* Meningitis ACWY vaccination
The freshers programme applies to patients aged 19-24 years (19 years on 31 August 2018 up to 24 years by 31 March 2019). They are eligible for a free Meningitis ACWY vaccination at this surgery up until their 25th birthday. It is a single vaccination.
It is being offered in response to an increasing number of cases of a highly aggressive strain of Meningococcal W which can cause meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning). Young people starting college/university are particularly at risk.
Please telephone the surgery on 01454 613161 to book an appointment with the nurse.
* Carers Support
If you provide help and support to a partner, relative, child, friend or neighbour who could not manage without your help due to physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or addiction, then you may be a carer.
Anyone can become a carer – children, parents, daughters, sons, spouses, partners and friends. Many people don’t think of themselves as carers; they just look after someone close to them. Caring often just happens to you, as you find that someone close to you gradually needs more help.
At Almondsbury Surgery we have a range of leaflets available, conveniently located in a single section in the waiting room which may help including:
– Support for you
– Hospital carers liaison service
– Young carers
– Juggling work and caring
– Bristol parent carers
Carers Support Centre – can advise on any financial help you or the person you look after may be entitled to. There are also carers groups that meet regularly to share practical ideas and friendship.
A carers assessment questionnaire is a good starting point so call the Carers Line on 0117 965 2200 (confidential) Open 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm (Monday – Thursday) 10am – 1pm (Friday)
Click on the link below to access their website:
Carers Support Centre
Your own health is as important as the health of the person you care for. We want to be able to do all we can to help you to stay as fit and health as possible.
As a Practice we offer the following:
•Register of carers – Please register yourself as a carer at reception or you can discuss with you GP
• Clinics with Neil McIntosh from the Carers Support Centre will be starting soon on a Wednesday. This is a new service for us and we will advertise more details as soon as possible. We are hoping the first clinic will be in July or September 2018 – – watch this space for dates of clinics.
•A Carers information pack that can be collected from reception staff
•Free Flu Vaccinations for carers – our main flu clinic will be on 6 Oct 2018 9am – 12 noon at the village hall in ALmondsbury. Appointments at the surgery will be advertised after that date
•Aged 40 – 74? Find out about our FREE NHS Health check which can help you to reduce risks and make sure that you stay healthy. Carers do a vital job within our community and we are committed to supporting you.
* Privacy Notice – May 2018
The General Data Protection Regulations come into effect on 25 May 2018. Please see the attached document which gives you more information.
Also attached is the poster which we are currently displaying in our waiting room.
If you need a printed copy or a different format please ask at reception.
Patient Privacy Notice May 2018
HH GDPR Patient poster
* Merger with Hanham Health 1.4.2018
After a long year of planning, we have finally reached the finishing line and have successfully merged Almondsbury Surgery and Hanham Health.
We are moving into the transition phase, but as patients you shouldn’t feel any difference when accessing our services. You may see some Hanham Health branding in and around the premises, and some new clinical faces, but other than that there is no change to our service delivery. Our commitment to patient-centred care remains our priority.
We have done our best to ensure a smooth transition, but in the unlikely event that we have missed something, please be patient with us. As ever, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to discuss them with a member of our reception team.
This venture has been challenging for all involved, but we anticipate a bright future. We are very much looking forward to working closely with Hanham Health colleagues to maintain the success, reputation and legacy of Almondsbury Surgery.