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Welcome to Atherley House Surgery

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations

Breast screening latest news.....

Following news that there was a computer glitch in 2009 meaning that some women did not get called for their final breast screening, the government have provided information on the website below.  This affects women aged 70-79 years of age.  A helpline is also available: 0800 169 2692. 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer-screening/missed-invitations/

Diabetes Prevention 

It’s estimated that over five million people in England are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In Southampton, in 2017, there were 12,954 people with diabetes, of which approximately 90% have type 2*. The number of people with diabetes in the city rises every day.

 

What is type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is linked to lifestyle. It represents a real threat to health; if untreated it can lead to stroke, blindness, heart disease, kidney failure and lower limb amputation. But type 2 diabetes can be prevented.

 

What can I do to help prevent type 2 diabetes?

Even if you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, it can still be prevented through losing weight, eating healthily and being more active.

 

Healthier You, the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, provides FREE tailored, personalised help to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes including education on healthy eating and lifestyle, help to lose weight and bespoke physical exercise programmes. The programme is helping people like you and shows real results. To join, speak to your GP. They will check you are eligible to take part and then they can refer you.

 

If you think you, or someone you know, is at risk of developing type 2 diabetes:

  • go to https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start to get an estimate of your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
  • take up the offer of a free NHS Health Check which will assess your risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension
  • ask your GP or practice nurse for a blood test to check blood sugar levels
  • take up the offer of attending a Healthier You session if you are invited.

 

Find out more about Healthier You at www.stopdiabetes.co.uk or ask a member of your GP practice team.

 

*According to data from the quality and outcomes framework (QOF) 2017, there were 12,954 people in Southampton with diabetes, of which approximately 90% have type 2.

Cancer Screening

We are hoping to encourage our patients to take part in cancer screening.  Figures from studies show that in Southampton uptake is poorer than in other regions and we would very much like to improve on this.  Please go to the cancer screening tab to the right of this page for further details.  If you are invited in for screening, please do participate as this very important testing can save lives.

Physiotherapy self-referral service

We are pleased to announce that we are taking part in a scheme whereby patients can self-refer for physiotherapy locally on the NHS.  No need to make an appointment to see the doctor.  If you are over 16 years of age and have a registered GP in Southampton you are able to refer to the  MSK Physiotherapy service for a range of muscle and joint problems including neck/back pain, joint pain, strains and sprains.  There are two forms below, one paper for those of you who wish to print off the form, complete it and post it to the service and an electronic version to fill in online and email to the address provided. Please read the final page as to booking your appointment following submission.

Physiotherapy self-referral form paper version

Physiotherapy self-referral form electronic version

Prescriptions - please allow 2 working days before collection

It takes at least 48 hours (or two full working days) for prescriptions to be ready for collection.  Please see days below for dropping off/picking up:

Monday - collection Wednesday

Tuesday - collection Thursday

Wednesday - collection Friday

Thursday - collection Monday

Friday - collection Tuesday

 

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