Why have you flu vaccination at your GP surgery?
We offer a setting where we can check your medical records and make sure you get the most suitable vaccine
- We can check your medical records to see what else you may be eligible for at the same time, eg shingles or pneumococcal vaccinations and get everything done in one visit
- We can offer protection for those who may be forgetful by reducing the risk of duplication in vaccines being administered
- We offer a fast, efficient and friendly no appointment needed Flu Clinic (12 October) – where your records can be checked and other necessary checks can be made at the same time
- We can ensure continuity of care for our patients and carers as we know you already
We have already ordered a flu vaccination for all of our eligible patients. Our first lot of vaccines for anyone 65 years and over are here already!
Please note that we have to order vaccine well in advance of flu season and assure NHS England that we have enough vaccines for every eligible patient.
We have to buy these vaccines for you and we can only return a limited number that go unused, the rest have to be paid for by the surgery.
Please contact us to make an appointment, or book online into one of our flu clinics.
DUDLEY TALKING THERAPIES - COUNSELLING SERVICES
Access to Talking Therapies
Patients with mild to moderate anxiety and depression are able to self-refer and sign up to silver cloud through the link below:
Patients can choose a program that they feel suits their needs as long as they have a local GP. There are a small number of programmes to choose from, but these can be modified by the service to offer over 30 programmes to address a range of anxiety disorders and depression as well as long term conditions such as diabetes and COPD. This week a new bolt on package has been added to help address some of the difficulties faced due the current situation and anxieties created as a result.
There is no specific criteria necessary for self-referral. The only thing that may affect patients accessing the programme is if there is risk as the service would want to monitor this more through face to face or telephone contact to ensure the patient's safety, but again this would not necessarily stop the patient accessing the packages, they would just receive extra support
Alzheimer's society Carers information support programme 2 - if you would like to attend please see our home page or visit facebook/twitter
Cancer useful contacts - as compiled by Friends of Ridgeway Surgery PPG (Nov 2018)
Cancer support - useful contacts
'Let's Get Healthy' provides information on lifestyle changes
Provides information on local health and social care services
Provides information regards how to find out about activities, clubs, support, health services and much more in Dudley Borough and surrounding areas
FREE online counselling and support service available to all young people in Dudley aged 11-18 years of age Kooth
Thrive into Work
The Thrive Into Work programme is an experimental trial, testing a new employment support service for people with a health condition.
For more information go to :Thrive Into Work - patient leaflet
Minor Eye Conditions Service : You can now be seen at a participating opticians for recent minor eye conditions, for further details including a list of conditions treated please read this leaflet : Minor Eye Conditions Service - patient leaflet
Musculosketal Practitioner appointments : From 15th October we will be offering appointments with a Musculosketal Practitioner for joint pain conditions. For a list of conditions that are directly bookable please read this poster: Musculoskeletal Practitioner conditions treated
Minor Ailments - Such as Cough ✙ Fever (High temperature) ✙ Conjunctivitis ✙ Earache, Pain and Headache ✙Athletes Foot ✙ Bites, Stings and Allergies ✙ Cold and Flu ✙ Cold Sores ✙ Constipation ✙ Cystitis ✙ Diarrhoea ✙ Dry Skin (Simple Eczema) ✙ Dermatitis/Allergic Rash ✙ Earwax ✙ Hayfever ✙ Heartburn and Indigestion ✙ Haemorrhoids ✙ Infant Decongestant ✙ Mouth Ulcers and Teething ✙ Nappy Rash ✙ Oral Thrush ✙ Scabies ✙ Sore Throat ✙ Sprains and Strains✙ Sunburn ✙ Threadworm ✙ Vaginal Thrush ✙ Warts and Verrucae
Lloyds Pharmacy next door are part of a new service offering advice for these conditions - for a list of other pharmacies to go Pharmacy First pharmacies
Measles Outbreak Information
For further information regards Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine please go to MMR patient leaflet
Measles patient leaflet (Romanian)
If you think you may have measles please contact the surgery immediately.
Childhood Influenza Vaccine
For more information regards the vaccine click the following link: Childhood Flu Leaflet
Activities in Sedgley - complied by Friends of Ridgeway Surgery PPG Group (Oct 2018)
Carers support courses run by Alzheimer's Society can be found her : Carer's Support Courses 2019
Yellow card scheme
We can all help make medicine safer by reporting any side effects we experience, using the Yellow Card Scheme, a platform set up to help collect and evaluate reports of Adverse Drug Reactions, where you can report Adverse Drug Reactions you have experienced, or report on behalf of someone else. These are then submitted to the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for review.