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Under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the practice is now operating under new Data Protection regulations. If you would like more information about the changes, please visit the 'Patient Information' or 'Fair Processing' pages of our website.

Patient Information

 Receptionist Banner

Patient Vaccination Schedule

Please click here to view a detailed vaccination schedule.

Childhood Vaccinations

Your Healthcare Team

Click here to view a leaflet about the different roles of practice staff.

Preconception Diabetes

Healthwatch Surrey Newsletter2018

Exploring how mental health services can support emotional wellbeing

Happy, Healthy, At Home Newsletter

Please click here to view the May edition of the 'Happy, Healthy, At Home' newsletter.

Click here to view the February Edition of the Happy, Healthy at Home Newsletter

Click here to view the October edition of the Happy, Healthy, At Home Newsletter

Click here to view the February edition  'Happy, Healthy At Home' Newsletter

Carers' Week- 15th June 2018

Please click here for more information about the upcoming Carers' Week Event.

Are You a Young Carer?

If you are, or think you might be a young carer, click here for useful links, contact information and to find out about help that 'Surrey Young Carers' can offer you.

Action for Carers

Click here to view the latest Action for Carers Newsletter

Carers

Healthwatch Hampshire- Support for Carers

GDPR Opt in/Opt Out Form

Please download the practice's opt in/opt out form here.

River Wey Medical Practice Privacy

Our privacy notice can be view by clicking here.

Phishing Emails

Please be aware that phishing emails, claiming to be from different GP practices and often mentioning online access, have been noticed by patients in this area. For guidance over how to spot and deal with emails you think may be suspicious, please see the attached document.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation will replace the Data Protection Act. To find out more about how this change will affect the way the surgery processes personal data, click here.

Let's Talk About It

Click here for useful information and services regarding sexual health, ranging from local clinics, to STI advice and testing kits and contraception.

Are you eligible for the shingles vaccination?

Use this interactive pdf to find out.

Managing your Medication

If you are finding it difficult to manage your medication, click here to learn more about the help your Clinical Pharmacist can offer.

Are you a Victim of Domestic Abuse?

Click here to view a poster for the 'Stepping Up' service

Certificate of Excellence!

The partners and staff would like to thank everyone who has submitted positive feedback in the past year. Due to ratings and comments from patients, we have been awarded an iWantGreatCare Certificate of Excellence for the second year running!

Only a handful of UK clinics and surgeries receive this powerful endorsement of the way in which they deliver care to patients.

Certificate of Excellence

 

Click here to view our 2017 Certificate of Excellence! 

How much physical exercise should you be doing?

Guidelines

What happens when your GP refers you to a consultant?

Click here to find out more about the process.

Easy Read- What happens when you have a blood test?

Click here to find an easy read story about the blood testing process

Self-harming Brochure

Coping with self-harm- a guide for parents and carers

Fair Processing

Click here to read about Fair Processing of patient notes

Hearing Aid Drop-in Clinics

Guidlford Hearing Champions Hearing Aid Drop In Clinics

Care and Health Information Exchange

Click here to find out more information about CHIE and what it does

Measles

Click to view instructions if you think you might have measles

Practice Newsletter

Click here to view the latest edition of the Practice Newsletter

Click here to view the latest Practice Newsletter- July 2017

Click here to view the February 2017 practice newsletter

Learning Disability Friendly Practice 

Learning Disability Friendly Logo

River Wey Medical Practice has been awarded the status of 'Learning Disability Friendly Practice'. Click below to view our certificate.

Learning Disability Friendly Practice Certificate

Extended Access

The five Farnham practices continue to work together and will be offering routine appointments to their registered patients through NHS England’s new Patient Extended Access. Routine GP appointments are now available on Saturday mornings in Farnham and Sunday mornings at Frimley Park Hospital. Routine Practice Nurse and Healthcare Assistant appointments will be available Monday-Friday evenings and Saturday mornings in Farnham.

Four of the five Farnham practices are already established in seeing patients for their same day appointments in the Farnham Integrated Care Centre. The Extended Access appointments will give patients from all five practices the opportunity to see a doctor, nurse or health care assistant for a routine appointment outside the core hours of their GP practice. The appointments are all booked through the patient’s home practice reception team. However, the appointment will take place at the Farnham Integrated Care Centre based in Farnham Centre for Health.

The Sunday morning appointments at Frimley are also Patients are also able to book routine GP appointments on a Sunday morning through their home practice. These appointments will take place at Frimley Park Hospital, Out-Patient 1.

Stop the Spread of Norovirus

Click here to view tips on how to stop the spread of norovirus this winter

Health and Social Care Information for Farnham

Click here for useful tips and contact details for the Farnham area

NHS Healthcare for Veterans

Click here to view more information about healthcare for veterans

Improving Local Healthcare

Click here to view a video about what your CCG is doing to improve local care

Healthwatch Surrey

Click here to find out about the work Healthwatch Surrey does to improve patient experience

Shingles Vaccination 2017

Click here to view a leaflet about the Shingles vaccination

HIV Testing

Click here to find out about HIV testing clinics in your area

Men ACWY Awareness

Don't ignore the signs- click here to find out more about Men ACWY symptoms

Men ACWY Signs and Symptoms for School Leavers

Cervical Cancer Awareness

View these links to find out more about cervical cancer, screening, support and further information. 

Cervical Screening Helpful Tips and Info

Cervical Screening- Description in Brief

Cervical Screening- programme overview

Informed Choice about Cancer Screening

Cervical Cancer Screening- Information Leaflets

Cancer Research Website

Jo's Trust website

Health Talk Website

Farnham Integrated Care Centre

Click here to view information about the new Farnham Integrated Care Services Centre (FICS)

Why does the receptionist need to ask what's wrong with me?

Click here to find out why.

New NHS Veteran's Mental Health Service

Last year, via a questionnaire, NHS Veteran's Mental Health Services heard from over 1,200 people, including veterans, their families, serving personnel and military charities. These views have helped shape NHS England to develop new veterans' mental health services, which launches in 1 April 2017. 

The new service, called the 'NHS Veterans' Mental Health, Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service' seeks to provide increased access to local care and treatment across England in a more uniformed manner. This includes recognising the early signs of mental health problems and providing access to early treatment and support, as well as therapeutic treatment for complex mental health difficulties and psychological trauma. Patients will also be provided with help, where appropriate, with employment, reduction in alcohol consumption, housing and support. 

A significant benefit of the new service is that armed forces personnel approaching discharge can now access NHS care and treatment for mental health conditions and thereafter into civilian life regardless of when they leave the military. 

To access the service, patients can self-refer or request referral via a health care professional or service charity, such as Combat Stress, the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes. 

To find out more, follow this link.

Surrey Coalition Of Disabled People

Click here to view the April edition of the Surrey Coalition Newsletter

Changes to Blue Disabled Badges

Important information regarding disabled parking in Waverley Borough Council car parks

From 3 April 2017 disabled motorists will no longer automatically receive free parking with a Blue Badge.

Even if you have a Blue Badge, you will need to pay to park in the disabled bays in Waverley's car parks, using the parking machines or RingGo. Motorists parking in a disabled bay should still display their Blue Badge.

The maximum stay for a disabled bay is three hours.

Waverley Borough Council offers a free parking permit for disabled residents on income related benefit.  The permit will have the same life span as the Blue Badge and entitles the motorist to park in Waverley's car parks for free when displaying both their Blue Badge and permit, face up in the front windscreen.

Motorists with both a Blue Badge and disabled parking permit may park in any disabled bay free of charge for a maximum of three hours.

The motorist can also park in a general bay that is not reserved for any other person or permit holder. The general bays are free of charge for a unrestricted amount of time when displaying both the permit and Blue Badge.

If you receive income related benefits and have a blue badge, please apply for a permit using the following link:

http://www.waverley.gov.uk/info/478/car_parks/879/blue_badge_parking

If you have any other queries please contact Waverley’s Parking Team on 01483 523408 or email parking@waverley.gov.uk

Carers

Carer Support Enquiries

Messages On Prescriptions

Patients- please be aware: the practice is sending you messages on your prescriptions. Please check the white section on the back of your prescription to see if you have a note from your doctor.

Get Active 50+

Click on the link for more information on physical activity groups in your area. Get Active 50+

Be 'Food Smart'

Do you know how much sugar, saturated fat and salt is in the food and drink you buy? With the new NHS 'Change4Life' app you can scan product barcodes and view the figures. Download the free app from your app store or view details on the website. Be Food Smart- Change4Life

Smoking Cessation Advice

Quit 51- Smoking Cessation Service

Friends of Farnham Hospital

Friends of Farnham Hospital Autumn 2016 Newsletter

GP Survey Results

Click here to view the results from our latest GP Survey

Multiple Sclerosis Society

Click here to find out about the Alton & Petersfield Group of the MS Society, including meetings and contact details

Dementia Friendly Practice

We are now a 'Dementia Friendly' Practice. Click here to view our certificate.

Dementia Services

Click on the links below to find out about online and local resources and support groups.

The Alzheimer's Society

Age UK Information Guides and Factsheets (including Dementia)

Dementia UK (Phone 0800 888 6678)

NHS Choices

Driving and Dementia

Local Services

Sunflower Café- Brightwells Gostrey Centre, Farnham. Monday 10am- 12.30pm excluding bank holidays.

Singing for the Mind- Farnham Maltings. Monday 1.30-3.00pm

Farnham Maltings Arts and Elders Season- Thursday 10.30am- 2.30pm

Antibiotic Awareness

Follow this link to find out about the correct use of antibiotics

Cancer Rehabilitation Exercise Classes

Click here to find out more about Cancer Rehabilitation Exercise Classes

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)

Click here to find about the next 'Parent and Carers' Event

Charities 

Chiks is a charity that builds homes for orphaned children in the Kerala state of India.

Click here to view the website for local charity 'Chiks'

Click here to view ways to donate to Chiks Charity

Veterans' Charity Information

Combat Stress- the Veterans' Mental Health Charity



 
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