Noticeboard

05/05/2021

We have been advised by the BMA that as of the 17th May, the NHS app will contain Covid vaccine and swab data from the nation system (Not GP systems). These will be the vaccine passports discussed in the media.

If you do not want to download the App, you can obtain the required paperwork via NHS 119.

This isn’t the GP’s responsibility to control the passports and we will be unable to provide the paperwork.

29/04/2021

We have received up to date guidance from  NHS England who have advised we continue to run the appointment system as we are doing. So we will continue to work remotely by telephone appointments and then arrange to see you face to face if clinically required. Thank you for your ongoing patience whilst we try to keep everyone as safe as possible. 

28/04/2021

If you would like to book a COVID vaccination and you're 42 years and over please follow the link

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

07/04/2021

Please look at our carers tab on the right hand side of the website. There's some information from Heathwatch warwickshire. 

04/01/2021

Important information to keep you safe while self isolating at home

24/12/2020

Christmas Message

22/12/2020

Dr Grahams Retirement Announcement

19/11/2020

Please click the link below on how to use Accurx if you have a text request to send a picture or receive information from the GP. 

https://support.accurx.com/en/collections/2279595-accurx-for-patients

01/10/2020

Please contact the surgery to book your flu jab appointment. Clinics will be on Saturdays for over 65's and under 65's. 

30/09/2020

Telephone Waiting Times

We apologise for the increased difficulty of getting through on our telephone lines. We are answering an unprecedented amount of calls at the moment. Our Reception team are answering an average of 800 calls per day, which is on average a new call every 3 minutes per Receptionist. Please be patient, we are working as hard as we can to get through as many calls as possible.

16/09/2020

As of Monday 21st September, we will be offering online appointments for patients with online access. These will be available at 8 and 2 on the day.

23/07/2020

If you're due a review with the nurse and she needs BP readings please scroll down the homepage and add your bp readings onto the sheet provided. You can email this to us at admin.grangemc@nhs.net. We will then upload it to your consultation ready for your review.

15/06/2020

Vitamin b12 Injections

We know you probably have many concerns about the tablet vitamin B12 but there is good evidence that the human body can cope adequately without B12 top ups in any form (injection or tablet) for a period of time. When you first started having vitamin B12 injections you will have started with 6 loading doses, half of which will have been stored in the liver. The subsequent top up doses every 2-3months are simply precautionary to stop the levels dropping again. All people currently prescribed injectable B12 will have enough to carry them through the next few challenging months but we are issuing tablet B12 to ensure levels stay steady. This is true of all patients with previous B12 deficiency including Pernicious anaemia.

One of the things people with Pernicious anaemia worry about is that they cannot absorb the B12 through the supplements alone but there is 5% of B12 which is absorbed in different ways in the body not just through the digestive system. So since we are simply keeping the levels topped up, this additional 5% absorption is enough for maintenance therapy until we start seeing you face to face again when it is safe to do so.

29/05/2020

Please look at the Covid-19 tab on the Right hand side of this page under 'Further Information'. We have added a little Q&A and useful links to help with Covid-19

07/05/2020

Warwickshire North Blood Test Clinics

Patients can book an appointment online at www.geh.nhs.uk . Friends, Family and Carers are able to book for others by adding them to their own online account, to help those who are in their care.

For people without internet access, the appointment line is 024 7615 3546 (Mon-Fri 9am-3pm).

15/04/2020

A patient of The Grange medical centre usually runs lots of marathons for charity at this time of year but as it is all on hold she wants to do something else to raise money. She has started a Go-Fund me page for a collection for the NHS as a way to give something back. She would like to donate this money to The Grange Medical centre. What a very lovely gesture. Please see link below

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/boots-rowlands

08/04/2020

If you have't had a high risk letter and were expecting one you can now follow this link and add yourself or family members onto the list. 

<https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable>

07/04/2020

Please could you let the surgery know your mobile phone number and email address if not already done. This means we can use these to contact you via our messaging system which is paper light a prompt. 

23/03/2020

Asthma 'RESCUE pack' rumours.

 

Practices across the area are aware of rumours circulating on social media  that asthmatics (and even those who aren't) , if they call their practice, will be issued with "rescue packs of amoxicillin and steroids".

 

This suggestion is incorrect and the decision to use rescue packs is only made after careful evaluation for people with severe (brittle) asthma or severe COPD who are under follow up by a specialist respiratory team.

 

Oral steroids are powerful systemic drugs that can have an immunosuppressant effect (thus potentially increase the severity of an infection) and thus the decision to use them would rarely be delegated to a patient without careful evaluation,  normally for one who is under specialist respiratory team care.

 

Please do not contact your surgeries asking for ‘rescue packs’ unless this is something that has been previously agreed with your medical team and careful instruction how to use and when has been provided. That would normally still involve discussion with the medical team where possible before starting.

 

As you can see, Asthma UK do not recommend use of rescue packs as a blanket policy for people with asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/

06/03/2020

Due to current circumstances we're unable to offer online appointments until further Notice

05/02/2020

Corona Virus

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Further information is available on nhs.uk.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan or Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
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.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on nhs.uk.

Please see advice sheet below for CORONA VIRUS

Coronavirus

14/11/2019

We have a Doorway collection in reception. This is for those who have been homeless and no longer have any belongings. There is a list below of items doorway need for their starter packs. These packs can help make a house a home for a homeless young person. 

  • Dishes and cutlery ( Can be second hand if in good condition)
  • Pot's and pans ( Can be second hand if in good condition)
  • Cleaning Items 
  • Bed Linen and towels ( Must be new or in like new condition) 
  • Clothing ( Any clothing suitable for young people age 16-25)
  • Long Lasting Food

We would also like to welcome Sami our new receptionist 

17/10/2019

Surgery changes

  • Dr Marks is now on maternity leave
  • Dr Ede will be covering Dr marks maternity leave 

  • Tania, Georgina and Kelly our new receptionist 
  • Welcome Stephanie our new nurse

11/07/2019

EMERADE is failing to activate please click on attachment below for more information 

Emerade Information

11/05/2018

Measles outbreak in Nuneaton

There has been a confirmed Measles case within Nuneaton.

Please see attached information about Measles. 

Measles Poster

05/04/2017

Collection of sharps boxes

If you have a sharps box at home that needs collecting you can contact the council and they will arrange free collection of this for you. Otherwise you can drop it in to any independent chemist. Please note that Lloyds and Boots pharmacies will not take these off you and they cannot be dropped into surgery.

Accessibility Statement

This website is run by My Surgery Website, however the content is maintained by the business it represents. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • Zoom in up to 200% without text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate the website using just a keyboard
  • Navigate the website using speech recognition software
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

Call or email us

Email: enquiries@mysurgerywebsite.co.uk

Telephone: 0333 433 0021

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 10 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us via the email below with the subject “Accessibility Problem”.

Email: enquiries@mysurgerywebsite.co.uk

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Northern Ireland

The Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

My Surgery Website is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

This website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies;

  • NVDA with Internet Explorer
  • NVDA with Google Chrome
  • NVDA with Firefox
  • NVDA with Edge
  • NVDA with Safari
  • JAWS with Internet Explorer
  • JAWS with Google Chrome
  • JAWS with Firefox
  • JAWS with Edge
  • JAWS with Safari

How our site looks and work is based on HTML5, and we test for and support the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome (versions in support)
  • Mozilla Firefox (versions in support)
  • Internet Explorer (version 10 and above)
  • Microsoft Edge (versions in support)
  • Apple Safari (versions in support)

Technical specifications

This website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • WAI-ARIA
  • JavaScript

UserWay accessibility widget

The UserWay Accessibility Widget offers a broad selection of functions that patients can use to meet their individual accessibility needs.

UserWay provides the following accessibility functionality:

  • Increase Text Size
  • Stop Animations
  • Tooltips
  • Convert to Accessible Fonts
  • Highlight Links
  • Larger Cursor
  • Reading Guide
  • Dark Mode
  • Light Mode
  • Invert Colours
  • Text Spacing
  • Colour Desaturation

Compliance Status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

  • The structure of all the pages throughout the site may affect users using assistive technology and keyboard navigation.
  • The text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window.
  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text.
  • Some form elements are missing descriptions.
  • Some elements may be missing keyboard focus.
  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader.
  • Some links identified only by colour.
  • Some link text is used for multiple different destinations.
  • Colour contrast in some areas is insufficient.
  • Some image links are missing alternative text.
  • Heading is missing text in some areas.
  • Some heading elements are not consistent.
  • An iFrame used on the site is missing a title.
  • HTML tags are used to format text in some places.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

How we tested this website

We conduct internal testing against known accessibility issues which are not able to be found through automated testing. 

This statement was prepared on 30th June 2021. It was last reviewed on 30th June 2021 by My Surgery Website.  We tested the home page and 10 random pages.  Next review due 30th December 2021 by My Surgery Website

Accessible features we test manually

  • manual check against the W3C validator
  • examining microdata markup and alt text using special tools
  • checking content in a text-only browser
  • using screen readers to read text aloud
  • using disability simulation tools to browse the website

Accessible features we test using third party tools

Axe: Web Accessibility Testing

Site Improve Accessibility Checker

WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

 
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