Welcome to Stourport Medical Centre Medical practice
The practice is part of the complex containing the town’s old library, police and fire station, as well as the local Medical centre where the District Nurses are based.
Stourport Medical Centre is part of ‘WYRE FOREST HEALTH PARTNERSHIP’. We are one valued and committed team, combining innovation and integrity to provide the best possible quality of care for our patients.
Following the merger in December 2014 of 5 practices and a further admission in December 2015, Wyre Forest Health Partnership now comprises of 6 sites with 40 Partners looking after 73 000 patients, helped by 203 staff. SHC serves nearly 9000 patients with the help of 4 Partners & 3 Associated GPs.
We were really pleased to read the exciting news about the Covid – 19 vaccine being approved for use. Because of the nature of the vaccine and the logistics of getting it delivered, initially not all GP surgeries will deliver it from their buildings. We are pleased to say that two of our surgeries have been approved to deliver the vaccination from their buildings, for our Wyre Forest Health Partnership (WFHP) patients. We will be working with the other WFHP practices to give the vaccinations from Stourport Health Centre and Kidderminster Medical Centre.
When we receive the first vaccine, we will ring people in the Government’s priority order, to book the appointments; please DON’T ring us. Separate arrangements will be made for our housebound patients and residents in the care homes, to receive their vaccination as we did with their flu vaccinations.
We will run this immunisation campaign in the same safe Covid secure way as we did our flu clinics (22 500 flu vaccinations given so far this winter!)
We will be moving office and clinical staff away from other work to run the clinics, as well as calling up retired colleagues to help. We know you will have a lot of questions, and as soon as we receive relevant literature, we will share it with you.
This is all we know at the moment, but it’s a great step forward and we look forward to getting the clinics underway soon.
To learn more please click here to find leaflets on COVID-19 vaccine.
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Flu Vaccinations - BOOK YOURS NOW!
If you are:
- 65 years or Over,
- a child aged 2-3,
- Live with someone who's at high risk of coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list) or you expect to be with them on most days over winter
- Receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- Obese (with BMI>40),
- With the additional risk of severe consequences of COVID to our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) patients, it is particularly important that you take up this flu vaccination offer this season if you fall into one of the eligible patient groups listed,
- Health and social care staff employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider and health and care staff employed by a voluntary managed hospice provider,
- OR suffer from asthma, diabetes or immunosuppression, have a heart, kidney or lung condition, have suffered a stroke or transient ischaemic attack,
you are considered at greater risk from flu and the implications can be serious.
This year, Flu Clinic is more important than ever given the current circumstances. We have given a great deal of thought and consideration as to how we can protect both our patients and staff whilst continuing to provide a safe, efficient service under difficult circumstances. The safety of our patients is paramount to us, and so we have decided to re-open Stourport Medical Centre as our dedicated ‘Flu Hub’ on an ‘appointment only’ basis, which will provide appointments for patients from both practices in a safe environment. We will ensure minimal waits for appointments, regular cleaning during the day, strict social distancing and personal protection for all, to enable you to have your vaccine in the safest environment possible. All other services will continue to be provided at York House Medical Centre.
Due to COVID, we are expecting greatly increased demand for flu vaccinations in the coming months, and with the COVID threat, it is our absolute priority to help our patients stay fit and healthy during the coming winter months. To ensure that we are able to maintain social distancing we ask that when you attend for your appointment you arrive at the appointed time you have been given, and that you wear a facemask or covering. All of our staff will be wearing PPE and will be signposting you where to go when you arrive.
What you need to know…
- Appointments are available from 19th September
- Strictly APPOINTMENTS ONLY. NO WALK INS.
Book online or by contacting the surgery NOW on:
(SHC) 01299 827141 or
(YH) 01299 827171
Take action today and BOOK your FLU appointment!
You can book online, or by calling your surgery
Flu vaccination is available to our eligible patients every year at the surgery to help protect them against flu and its complications.
Due to COVID we are expecting greatly increased demand for flu vaccinations in the coming months.
More than ever, during the Covid threat we want to give our eligible patients their flu jab; we have planned our capacity to be able to give this important protection to our patients, here at the Surgery.
Delivery of our Flu Vaccinations are expected week commencing 14th September.
The Surgery will be holding flu clinics at weekends along with weekdays throughout September and October.
Those eligible patients who are over 65 or those who are in the at risk category due to a long-term health condition, will be able to book their appointment online or by contacting the surgery from Monday 10th August.
It is our absolute priority to help our patients stay fit and healthy during the coming winter months, and patients can be reassured that the Surgery has measures in place to ensure that patients feel safe when attending for their appointments. Our staff will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment and patients will be asked to wear a face covering or mask.
Following the recent Government announcement that the flu vaccination will be expanded to include patients aged 50-64, we await further guidance. Once vaccination of the most ‘at-risk’ groups is underway, the Department of Health and Social Care will work with GP Practices to open the programme further to invite eligible patients. We will be pleased to offer these vaccinations too at the surgery, as soon as the rules are known.
We recognise the challenges faced within families during the Covid 19 period has exacerbated the challenges families face in bringing up children. There are times when a family needs help and support. Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from pre-birth through to teenage years.
Here to Help is part of Worcestershire’s response to Covid19. Information is available through their website: Here2Help
or call 01905 768053.
Here2help Supporting Happy Parental Relationships Website contains a range of self-help information and links http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20793/here2help_supporting_happy_parental_relationships
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS across Worcestershire and Herefordshire will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.
The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 13 March that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus (Covid-19).
The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature or
- a new continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Stay At Home advice can be found here.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website here.
BEWARE OF SCAMMERS
There is heightened coverage around the recent Coronavirus outbreak around the world, which is now severely impacting on the UK and the NHS.
Unfortunately fraudsters are targeting these circumstances to take advantage of public fear and concern
We have been made aware that our patients are receiving phone calls, texts and letters from fraudsters. They will try and obtain your personal details and in particular your NHS number.
Scammers are sophisticated, opportunistic and will try many ways to get the information they want. They often target the vulnerable.
If you are suspicious, do not give any details over the phone, hang up and then ring your GP Practice to confirm.
New Telephone System
The Wyre Forest Health Partnership has changed its telephone system. Whilst there will be no change to the telephone number that you need to contact, you will now hear an options message once your call is connected. The new system will help us to ensure that you speak to the appropriate person as quickly as possible. Please note: calls to and from the Surgery are recorded for training and monitoring purposes and in the event that the Surgery needs to contact a patient via telephone, the surgery number will be withheld. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the changes, please do not hesitate to contact us.
In addition to the practice’s normal opening hours, and additional surgery opening times as stated above, you can also book an appointment to see a local clinician in the evenings or at the weekend in Kidderminster.
GP practices are working together to provide extended access appointments to our patients. This means that your extended access appointment may be with a different GP, nurse or based in a different location or practice than you are used to, and some of these appointments are telephone only.
These appointments are pre-bookable by contacting the surgery during our opening times – our receptionists will help you to find a convenient appointment.
Allocated Named GP
All patients that are now registered at Stourport Medical Centre have a named allocated GP who will oversee your care. You are still entitled to see whichever Clinician you choose to. Please see our 'further information' section on the right.
Patient access sign in
Did you know we can now send you a text reminder for your appointments?
PLEASE ENSURE RECEPTION HAVE YOUR UP TO DATE MOBILE NUMBER
Next PPG Meeting
Date to be confirmed
MAKING IT EASIER FOR YOU TO HEAR US
Induction loop for the hard of hearing _
This is now installed in reception. The loop works when a patient with a digital hearing aid, switches the T switch on a hearing aid. It makes it easier for you to hear us. It is portable, so if you feel it would be of help during a consultation, we can take it into the doctor's or nurse's room with you.
If the hearing aid is digital it should have been programmed for use with the T setting.
For those who do not use a hearing aid, but have a degree of hearing loss, we also can offer a hand held hearing device which again makes it easier for you to hear us.
Please ask us if you would like more information about this.
JUST 3 NUMBERS TO ACCESS HELP
For the patients of this practice, there are just 3 numbers you need to know to access medical care
Your GP Surgery 01299 827141
For advice during the day, and when the surgery is closed - 111
For immediate, life threatening emergencies - 999
111 is a new number and a new NHS service for patients. Click on this link, below, to find out more.
(Site updated 09/12/2020)