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Patient Participation Group Meeting

The last PPG meeting was on 15th July talking about coping with hearing loss. Frances Dewhurst, Director of Cambridgeshire Hearing Help facilitated the meeting, giving a very intersting and enjoyable presentation, about the charity Cambridgeshire Hearing Help, the difficulties people with hearing loss face, and the available technoligies and support that can help them. Thank you to Frances, and to the PPG for organising such a valuable evening.

The next PPG meeting will be the Annual General Meeting on Thursday 17th September 2015 at 18.30 at Huntingdon Road Surgery. All registered patients are welcome, so please do come along, and let us know your thoughts and ideas to help us provide the service you want.

Light refreshments will be provided, so please let one of our receptionists know if you would like to attend, or contact us on through the PPG page on this site.

Minor Injury Service

 

The surgery provides treatment for minor injuries. This helps to avoid the need for you to travel to hospital and reduces pressure on the A&E department.  

 

The following list gives examples of the types of minor injuries we are able to assess and treat. In some cases we may refer you to hospital for further treatment.

 

  • Lacerations
  • Bruises
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Minor Head Injury
  • Eye Injury
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Minor Trauma to Body including hands/limbs/feet
  • Bites
  • Falls
  • Whiplash/RTA injuries 

  

Appointments

Registered patients are now able to book routine appointments with their usual GP online.  

This service uses SystmOnline, the online repeat prescription request service. If you already order your repeat prescriptions on line you will automatically have access to the appointment booking section. 

If you would like to sign up for SystmOnline please contact reception to set up your account.

 

Central Reception for all telephone calls to both Huntingdon Road and Girton Surgeries

To help improve confidentiality for incoming telephone calls, all calls to Girton and Huntingdon Road surgeries are being handled by our Central Reception team at Huntingdon Road.

Both the Girton number 01223 277449 and the Huntingdon Road number 01223 364127 will be answered.

To facilitate this the reception desk at Girton now closes at 11.45am; the Dispensary hours remain the same, open until 1.00pm.

 

 


HUNTINGDON ROAD SURGERY

 

The doctors and staff at Huntingdon Road Surgery in Cambridge are dedicated to offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.

Have we sent you a text?

If you have consented to us contacting you by text or email - you may have received an invitation for an appointment.

Click here for more information if you have received a text

SystmOnline

Once you have registered with reception, and been given a username and password - you wlil be able to access SystmOnline here SystmOnline to order repeat prescriptions, make appointments, view test results and access your summary care records (as requested).

Sharps Bins

In order to reduce the risk of needlestick injury, we are no longer able to accept used sharps bins at reception. Please ask for a referral form at reception.

Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council both offer a FREE clinical waste collection service.

https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/clinical-waste

http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20124/hazardous_waste

Shingles Vaccinations

From Sept 2014 a vaccine to prevent shingles is being offered to all people aged 70 years, 78 years and 79 years since September 1st 2014.   This is a single injection.  Unlike the flu vaccination you only need to have the vaccination once.  The brand name for the shingles vaccine is Zostavax.

The vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. If you are unlucky enough to go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter. 

Shingles can be very painful and uncomfortable. Some people are left with pain lasting for years after the inital rash has healed. And shingles is fatal for around 1 in 1,000 of over 70s who develop it. 

Who can have the shingles vaccination?

Shingles vaccination will be offered routinely as part of the NHS vaccination programme for people during the year after they have turned 70. at the same time it will also be offered to 78 and 79 year olds as a catch up programme. 

Under the NHS programme the vaccine is only available to people who are 70 year olds, 78 year olds and 79 year olds:

  • 70 years olds with date of birth 2.9.1943 - 1.9.1944 inclusive
  • 78 year olds with date of birth 2.9.1935 - 1.9.1936 inclusive
  • 79 year olds with date of birth 2.9.1934 - 1.9.1935 inclusive

If you are 79 years old you must attend before your 80th birthday.

Please contact reception to arrange an appointment if you are eligable for a shingles vaccination.

NHS Health Checks

We are committed to helping our patient’s improve their health and wellbeing. We are inviting eligible patients for an NHS Health Check with one our nursing team The checks are to help identify people at highest risk of cardiovascular disease like heart attack or stroke, and to help them reduce their risk. The check includes some simple tests and questions about your lifestyle, including a blood cholesterol check. You will also have the opportunity to discuss concerns or issues you may have about your risk factors and for you to find out about the many new services available to support you in your “Change for Life”. So please book an NHS Health Check if you have received an invitation letter/text or email.

Important information for using Online Repeat Prescriptions

" If you have a pre-existing EMIS Access account you will still be able to login to SystmOnline. If you have recently logged into EMIS Access you need to use your new username that was created on the EMIS Access website. Your password will remain the same.

If you do not have a recent EMIS Access login your new username will be as per the following example: if your previous ACCESS ID is 1234 you now need to add 002980 to form your new username for SystmOnline of 1234002980. Your password will remain the same"

 

(Site updated 06/08/2015)
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