The UK Heath Security Agency (UKHSA), working with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has found polio in sewage samples collected from the London Beckton Sewage Treatment Works, and therefore urge all unvaccinated individuals to ensure their poilio vaccination status is up to date. Please click on the video for more information. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L19rc7vdYVA

Green Impact

Climate Change is already happening, but how bad will we let it get?  The NHS is responsible for 5% of the UK’s carbon footprint. We need to change how we work to avoid the unmanageable and to manage the avoidable. What can we do? As a practice we have signed up to the Green Impact for Healthcare […]

Living with Covid: what does it mean for the surgery?

The government’s announcement ending legal Covid restrictions is an important step forward that we all can welcome. In the NHS, however, we need to keep protecting vulnerable patients and to keep the surgery safe from spreading coronavirus. Therefore, although the legal restrictions have been relaxed, NHS guidance still requires some measures to remain. These include […]

Birmingham and Solihull Shared Care Record

Ridgacre House Surgery works with other health and social care organisations to share information that will form part of your Shared Care Record. The Shared Care Record allows health and care professionals involved in your care to view your records to help them understand your needs and make the best decisions with you, and for […]

Practice Information

As winter is approaching, please can we ask patients to attend for appointments at the given time, and not arrive too early. We have limited space available in the waiting room, and therefore patients may be asked to wait outside of the building. When you do come to the surgery, please make sure that you […]

Coronavirus and Mental Health

Coronavirus presents a mental health challenge, not just a physical one. The UK government has released some great practical advice on protecting your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak. Go to this link for more information. 1) Consider how to connect with others2) Help and support others3) Talk about your worries4) Look after your physical wellbeing5) Look […]

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