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.
Farewell and best wishes to Dr Carole Groenhuysen who has recently retired, having been a GP Partner at Fairfield Park for 16 years. Dr Groenhuysen has been an extremely valued and respected member of the team and we will all miss her, as will many of her patients. She will continue to Practice as a Locum and may be back with us occassionally in her new role. We wish her well for the future.
Dr Bisola Ezobi will be joining us from 1st March 2017 as a new GP Partner. Many of our patients may already have met Dr Ezobi as she has been a trainee with us in the past and has recently done some Locum work here as well. We feel that Dr Ezobi will be a welcome addition to our team.
Seasonal flu immunisation 2016
IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE FLU VACCINATION AND STILL HAVEN'T HAD ONE YET, IT'S NOT TOO LATE.
RING THE SURGERY ON 01225 331616 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
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.
The ‘earlier home visiting service’ for vulnerable patients
We have been piloting a new service at the surgery, called the ‘Earlier Home Visiting Service’ since October 2016.
This 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 is seen by a highly trained paramedic who has worked in hospitals, urgent care centres and doctors surgeries. They 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 runs 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.
Feedback form patients who have used this service has been very positive and we are hoping that the local Clinical Ciommissioning Group will agree to fund the service beyond the end of the pilot hase in March 2017.
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 23/02/2017)