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Welcome to the
Bredon Hill Surgery

Dr Kim Tribley, Dr Jeremy Pawley, Dr Simon Hill & Dr Kim Purvis

Main Road
Bredon
Tewkesbury
GL20 7QN

01684 773444


 Please be advised we will be discontinuing the use of the fax machine.

Please forward all correspondence to sowoccg.bredonhillsurgery@nhs.net

Please be advised the surgery will be closed Monday 27th August 2018 for the August bank holiday

Advice - do you have a urinary Tract Infection (UTI)? ( posted on Aug 10, 2018 )

Please click here to find out when you should contact a doctor and for further details of the treatment

Counselling Directory Service ( posted on Aug 10, 2018 )

Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in need to seek help. People can visit our website, enter their postcode and find a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist nearby who specialises in the area of need. Our site also serves as an information hub for people to read mental health-related articles and news, as well as to find local events.



Counselling Directory
e: melissa@counselling-directory.org.uk
w: www.counselling-directory.org.uk
t: 0844 803 0252

fb: www.facebook.com/CounsellingDirectory
tw: www.twitter.com/Counselling_UK

 

 

Macmillan - Move More Worcestershire ( posted on Jun 15, 2018 )

Move More Worcestershire

 

Over the past eighteen months Macmillan Move More has been working with Macmillan to support people living with and beyond cancer to become more active.  So far, Move More Worcestershire has engaged with over 100 patients and supported them in their physical activity journey.

 

The programme provides specialised, individual support starting with a one to one consultation with the Physical Activity Co-ordinator at a time and location to suit the individual.  The meeting will:

 

-          look at what becoming more active could mean for quality of life

-          help overcome some of the concerns around getting active

-          help identify goals and barriers

-          help identify activities the individual would enjoy that are appropriate to   their capabilities and lifestyle

-          Sign post them to local activity opportunities.

 

Ongoing support is provided for 12 months, as required.  This could be in the form of further face-to-face meetings, telephone calls or texts.

 

This programme will be funded until October 2019

 

If you would like to talk to us about how we can support you, or you would like any more information about the service, please contact Diana Fox, Move More Physical Activity Co-ordinator, on 01905 855 498 or email movemoreworcestershire@worc.ac.uk.

 

Diane is level 4 Cancer Rehabilitation qualified and has personal experience of using exercise as a way to help with a cancer diagnosis.

 

Patients often feel more confident in getting in touch with our service when recommended by someone in a health setting and if you wish you can discuss this with your doctor. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hay fever ( posted on May 8, 2018 )

Hay Fever

 

Hay fever is a common condition also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis and affects around 1 in 5 people in the UK.

It is an allergic condition where the body’s immune system overreacts to substances that are usually harmless, for example pollen from grasses, weeds or trees. The pollen causes the release of chemical called histamine from cells in the nose, eyes and airways, which cause inflammation.

 

Managing hay fever

If treatment is needed a wide range of medications can be purchased from pharmacies, supermarkets and other stores without seeing a doctor.

 

What treatments can I buy?

Speak to a local pharmacist to get advice on the best treatment for your symptoms

 

Examples of products available to buy include:

 

Antihistamine tablets and syrup.

Antihistamines are more effective if they are taken before symptoms start rather than after.

 

Some older antihistamines such as chlorphenamine can cause drowsiness. Newer antihistamines are unlikely to cause drowsiness and include cetirizine, loratadine and acrivastine

If you drive and/or operate machinery ask the pharmacist which tablets will be best for you.

 

Nasal sprays

Useful of you suffer nasal symptoms and can be used instead of, or in addition to, antihistamine tablets.

Steroid nasal sprays supress the allergic reaction and inflammation of hay fever and take about 3 days to work. They are best started before the hay fever season begins and used throughout the season even if the symptoms have improved.

Antihistamine nasal sprays can be useful for people who have symptoms now and again.

Nasal decongestant sprays are useful if you suffer from a blocked nose, however they can only be used for 7 days as longer can cause rebound, congestion and block your nose up again. You may find inhalants (eucalyptus, menthol) helpful to ease a blocked stuffy nose.

 

Eye drops

If your eye symptoms are not controlled by oral antihistamines, eye drops containing sodium cromoglicate or lodoxamine may be useful. If you wear contact lenses you should check with the community pharmacist or an optician before using eye drops.

 

Other useful treatments

Simple pain relief (e.g. paracetamol or ibuprofen) can help with headaches and sinus pain. Throat lozenges can ease tickly throats. Decongestant tablets should relieve a blocked nose

 

When should I see a GP?

  • If you are experiencing wheezing, breathlessness or a tightness in the chest.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If your symptoms are not relieved by over the counter treatments

Changes to immunisations for foreign travel from 01.04.2018 ( posted on Mar 20, 2018 )

Please be advised that from 1st April 2018 only NHS travel vaccinations (Tetnus, Diptheria, Polio, Hepatitus A, Thyroid) will be given at the surgery. If your travel intinary requires you to have other vaccinations and advice AND/OR you are travelling within the next 6 weeks then you may be advised to go to a travel clinic.

 

If you are travelling abroad:

 

Please complete a travel form available from reception (1 per person) or on this website (surgery newsletters and downloadable forms section)

 

Return the completed form to the surgery - this needs to be at least 6 weeks before your travel date, so that any vaccinations required can be given in time.

 

On returning the form to the surgery you will be asked to make a telephone appointment with a practice nurse. The nurse will ring you and discuss your vaccinations and if necessary advise if you need to use the services of a local travel clinic.

 

To find the nearest travel clinic please go to the website www.bewareofthe bugs.com

 

We can provide a print out of any previous vaccinations you may have had at your request - please contact reception

Stroke Association information ( posted on Dec 19, 2017 )

Please click here for details re stroke recovery and act F A S T

Physiotherapy (SELF REFERRAL) - Evesham Community Hospital ( posted on Dec 13, 2017 )

If you wish to be seen by a physiotherapist please go to the ’ Move to Improve website’. There is a self referral form to complete and your request will go straight to the hospital for review.

 

The Musculoskeletal self-referral form is only for MSK conditions, not Women’s Health, Neuro physio domiciliary etc. Please ask your GP for advice if you are unsure

 

http://www.hacw.nhs.uk/our-services/physiotherapy/move-to-improve/

 

 

Fire Safety Guidance for professionals are carers who support people with care and support needs ( posted on Nov 23, 2017 )

West Midlands Fire Service. Click here for the guide

Headspace - Give the gift of 5 minutes today ( posted on Nov 21, 2017 )

The British Medical Association (BMA) has launched a campaign to highlight the importance of looking after yourself while working under winter pressures.

 

Helping yourself remain mentally healthy and fit it vital. With the help of free mindfulness and meditation previews from Headspace, always try to give yourself five minutes during your break.

 

If you ever find yourself struggling to cope, or just need to talk to someone, contact BMA counselling or the Doctors Advisor Service on 0330 123 1245

 

For more information, including two month's free access to the mindfulness app Headspace, as well as links to the BMA's counselling and Doctor advice service, more details are available at www.BMA.org.uk/advice/work-life-support

Health Visitor and children's drop in clinics ( posted on Nov 14, 2017 )

Susan Ricketts has recently taken over the role. She is based at Pershore Health Centre and can be contacted on 01386 502068 between 8.30-4.30pm

 

Other heath visitors : Breda Coffey and Caroline Carey

 

Please pick up a guide for parents to be and those with children up to school age from the surgery

 

You can also access advice on the Health Vistors telephone advice line 0300 123 9551 

Monday-Friday 8.00am - 16.00

 

Pershore/Evesham Health Visiting Clinics - Drop In

 

Tuesday 10.00 - 12.00pm Pershore Medical Centre Pracetice, Community Meeting room, Queen Elizabeth Road, Pershore, WR10 1PX

 

Evesham Christian Vale Centre (Merstow Green) Tuesday 10.00 - 11.15am

 

Evesham Adventure Playground (Woodend by Morrison's)

Wednesday 10.00 - 11.30am

 

Tewkesbury/Gloucestershire Health Visting Clinics

 

Noah's Ark Children's Centre, York Road, Tewkesbury GL20 5HU

Thursday 1 - 2pm (every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month)

 

Northway/Ashchurch Children's Centre, Virgina Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 8PT

Monday 10.00-11.00AM (1st and 3rd Monday of every month)

St Richards Hospice ( posted on Nov 3, 2017 )

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire.

The hospice works to help people make the best of their lives despite the effects of their illness. The care provided is tailored to the individual needs of each patient and cares for the whole person; physically, emotionally and spiritually. 

St Richard’s is an independent charity and relies on voluntary donations to fund the care of seven out of ten patients and family members. 


Bereavement Support South Worcestershire - South Worcestershire Commissioning Group commissioned St Richards Hospice to develop and host a free service for bereaved patients registared with GP's in South Worcestershire. 

From 01/04/2018, due to high demand for the bereavement service the referral criteria has been changed.


Interactive website - this is available to patients www.bereavementsupportworcestershire.org.uk

The telephone helpline is also available  01905 760934


 

Tel: 01905 763963 Website: www.strichards.org.uk Address: St Richard’s Hospice, Wildwood Drive, Worcester, WR5 2QT


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Temporary Changes to the St Richards Day Services  - 2017/2018

 

From the end of October 2017 to spring 2018, Day Hospice will temporarily move in to the Snowdrop Centre at St Richard's Hospice to allow for building works. During this time the hospice cannot offer bathing or accept referrals for patients who need hoisting. The Gateway team will be happy to discuss other appropriate hospice support for any new referrals. If you have any queries please contact Claire Gijselhart (Day Services Manager)

Changes to contraceptive services for the over 25's ( posted on Oct 17, 2017 )

 

There is no longer funding for patients aged over 25 to be seen for contraceptive services at Tewkesbury Hospital, The Milsom Centre Cheltenham, nor Gloucester Hope House.

 

"If you are over 25 years old and require routine contraception, the Specialist Service may direct you to your GP. This includes requests for the contraceptive pill, injections, and the fitting and removal of coils and implants. All GP practices have nurses and doctors trained to provide contraception.

If you are seeing your GP for the contraceptive pill, please take your current pill packet with you so they know which brand you are using.

Remember to plan ahead and contact your GP to make an appointment before your prescription is due. If you are using the contraceptive pill, and are unable to get an appointment with your GP, a pharmacy can provide you with a month’s supply to tide you over. Please take a strip of your current pill with you."

 

For further information: NHS Choices http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1011.aspx?CategoryID=73

 

You will require a referral from your GP to still be seen at the clinics and for coil/implant fittings.

 

If you require further detaials of the GP Practices offering the services or require a referral please contact reception

Dr Tribley can remove a coil  but cannot replace them _________________________________________________________________________________

 

If you are under 25 these services are offered by the practice within normal surgery hours.  Please make an appointment at reception. Also family Planning consultations may be available at Cheltenham General Hospital or Tewkesbury Hospital, you can contact them directly.


Please telephone 0300 422 2374 to arrange an appointment

Stop Smoking ( posted on Mar 8, 2016 )

Stop smoking

Well done on taking the first step!  Quitting is the best thing you'll ever do and there is plenty of help available.

Why should you quit?

Here are just a few reasons to stop smoking;

  • Every cigarette you don't smoke saves you money
  • Your breathing and general fitness will improve
  • You will protect those around you from the harms of second hand smoke
  • You reduce the risk of developing heart disease, cancer and other smoking related diseases

Have you tried to stop before?

Don't worry, you can get help to try again, and stop for good.

How can I give up?

It's never too late to improve your health and giving up smoking will help you to do that. There are a number of ways to help you to stop smoking including mobile phone apps, text messaging and email support.

Have a look at these websites for tips on how to quit:

From 1st April 2016 Worcestershire will have local stop smoking services for pregnant women only, however, anyone can go to a local pharmacy for information and advice about quitting and nicotine replacement therapies.

If you live outside Worcestershire you may be able to access further support to quit. To find more information about this visit: Stop smoking services.

Stop smoking medicines

Some people find nicotine cravings the hardest thing to handle about quitting; there are stop smoking medicines available to give you the extra support you need to beat the addiction. To find out more about stop smoking medicines visit NHS Smokefree and NHS Choices - Stop smoking or drop in to your local pharmacy.

What if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

Stopping smoking is the most important thing you can do for your baby. Both you and your baby will feel the benefits straight away. Advice and help is available from your midwife or local pharmacist.

More information about quitting smoking during pregnancy is available here:

The Worcestershire Pregnancy Stop Smoking Services can offer you face to face specialist support to help you to quit and help with nicotine replacement therapies like patches and gum. Find out more here:

How soon will your health start to benefit after you stop smoking?

Here's the good news:

  • After 20 minutes your blood pressure and pulse return to normal.
  • After 8 hours nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half and oxygen levels return to normal.
  • After 48 hours carbon monoxide will be eliminated from your body. Lungs will start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris. There is no nicotine in your body. Your ability to taste and smell will already be improved.
  • After 72 hours breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.

Find out more here: Health benefits of stopping smoking.

Smokefree Places

Following national legislation is it now against the law to smoke indoors, in cars with someone under 18 present and some sites are now Smokefree. Look for signage to show you where you can or cannot smoke or you could face a penalty. To find out more about the legislation visit Government UK. Action on smoking and health (ash).

Further information and advice

NHS Choices Stop Smoking site offers advice and support to quit smoking.


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