Dolphin House Surgery:
6/7 East Street
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(F) 01920 484892
21 High Street
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(F) 01920 877566
Private Travel Clinic
Dolphin House surgery now runs a private travel clinic called 'The Hertford Travel Clinic'
If you are thinking of going abroad for a 2 week break or travelling the world on a gap year then please click here for more information on the services offered.
Your GP Cares
Do you want more time with your GP? If yes then please show your support by joining the BMA campaign.
We, like all GPs, are running at maximum plus capacity. We are constantly trying to improve access for you the patients and have introduced booked telephone consultations on top of normal clinics, created more minor illness slots and are currently piloting a 'just 5 minutes' clinic for simple problems, however demand continues to go up. Please spare two minutes to watch this or read below.
People are living longer and have more complex health needs. In the UK there are now more than 10 million people aged 65 and over.
Demand for GP services is increasing. In England alone, it is estimated that at least 340 million patient consultations are now undertaken every year, up 40 million since 2008.
More people are living with a chronic condition, with many supported in the community by their GP and their practice team. For these patients, the ten minutes available in a standard appointment simply isn’t long enough.
There is more demand than ever for GP services – more patients to see, more test results to read, more paperwork. Yet there are still the same number of hours in the day.
Your GP and practice team care about the current situation and want to work with patients and government to find solutions and provide a better service.
The BMA is calling for long term sustainable investment in GP services now to:
• Attract, retain and expand the number of GPs
• Expand the number of practice staff
• Improve the premises that GP services are provided from
Show your support at YourGPCares.
Thank you to all those who took the time to complete this years practice survey. Please see the results and final report here.
You can also now keep up to date by following us on twitter.
Sponsor the Dolphin Dodgers!
Dr Davies, Dr O'Reilly, Dr Morgan's husband and Dr Davies' brother (a patient here) are all taking on the challenge of the London to Brighton Bike Ride.
Heart diease is still the number one killer in this country Please help us to raise money for the British Heart Foundation by sponsoring us by clicking on the BHF icon.
Why do we want to raise money?
• Collectively, heart and circulatory diseases cause more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK, accounting for more than 161,000 deaths each year.
• The cost of premature death, lost productivity, hospital treatment and prescriptions is estimated at £19 billion. We’re trying to do what we preach and improve our risk factors. You can and should do the same!
What are the risk factors and the facts?
• The prevalence of smoking among adults is lower in England (20%) than in Northern Ireland (24%), Scotland (25%) and Wales (23%) More than 100,000 smokers in the UK die from smoking-related causes each year, including about 22,000 from heart and circulatory diseases
• Nearly a quarter of adults in the UK are obese
• Around 30 per cent of children in the UK are overweight or obese
• One-third of men and nearly half of women do not achieve recommended levels of physical activity
• Only a quarter of adults and one in five children consume the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables per day
• More than a third of men and over a quarter of women regularly exceed the government recommended limits for alcohol intake
• Over a quarter of adults in the UK have high blood pressure and nearly half of them are not receiving treatment for the condition
• Over half of adults in the UK have high blood cholesterol levels of 5mmol/l or above.
Have we got your correct phone details?
With the move to mobile phones, we are finding that the phone numbers we have for our patients are frequently out of date. Please inform us if you change your phone number as we always try to phone you first before writing to you if there is a query about your latest blood tests, hospital letters etc.
Also if we have a mobile phone number for you we can also send you text message reminders (with your permission) about your next appointment as well as give you advance warning of flu clinics and other useful information.
Your records and data sharing what you need to know
As you have heard in the news, the NHS is changing the way it uses patient data, to help improve access to services, funding and aiming to provide a better experience for patients. Due to complaints about poor information and lack of awareness, the date to go live has been put back "for at least six months" and will now be October at the earliest. Click below for more information.
Please read the poster with some information HERE
More information can be found in the official information booklet HERE
If you do want to opt out of sharing your data please fill this form out and drop, email (if rescanned back on with your signature) or fax it to the surgery.