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Hypertension PLUS Portal
21 Jul, 2022

Hypertension Plus

What is Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Your heart is pumping blood to your brain and the rest of your body and the ‘blood pressure’ is the force placed on the walls of your arteries. If the pressure is consistently too high, it puts a strain on your heart and could lead to strokes, heart attacks and kidney damage. The 1st step to reducing your risk is to check your blood pressure regularly — so that your doctor can give you the best advice and an up-to-date and personalised treatment plan.

What is Hypertension Plus?

Hypertension plus is a platform created by OMRON, which is being rolled out across the Farnborough GP practices enabling patients who have been diagnosed with Hypertension and that have been identified and are eligible for the free service to monitor their condition remotely.

If you are eligible for the service, you will receive an invite to join the programme from your GP. There is no need to contact your practice.  

What will you gain from Hypertension Plus?

The programme will be a great way to help you and your doctor keep your blood pressure in a healthy range.

You will also be able to do the follow:

  • Share up to date blood pressure readings with your doctor via the app
  • Save time with convenient home monitoring instead of having to visit the surgery
  • Stay on the right medication plan, agreed by yourself and your doctor
  • Make faster progress towards your target blood pressure

Your practice will be in contact to provide you with a BP machine if you are eligible. If you are not eligible you can purchase a BP Machine from the list of approved merchandise here

 

Enhanced Access - Patient Engagement Survey
21 Jul, 2022

Have your say – Enhanced Access Patient survey

We are seeking the views of registered patients to help us to shape Enhanced Access to primary care appointments. These are appointments that sit outside of normal GP practice hours. e.g. weekdays before 8am and after 6.30pm or over the weekend.

The appointments created are likely to be a mix of telephone and face-to-face, they could include cervical smears, health checks, vaccinations and immunisations, and will involve a range of different healthcare professionals.

Each Primary Care Network or PCN (groups of practices in an area that work together to support the patient population) will be responsible for creating a plan that meets the needs of their local population. This survey covers the practices in the Farnborough PCN which includes: Giffard Drive Surgery, Mayfield Medical Centre, Jenner House Surgery, Alexander House Surgery, Voyager Centre for Health and North Camp Surgery.

To help inform these plans we are asking our local population to complete this short survey.

The information you provide as part of this survey is anonymous and confidential. The closing date for this survey is 8th August 2022.

Click here for the survey

 

Help us help you get the right urgent care and support
15 Jun, 2022

Frimley Health has launched a new electronic patient record system that is affecting the Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments at Wexham Park and Frimley Park Hospitals. Safety remains paramount, so please be patient with the staff. Waiting times are likely to be longer than usual. 

Unless it’s an emergency remember there are lots of alternatives for you to make use of:

  • Visit your local pharmacy
  • During the day contact your GP practice via online consultation or phone
  • Contact NHS 111 online, www.111.nhs.uk or dial 111. If you are calling NHS 111, please be patient. NHS 111 may advise you to contact your GP or its out-of-hours service or attend the Bracknell Minor Injuries Unit.
  • For minor injuries, such as sprains and strains, suspected broken limbs, or minor head injuries, visit the Minor Injury Unit at Brants Bridge in Bracknell or the High Wycombe Urgent Care Centre – open 8 am-8 pm 7 days a week.

Anyone with a life-threatening condition should call 999. Help us to help you by seeking alternatives to A&E where it is safe to do so.

Infection prevention control guidelines to remain in place
6 May, 2022

The highest priority for the NHS remains the safety of staff, patients and visitors. While COVID restrictions have ended in many settings in England, everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must still continue to wear a face covering (unless they are exempt) and follow social distancing rules.

Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are therefore set to remain in place for all staff and visitors and across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Read the infection prevention control guidance for further details.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
6 May, 2022

Advice in your region:

England | Scotland | Wales | Northern Ireland | Ireland

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms

Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have them.

Self-isolation and treatment if you have coronavirus symptoms

Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.

Testing and tracing

Information about testing for coronavirus and what to do if you're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.
 

People at high risk

Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.

Social distancing and changes to everyday life

Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services during coronavirus.

GOV.UK: coronavirus – guidance and support

Government information and advice.

High A&E Demand
6 May, 2022

The Emergency Departments at Wexham Park and Frimley Park hospitals are currently experiencing an increasing level of demand which is likely to continue throughout the next few weekends. Please only attend if you have severe symptoms or suffering from a life-threatening condition. Check out our Know Where To Go guide for advice on how to get the help you need quickly and close to home. Remember, if it’s less than an emergency, call 111 https://orlo.uk/MYet4.