Taking a holiday away from home in England this year?
It's wise to take some extra precautions…....
Beat the Heat
The Practice now offers video consultations. This is very similar to a face to face appointment.
This is where you speak to a Doctor or Healthcare Professional using the video camera in your smartphone, tablet or computer.
If you need to book an appointment the receptionist will offer you a telephone call first with the appropriate Doctor or Healthcare Professional to discuss your symptoms. If it is deemed necessary you may be asked by the Doctor or Healthcare Professional if they can send you a text message via AccuRx software inviting you to do one of the following:
1. Start a video consultation
2. Complete a questionnaire
3. Send a photograph
This service has been funded and approved by NHS Digital.
For further details on how to use this service or for any questions in relation to security please click here.
Wiltshire Council has produced a healthy lifestyle leaflet aimed at older people during COVID-19
Please visit The Older Persons Team (TCOP) to access this resource here.
Electronic Repeat Dispensing
Check if you have Coronavirus symptoms
The main symptoms of Coronavirus are:
- High temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- New, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
Most people with Coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.
Further information here
Test and Trace
Coronavirus - Wash your hands
Carers and Coronavirus
Further information available here
First Contact Physiotherapist
Welcome to Dr Kippax & Hilary!
Dr Sarah Kippax (F2) Hilary (Student Nurse)
Wiltshire IAPT Service - Continued Provision
The Wiltshire IAPT Service team of practitioners are all offering telephone assessments for new patients who are booking in through our usual route of calling our administration team in Devizes – 01380 731335. In addition we are also offering treatment sessions by telephone to our existing patients.
Contraceptive Pill Reviews
If you are due a contraceptive pill review please click on the below link to complete the questionnaire:
Contraceptive Pill Questionnaire
All completed forms to be posted to the Practice or emailed to email@example.com
BoA - The HUB
Wiltshire Mind Young People's Counselling
Wiltshire Mind Young People's Counselling Leaflet
Wiltshire Counselling Service
Further Information: Wiltshire Counselling Service Leaflet
Moved to the UK? - Get Up-To-Date With Your Vaccinations
For further information please see the leaflet here:Vaccination Leaflet
We invite our patients to register for Doctorlink, an online symptom assessment platform, providing patients the ability to seek clinically approved medical advice 24/7.
Through its clinical decision algorithm, Doctorlink helps people engage in their health and wellbeing, guiding them to the right care.
Doctorlink is free, simple and easy to use!
Click here to register
If Doctorlink advises that you need to see a clinician, your details will be sent directly to the Practice and we will contact you with an appointment by telephone.
Please ensure you update the Practice with your contact telephone details.
Monthly Friends and Family Test
Doctors Surgeries are being asked to take part in the 'Friends and Family Test'.
To do this we are conducting a short survey to find out how you feel about the services we provide and how likely you are to recommend us to friends/family.
TO TAKE PART
The survey is located here - it is also available as part of the Suggestion Box in the waiting room. We look forward to hearing from you!
Over 50. Think you can't get HIV?
Download the free MJOG app for secure, two-way communication with Bradford-on-Avon and Melksham Health Partnership
If you are registered patient with us over the age of 16 and have a smart phone, download the free MJOG app today!
MJOG provides a simple and secure channel for two-way communications between the Practice and you, including:
- Handy appointment reminders
- Instant notifications from their GP Practice
- One-click process for cancelling their appointments
- Private and secure messaging
MJOG can be downloaded from the App Store, or Google Play. It’s really easy to use and has no hidden messaging costs.
Please ensure that we have your up to date contact details
The Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) no longer supports prescribing of hay fever medicines on the NHS. If treatment is needed, a wide range of preparations can be purchased from pharmacies, supermarkets and other stores without seeing a doctor.
Speak to your local pharmacist to get advice on the best treatment for your symptoms and always read the patient information leaflet included.
Further information is available here. Hay Fever
Cervical Screening can stop cancer before it starts
Is your heart older than you?
Do you know your heart age? Adults across the country are being encouraged to take a few minutes out of their day to get to know their heart age by taking a free online, ‘Heart Age Test’, which asks physical and lifestyle related information, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol, and determines if someone’s heart is at a higher age than their actual age.
Having a heart age older than your chronological age means that you are at a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke, which are the two main forms of cardiovascular disease, which is the second leading cause of death in the country. It is estimated that over 50 deaths a day from these conditions could be prevented if people had a better understanding of their heart health.**
The Heart Age Test has been completed 1.9 million times so far and four out of five of those have a heart age higher than their chronological age. To find out your heart age, search ‘Heart Age’ or go to: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-health-check/check-your-heart-age-tool/
** This figure has been derived from investigating the number of deaths of this kind in people under 75 years of age