Forest Saturday Surgery

Please be aware that from September 1st 2017 the surgery will be open every second and fourth Saturday of the month. These are appointments are pre-bookable and the prescription office will remain closed as usual. We apologise for any inconvenience. Please ask at reception for available dates. Thank you for your co-operation. Forest Surgery Staff

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Missed Appointments

Due to an increase in the number of wasted appointments through patients failing to attend appointments without informing the surgery. If you cannot attend your appointments for any reason please let us know as soon as possible, giving at least 24 hours notice. We can then offer the appointment to someone else. Due to the… Continue reading Missed Appointments

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Go Online!

Did you know you can book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access your summary care record online? Speak to one of our receptionists for further details.  Applications must be accompanied by photographic ID.

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Is your child vaccinated?

Get your baby off to the best start with free tips from Start4Life. Keep up-to-date with your child’s vaccinations with this interactive planner. Enter your child’s date of birth and see which vaccines they should have and when.  You can even download a handy wall planner to help you keep track. And, you can take it… Continue reading Is your child vaccinated?

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Button Batteries – a Health Risk

Surgeons are warning of the potentially deadly risk posed to young children by button batteries. If accidentally swallowed, the small, round batteries can get lodged in the oesophagus and burn a hole through its lining. Major surgery has to be performed often with life-changing results. Click here for the full report by BBC News.

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Know your Numbers!!

Know your numbers week takes place between 14-20 September.  High blood pressure causes strokes and heart attacks.  It is a ‘silent killer’ as it has no symptoms.  The only way to know you have it is to get a blood pressure check.  ‘Make Every Second Count’ and Know your Numbers!  It could save your life.

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Be Clear On Cancer – Breast Cancer

As a group, women over 70 are still at risk of breast cancer.  Over 70s are still entitled to free screening and can self-refer.  Being breast aware and undertaking breast screening is important in identifying problem early, thus improving outcomes.

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No Smoking Day – 11 March 2015

Over 10 million people in the UK still smoke, and around 100,000 die every year from smoking-related causes. No Smoking Day is the British Heart Foundation’s yearly push to encourage smokers to stub out their last cigarette for good on 11 March and get started on the path to being ‘proud quitters’. Visit the No Smoking Day website for… Continue reading No Smoking Day – 11 March 2015

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