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Patient Group Report

Our 2014/15 report is now available - please follow the link under the Upload Survey report

Job Vacancies

Available Roles

  • Dispenser
  • Dispensing Apprentice

We currently looking to recruit into our Dispensing team.  The available roles are a Dispenser and a Dispensing Apprentice. 

Applicants for both roles must have a cheerful manner and be able to multi-task in a busy environment.  You will have good IT and organisational skills, have a can do attitude, you must be flexible, caring and a team player.

Please request an application form stating which role you wish to apply for by email to Julie Withey Business Manager at juliewithey@nhs.net

Welcome to our new staff

Sara Phelps has joined us as Team Leader in reception, you may see Sara in our waiting room and she looks forward to speaking with you. Her role is to improve the service levels we offer

Amy Milnes is our new receptionist who will also be spending some time in our dispensary to hand out medication as part of her role. This is to improve the service we offer from our dispensing team

Our new Healthcare Assistant Evie joined us in April and works closely with our Nurse team. She also stock Doctors rooms and provide chaperoning if required.

Sadly we have said goodbye to Nurse Angela who has been a big part of our clinical team and has taken early retirement. We wish her well as she moves onto a new chapter in her life.

 Appointments

A small number of online appointments are available to book. We are planning to make improvements to our online offering in the next few months.

We continue to have a very high number of patients who fail to attend appointments they have made each day so please do remember to cancel so they can be offered to other patients who may really need them . You can cancel your appointments online. 
 

 Online Access to records

We now offer patients access to their records. We will have further information about this on our website shortly. Please note you will need to provide photographic ID to get the required log on. Please ask reception for more information.

Men's Health

Why A Section on Male Health?

Men face some big health problems:

  • The average life expectancy of a male born in the UK in 2008 is 77.4 years.  It is highest in England (77.7) and lowest in Scotland (75). Llife-expectancy for women is 81.6 years.
  • Men who are defined as partly skilled or unskilled have a far lower life expectancy. In 2005, the last year for which such comparitive data is available, life expectancy at birth for men in social class 1 was already 77.7 years (higher than the average for all men today). For those in Social Class V, it was just 68.2 years.
  • The average man can expect to be seriously or chronically ill for 14.3 years of his life (2004 figure). The average woman can expect to beseriously or chronically ill for 17 years of her life. Both of these figures have increased since 1981.
  • The majority of men are too heavy for their health: 43% are medically defined as overweight and an additional 23% as obese (2005). The figures for women are 32% and 25%.
  • Just one man in three is of a healthy weight. From 1993 to 2005, the proportion of adults with a 'desirable' weight (a BMI of 18.5 to 24) decreased from 41% to 34%
  • 25% of men still smoke (2005); 16% use illicit drugs (2006-7) - up from 13% in 1998.
  • The majority of men drink alcohol at a level that could be harmful to their health. In 2005, 35% of men exceeded the recommended daily limit (four units ) at least one day during the previous week. A further 19% drank more than eight units, double the recommended daily limit.
  • In the UK about 120,000 men die prematurely (ie before the age of 75) every year - about 330 men a day. Nearly two out of every three deaths before the age of 65 are men.
  • 30% of premature deaths in men were from cardio-vascular disease in 2006. (In total there were over 38,000 premature deaths from heart disease in the UK in 2006 – around one fifth of all premature deaths.)
  • 30% of premature deaths in men were from cancer in 2007. The most common cause was lung cancer. In the UK in 2007, there were 19,637 male deaths from lung cancer (24% of all male cancer deaths).
  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men alone. In 2007, it was the second most common cause of cancer death in men (10,239 deaths), accounting for 13% of all male deaths from cancer..
  • Male suicide rates are consistently higher than female. A man takes his own life every three hours in England and Wales. Three-quarters of the suicides in 2007 were men (the proportion was much the same throughout the 1991-2007 period). Male suicide rates reached a peak of 21.1 per 100,000 in 1998. In 2007 the rate for men was 16.8 per 100,000 population.

For more detailed statistics on men's health visit the Men's Health Forum website.

Compiled from latest National Statistics data, January 2010. Additional data from Heart Stats and Cancer Research UK.

Health Check

If you have not been to the surgery for a while & want a general health check please book an appointment at the surgery to see our Healthcare Assistant.

If you want to know more about health conditions that effect men please click here.

If you are worried about your health please book an appointment to see a GP.



 
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