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**** We are closed every 3rd Thursday from 12pm for staff training 

**** Park Run Practice - Middle Chare is pleased to announce our involvement as a Park Run Practice - for more information please visit  http://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/our-programmes/clinical-priorities/parkrun-practice.aspx

 

**** We are now offering group consultations for patients with long term conditions such as asthma and COPD. If you would like further information please call into the surgery and speak to our group consultations facilitator. 

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**** From 1st December Middle Chare Surgery will be opening on a Saturday morning from 08.00am - 11.30am instead of a Monday evening. There will be GP and Nurse appointments available.

 

People with dementia want to feel confident and comfortable doing the things that are important to them, in their community. We as a practice have registered to become Dementia Friends and are encouraging our staff, colleagues and volunteers to become Dementia Friends also, you'll be making a huge difference to people affected by dementia.

Patient Online Service

 

This practice offers the facility for patients to view online, export or print detailed coded information including documents held in their own records from 1st March 2017.

 

This practice currently offers the facility for patients:

  • to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online
  • to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances
  • to view online, export or print summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and individual patient
  • to view all detailed coded records 

We will publicise and promote our online services to our practice’s patients through the practice website, practice waiting room leaflets, posters and the Patient Participation Group.

 

 

NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised, and the required disclosure is shown below. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.

 

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

 

The average pay for GPs working in this practice in the last full financial year was £51,550  before Tax and National insurance. This is for three full time GPs, four part time GP sand one locum GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.

 

 

 

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

AAA (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm)

10 October, 2012

AAA stands for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. The aorta is the main blood vessel that supplies blood to your body. It runs from your heart down through your chest and abdomen.

In some people, as they get older, the wall of the aorta in the abdomen can become weak. It can then start to expand and form what is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The condition is most common in men aged 65 and above. Men are six times more likely to have an aneurysm than women and your risk of having an aneurysm increases if you are or have been a smoker, you have high blood pressure or you have a close family member who has had one.

If you have an AAA you will not usually notice any signs or symptoms; this means cannot tell if you have one, will not feel any pain or notice anything different.  Large aneurysms are rare but can be very serious. As the wall of the aorta stretches it becomes weak and can burst, causing internal bleeding. Around 85% die when an aneurysm bursts.

An aorta that is only slightly larger than normal is not dangerous; however, it is still important to know about it so that we can check if the aneurysm is getting bigger.

AAA screening is a free NHS national programme that screens men aged 65 plus to check if they have an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The screening is by invitation and uses an ultra sound scan. If you are a man aged over 65 you are more at risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm that any other demographic so this is why you will be invited for screening.

We offer screening so we can find aneurysms early and monitor or treat them. This greatly reduces the chances of the aneurysm causing serious problems.

Men over 65 who have not previously been screened or diagnosed with an aneurysm can request a scan by contacting their local programme directly on: 0191 445 2554

The North East of England and North Cumbria AAA screening programme is run from The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, you will be invited to a local clinic for an ultra sound scan. Our centre covers the area from North Yorkshire to Berwick and North Cumbria.

Click here for a leaflet with more information on the AAA screening process or here for accessible AAA screening process leaflets

http://www.qegateshead.nhs.uk/aaa

https://vimeo.com/dfptv/review/220933933/551f06925f



 
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