Flu Vaccinations 2014

This year’s Flu clinics have started. Please contact a member of our Reception Team to make an appointment. We are offering Saturday mornings as well as mid week clinics.

This vaccination is particularly recommended for patients aged 65+ (including those who will be 65 by 31stMarch 2014) or patients with the following medical conditions:-

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Angina/Heart condition
  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease (such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease)
  • On Dialysis
  • Also patient’s taking Immunosuppressant medication (including steroids, methotrexate and azathioprine)
  • All pregnant women (including those who become pregnant during the flu season)
  • Patients who are in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an older or disable person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.

If you do not fit into the above categories, you will need to arrange to have the vaccination privately

Please contact Reception who will be able to inform you of up to date pharmacies/supermarkets offering the flu vaccination this year

Patients over 75 are now required to have a named lead GP

As you may be aware from media coverage, all patients over 75 are now required to have a named lead GP.

We have looked at everyone’s records and have endeavoured to allocate you a GP partner that you already know and who is familiar to you. This has been an administrative process based on whom you have seen recently at the practice.

This does NOT mean you cannot see another Doctor in the practice- you can still book an appointment with any of the doctors. However, particularly if you have one or more long-term medical conditions, it would be sensible for you to usually see your named lead practitioner for these conditions. You can continue to use the surgery in the way you have always done.

Unfortunately we cannot always guarantee an appointment with your named doctor but we will try to do so as far as possible.

If you would like to change your lead practitioner please contact the surgery, ideally via E-mail: schoolhill.surgery@nhs.net. This will remain an option indefinitely although we do need to ensure a balanced distribution of patients across the partners.

Residents in care homes will have the GP responsible for that home as their lead GP.



School Hill Medical Practice 2013/2014 Survey


Please click on the link below to view our Practice Survey Report


The graphs below display the results of our Practice Survey 2013 / 2014

Survey Completion

How easy do you find it to get to the surgery?

How easy do you find it to contact the surgery and make appointments?

How easy do you find it to use the practice website?

Do you book appointments and find out other information on the practice?

How easy do you find it to understand which member of staff you should see?

How easy do you find it to understand what to expect from a consultation?

How easy do you find it to plan what you want to say during a consultation?

How easy do you find it to understand and remember what you are told during a consultation?

Do you, or someone that you care for, have a long-term condition that requires complex care?

Which of the options below would you find helpful?

How easy would you find it to understand what you could do to stay healthier or manage a health condition?

How easy do you find it to find support to make lifestyle changes such as doing more exercise?

How easy do you find it to know when to book an appointment, when to use NHS Direct, 111 or the pharmacy, and when to self-treat?

Depending on the level of interest, we might be able to offer new services by linking up with other groups. Would you be interested in attending any of the following?

Tuesday 23rd September 2014 – Protected Learning Time

There will be no clinician appointments available in the afternoon on the above date due to staff training.  The surgery will be closed from 12.30pm and will re open as normal at 8.30am on Wednesday 24th September.

School Hill Surgery Pod Launch Monday 17th March 10.30

Join us at the surgery for our Surgery Pod launch on Monday 17th March at 10.30. The Reception Team will be happy to show you what the pod can do and how to use it…

The Surgery Pod is located in the Practice reception area and enables patients, without clinical supervision, to perform their own checks such as blood pressure, pulse, weight, BMI and lifestyle questionnaires, which are then directly updated into your patient records and can be viewed by our doctors and nurses.

The Surgery Pod allows you to perform these simple checks at your own convenience, during surgery opening hours, without making an appointment and therefore allows you to spend more high-value time with your doctor, nurse or other healthcare practitioner where necessary.

Please come in and complete these simple checks or you may wish to check your BP before attending a doctor or nurse appointment.

What you can do on the Surgery Pod:

  • Take your blood pressure
  • Take your height and weight to calculate your BMI
  • Complete lifestyle questionnaires i.e. smoking, alcohol, exercise and diet
  • Carry out a series of stress and anxiety questionnaires
  • Update your mobile contact details straight into your record

It is very simple to use and instructions are displayed in the Pod.  If you have difficulty, please ask a member of staff who will be happy to assist.

If any of the information you have entered means you need to see a doctor, the Pod will direct you to make an appointment with the reception team. This does not need to be on the same day as using the Pod.

So in order to help you and your doctor keep an eye on your own health, visit the Pod today!