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The next Patient Participation Group (PPG) is on Tuesday 8th January 2019 at 4:20pm for more information about the PPG, please click here or contact Emmerson Walgrove, Patient Engagement Lead (PEL) at the surgery or via email.

As from Monday 3rd December 2018, the practice will go live with Care Navigation

We may ask you about your health issue when you call to book an appointment.

It is about helping you get the service you need.

Our specially trained reception team may suggest other professionals that could help you better, for more information clicking here

On Monday 5th November at the surgery, Healthwatch Bradford & District held a stall where about 15 of our patients give their views about health and social care services in the Bradford District.

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If you missed this great opportunity to have your say, you can also expressed your views by clicking here

Frizinghall Medical Centre is part of the Extended Access Service which provides GP, Physiotherapy, Nurse and Health Care Assistant appointments.

Extended Access Service - Information for Patients

Why not is how Frizinghall Medical Centre is doing in the latest GP Patient Survey 2018, by clicking here

On Monday 10th September 2018, the Surgery was pleased to welcome our new Patient Engagement Lead (PEL) - Emmerson Walgrove.

Emmerson will be more than happy to take any suggestions you may have on activities, events or services which would be beneficial to both patients and the medical centre.

Please ask at Reception for more information or contact Emmerson Walgrove, Patient Engagement Lead (PEL) at the surgery on:

01274 495577 or email: Emmerson.Walgrove@bradford.nhs.uk

Survey Results

Self Care

What is self care?

Self care is about looking after yourself in a healthy way. It can be anything from brushing your teeth, doing some exercise, managing common conditions (like headaches, colds and flu) or living with a long-term health problem, such as asthma or diabetes.

As a Self Care Aware practice we are here to help you feel able to look after your own health when it is right for you. So, when you come in for a consultation, the doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants in this practice will talk to you about what you can do to help maintain and improve your health.

Did you know?

  • The NHS belongs to all of us – help us to keep it working smoothly by turning up for appointments

  • Every time you see a GP it costs the NHS £43, on average, for a 12-minute consultation

  • A visit to Accident and Emergency costs £112

Self care for healthy living

Staying healthy is important for everyone, even if you are living with a long-term condition. This means eating healthily, exercising regularly, quitting smoking and drinking in moderation.

If you are not sure what changes you can make to help improve your health, NHS Digital offers a LifeCheck. Just answer a few simple questions and LifeCheck can give you advice on what changes may help you. Click here for a LifeCheck.

Find out more about self care for healthy living

NHS Digital provides lots of useful information on how you can improve your health and wellbeing. Click on the links to find out more.

I want to lose weight

I want to stop smoking

I want to get fit

I want to drink less alcohol

Self care for common conditions

Did you know that one in five GP visits are for common conditions, such as backache, headache or cough?

For most people, they are not serious health problem – you just want to know how to relieve it and you want a treatment that acts fast. You also want to know how long you’re going to suffer or what you should do if your symptoms change.

The good news is that self care can help you manage most of these problems. It may mean you don’t have to spend time waiting to see your GP but can get on and start tackling your symptoms. Self care for common conditions can also help free up some of your GP’s time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition.

Find out more about self care for common conditions

The Self Care Forum has produced Factsheets to help you take care of the most common ailments. These provide useful facts about your condition, what you can expect to happen, how to help yourself, when you should see your GP and where to find out more information. Research shows people using these Factsheets felt more able to manage their common condition.

Click on the link for the Factsheet you need:

Low back pain

Eczema

Heartburn/indigestion

Children’s fever

Constipation

Headache/migraine

Cough (adults)

Acne

Sprains and strains

Sore throat

For information on other common conditions, visit the NHS Digital or Patient UK websites. If you are not sure about your symptoms, click here for the NHS Digital symptom checker where you can get advice on what to do next.

If you need more advice or you are unsure what the right thing for you to do is, ask your pharmacist for advice or call the surgery to speak to a doctor or make an appointment to discuss your problem further.

Self care for long-term conditions

Did you know that if you are living with a long-term condition, you will spend, on average, six hours a year with a healthcare professional and the remaining 8,754 hours managing your health for yourself?

Living with a long-term condition brings challenges and it’s important to have the confidence, support and information to manage your health. Self care can help you make the most of living with your condition, rather than avoiding or missing out on things because of it. Self care puts you in control.

Research shows that people with long-term conditions who take more control of their health feel more able to cope with their health problem, have better pain management, fewer flare ups and more energy.

Tips for living with a long-term condition

NHS Digital has created some practical tips on living with a long-term condition. To download a leaflet that explains these in more detail, click here:

Accept you have a persistent health condition...and then begin to move on

Get involved – building a support team

Pacing – pacing your daily activities

Learn to prioritise and plan your days

Setting goals/action plans

Being patient with yourself

Learn relaxation skills

Exercise

Keep a diary and track your progress

Have a plan for set-backs

Team work – work with your practice team

Keeping it up

The following websites provide good information that can help you understand more about the common condition or long-term health problem that affects you:



 
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