Help us, help you stay well this winter
With GP practices and A&E coming under increasing pressure over the winter months, we’re asking you to consider whether you can self care if your illness is not serious.
Coughs, colds and other minor illnesses can often be managed with a visit to your local pharmacist, but if your symptoms persist we recommend you book an appointment with your GP.
We understand that some health problems get worse as the weather gets colder, and we want you to be able to access the right service for your health care needs.
There are lots of options available, from self-treatment to advice in a pharmacy, GP services, the NHS 111 number, mental health services, walk-in and urgent care centres and, in an accident or emergency, A&E.
Dr James Hopkinson says: “Often people needing medical help go straight to A&E when there may be another more appropriate service available, such as their GP, pharmacist, NHS 111 or their local walk-in or urgent care centre, all of which may be better placed to help.
“Across Greater Nottingham, we have a GP extended hours service. You can pre-book an appointment at your GP Practice. For urgent on the day appointment, call NHS 111.
“People tend to get better advice and faster treatment when they need it if they choose the right NHS service for their symptoms or illness, so I’d ask them to consider carefully before going straight to A&E.”
Welcome to Stenhouse Medical Centre website
Our Mission Statement
We aim to provide our patients with high quality, accessible care in a responsive, courteous manner.
Quality – We work within the framework of NHS Primary Care Services to provide high quality care and respond to the needs of all our patients.
Respect - We aim to treat all our patients with courtesy, dignity and respect at all times.
Support - We aim to inform and support patients and empower them to make their own decisions, so as to improve and maintain their own health.
Promote best practice - We promote evidence based practice and adapt this to deliver holistic patient care. We always encourage communication, education and professional development among all members of the practice team.
Patient centred – Our wish is to consider our patients in everything we do and to balance the needs of the individual and the practice population. We aim to achieve this day to day in the unpredictable General Practice environment.
Responsive – We encourage a culture which is innovative, forward looking and adaptable. With this in mind we always welcome and consider feedback from patients and staff. We will respond to your feedback if you request this.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information.
Please have a look around and send us some feedback if you would like to. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site
(Site updated 18/02/2019)