IMPORTANT NOTICE - QUEENSWAY CARPARK
It with much regret The Queensway Surgery Car Park will permanently close to patients from 6th November 2023 on Health & Safety grounds. We have in the past two years seen the car park being overused by commuters, people who live locally, people who just want to go shopping and employees of other nearby businesses. There has been no way to manoeuvre once a car has entered and found no space to park and other cars double parking. This results in cars being hit by other cars. We opened the Coleman St entrance open to alleviate the situation, but that made matters worse with people using the car park as a cut through and driving through at speed with near misses involving both staff and patients along with several altercations leading to verbal/physical abuse.
Clinicians arriving for work or returning from home visits almost always have nowhere to park. Two of the staff have had their cars stolen in the past few months.
In making this decision we did take into account how this might effect our less mobile or disabled patients. The nearest point of the Short Street car park is actually marginally closer to the Queensway Surgery front door than the nearest point of the Queensway Surgery car park and there is a Pelican Crossing for safety. The Short Street car park is usually fairly empty but even if that is full there is plenty of other public parking in the vicinity for the able bodied patients.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but doing nothing was no longer an option.
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Vision & Values
To provide the best possible outcomes for our patients in a safe, welcoming, and all-inclusive environment with clinicians and staff that are approachable, respectful, and patient-centred.
Caring Fair Innovative Diverse Accountability Empower
Strategy & Values
We are accountable – we are open and transparent to the people who use our service, and we ensure we take responsibility for our actions.
We are fair - We are consistent in the way we deal with people, both patients and staff, we act courteously, show consideration, compassion and understanding valuing each person as an individual.
We are innovative – We constantly review the service we provide and improve it when and where possible. We use all available resources, including technology to improve the services we provide to patients.
We are caring – patients and their best interests are at the heart of all we do.
We empower – to continually educate & promote healthy lifestyles and behaviours whilst engaging patients in supporting their own care and participating in shared decision making.
We are diverse – We are a cosmopolitan surgery with a diverse workforce which provides us with a wealth of knowledge, variety of perspectives and a better understanding of our community.
Welcome to Queensway Surgery
With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need.
As well as specific practice details such as opening hours, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Veteran Friendly Practice
We are proud to have become an Armed Forced Veteran Friendly practice.
If you served in the Armed Forces, if even for one day, there is a whole host of additional
NHS services available to you, so please do let us know so that we may send you the information.
Please click on the link to access additional information.
Skin cancer & War Pensions
If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer and have served in His majesty's Armed Forces, you may well qualify for a lump sum payment or regular pension, if it is believed that the tumour has developed as a result of sun exposure during your period of service.
Do you look after someone? Click here to be directed to our carer page.
Carers UK estimate that there are around 6.5 million carers in the UK, meaning carers represent 10% of the UK population. This includes around 700,000 young carers (aged 17 or below).
A carer is a person of any age (including children) who provides unpaid support to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t cope without their help. This could be due to old age, frailty, disability, a serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse. Parents of children who are disabled or who have a serious health condition are also considered to be carers.
Children's Health Matters
STREP A GUIDANCE
There are lots of viruses circulating that cause sore throats, colds and coughs, and these should resolve without medical intervention. Occasionally however, children can develop a bacterial infection on top of a viral one and that can make them more unwell.
Sore throat, headache and fever, along with a fine pinkish or red body rash with a sandpapery feel. On darker skin, the rash can be more difficult to detect visually, but wil have a sandpapery feel.
Parents are being told to contact NHS 111 or their GP IF their child is getting worse, if feeding or eating much less than normal or has had a dry nappy for 12 hours or more, or shows other signs of dehydration.
Parents should also seek help if tgheir baby is under 3 months and has a temperature of 38c, or is older than 3 months and had a temperature of 39c or higher. Other red flags are if the child is very tired or irritable.
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Patients can check the website of their allocated hospital for any information they may need before contacting their hospital or GP practice. Carers, friends, relatives and NHS teams can also see this information and, if needed, help guide people through the detail.
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General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)
Please be aware, from 1 September 2021, anonymised patient data will be extracted from GP records to support health and care planning and research in England, which will help find better treatments and improve patient outcomes. This national initiative is known as General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GDPDR). Please follow the links for further information: http://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research
TO ALL PATIENTS REGISTERED AT QUEENSWAY SURGERY
Queensway Surgery will no longer accept prescription requests through any pharmacy.
This includes blister packed medication.
How do I request my medication?
Download and use the NHS App to order prescriptions. Please ask reception if you need assistance.
Go online at www.queenswaysurgery.co.uk and click on the box “contact us online.”
Hand delivers to Queensway in the postbox or reception inside the premises or through the letterbox outside when closed.
Housebound only patients can call the surgery.
With your consent ask relatives to complete a proxy form to request on your behalf and order your requests online.
Where patients are unable to request medication and they do not have relatives or carers to request, the surgery will raise a safeguarding alert with the local team. In these circumstances, please contact the surgery directly.
Why are we changing how to request?
We have in recent months noticed a huge increase in the number of discrepancies and delays when requests are made via the pharmacies, causing distress, confusion and delay for you, the patient. We feel that by patients taking control of their medication and liaising directly with the surgery, we will reduce this confusion and distress.
We thank you for helping us to help you.