“Quack” is our way of letting our patients know news of the surgery. As times are changing we are now updating information more often on our website and you can subscribe to receive news updates by clicking on the menu item Health news above.
Quack is normally publised 3-4 times a year depending on how much there is going on!
It is possible to read online and download the quack for you to read at your leisure! We do suggest considering if you really need a printed copy to try and help save paper and our forests!
We hope you find the articles useful and interesting.
Emsworth Surgery Quack Team!
If you would be happy for the Surgery to contact you by email please could you complete a form at the front desk in order that we can add this to your contact details. If you have already supplied us with your email address please could you remember to let us know if there are any changes to that address in order that your details can be updated.
Likewise if you have any changes to a landline, mobile telephone number or address please let us know. Thank you.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
The NHS invites all men for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening in their 65thyear and our patients are now being invited. Symptoms will not usually be noticed with small aneurysms. Screening is offered so that aneurysms can be detected early and monitored or treated which greatly reduces the chances of the aneurysm causing serious problems. Men are six times more likely to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm than women. The chance of having an aneurysm increases with age and patients are at higher risk if they are or have been a smoker, have high blood pressure or if any of their relatives has or have had an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Around 1 in 25 men in England aged between 65 and 74 have an abdominal aortic aneurysm. There are around 6,000 deaths each year in England and Wales from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.
The programme targets men aged 65 and over because 95% of ruptured AAA’s occur in this group.
If you are male and aged over 65 you can self-refer to the AAA Screening Programme by phoning 02381 206279.
Our e-Consult service is gaining momentum! This service enables patients to access medical advice via the Practice website. At any time 24/7 a patient can submit a condition-based questionnaire to the GP for a response by the end of the next working day with feedback and treatment options. This service is not for urgent problems and unfortunately is not available to those under the age of 18.
The features and benefits of e-Consult are:-
- Significant improvements in patient access to their GP
- Better health outcomes through earlier detection of significant symptoms and earlier intervention
- Better Practice efficiency with more focused use of clinical capacity
- A safe, convenient way for patients to self-manage or consult with their own GP
You can also use this service for general or administrative enquiries, for example, if you need to request a follow up sick certificate or have a query about a blood test / x-ray etc.
Repeat Prescription Requests
Please note that if you do not have a printed repeat prescription slip with which to order repeat medication, you will be asked to complete a request form at the reception desk. We will now require you to include the dose (as well as the name) of any medication when you complete this slip. We will absolutely not be able to accept your request unless we have all of the necessary information to ensure that no mistakes are made.
Please allow 3 working days for your request to be processed. Thank you.
Many patients bring urine samples in to the Practice to be tested. This may be because your doctor has asked you to or because you suspect that you may have a urinary tract infection and would like a sample checked.
Please note that we will only accept samples brought in before 11.00am. If you have symptoms after this time and are feeling unwell, you will be referred to the duty doctor/nurse. If you are feeling well, please wait until the following day to drop a sample off.
Please do not post urine samples through the letter box! Thank you.
Up to Date Information
Please keep us updated when you change your address, telephone numbers and email address. It is especially important that we have the correct contact numbers for you as sometimes we may need to get hold of you urgently to change an appointment or if a clinician is off sick etc. In addition, we now have a texting service available which we can use to contact you on your mobile with any important information. Please see the receptionist if you need to update any of your details. Thank you.
If you are looking after or caring for someone please do let us know. Our receptionist, Abbie, keeps a register of carers and is here to help you with information you may require or with any problems you may have. Once registered she will stay in touch with you if you would like and keep you updated with things which may be of interest to you. We are pleased to announce that we have recently become a ‘Dementia Friendly Practice’.