Gladstone SurgeryChess Medical Centre260-290 Berkhampstead RoadCheshamBucks, HP5 3EZTel: 01494 782884
NEW OCT 2016!!! CONTACT THE PATIENT GROUP DIRECTLY
Do you have an idea for an improvement or a concern that you would like to discuss with the Gladstone Patient Participation Group directly? (Rather than speak to surgery staff?) Then please contact them here: email@example.com
Gladstone Surgery is currently developing a Twitter account to keep our patients and followers up to date with surgery news. Please follow us at http://twitter.com/gladstonesurg
EXTENDED HOUR (EVENING APPOINTMENTS)
The surgery understands it can be difficult for commuters to come to the surgery for routine problems when they work away from home. Therefore extended hour appointments are available on selected week day evenings (usually Monday and Wednesday). Please enquire at reception. From 1st October 2018 the surgery will also be offering additional afternoon/evening and Saturday appointments in conjunction with other surgeries in the locality. Please see the appointment page for more information.
DIGNITIY AND RESPECT AWARDS / PRIDE OF BUCKS
Gladstone Surgery are proud to announce that Dr Rachael Morrell and HCA Linda Neale were both nominated for the Dignity and Respect Awards in April 2015 for which they came runner up. Dr Peter Boast who retired in February 2016 was also nominated for the Pride of Bucks award 2015!
PATIENT SURVEY RESULTS
Results from our recent patient survey are now in:
Patient Questionnaire Results March 2017
Patient Questionnaire Results December 2017
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST RESULTS
The surgery reviews the results of the new Friends and Family Test every month. The latest results can be found here:
FFT Results October 2016
FFT Results November 2016
FFT Results December 2016
FFT Results January 2017
FFT Results February 2017
FFT Results March 2017
FFT Results April 2017
FFT Results May 2017
FFT Results June 2017
FFT Results July 2017
FFT Results August 2017
FFT Results September 2017
FFT Results October 2017
FFT Results November 2017
FFT Results December 2017
FFT Results January 2018
FFT Results February 2018
FFT Results March 2018
FFT Results April 2018
FFT Results May 2018
FFT Results June 2018
FFT Results July 2018
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Statement of Purpose
EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
Gladstone Surgery Equality and Diversity Statement
Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that can be easily resolved without a doctor's appointment.
It is estimated that every year, 50 million visits to the GP are made for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema, and athlete's foot. By visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble.
Keeping a well stocked medicine cabinet at home can help you treat many minor ailments. Colds, coughs, indigestion and many other minor complaints can all be treated with medicines that are available over the counter.
Your pharmacist can advise on what you might find useful to keep in your medicine cabinet. Always follow the instructions on the medicine label and consult your doctor if the illness continues or becomes more severe.
Pharmacists offer professional free health advice at any time - you don't need an appointment. From coughs and colds to aches and pains, they can give you expert help on everyday illnesses. They can answer questions about prescribed and over-the-counter medicines. Your local Pharmacist can also advise on healthy eating.
Pharmacists can also advise on health eating, obesity and giving up smoking. Some pharmacists have private areas where you can talk in confidence. They may suggest you visit your GP for more serious symptoms. It is possible to purchase many medicines from the chemist without a prescription. Watch this short video on how you can get the most out of your local pharmacy
NHS Walk-In Centres offer convenient access to a range of NHS services for patients based in England only. You can receive treatment for many ailments including:
NHS Walk In Centres treat around 3m patients a year and have proved to be a successful complementary service to traditional GP and A&E services. Some centres offer access to doctors as well as nurses. However, they are not designed for treating long-term conditions or immediately life-threatening problems.
Major A&E departments assess and treat patients who have serious injuries or illnesses. Generally, you should visit A&E or call 999 for emergencies, such as:
If you're injured or seriously ill, you should go, or be taken, to A&E. If an ambulance is needed you can call 999, the emergency phone number in the UK. You can also dial 112, which is the equivalent for the European Union.
Major A&E departments offer access 365 days a year and usually open 24 hours a day. Be aware that not all hospitals have an A&E department.
Acute diarrhoea is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection and affects almost everyone from time to time. A common cause in both children and adults is gastroenteritis, an infection of the bowel.
Bouts of diarrhoea in adults may also be brought on by anxiety or drinking too much coffee or alcohol. Diarrhoea may also be a side effect of a medication
NHS Symptoms, causes, treatment and information
Macmillan Cancer Support Diarrhoea as a result of cancer treatments
To save them on your computer, right-click on any of the links below and then click 'Save Target As..." . Click on any of the links below to play the audio files:
Burns - Explains the immediate treatment for burns and scalds.
Fits - How to deal with fits (convulsions/seizures) in adults and young children.
Wounds - Immediate actions for wounds, bleeding, and bleeding associated with fractures.
Unconscious patient who is breathing - How to deal with an unrousable patient who IS breathing (includes recovery position)
CPR for adults - Adults who have collapsed, unrousable and NOT breathing.
CPR for babies - Babies who are unrousable and NOT breathing.
Collapsed patient in detail - Explains the complete scenario including checks for breathing, circulation, etc.
These files have been prepared by Sussex Ambulance Service and comply with European Resuscitation Council Guidelines.
British Red Cross - First Aid Tips Simple, straightforward and easy to understand first aid tips
St Johns Ambulance St John Ambulance believes that everyone should learn at least the basic first aid techniques.
These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
A cold is a mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways. It can cause nasal stuffiness, a runny nose, sneezing, a sore throat and a cough. Usually it's a self-limiting infection – this means it gets better by itself without the need for treatment.
On average, adults have two to five colds each year and school-age children can have up to eight colds a year. Adults who come into contact with children tend to get more colds. This is because children usually carry more of the virus, for longer.
In the UK, you’re more likely to get a cold during the winter months although the reasons why aren’t fully understood at present.
For most people, a cold will get better on its own within a week of the symptoms starting without any specific treatment. However, there are treatments that can help to ease your symptoms and make you feel more comfortable. These are available from your pharmacy, which means that you can treat yourself, rather than needing to see your GP.
There is no cure for colds. Antibiotics, which treat infections caused by bacteria, don't work on cold viruses.
There are a number of self-help measures that may help to ease the symptoms of a cold.
You should try to make sure you get enough rest if you have a cold. It’s not usually necessary to stay off work or school.
Colds & Flu A factsheet on the causes, symptoms, treatment & prevention of colds & the flu
NHS - is it the common cold or the flu? Colds and flu can share some of the same symptoms (sneezing, coughing, sore throat) but are caused by different viruses, and flu can be much more serious. Find out
Factsheet - Common ColdInformation about the diagnosis, treatment and symptoms of the common cold
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