Welcome to Caritas Group Practice

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
WE ARE AWARE THERE IS A TECHNICAL ISSUE WITH OUR PHONE SYSTEM, AND SOME CALLS ARE BEING DISCONNECTED BEFORE RINGING IN THE SURGERY. THIS HAS BEEN REPORTED TO THE TELEPHONE COMPANY, WHO ARE WORKING ON THE ISSUE FOR US.    IF YOUR QUERY IS ADMINISTRATIVE YOU CAN USE OUR PATCHS SYSTEM TO MAKE CONTACT OR, IF NECESSARY OR YOU CAN VISIT ANY OF OUR 3 SITES DURING OUR NORMAL WORKING HOURS  INSTEAD
(PLEASE NOTE SHELF AND MIXENDEN STONES SURGERIES DO NOT OPEN FRIDAYS).
WE APOLOGISE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE THIS IS CAUSING.

Think Pharmacy First
Over 95% of pharmacies in England have signed up to the NHS Pharmacy First service which supports people in certain age groups who need help with :
▪ Earache (aged 1 to 17 years)
▪ Impetigo (aged 1 year and over)
▪ Infected insect bites (aged 1 year and over)
▪ Shingles (aged 18 years and over)
▪ Sinusitis (aged 12 years and over)
▪ Sore throats (aged 5 years and over)
▪ Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women (aged 16 to 64 years)
If you have symptoms that suggest you may have one of these conditions, you can walk into a pharmacy and be offered a consultation with a pharmacist in a private consultation room. Our staff can also electronically refer you to a pharmacy of your choice for the service. Pharmacists will provide advice and, if clinically necessary, offer you an NHS medicine to treat your condition (NHS prescription charges apply if you normally pay for medicines supplied on prescription). They will then send us an electronic message so your GP health record can be updated. Should the pharmacist be unable to help, you will be directed to our GP surgery or other health professional as appropriate. If you have symptoms that suggest you have one of the above conditions, why not give the Pharmacy First service a try?
For more information, visit nhs.uk/thinkpharmacyfirst

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/pharmacies/how-pharmacies-can-help

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You can also still use the pharmacy for self care and advice regarding minor ailments


 CHANGES TO THE PATCHS SYSTEM:
We are no longer using the prescription request option on the e-consult (Patchs) system. Instead you should use your Systm1 online access online or the NHS App. If you do not yet have an account you can create your account via the following link

View your GP health record - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

SystmOnline Login (tpp-uk.com)

MEASLES
Measles cases are rising across England. 
2 doses of the MMR vaccine provide the best protection against Measles, Mumps and Rubella. 
More information is available on the following link http://nhs.uk/MMR

Latest inspection: 21st June 2023
Report published: 18th July 2023

Woodside Surgery
CQC Overall Rating:

Overall Good