Almondsbury Surgery

Almondsbury Surgery Sundays Hill Almondsbury BS32 4DS

* Sepsis – What you need to know!

SAM (Sepsis Assessment & Management).

Please read the enclosed leaflet to identify the signs of sepsis. You should seek medical advice immediately if you have any concerns.

sam-sepsis-leaflet

* FLU APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

This was held in the Old School Hall  on 6 October and over 430 patients turned up to join us for this sociable occasion, despite the rain!

Our thanks to all of those who helped make it such a successful event: Our Patient Participation Group (PPG) volunteers who did a stirling job with the complimentary refreshments;  representatives from AAA Screening (see website page for more information); Carers Support; and finally assistance with online access.

Our refreshments are provided free of charge, but many patients kindly offered donations and raised £27.68 which we will divide between the charities we regularly support including St Peters Hospice and Marie Curie.

Flu appointments are now available at the surgery for eligible adults and children so please book with reception.

Flu eligibility 2018-19

This year there are 2 types of adult flu vaccine depending on your age.

Children aged 2 and 3 and those deemed at risk due to an underlying condition are seen at the surgery.

Please note that children in Reception and years 1 to 5 are seen as part of the schools programme and are therefore NOT eligible to come to the surgery. If they miss a vaccination at school or are unwell on the day, parents need to contact the number on the letters sent to them by the CCG detailing the schools flu programme.

 

* Carers Support – Silver Award

We are pleased to let you know that we have been given a silver award by the Carers Support Centre. This is a new annual award given in recognition of our work to support carers and also as a dementia-friendly practice.

* 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.

* 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.