Welcome to the Guywood Practice
Flu Campaign 2018-2019
Are you entitled to a vaccination?
The national flu immunisation programme aims to provide direct protection to those who are at higher risk of flu.
In 2018/19 the following are eligible for a FREE flu vaccination:
- 65 years in clinical risk groups (Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Kidney Disease, Immunosuppression, Dementia and Obesity).
- Pregnant women.
- Those aged 65 years and over (born on or before 31st March 1954).
- Those in long-stay residential care homes.
We have numerous Flu clinics starting from 10th September 2018. If you meet the criteria specified above and have not had your flu vaccine this year, contact reception and make an appointment.
For further information, please visit:
New Services at The Guywood Practice
Wellbeing and Self Care Service
From 7th November 2018 the practice will be providing a new service to patients. Patients can be referred to this service by any staff/GPs in the practice for the following reasons:-
- Common mental health conditions (i.e. depression and anxiety)
- Social isolation or lacking social support
- Problems such as financial, housing debt, relational, substances
- Frequent attenders/poorly managed long term conditions
First Contact Physiotherapist
Every Tuesday here at the practice we have appointments with a First Contact Physiotherapist. Patients can be seen in this clinic if they have soft tissue, muscle or joint pain.
Please speak to reception or a clinician at the practice for referral to the above services.
Updates to our data privacy policies and terms and conditions
(GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation)
You have probably heard about a major change to data privacy laws in the UK taking effect from 25th May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulations, known as GDPR, enable you to have more control over how your data is used and how we make contact with you.
We may already have a mobile number recorded for you on our records, obtained at the time you registered with us, or subsequently as part of our routine interaction with you. Within the parameters of this 'implied consent' we will continue to use this number to make contact with you regarding your medical care and to enable you to receive SMS messages from the surgery for appointment reminders or other matters relating to your registration as a patient at the practice. Those contact details will not be divulged to a third party. If you no longer want us to contact you in this way please inform our reception team so that your medical records can be updated. There is nothing that you need to do as unless you notify us differently, your existing contact details will remain on your GP health record for use in this way. It is also important to make sure that you tell us about any changes to your contact details as we will always use the details that we have on your record until we are informed differently.
Our updated policies also explain the following :
- The type of personal information we collect and how we use it
- The legal grounds that exist for using it
- Your rights in relation to the information we hold about you and how you can access it
Please click on the Further Information - General Data Protection Regulations tab on the right hand side for more information.
What to do if you have a FLU like illness
If you're otherwise fit and healthy, there's usually no need to see a doctor if you have flu-like symptoms.
The best remedy is to rest at home, keep warm and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration (http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Dehydration/Pages/Introduction.aspx) . You can take paracetamol (http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Painkillers-paracetamol/Pages/Introduction.aspx) or ibuprofen (http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Painkillers-ibuprofen/Pages/Introduction.aspx) to lower a high temperature and relieve aches if necessary.
Stay off work or school until you're feeling better. For most people, this will take about a week.
Our Mission Statement
The Guywood Practice aims to work together in a friendly, supportive, and non-discriminatory way to provide the highest quality of care for all our patients by:
- Being pro-active in managing patients with chronic diseases and the terminally ill.
- Involving the patient in decision making about their care.
- Promoting healthy lifestyles to help prevent disease.
- Listening to the patients views through patient groups, surveys, and suggestions.
- Ensuring all staff are trained and equipped to carry out their roles competently.
- Engage with multi-disciplinary team's.
Out of Hours - please ring the surgery number 0161 426 5242
you will automatically be connected to NHS 111. If an appointment or visit is required you will be transferred to Mastercall our Out of Hours service provider.
Always call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
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Dr Raina Patel
CQC overall rating
5 August 2016
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The Practice achieves high clinical results in performance areas such as in the annual national Quality Outcomes Framework, as well as in local measurements, such as the Prescribing analysis operated by Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group.
(Site updated 08/11/2018)