Friends & Family Test
Please spend a few minutes completing our Friends & Family test
The NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT) was created to help service providers and commissioners understand whether their patients are happy with the service provided, or where improvements are needed. It is a quick and anonymous way to give your views after receiving care or treatment across the NHS.
Since its launch in 2013, more than 25 million pieces of patient feedback have been submitted. The FFT has been rolled out across most NHS services, including community care, hospitals, mental health services, maternity services, GP and dental practices, emergency care, patient transport and more.
Heatwave: How to cope in hot weather
Tips for coping in hot weather
- Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. You can open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler.
- Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don't go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day) if you're vulnerable to the effects of heat.
- Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn't possible, use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed (metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter).
- Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water.
- Drink cold drinks regularly, such as water and diluted fruit juice. Avoid excess alcohol, caffeine (tea, coffee and cola) or drinks high in sugar.
- Listen to alerts on the radio, TV and social media about keeping cool.
- Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need.
- Identify the coolest room in the house so you know where to go to keep cool.
- Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors.
- Check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves.
Please see the NHS choices website for more information
Foxhill Tenants and Residents Association (TARA) are requesting committee members and volunteers, along with planning some day trips! For more information please see our community events page
Dr Ruth Haywood joined us as our new Registrar on 1 February 2017
Dr Libby Collins became a partner at the practice from 1 February 2017
Health Visitor/School Nurse Access to Child's Medical Records
In future your Health Visitor and School Nurse will have shared access to the GP’s medical notes on the electronic record system for your child until they are 6 years old. This share will automatically be removed on your child's 6th birthday. If you do not want the Health Visitor or School Nurse to see the GP records then let your GP surgery know. There may be circumstances where, if we are concerned that your child may be at risk of harm we will need to share information without your consent. In most cases we would let you know that we had to do this.
Clinical Staff Changes
Dr Libby Collins joined us on 1st August 2016 as a permanent replacement for Dr Chris Lilly, who has now left the practice.