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New App

Local GPs in Stockport are encouraging residents to get ‘appy’ and look after their health by using their smartphones and tablets.

It’s estimated that four out of five people in the borough have a smartphone and medics want to tap in to this growing trend.

A Stockport Health & Care Finder app has been created to give people a chance to take more control of their own health. This will help to increase people’s understanding of how to use and access local health and social care services, self-care options and lifestyle opportunities.

The app will give users rapid and easy access to up-to-date local health and social care information including a directory of pharmacies, GPs, hospitals, clinics, care homes and other services.

At a touch of a button users will be able to find the services that are nearest to them at any time. For example, if you’re trying to find a late night chemist, the app will automatically sort out which are the closest to you and then give you the opening hours, address and contact details.

You can also set up favourites for faster access to the services you’re interested in and dial them directly from your app.

There are links on it to videos about how best to take care of yourself if you are ill and how to prevent ill health. The app can also be used to send out reminders about health checks and screening entitlements.

It’s also hoped the app will help to encourage high users of NHS services to get the right care in the right place.

http://stockportccg.org/you-your-health/stockport-health-care-finder-app-3/

WiFi

We now have WiFi installed at the practice which is free for our patients to use when they next visit the surgery, please look out for the log on details in the waiting room. Maybe you could.......

WHEN TO USE NHS 111

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. Please visit the following website for further information:-

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Emergencyandurgentcareservices/Pages/NHS-111.aspx

HEARING LOOP

Hearing Loop

We have today installed a hearing loop at the practice. A hearing loop is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to ‘T’ (Telecoil) setting. We hope this will help our hard of hearing patients have a better experience at the practice.

New Patient Registration

If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us.

Our receptionist will ask you to complete a registration form GMS1. If you have your NHS medical card please bring this along. If you do not have your NHS Card then please try to find out your NHS number from the GP practice you are currently registered with before you come to your new patient appointment. Having this information will enable us to get your medical records to our doctors as quickly as possible.

We ask all new patients 16 years and over who join the practice to attend an appointment with our practice nurse or healthcare assistant where you will have the chance to discuss your health and complete the administration necessary to register you at our practice.

For patients joining the practice under the age of 16 years we request that a New Patient Questionnaire and a GMS1 is completed for each young person and brought in to the practice when the adult family members come for their registration appointment. We also request that all adults registering bring 2 forms of ID (one photo ID) with confirmation of their name and current address to their registration appointment. It would also be helpful if you have a record of any repeat medication you take and any immunisations that you have had to bring that along to the appointment.

If you are unable to attend your booked New Patient Appointment then please telephone 0161 4269770 during surgery office hours to re-schedule it. You will not be fully registered at our practice until you have completed this process.

Once registered with the Practice you may choose which doctor you see each time you make an appointment.

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

 
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