Welcome to Fairfield Park Health Centre
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues including student health. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the services the practice offers are always heading in the same direction.
Seasonal flu immunisation 2016
The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu.
In 2016/17 the flu at risk groups are:
- People aged 65 years old or over
- Pregnant women
- People aged 6 months to 64 years old who have one of the following:
- Chronic respiratory disease, e.g. Asthma, COPD etc.
- Chronic heart disease
- Chronic Kidney disease
- Chronic Liver disease
- Chronic neurological disease
- Asplenia or disfunction of the spleen
- People in long stay residential or care homes
- Children aged 2-7 years old. PLEASE NOTE THAT, IN B&NES, CHILDREN IN SCHOOL YEARS 1, 2 AND 3, I.E. THOSE AGED 5, 6 OR 7 YEARS OLD WILL BE IMMUNISED IN SCHOOLS.
ONLY CHILDREN AGED 2-4 YEARS OLD WILL BE IMMUNISED IN GP PRACTICES.
Our flu clinics will be starting in late September 2016. Please contact the surgery on 01225 331616 to find out when our clinics are.
Introducing an ‘earlier home visiting service’ for vulnerable patients
We’re pleased to let you know that we are introducing a brand new service at the surgery, called the ‘Earlier Home Visiting Service’
This new service is specifically for patients who have suddenly become very unwell and cannot wait for a routine GP visit at home. It is for people that need to be seen urgently at home and then potentially admitted to hospital as an emergency.
The patient will be seen by a highly trained paramedic who has worked in hospitals, urgent care centres and doctors surgeries. They can assess and manage ill patients at home, administer antibiotics and other medicines normally prescribed by a doctor as well as treat minor injuries.
The service will run from 08:30 to 12.30 from Monday to Friday, but not at weekends and bank holidays.
It is important to understand that this service does not replace other routine home or nursing home visits by your own GP. It is specifically for the most vulnerable patients and they can only be referred by their GP, after we’ve received the initial call to let us know about the patient’s condition. It is not possible to directly refer yourself or someone in your care.
We are running this service together with four other surgeries in the local area, with the Specialist paramedic for the service seeing patients from across all practices each day.
The service will start on Monday 3 October 2016 and will initially run as a pilot for six months.
Please do get in touch if you have any questions on the service or would like to give us some feedback.
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(Site updated 20/09/2016)