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The Surgery will be closed from 12.30pm for staff training on:

11th October 2017

8th November 2017

6th December 2017

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If you are registering to join the Practice online or changing your personal details online, you will need to bring in supporting documents as evidence before we are able to proceed with your application.
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If you would like to join our Patient Participation Group please contact 01933 412777.

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It is important that you keep us up-to-date with your contact details. If your mobile number or address changes, please let us know.

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We provide online services - you can access a summary of your medical records, order repeat prescriptions and  request a routine appointment online. If you would like to sign up to online access, please ask for details at reception. (Please note that internet access is for routine matters only. If you require an emergency appointment, please contact our receptionists on 01933 412777)

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The Friend & Family Test helps us gain important feedback from our patients. These short questionnaires can be completed online (following the link on the right), by telephone, or by filling in the form at reception.

Your feedback is always appreciated.

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Do you look after someone?

If you provide regular, unpaid help for a relative or a friend who has additional needs as a result of disability, physical or mental illness, ageing or substance misuse then you are a Carer, and we would like to support you.

You don’t have to be getting Carers Allowance to be a ‘Carer’ and you don’t have to be doing a certain number of hours or performing personal care.

At Higham Ferrers Surgery we recognise that caring for a friend or relative can be a rewarding experience, but it can also leave you tired and stressed. Caring may also affect your own health. Many people struggle alone, unaware of services available.

Please let us know

Many of our patients may be carers but are yet to let us know.

Telling us about your situation will help us to support you better:

  • You will be offered an annual flu vaccination
  • A note will be added to your record so practice staff are aware someone depends on you.
  • This can help us better understand the condition of the person you care for and protect them if you became unwell.
  • It will help us to look out for the warning signs of illnesses that are common among Carers, such as back pain, depression, high blood pressure etc.
  • We aim to be flexible to fit appointments around your caring duties or provide joint appointments for you and the person you look after.

Northamptonshire Carers

With your agreement we can put you in touch with the local charity Northamptonshire Carers who offer advice, support and FREE services such as:

  • Gym sessions
  • Carers sitting service
  • Suffolk holiday chalets
  • Trips & lunchbreaks
  • Reiki and relaxation
  • Regular telephone support
  • One-to-one peer support
  • Access to the Emergency Care Service
  • Carers Assessment (your legal entitlement)
  • Dementia Care Advice Service

If you would prefer you can contact them directly on 01933 677 907 or visit their websites www.northamptonshire-carers.org or http://www.wholooksafteryou.co.uk/ .

More information can be found on the NHS Choices website http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/Pages/what-is-social-care.aspx .

 

 

For further websites which may be of interest, please see below:

www.carers.org

www.carersuk.org

www.gov.uk/carers-uk

www.nhs.uk/carersdirect

www.mind.org.uk

 



 
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