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Christmas Opening Hours

Mon 18th - Fri 22nd December     Normal Opening Hours
Mon 25th & Tue 26th December   Closed
Wed 27th - Fri 29th December     Normal Opening Hours  
Mon 1st January 2018                 Closed
Tues 2nd - Fri 5th January           Normal Opening Hours
Extended Access Clinics

From 22 December 2017 to 3 January 2018 patients unable to book an appointment at their normal GP practice will be offered appointments at Staines Health Centre, Knowle Green, Staines TW18 1XD where Extended Access clinics will be held.  Please note these Extended Access clinic appointments cannot be booked online via Patient Access.   There will be no appointments available on 25 December, 26 December or 1 January 2018.

 

You can also access medical advice from calling NHS111, visiting your local pharmacy, visiting one of our Walk-in-Centres in Woking Community Hospital, Heathside Road Woking, GU22 7HS and Ashford Health Centre, London Road, Ashford, TW15 3FE.

Electronic Prescriptions.
Please see more information under the Latest News Tab to the right.
Friends and Family Test
If you think we offer you a good service,please complete our friends and family survey, under quick links on the right.
          
Please read the very important information on Care.Data found under the Latest News Tab and the Care Data Tab on the right.
 Sexual Health Clinic
There is a sexual health clinic at the surgery every Tuesday from 3.00pm for our registered patients, open to both males and females of any age. Please call reception to book an appointment.            
Phlebotomy Clinic
Blood tests are available 4 mornings per week from 7.30am.
Please ask  at reception for details.
INR Clinic
The practice nurses are now running a daily INR clinic please ask your GP if you are a suitable candidate for this clinic.
 
Appointments and Prescriptions
Please don't forget to register for appointments/prescriptions on-line. Application forms are available on the website to download or ask at reception.

Travel Vaccinations
Please be sure to book your travel vaccination in the travel clinic at least 6 weeks prior to the departure date. This is a 20 minute appointment with the practice nurse. The travel questionnaire can be completed on line or download and hand into reception.
Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre
The surgery is a registered centre for yellow fever vaccinations.  You do not have to be registered with the surgery to use this service.  Please ask at reception or call on 01784 730580 or email us on stanwell.road@nhs.net

Health and Wellbeing

Am I getting enough exercise?

In order to assess whether you are doing enough exercise to achieve significant health benefit we recommend you test yourself using an online questionnaire called GPPAQ.

Completing the questionnaire should take approximately 30 seconds and can be done on your own. The questionnaire is valid for people aged 16 to 74 years. It will calculate a 'Physical Activity Index' score which will place you in one of four categories:

Active: You are doing enough exercise, i.e. at least 30 minutes of at least moderate intensity activity on five or more days per week, to benefit your health significantly.

Moderately active, moderately inactive, inactive (no exercise at all): You are not doing enough exercise to benefit your health significantly.

Please note: Although the GPPAQ asks questions specifically about walking, DIY, housework and gardening, these activities are not included in the Physical Activity Index calculation due to significant over-reporting during validation. Therefore, it may be that you are classified as only moderately active, moderately inactive or inactive but you still actually meet the exercise recommendations for significant health benefit.

Please print off a copy of the completed questionnaire or record your score and bring it to the surgery with you at your next visit so that we can update our records accordingly. 


What if I have a medical condition? Is it safe for me to exercise?

According to the British Heart Foundation, "it is generally believed that the benefits of regular moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity far outweigh the risks, except in those with the following conditions":

  • Symptomatic severe aortic stenosis (narrowing of a particular heart valve, that results in breathlessness, chest pain, dizziness or fainting)
  • Acute pulmonary embolus or pulmonary infarction (a clot of the lung, which can result in coughing up blood, breathlessness, chest pain or collapse)
  • Acute myocarditis or pericarditis (inflammation of the heart) 
  • Suspected or known dissecting aneurysym (a dilated major artery which then tears)
  • Resting SBP greater or equal to 180mmHG / DBP greater or equal to 100mmHG (uncontrolled high blood pressure)
  • Uncontrolled/ unstable angina (chest pains arising from the heart, which come on at rest or are of recent onset or increasing frequency or severity)
  • Acute uncontrolled psychiatric illness (severe untreated mental illness)
  • Osteoporosis (thinned/ brittle bone)
  • Experiences significant drop in BP during exercise (dizziness or collapse on exercise due to low blood pressure)
  • Uncontrolled resting tachycardia greater or equal to 100 bpm (pulse rate at rest of over 100 beats per minute)
  • Unstable or acute heart failure (impaired pumping action of the heart resulting in symptoms which could include breathlessness, tiredness, ankle swelling and chest pains)
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • New of uncontrolled arrhythmias (heart rhythm disturbance usually experienced as palpitations)
  • Experiences chest pain, dizziness or excessive breathlessness during exertion

It is important that inactive individuals gradually increase levels of activity as they become accustomed to being active and as physical fitness improves.



 
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