. This could save you a trip to the practice just to collect a prescription and is especially helpful if you have regular prescriptions. Ask a member of staff for more information or visit www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients
(Site updated 19/10/2016)