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Emergency messages regarding the surgery can be found here: 

Current status 

Urgent "on-the-day" arrangements

We have trialled a "triage" system first thing in a morning for "on-the-day" appointments, which has worked very well for patients and the surgery. Therefore, we have now implemented this system every week day.  This allows patients to speak to a GP first, before attending surgery, and allows the patient and GP to decide the best option to deal with their medical problem that day. 

Can we remind patients that the late afternoon urgent arrangements are not a "5pm drop in clinic" and are only bookable via reception for patients who need to be seen "on the day" and consider that their problem cannot wait until the next routine appointment.  These arrangements are only used when all of the other routine appointments have been filled.  The receptionist will inform patients that there may be a wait as the GPs are seeing patients at the end of the day's regular surgeries. Patients may also be asked to attend the "choice+" clinics at Moreton-in-marsh or Bourton-on-the-water for urgent medical issues which cannot wait until the next day.   Many thanks. 


Do you have a disability, impairment or sensory loss and need to receive information in a way you can easily understand?  We can provide surgery information in various formats and we have a hearing loop at the surgery.  Please ask reception for more information


Please see the clinics and services tab for information on travel vaccines - we are also a yellow fever centre. 


Please note - The Out of hours system has changed between 6 30 pm and 8 am - the answerphone now advises you to hang up and dial 111 for the NHS 111 service.  Calls are free from both landlines and mobiles. For life threatening emergencies, please dial 999.


 Can we please request that patients do not park on the road or verges of Back Ends as this blocks the bus route and also please do not block our neighbours' drives.  Many thanks.



Please see the link to the new website for Gloucestershire Joining up your Information - item 10 on the further information section of our website.

 

For self help information - patients can download the app: ASAP Glos NHS.

See the research section in the policies tab for information about the National Diabetes audit.

See the update on the Prime Minister's challenge fund for Glos on the appointments tab.  

Patient views - you can complete a Friends and Family survey on-line or in the practice for each visit to the surgery.  Please see the link under "Friends and Family test" on the right hand side of this page. We have received lots of positive feedback via this survey.  You can also visit NHS choices to add feedback on the practice.

New services:

Information has been added to the website for the "EPS - electronic prescriptions service" and "Urgent Repeat medicines service" (on the prescriptions page) and the "Keep safe scheme" and "My cancer treatment" website (on the further information list).

We are now able to book urgent patients into a new GP clinic at Moreton-in-marsh surgery, covering all of the local practices.  This is not a drop in service and is only via appointment via our receptionists to ensure you meet the criteria and is only available on certain days of the week. 

Appointment demand

We are currently experiencing an extremely high level of demand for GP appointments and home visits.  We have booked locum GP surgeries (with GP locums we use regularly and who know the surgery well) to try and help with demand.  Please only request a home visit if you need medical treatment and are housebound. Routine appointments with GP's can be booked up to 8 weeks in advance if your problem is not urgent. 

Out of Hours 01386 841894
Your call will be answered by the NHS 111 medical answering service. They will contact the most appropriate service for your symptoms.

Test Results
In order to avoid blocking the line at busy times, we would ask you to ring for test results after 2pm weekdays on 841894. The doctor will have left a message for the receptionists to access on your notes.

Home Visits
If a visit is required, please try and phone early in the day. The doctor may telephone before visiting. Home visits are available for those patients who are housebound and in need of medical treatment. 

 

The surgery is takes part in the National Diabetes Audit.   Please see the attached leaflet with information regarding this or ask at reception for a copy.

Patient leaflet

 

Other research activities undertaken by the practice are detailed in the surgery booklet or available at reception.  Lara Peniket is our research nurse and is available to speak to for information. 

Research update September 2017 (sent to all newsletter subscribers)

Research update February 2016

Research

 

Campden Surgery is a ‘Research Ready Accredited Practice’ and member of the Primary Care Research Network. This means we work to find ways of improving the care we provide and help to inform future developments in health care. The practice takes part in a wide range of research studies and you may be invited to participate, either by a letter through the post or during an appointment at the surgery. Our Research Nurse Lara Peniket can be contacted through the surgery or on 07582 443 538.

 

Current Studies we are participating in:

 

FAST: Looks at whether increasing certain inhalers can reduce worsening of Asthma symptoms that would usually require steroids.

 

TASMINH4 : A blood pressure study looking at whether home monitoring gives better blood pressure control.

 

CANDID: This study is aiming to find out which symptoms are most useful in helping doctors detect cancer at an early stage.

 

BARACK-D: This study is aiming to find out whether a tablet commonly used to treat raised blood pressure can be beneficial for people with chronic kidney disease by reducing the onset of cardiovascular disease.

 

Upcoming Studies:

 

PANDA: This study looks at whether antidepressants in mild depression help.

 

CEDAR: Using an eardrop solution for reducing antibiotic consumption and treating ear pain in children aged 6m to <10 years presenting to the GP with an ear infection.

Past Studies:

CHICO: A study to explore ways to improve care for children with a cough, both in GP surgeries and at home.

PSM- COPD: A study designed to investigate methods of supporting people with Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COPD)

EXPERT: A study that looked at testing out a new website designed to provide support for unpaid carers of people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

3C: A study looking at which people who go to see their doctor or nurse with a cough might go on to develop a chest infection (pneumonia).

HEAT (Helicobacter Eradication Aspirin Trial): a study looking at whether treating a type of stomach infection called ‘Helicobacter’ in people who take aspirin might reduce their risk of developing stomach ulcers.

STILTS 2 : a study examining common and rare genetic variants associated with thinness.

BWeL (Brief Interventions for Weight Loss: a study aiming to find out whether GPs can help people lose weight by providing them with brief support or advice about this during their appointment. 

Our thanks to everyone who has volunteered to participate in these studies!

 

 

 
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