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Brookside Surgery, Brookside, Stretton-On-Dunsmore,

Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 9NH

02476 542525

"We aim to provide high quality, accessible health care in a timely, responsive and compassionate way, inspiring confidence in our patients, their families and our community."

Reception/Telephone Opening Times:

 

Mondays: 8.30am-1pm  and  2pm-6.30pm

Tuesdays: 8.30am-1pm  and  2pm-6.30pm

Wednesdays: 8.30am-1pm  and  2pm-6.30pm

Thursdays: 8.30am-1pm  

Fridays: 8.30am-1pm  and  2pm-6.30pm

Saturdays: CLOSED

Sundays: CLOSED

Bank Holidays: CLOSED

 

Dispensary Opening Times:

 

Mondays: 9am-1pm  and  2pm-6pm

Tuesdays: 9am-1pm  and  2pm-6pm

Wednesdays: 9am-1pm  and  2pm-6pm

Thursdays: 9am-1pm  

Fridays: 9am-1pm  and  2pm-6pm

Saturdays: CLOSED

Sundays: CLOSED

Bank Holidays: CLOSED

Local News

 

  • MIRENA COIL UPDATE

On the 10th Jan 2024, the FSRH (Faculty for Sexual and Reproductive Health) released a statement stating that The Mirena® coil
52mg LNG-IUD has now been licensed for 8 years for contraception use. The United Kingdom Medicines Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) has approved an extension to the Mirena licence from 5 years to 8 years for contraception.
There has NOT been an extension to the licensed duration of use when being used for the management of heavy menstrual bleeding, or for endometrial protection as part of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

How does this affect practice?
Users of the Mirena 52mg LNG-IUD can now be advised that the device can be used as contraception for 8 years. This also applies to individuals who already have a device in-situ.

There are no changes to the established FSRH and British Menopause Society recommended duration of use when a Mirena 52mg LNG-IUD is being used for endometrial protection as part of HRT (5 years from time of insertion) or to existing guidance about duration of use of Mirena for heavy menstrual bleeding.

Please book an appointment if you wish to discuss this further.

 

  •  ASTHMA INHALERS
Were you aware inhalers have a carbon footprint? Some types a lot higher than others. This is due to some containing a propellant gas that helps carry the medicine into the lungs. For more information and to help you decide if you are suitable to make a swap to a more eco friendly inhaler please read https://shorturl.at/ksuEX and discuss it with the nurse at your next review.
PLEASE REMEMBER!!!
The most important thing is to keep your asthma under the best control possible, using inhalers that suit you well.
DO NOT stop using the inhalers you already have without talking to your healthcare professional. It is important to make a choice that is right for you. Talk to your healthcare professional before making any changes to your treatment. A good time to do this might be at your next routine asthma appointment.
If you stop your treatment, your asthma might get out of control, which can be dangerous for your health. It will also have a higher carbon footprint because you will need to use your reliever (rescue) inhaler more and may need more visits to your GP or hospital
 
  • DIABETES PREVENTION

Do you know you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes? Would you be interested in a free programme that has helped more than 100,000 people in England to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes? 

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme can help you reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. 

Find out more by signing up to our information session: https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/about-the-programme/   

 

  •  NHS APP  

The NHS App have made it so patients can now set up their own online access without the need to visit the surgery! 

Either download the NHS App via your phones app store or click here for their online version and follow the instructions to set up an account.

With the NHS App you can book appointments, order repeat medication, view health record and more! (Please note you must be over 13 to have an account).

 

Surgery News

 

  •   PATIENT FEEDBACK

Had a recent experience at Brookside Surgery? We welcome any feedback patients have to help us improve but also to commend the things we are getting right! Please CLICK HERE to fill in a short Friends and Family Test feedback form.

 

  •   BANK HOLIDAYS

Friday 29th March

The Surgery will be closed all day on the dates above. 111 (medical advice and treatment for conditions that are too urgent to wait until surgery reopens) and 999 (emergencies) are still available to call as usual.

 

  • STAFF TRAINING

Wednesday 21st February - The surgery will be closed for Staff Training between 1pm-5pm. We will reopen as normal at 5pm. There will be emergency phone cover during this time.

 

  • PATIENT REFERENCE GROUP

 We have an active patient group and the group welcomes all patients. For more details click here. Next meeting 30th January 7pm at the surgery.

 

  • ONLINE ACCESS TO RECORDS

Most of our patients over 16 can now see new information added to their health record. This includes notes from your GP appointments, test results, medications, and letters from hospitals added to your record since 18th October 2023.

You can view this via the NHS App, NHS website, or another GP online app you use. If you don't want to see your record, speak to your GP. You can visit www.nhs.uk/gp-record for more information.

 

Updated 23rd January 2024