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Welcome to the Northam Surgery Website

We hope you will find the website easy to use and full of helpful information and services that you can access from the comfort of your own home.

We are always keen to find out how we are doing and if there is anything we can do to improve the services we provide to our patients. We would be grateful if you could take the time to complete and return our confidential Patient Survey

 

You can use the website to book appointments and order repeat prescriptions, you will need a log on for this. Please contact reception for more details.

You can also update your contact details and send us your comments via the Friends and Family Test.

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CORONAVIRUS - Information for patients

If you have arrived back in the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.

Call 111 now if you've been:

  • to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
  • to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
  • to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
  • in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus

Do NOT go to your GP surgery, Community Pharmacy or hospital.  Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Further information is available at:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/wuhan-novel-coronavirus

Pharmacy First Scheme

Did you know that other health care providers in the local area may be able to help with your healthcare needs?

Pharmacy first is a new scheme which allows people with certain minor ailments and conditions to go straight to their pharmacist to receive a consultation and treatment without needing to visit their GP to get a prescription first. Simple winter ailments such as coughs, colds, back pain, diarrhoea, sore throats and headaches are now being dealt with at your local chemist. As well as winter ailments they can also treat conjunctivitis, impetigo, nappy rash, uncomplicated urinary infections and oral thrush.

If your health is usually good then this service may be of use to you if you become unwell. Ask at your local pharmacist for details.

Self Referral for Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy are now able to offer self-referrals from Northam Surgery patients.

Our specialist team of Physiotherapists will carry out a comprehensive examination to help diagnose your problem. Working with you, the Physiotherapist can then develop the most effective treatment plan to help you recover.

Our Physiotherapists aim to use the most appropriate and evidence based techniques. This can include manual therapy, soft tissue massage, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, injection therapy & participation in specific rehabilitation classes. With appropriate advice & education your Physiotherapist will also provide you with a tailored home exercise programme. In combination, this treatment will help you achieve your goals and prevent re-injury.

Here is the link for the online form:

Self Referral Online form for Physiotherapy

Green Impact

The Practice is working on its green impact.  We are currently participating in working towards a bronze award for this!

Green Impact  

Record Sharing

There is a local shared record programme that allows some of your medical records to be viewed by other local medical care providers, e.g.  A&E, Out of Hours Doctors etc. You will always be asked for your consent, each time a professional accesses your records, unless you are too unwell to give permission. Your consent will always be recorded on your record.  You will be automatically opted in unless you would like to dissent, please speak to a member of reception.

Record Sharing

 

 

 

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