A message from Dr Sue Taylor...
"Reluctantly, I have decided that the time has come for me to leave SMP. I am now living in Dorset, and, although the commute has been manageable in the short term, over the long term it makes sense to work nearer to home.
It seems such a short time since I started at New Street Surgery in 2002, and yet so many changes have taken place. I have been very happy working with such a great team (a much larger team now!) and will take away many happy memories of both patients and colleagues that I have come to know so well over the years.
With so much in the news about the problems of General Practice, it is good to be able to say that SMP has developed into a strong practice with a great future ahead of it. I will miss you all!"
Sharing your health record
Please ask our reception team at our main site or any of our branches for more information or to let us know how you would like your record to be shared.
Beat the Winter Blues
Below is a list of the organisations who attended our Beat the Blues event on Wednesday 31st January.
Please visit their website or contact them on the details provided for more information.
Active Health: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisure-gp-referral 07823 536256
Age UK Wiltshire: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wiltshire/ 01380 727767
Alzheimer's Support: https://www.alzheimerswiltshire.org.uk/01225 776481
Community Transport South Wiltshire:
http://www.wiltshirecommunitytransport.org.uk/passengers/local-community-transport-schemes/salisbury/social-car-schemes 01722 410123
Creative Carers: https://carersinwiltshire.co.uk/ 0800 181 4118
Dance Six - 0: http://dancesix0.com/
Health Trainers: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-trainers 0300 003 4566
Mind the Gap: http://www.salisburyplayhouse.com/whats-on/events-workshops/mind-the-gap-autum-term-2/
Salisbury Walking Football: https://www.salisburyfc.co.uk/index.php/team/2-uncategorised/453-salisbury-fc-walking-football
Watch our Business Development Manager on That's Salisbury TV explaining the reasons behind the event:
After 14 years at Salisbury Medical Practice (working at New Street, Bishopdown and Fisherton House surgeries) Sister Tracey Badham has waved a fond farewell. A valued member of the team (with special recognition for her Asthma/COPD care), we would like to wish her all the best in her new job and thank her for her hard work and support over the years. Tracey ran several charity marathons whilst she was working with us, which is testament to her kind and caring nature- thank you to everyone who showed her and the charities support during these events.
Pneumococcal vaccine update
We are currently out of stock of the pneumococcal vaccine. Please call 01722 333034 to be notified when we have restocked.
Adrenaline auto-injectors: Advice on Use
An anaphylactic reaction is a life-threatening allergic reaction which can happen very quickly. It can be set off by various triggers. An injection of adrenaline in the outer thigh is the best emergency, on-the-spot treatment for an anaphylactic reaction.
Click here to find advice on how to use your auto-injector:
Adrenaline Auto-Injectors - Advice on Use
New Protocol for Repeat Oral Contraceptive Pill Check
Salisbury Medical Practice has a new protocol in place for repeat oral contraceptive pills.
This process applies to women aged 20 years and over only.
We now have a Contraceptive Pill Checklist which is available from our reception, or you can find it attached below this text. Please complete this form and bring it to the surgery. Once you are at the surgery you then need to check your blood pressure in the machine that we have in our waiting room. Return both the completed checklist and your blood pressure reading printout to our reception team so they can be scanned into your patient notes.
They will be assessed and acted on by the doctors working that day. If no concerns are identified a prescription will be issued for 6 months. If you need to be seen, the doctor will arrange an appropriate appointment.
Any issues or questions, please call the surgery on 01722 333034
Protocol for Contraceptive Pill Check
National Shortage of HEP A & B Vaccines
Please call 01722 333034 for prophylaxis advice.
Salisbury Medical Practice Top for Research Recruiting
According to the latest figures published by the Clinical Research Network (CRN) Wessex, Salisbury Medical Practice is the top recruiting medical practice in Wiltshire for research.
Research is important for helping to prevent disease and promote good health. These core values are at the heart of Salisbury Medical Practice’s belief system.
“By encouraging our patients to take part in clinical trials, it allows them to take an active role in their own healthcare and to contribute to the progression of medicine in general.” Says Dr Dan Henderson, GP Research Lead at Salisbury Medical Practice.
The latest National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Activity League Table showed a large increase in active research within general practices in 2016-17. Salisbury Medical Practice itself has elevated from a Level 2 practice to a sessional practice, showing the increase in patient participation for research studies within the practice.
Donna Hopkins, Research Project Manager at Salisbury Medical Practice, says “Seeing the increase in research projects has been so motivating. Our patients have been fantastic and we are seeing a lot more patient involvement. This is so important as it makes such a huge difference to future patient’s lives.”
If you are a Salisbury Medical Practice patient and would like to get involved with any research studies, please do let your doctor know. Information on the Research studies the Practice is participating in is on the Salisbury Medical Practice Website: http://www.salisburymedicalpractice.co.uk
Salisbury Leg Club - Every Tuesday, 9am - 12 noon
Taking place at Salisbury Rugby Club (Castle Rd, Salisbury SP1 3SA), Salisbury Leg Club is a unique partnership between Salisbury Medical Practice, Harcourt Medical Centre and Millstream Medical Centre.
Salisbury Leg Club is there to provide free community-based treatment, health promotion, education and on-going care for people of all age groups.
Salisbury Leg Club provide treatment and advice for leg ulcers, dry/wet legs, swollen or painful legs, support stockings and well leg regime.
Share experiences and gain peer support in an informal, social environment. Refreshments are available.
Would you Recommend Salisbury Medical Practice?
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Below is a video on NHS 111, which has been designed to enable patients to access local health services .
Please watch the video for more information.
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