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Thursday 7th January - Time To Talk Day

Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet people are still afraid to talk about it. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to talk about mental health.

This year’s Time to Talk Day is all about bringing together the right ingredients, to have a conversation about mental health. Whether that’s tea, biscuits and close friends or a room full of people challenging mental health stigma, we want you to get talking.

However you do it, make sure you have a conversation about mental health this Time to Talk Day.

https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/time-talk-day

Flu Vaccinations - There is still time to be vaccinated against flu!

If you think you may be eligible for a vaccination (aged 65+ and/or have a long term medical condition such as diabetes, asthma etc.) then please contact the surgery where one of the team will be able to check if you are entitled to a flu vaccination.

January Family and Friends Feedback

Questionnaires returned during January indicated that 44% of our patients were Extremely Likely to recommend the Surgery to their Family and Friends and 42.8% were Likely to recommend the Surgery.

6% indicated that they were Neither Likely nor Unlikely to recommend us and 1.2% were Extremely Unlikely to recommend.

Thank you for all feedback received, we are continually striving to provide patients with an excellent service and your support is an essential part of this.

If you are not visiting the surgery soon but would like to complete a questionnaire, please Click here for more information and to take the Friends & Family Test.

GDPR Regulations - see our Patient Privacy Notice

New regulations come in to law on 25th May 2018 on how we store and manage your information.

Please see our Patient Privacy Notice here. This will help you to understand how we manage and store your personal information.

St Pauls Cluster Now Offers Weekday Evening and Weekend Appointments 

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Registration Letters From NHS England - Please Respond if You Get One

The NHS is carrying out work in Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire to make sure the patient details on GP lists are accurate. Letters are being sent to some patients, but not all.

If you do receive a letter, please either confirm your details or submit any changes. Changes can be made by returning the form in the prepaid envelope. If the details are correct, you can confirm by freepost, by Freephone, via text message or online.

It is important to respond to the letter, as GP lists do become out of date over time. If we don’t have an accurate record of your name and address, then we or a hospital may not be able to contact you with important information.

We may also need to contact you:

  • with test results
  • to invite you for bowel, breast or cervical screening to protect against cancer, for example
  • to offer vaccination against infectious diseases such as flu or measles, mumps and rubella
  • to give you an appointment as part of your plan to stay healthy if you have a long-term illness.

Please respond to the letter within four weeks, so the NHS can be certain about your details. If you do not respond, the NHS will assume that you have moved away, and begin the process to remove you from the practice list.

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