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Stroke

Stroke

A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.

Like all organs, the brain needs the oxygen and nutrients provided by blood to function properly. If the supply of blood is restricted or stopped, brain cells begin to die. This can lead to brain damage and possibly death.

Strokes are a medical emergency and prompt treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.

The NHS Stroke Act FAST pages offer a great deal of information about stroke, including how to recognise the signs, some real stories of stroke sufferers and advice on how to live your life after a stroke.

http://www.nhs.uk/actfast/Pages/stroke.aspx

Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA),

A transient ischaemic attack (TIA), or 'mini-stroke', is caused by a temporary fall in the blood supply to part of the brain, leading to a lack of oxygen to the brain. This can cause symptoms that are similar to a stroke, although they don’t last as long. A TIA lasts only a few minutes and is usually resolved within 24 hours

As TIAs are serious, it is important that they are always investigated so that appropriate treatment can be given quickly. With treatment, the risk of a further TIA or a full stroke can be greatly reduced.

Noticeboard

Staff Training

The surgery is closed from 1 pm - 5 pm Wednesday 9th April for staff training.

 

Patient Participation Group

Wed 9th April 2014

Wed 14th May 2014

Wed 11th June 2014

Wed 9th July 2014

6:00 pm 

Lakeside Surgery

Are you interested in finding out more about Lakeside Surgery or keen to influence your local health services?

Come along to the next Patient Participation Group meeting to discuss your ideas and hear about any planned changes.

Please let us know you are attending by leaving your name at Reception or contacting Rita Duncan on 01536 748 258.

JavaJava - Coffee Shop

We are pleased to be able to offer the facilities of a coffee and sandwich bar 8-6 Monday - Friday and 9 - 5 Saturdays and Sundays.  A variety of cold and hot drinks, hot food, snacks and salads can be purchased.  There is a dedicated area to enjoy your food whilst waiting for either the Urgent Care Centre or prescriptions. 

 

 

Extended Hours
From Monday 5th November the surgery will close at 6.30pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.  We offer extended hour appointments until 8pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

Please note that the surgery will not be open on Saturday mornings.

 

Text Messaging Service

We are now offering a text messaging service to our patients.  We will be asking you if you would like to receieve a text message reminding you of your appointment.  To help us please make sure we have your right mobile number.

Please remember to let us know if you change your contact details.

   

Out of Hours
Out of hours, doctors and nurses offer patients registered with our practice a full GP service when our practice is closed.  For urgent advice and treatment dial 111.

Appointments
Ring our Lakeside switchboard number on 01536 204 154 or  Forest Gate switchboard number 01536 206 789 to book an appointment or 01536 373 283 for our Brigstock branch surgery.

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment. By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.

Home Visits
Our doctors typically see four patients in the practice in the time it takes to do a single home visit.  For this reason, we ask our patients to come to the practice if at all possible.  However, we can visit you at home if your condition means you cannot attend one of our practices.  Please ring before 10.00am to arrange a visit and let us know if your condition is urgent.

 
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