DENTISTRY INFORMATION LEAFLET
For information on how you can access dentistry services during the covid-19 pandemic, please see this Dentistry Services leaflet.
YOUR NHS DATA MATTERS
Patients can choose whether or not their confidential information is used for purposes beyond their direct care (e.g. for research and planning purposes). For more information, please visit the PATIENT ADVICE page on our website.
AUTOMATED TELEPHONE BOOKING SYSTEM
The practice is pleased to announce that, in an effort to address the difficulties that patients have expressed to us, in getting through to speak to someone, simply to book a routine GP appointment, we have invested in an Automated Telephone Booking System, allowing patients to make an appointment without having to speak to a member of staff. More information is available on the Automated Telephone Booking System page on this website.
Flu season is fast approaching! Bedworth Health Centre have clinics available for booking in advance, in anticipation of the arrival of the vaccines. Please visit the 'FLU VACCINATION' page on this website for more information and to check eligibility. Please speak to a Receptionist to book your appointment NOW!
Bedworth Health Centre is proud to announce that we are now a certified parkrun practice. parkruns are free, weekly 5K events, open to all. More information surrounding the benefits of regular exercise, volunteering and the parkrun initiative itself can be found on the 'PARKRUN PRACTICE' page on this website.
FIRST CONTACT PHYSIOTHERAPIST
If you are otherwise well, but have a NEW problem that affects your neck, back, bones, joints or muscles, you are eligible to see a First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP). He is a Physiotherapist with specialist training to be able to see all of these conditions, deal with your related medication and organise all services and investigations if needed. If you are happy to see the FCP, please book an appointment with Mr Dominic Charles Price. His clinics take place on Fridays. If you are already under the care of a GP for one of these conditions, please continue to see the GP, please do not book into Dominic’s clinic.
DEMENTIA FRIENDS INFORMATION SESSION
Please see this information leaflet for details on an upcoming event aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of Dementia.
The practice was recently inspected by the Care Quality Commission. This is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. The practice is pleased to announce that the CQC rated the practice as 'Good'. The full report can be accessed on the CQC website.
The practice is able to offer the shingles vaccination to eligible patients in their 70s. Please see this poster for a list of patient age groups, who are eligible for the shingles vaccination. The Shingles page on our website website has more information about the shingles infection. Please speak to a member of staff to make an appointment for a vaccination or for further details.
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
The Patient Participation Group (PPG) page on our website has been updated. Please click on the Patient Participation Group page for more information on what PPGs are and how you can help!
You may be eligible for this vaccination which provides some protection against serious and potentially fatal infections. There is more information available on the Pneumococcal Vaccination page on our website.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
The Friends and Family Test (F&FT) page on our website has been updated. This is really important tool for patients to give ongoing feedback on the service we are providing and for the practice to know how satisfied our patients are. Please click here if you would like to take the test.
The surgery is now able to book patients into Appointments with Doctors or Nurses, at a location other than the surgery, outside of the surgery's normal opening hours. More information on the Extended Access service can be obtained through the Extended Access page on our website.
Meningitis and Septicaemia can kill very quickly. Cases of these caused by meningococcal W (MenW) bacteria are increasing in the UK. Teenagers and young adults have a higher risk of contracting the MenW disease. If you are starting university and are aged 25 & under, you are eligible for the MenACWY vaccine which protects against those four meningococcal groups (A, C, W, Y). The vaccine can be administered in a short, 10 minute appointment with one of our Practice Nurses. Please book online or call the surgery for more information.
NEW EOLC SERVICE
A new 'Rapid Response End of Life Care (EOLC)' service has been launched. This service is a pilot scheme, operated by South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) and Mary Ann Evans Hospice. An information leaflet with further details has been produced.
Please have a look at our Military Veterans page for more information on the benefits of telling the practice if you have previously served in the Armed Forces.
APPOINTMENTS AND TELEPHONE SYSTEM
We know that patients are sometimes frustrated when they can't get an appointment on the time and date that they would like. The document accessible via this link provides some more information about the demand for appointments and pressure that General Practice is under. We also understand that, sometime, it takes a while for patients to get through on the telephone. We have produced some information that explains how our telephone system works. Please visit this page if you ever experience difficulties in getting through on the telephone.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING GP ONLINE SERVICES
Please see this important notice regarding some changes we are making to access, that will take effect over the coming weeks.
NHS HEALTH CHECK
There is some more information about the FREE NHS Health Check we offer on this page.
ChatHealth School Nurse Messaging Service
ChatHealth is a new service for young people to get advice and support about health related issues. Further details can be found through this link.