Two minute silence On the 11th of November, we would like to observe the two minute silence at 11am to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life that we have today. We would also like to remember our veteran patients and their family who served our country, as well as those who are a part of a current armed forces family. If you are at the practice at the time, we would welcome you to join us. Support for the
A while ago, we told you that we were planning to improve the ways in which our patients can contact us. We will be launching the new online consulting system “accuRx Triage” on Tuesday 2nd November. Patients will still be able to contact us via our website which links to the accuRx triage web form, which is simple to complete and very similar to our current form. As we normally don’t process forms received after 2pm until the following day, we will switch to the new system
Parkrun is a timed 5 km run that happens on a Saturday morning at 9 a.m. all over the world! And a new Parkrun started at Broadwater 6 weeks ago. It is a flat two lap course which is partly on tarmac and partly on tracks. Read more about Broadwater Parkrun here https://www.parkrun.org.uk/broadwater You need to remember to register for parkrun and print off a bar code to take to the run so that you can get a time. It all becomes clear after your first event! You don’t need to
After an emotional but very happy retirement party - or two! - Karen Jones has now started what can only be described as the most active of retirements. We are so pleased that we will still be able to see her regularly at Walking for Health, and as the Farncombe Community Garden comes together, but in the meantime she would like to say thank you for the many messages of support she has received. Here is a message from Karen to all our patients: I would like to thank all the p
There has been a lot of confusion about covid tests in recent months. With the rules around testing changing frequently as the country opens up it can be hard to keep up, but one thing hasn't changed which is that we have two different tests for covid and that they have very different purposes. With the government placing so much emphasis on people testing themselves at home and the fact that both types of test can be done at home, it is very easy to get confused, and many pe
There have been exciting developments in our plans for an ambitious Farncombe Community Garden and we are close to finalising the lease of a perfect piece of land adjacent to Broadwater Lodge care home. Please check the garden page on our website for full details. We need urgent help to support a vital grant application for capital funding from the Your Surrey Fund of £100 million for community causes. Public support for the project will really help with the success of the ap
During the last 18 months, the whole world has been rocked by Covid-19 and it has been a challenging time. We wanted to say a huge thank you to all of our patients for your kindness, understanding and support during the pandemic. We decided early on that we wanted to make sure our patients were always able to access their GP when they needed to, and although we did encourage telephone and video consultations, our doors were never locked. We are proud of the service we offer
The Royal Surrey Hospital has recently produced a really helpful booklet about rehabilitation for anyone affected by long covid which is well worth a look and share with anyone who might benefit. The same principles apply to anyone recovering from a debilitating viral illness - there was some recent research showing that 'long-flu' is also quite common, it has just never hit the news like long covid so we haven't heard about it.