Reedyford Health CareNHS General Practice in Nelson & Barrowford
Delivering the right care, at the right time and by the right person.
Welcome to Reedyford Health Care
This site has been organised to make it easier to find what is important to you, with information about common requests easily reached from this page. Speak with our reception team if you are unable to find what your are looking for – they will be able to suggest the best course of action, and could save you a trip to the pracrice.
Do you help a friend or relative with their health problems ? Please speak with reception if you need to arrange for a friend or relative to have access to your records, or to be able to help you to organise your health tasks
e.g. checking blood results, booking appointments or discussing medication.
Confidentiality is important to us. The receptionists are unable to pass on health information about other patients without us having their consent recorded. This includes your family or members of your household.
You can book appointemts via our receptionists or via the patient access website.
Reception have information about which services are available and how to access them.
UK Employment law allows you to complete your own sick note if you need to be off work for 7 days or less.If you need a longer period of sickness certification or a “fit note” click here.
Monitoring your Blood Pressure at home is the best way of ensuring that you are getting the right level of treatment & not being over-treated.
Explore the different ways of measuring your BP by clicking here.
Ordering prescriptions online saves you time and helps our reception team.
Collect your prescription from your pharmacy within 2 working days – (for most items)
Medicals or examinations
You can book medicals for Health Insurance, HGV, Taxi or Adoption via our reception. Click for more information.
nhs health check
This is available for free for everyone aged 40-74. This includes a Blood test, BP Height and Weight check leading to a discussion with our nursing team about opportunities to modify your risk factors.
Speak with a GP first if you are feeling unwell with new symptoms.
Your GP team will review your results once they are received by the practice. Please allow 72 hours for blood tests, 2 Weeks for xrays, and at least 4 days for urine cultures.
Eating well is all about having portion sizes and energy intakes which match what you need to achieve your goals.It is also about understanding how much refined sugar you have in your diet.
what would you like to change?
Know where you want to be but dont know how to get there ?
We have pulled together some top tips from people who have made changes.
Most of us will experience pain from time to time. Some of us have pain as part of our daily lives. You can learn how to manage your pain better. Live better with pain. Click for more info
Wondering where to start ?
Decided you want a fitter you & a fitter future ?
We have some suggestions for you…
Have you have recently been told you have Type 2 diabetes or are in the danger zone ? Give yourself a healthier future by gaining control of what you eat and what you weigh.
maintaining your weight
Some people need to take extra care to ensure they are getting enough calories. There are some simple steps you can take if you are in this situation.
Top Tips for Stopping Smoking
If you want to stop smoking, you can make small changes to your lifestyle that may help you resist the temptation to light up.
Think positive. You may have tried to quit smoking before and not managed it. Don’t let that put you off. Look back at the things your experience has taught you and think about how you’re really going to do it this time. Make a plan to quit smoking Make a promise, set a date and stick to it. Sticking to the ‘not a drag’ rule can really help. Whenever you find yourself in difficulty say to yourself, “I will not have even a single drag” and stick with this until the cravings pass. Think ahead to times where it might be difficult – a party for instance – and plan your actions and escape routes in advance.
Before exercising always follow these simple tips from http://www.exercise-works.org
Remember to tell your insurers of any change in your medical history
e.g. when you have a new diagnosis or significant change in your treatment.
We do not provide blue badges or parking permits.
They are issued directly by the council.
Medicals or examinations
You can book medicals for Health Insurance, HGV, Taxi or Adoption via our recetpion. Click for more information.
You do not need a note from the GP if you have had less 7 days off work (including weekends and Bank Holidays). These are also known as “Sick notes” or FP10.
Taxi & HGV medicals
Reception will be happy to organise a date for your driving medical. Please ensure you have had a recent opticians eye exam & bring the prescription with you.
Your employer will have to formally write to the practice, with your consent, if they are requesting a Doctors note or report.
Community Connectors are organised by the Council for Voluntary Services. Our local branch covers Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale. The Community Connector role helps patients with emotional, social and practical needs access a range of local, non-medical and non-clinical services, often provided by the community and voluntary sector. Services include, but are not limited to, local community support groups, bereavement support, financial support, exercise groups, social groups and one-to-one peer mentoring. BPRCVS’s Community Connectors will assess your needs thoroughly and determine a plan of action to deliver a course of support that will help you feel better, improve your wellbeing and reduce your reliance on GP’s and NHS services. The same Community Connector will stay with you throughout the duration of your involvement with the project. All of BPRCVS’s Community Connectors are managed by a Community Care Coordinator. Our Coordinators support and train our Connector Navigators to deliver the very best support and get you back on track by helping to introduce you to a wide range of activities and services. What will the project do for me? Community Connectors will spend time with you each week Offer support and access to activities, events and community services Improve your wellbeing through non-medical sources of support Keep you informed of what’s going on in your community Get you involved and engaged in activities, events and services Create a lasting positive impact on your wellbeing Provide an alternative to visiting your GP Reduce your reliance on health care, police and other professional services.
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