Welcome to GPS Healthcare
‘To provide high quality primary care services which improve the health and social care outcomes for the population of Solihull’
GPS Healthcare will be acting on our Zero Tolerance Policy. Any patients who breach this will be contacted by the practice directly. Please remember our colleagues are here to help and deserve to do so without enduring unacceptable behaviour. Be Kind!
Self Care Information
Friends and Family Test
Please see our Yearly Summary (April 18-Mar 19) of our friends and family results
Please take a moment to fill out the friends and family survey to let us know how we're doing
Anti-Biotic Awareness (Source: NHS.uk)
Antibiotics are no longer routinely used to treat infections because:
• Many infections are caused by viruses, so anti-biotics are not effective
• Antibiotics are often unlikely to speed up the healing process and can cause side effects
The more antibiotics are used to treat trivial conditions, the more likely they are to become ineffective for treating more serious conditions
When are Anti-Biotics prescribed?
Antibiotics may be used to treat bacterial infections that:
• are unlikely to clear up without antibiotics
• could infect others
• could take too long to clear without treatment
• carry a risk of more serious complications
Men's Health (Source: uk.movember.com)
Your risk of developing prostate cancer increases with age, but that doesn’t mean it’s a disease that only affects old men. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. If you’re 50, you should be talking to your doctor about PSA testing. If you’re black, you need to start that conversation at 45. And if you have a brother or father with prostate cancer in their history, do it at 45.
Visit for more information: https://prostatecanceruk.org/
Testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young men. Men with undescended testes at birth, or who have a family history, like a father or brother who has had testicular cancer, are at an increased risk. And if you’ve had testicular cancer before, there’s also a heightened risk it could return.
KNOW YOUR NUTS
The best thing you can do for your testicles is give them a bit of a feel each month or so, and if something doesn’t seem right, head to the doctor.
Find resources here: https://testicular.movemberhealth.org/
Four simple steps: ALEC to help you navigate a conversation with a friend who might be doing it tough.
A - Ask how they’re feeling & trust your instinct
L - Listen and let them know that you hear them
E - Encourage action on things that might help him improve his feeling.
C - Check in, follow up with phone calls or messages
The Movember website also has a useful conversation tool to help guide you.
FOR IMMEDIATE HELP: Call Samaritans: 116 123
Patient Participation Group (PPG)
At GPS Healthcare we are fortunate to have a very active and engaged Patient Participation Groups across all 6 of our sites. The groups meet a few times a year to discuss the services provided, current developments within the practice and the local health community. We try to ensure that the group is representative of the practice population and would encourage people of all ages and ethnicities to join the group. We welcome feedback from all patients irrespective of whether they join the PPG. If you would like to be involved, please contact the reception team at your local practice or alternatively view the PPG information board at your local practice.
(Site updated 19/10/2020)