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Welcome to Kingston Health Centre

 

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We aim to provide you with the very best health care and hope you will find us friendly and approachable.

Our modern, state of the art facilities will enable us to provide you with excellent care now and into the future.

We hope to use our surgery website as a way of presenting our patients with an up to date resource for information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments & details that are relevant to the practice & our patients.

As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff & the services we provide, we intend that you will use the website as a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information. If there is topical health information we will also add this to the website.

Have a look around our website and please do send us some feedback. We can use your thoughts to improve our online services & further develop the website to make it a more useful, practical application for our patients.

Summer is here at last! Make sure you stay well in the hot weather

Summer is here at last! Make sure you stay well in the hot weather

18 July 2016    http://www.kingstonccg.nhs.uk

Summer has been a long time coming this year, but it looks like the weather is finally set to warm up from this week. Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it’s too hot for too long there are health risks. You can avoid feeling uncomfortable or unwell by making sure you are prepared for summer.

Ensure you stay hydrated – carry a bottle of water with you, especially if you’re heading out for the day or making a long journey. It’s also a good idea to wear cool clothing and stay out of the sun between 11am to 3pm.

If you do feel unwell, use the right health service. A&E departments are for life-threatening illnesses only. Using the right health service for your needs can prevent you waiting around in A&E, ensure you receive more appropriate treatment more quickly and free up local A&E staff to help those patients with the most serious conditions.

Dr Naz Jivani, local GP and Chair of NHS Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “As summer starts it’s important to remember that A&E is for serious emergencies only. Hospitals are very busy places all year round, including summer, with A&E staff dealing with emergencies, like strokes and heart attacks.

“Summer conditions such as sunburn, hayfever or dehydration can be easily prevented and treatment is available. Local pharmacists are trained clinicians who can provide expert advice on how to help manage illnesses as well as providing guidance on the best treatments.”
A basic first aid kit at home can help with minor ailments, such as stomach upsets, allergies, headaches, sunburn and insect bites. Visit the NHS First Aid Kit guide.

Alternative NHS services available to Kingston residents:

  • Self-care – people suffering from minor ailments such as sunburn and hayfever should treat themselves at home or visit their local pharmacy.

  • Pharmacies – your local pharmacist is qualified to offer advice on health issues and medication as well as treat headaches, an upset stomach and other common illnesses.

  • NHS 111 – NHS 111 is a free phone service that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It offers a one-stop number for patients with urgent, but not life-threatening symptoms.

  • Walk In Centres and Minor Injury Units – with no appointment necessary your local NHS Walk In Centre or Minor Injury Unit is managed by doctors and nurses who are available to deal with minor illnesses and injuries, such as cuts, burns, sprains and suspected breaks.

    Teddington Memorial Hospital Walk in Centre– Hampton Road, Teddington, TW11 0JL 
    Tel:020 8714 4004
    Opening hours: 08:00 – 21:00 (X-ray services available 12:00 – 17:00)

    Queen Mary’s Hospital MIU – Roehampton Lane, London, SW15 5PN
    Tel: 020 8487 6999
    Opening hours: 08:00 – 19:00 (X-ray services available 10:00 – 20:00)

    Gosbury Hill GP Clinic – 1 Gosbury Hill, Chessington, KT9 1BT
    Tel: 020 8974 1884
    Opening hours: 08:00 – 20:00 (unregistered patients must phone first for appointment)

  • GP out-of-hours service – If you need to see a doctor when your GP surgery is closed, you can call the GP out-of-hours service using your normal GP telephone number. They can provide you with an over-the-phone consultation or ask you to attend one of their clinics for an out-of-hours appointment.

Summer is also the time of year when allergies such as asthma, eczema and hay fever can get much worse, with symptoms including sneezing, coughing, skin rashes and shortness of breath. But there’s no need to get bogged down by runny noses, itchy eyes, irritated skin and tickly throats.

Allergy sufferers can prepare for summer months by getting the medicines they need from their local pharmacist. Find out more information about hay fever and allergies.

Tips to stay cool and reduce health risks:

  • Stay out of direct sunlight between 11am and 3pm (hottest part of the day).
  • Always use a sunscreen with a high protection factor
  •  Drink cold drinks regularly such as water.
  • Wear loose, cool clothing and a hat outdoors.
  • Check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves.

You can get more information on staying safe this summer on the NHS Choices website.

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Summerhealth/Pages/Heatwave.aspx

Saturday Morning Surgery

From 18th June 2016 we will be offering pre-bookable appointments on a Saturday 9am - 12 noon

Appointments are available from reception or online


Patient Information Leaflets

We have a number of new information leaflets available.  Please go to Clinic & Services,  Patient Information

Patient Online

Did you know you can book and cancel appointments online?

Did you know you can view your medical records on line?

patient online information leaflet

patient online sign up form

please complete the online forms or speak to reception.   You can also sign up at Patient Access/EMIS - Click here

 

SMS Text Message Service

We can now send text message reminders of appointments and results.  Please speak to reception for further information

 

Friends and Family Feedback

We would like to thank every one who has given us feedback so far.   We have had some lovely comments from our patients.    If you would like to take part in the Friends and Family test,  please click on the icon on the right hand side of this screen,  complete a feedback form at the surgery,  or telephone reception and they can complete a feedback form on your behalf.

 

Meningitis B Update, 26th May 2016

We now have meningitis B vaccinations in stock.   Please ring reception to make an appointment.

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