It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and untimely death of Dr Annie Rutherford in a road traffic accident last week.
Her enthusiasm, smile and loving nature made her a very natural GP. Annie was loved by many of you and she will be sorely missed both here and in the local community in Sway.
Annie had only enjoyed a short retirement with her husband Chris before this tragedy. Words are of comfort in this bereavement period, so please sign the book of condolences in our waiting room, if you would like to leave a message for her husband and family.
We ask you to please bear with us as we grieve her loss in the practice……
We are aware that there have been rumours that both Dr Tim Thurston and Dr Karen Bentley have retired. This is not the case. They are both still seeing patients two days per week in their new roles as ‘GP Retainers’.
We are celebrating all the amazing ways you fit exercise into your life.
There’s no right way to get active – if it gets your heart rate up it counts. And we want more people to find what’s right for them.
This Girl campaign has some very good tips and ideas to tryhttp://www.thisgirlcan.co.uk/ #FITGOTREAL
Please check you have had all your MMR vaccines as cases of Mumps and Measles are on the rise!
It is important to have had all the MMR vaccines due to recent outbreaks. Measles outbreak: what to do.
Check with us if you're not sure whether you have had all your MMR vaccines.
For more information please read Who should have the MMR vaccine?
Lyme Disease awareness. Lyme Disease comes from tick bites.
The basic advice is
1. To wear long sleeves/trousers/repellent and keep to the main paths to avoid the long plants that ticks live on.
2. Check yourself and those you care for all over for ticks. Ticks can be very small so it is important to look closely. If you find one then remove it (it usually takes between 24-48 hours to pass on lyme disease so the quicker you remove it the better).
3. If you become unwell then go to your GP and tell them that you recently had a tick bite.
Important safety notice about the use of mobility scooters within the surgery
For those unable to attend our Patient Engagement Event on Wednesday 13th February 2019 at The Memorial Hall in New Milton, we have uploaded a video of the presentation for you to watch on our Facebook Page
Please read the Practice Merger Statement, released on the 15/11/18, regarding how we will be working together with other practices in the local area.
A new walking group in New Milton
Data Protection law has changed and we want to keep you up to date with the steps New Milton Health Centre is taking.
On the 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, came into effect. GDPR imposes additional obligations on organisations and gives you extra rights around how your data is used.
We want you to know that we respect the information we hold on you and that we take the security of your information very seriously.
We have published a new Privacy Notice to give you more information on the data we hold on you, what we do with that data, who we share your data with and your new rights under GDPR.
hArt (Hampshire Art for Recreation and Therapy)
is a charity that helps to change the lives of adults and children with mental health and wider social issues. Through creative therapy and a range of professionally structured activities, they can help people feel better, build their confidence and allow their self-expression to shine through. For more details visit http://www.hart.works/
New Milton Town Council is working to set up a men’s shed.
The New Milton Town Council is working to set up a men’s shed. This is a great project for older men which helps beat loneliness. If you’ve never heard of a Men’s Shed you can find out more here: https://menssheds.org.uk/
Complete our Friends and Family Test online
Please tell us what you think about your care by completing our Friends and Family Test https://www.leavemyfeedback.com/4565. (Please only leave feedback if you have had recently visited our GP practice and used our services).
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
Type 2 diabetes can lead to stroke, blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, limb amputation and early death. Find out if you are at risk by visiting diabetes risk score . Certain groups are at high-risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. You can help to prevent it by eating healthily, being more active & losing weight. Ask your GP practice about the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme.
Take time to Exercise for your health!
Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve always had, but for too long people have neglected to take the recommended dose.
There is strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier happier life. Find out how you could benefit from being more physically active here.
Would you like to volunteer at the community cafe based at the New Milton Health Centre?
The cafe is run once a month on a Wednesday Morning. If you are interested or would like to know more please text Sue Wiffien on 07884300641.
Dementia Friendly News
Do you know the signs of a stroke?
Knowing what to look out for could save someone's life, or even your own. Learn to Act F.A.S.T. If you think you or someone else is having a stroke call 999 as you need to get to hospital quickly. Please do not delay treatment by calling us first.