Stour Surgery49 Barrack RdChristchurchDorset, BH23 1PATel: 01202 464500
Flu vaccinations will be available for the following people who may be at risk should they contract the illness. Anyone who has:
Flu is a very unpleasant viral disease which can put you out of action for days and in some cases leave you feeling unwell for weeks. If you fall into any of the above categories it is strongly recommended that you receive the vaccine. Telephone the Surgery to arrange an injection appointment. The vaccine is approximately 80% effective against the flu virus. You cannot get flu from having the vaccine. About 2% of vaccinated patients get mild "cold-like" symptoms for a few days after vaccination.
This service is for GP initiated blood tests only. This service is available on an appointment only basis which can be booked in person at reception or by telephoning the switchboard. We are unable to accept walk-ins.
Patients who are requesting an INR test will continue to be seen at Christchurch or Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Children aged 13 or below will be asked to attend Poole General Hospital.
Please ensure you stay well hydrated before your blood test. Drink plenty of water to keep your veins plumper, more visible and easier to draw blood. This applies to both fasting and non-fasting tests.
This leaflet describes what you can expect to happen when your GP refers you to see a specialist or consultant, at a hospital or a community health centre.
The following are regularly held at the surgery:-
The Social Prescribing Team have partnered with a local charity called CoCreate to pilot a new Five Ways to Wellbeing workshop.
The aim of the workshop is to connect people with nature and is loosely based on the 5 Steps to Wellbeing principles which NHS England suggests help to improve mental health and wellbeing. This could help patients feel more positive and able to get the most out of life by getting creative, slowing down, engaging with nature and boosting wellbeing.
This is a six week group run in Highcliffe for those with experience of Fibromyalgia who would like to share ideas and explore different options.
This is a proactive / idea swapping group rather than a support group and we aim to have guest speakers from various organisations with insight into Fibromyalgia and to show what support is available.
The sessions are tailored to offer education and practical information/skills for individuals to take away and put into practice. You are welcome to attend if you are aged 18 plus and are not currently under any other mental health service. This is a rolling group programme and you can join at any point.
The course is 8 sessions long and covers:
Managing life with a health condition isn't always easy. We know that understanding and keeping track of medications, treatments, tests and appointments with healthcare professionals are important, but also that a health condition affects our emotions, how we feel about ourselves, our social life, hobbies and day to day routines at home. Feeling confident managing all of that can be a challenge.
At The Stour Surgery we have a health coach as part of our team. Clinical healthcare professionals like doctors and nurses can be really important to help us manage the medical aspects of our health, and health coaches can help us manage the emotional and practical impact in our day to day life.
The health coaches are there to support people with health conditions to feel more confident, and have lots of experience talking about a whole range of subjects:
Sessions with our health coach might be for you if...
Your GP, practice nurse or any member of the reception team can refer you to see the Health Coaches, so if you are interested in this, please mention it one of the team at The Stour Surgery.
The leaflet linked below provides more information on how to care for your ears.
Ear Wax Leaflet
Bowel Cancer Screening saves lives. It is important to complete the test kit when asked to. Please watch this animation to find out why.
Eating a healthy diet and increasing exercise can have a huge positive impact on your health. Here are a few simple tips to explain how....
Your Asthma Review is an important part of helping you to manage your Asthma. Please ensure you book your appointment with our Practice Nurse
Stour Surgery is committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment where patients and staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times and the safety of everyone is of paramount importance.
All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure where they feel one is required. This chaperone may be a family member or friend. On occasions you may prefer a formal chaperone to be present, i.e. a trained member of staff.
Wherever possible we ask that you make this request at the time of booking an appointment so that arrangements can be made and your appointment is not delayed in any way. Where this is not possible we will endeavour to provide a formal chaperone at the time of the request. However occasionally it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment.
Your healthcare professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations.
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