Springfield Surgery

TEL: 01252 703 122
FAX: 01252 703 215
Springfield Surgery


Welcome to the Springfield Surgery Website

We are a NHS practice offering a full range of GP services to our registered patients. We are a team of 2 GP partners, a salaried GP and 2 practice nurses working together to provide primary care services. We aim to provide an efficient, effective and professional service ensuring you receive a personalised service to make you feel comfortable and confident in receiving first class health care.

We pride ourselves on offering a friendly and local service with patient care our top priority and are pleased to confirm that we are accepting new patients.

Surgery closures

The surgery will be closed on Monday 27th August

Please see below for general advice during the current  Hot weather:

Stay out of the heat:

keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm

if you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat

and light scarf

avoid extreme physical exertion

wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes


Cool yourself down:

have plenty of cold drinks, and avoid excess alcohol, caffeine and hot drinks

eat cold foods, particularly salads and fruit with a high water content

take a cool shower, bath or body wash

sprinkle water over the skin or clothing, or keep a damp cloth on the back of your neck


Keep your environment cool:

keeping your living space cool is especially important for infants, the elderly or those

with chronic health conditions or who can’t look after themselves

place a thermometer in your main living room and bedroom to keep a check on the


keep windows that are exposed to the sun closed during the day, and open windows

at night when the temperature has dropped

close curtains that receive morning or afternoon sun, however, care should be taken

with metal blinds and dark curtains, as these can absorb heat – consider replacing or

putting reflective material in-between them and the window space

turn off non-essential lights and electrical equipment – they generate heat

keep indoor plants and bowls of water in the house as evaporation helps cool the air

if possible, move into a cooler room, especially for sleeping

electric fans may provide some relief, if temperatures are below 35°C2



consider putting up external shading outside windows

use pale, reflective external paints

have your loft and cavity walls insulated – this keeps the heat in when it is cold and

out when it is hot

grow trees and leafy plants near windows to act as natural air-conditioners (see

’Making the Case’)

Look out for others:

keep an eye on isolated, elderly, ill or very young people and make sure they are able to

keep cool

ensure that babies, children or elderly people are not left alone in stationary cars

check on elderly or sick neighbours, family or friends every day during a heatwave

be alert and call a doctor or social services if someone is unwell or further help is


If you have a health problem:

keep medicines below 25 °C or in the refrigerator (read the storage instructions on the


seek medical advice if you are suffering from a chronic medical condition or taking

multiple medications

If you or others feel unwell:

try to get help if you feel dizzy, weak, anxious or have intense thirst and headache;

move to a cool place as soon as possible and measure your body temperature

drink some water or fruit juice to rehydrate

rest immediately in a cool place if you have painful muscular spasms (particularly in the

legs, arms or abdomen, in many cases after sustained exercise during very hot

weather), and drink oral rehydration solutions containing electrolytes.

medical attention is needed if heat cramps last more than one hour

consult your doctor if you feel unusual symptoms or if symptoms persist



How we use your medical records


·         This practice handles medical records according to the laws on data protection and confidentiality.

         We share medical records with health professionals who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. This is on a need to know basis and event by event.

·         Some of your data is automatically copied to the Shared Care Summary Record unless you have opted out.

·         We may share some of your data with local out of hours / urgent or emergency care service as clinically appropriate

·         Data about you is used to manage national screening campaigns such as Flu, Cervical cytology and Diabetes prevention.

·         Data about you, usually de-identified, is used to manage the NHS and make payments.

·         We share information when the law requires us to do, for instance when we are inspected or reporting certain illnesses or safeguarding vulnerable people.

·         Your data is used to check the quality of care provided by the NHS.

·         We may also share medical records for medical research

·         For more information please see the privacy notices which are available upon request from reception. The privacy notice relating to direct care (Routine) is displayed in our information section and the remainder of our privacy notices are listed below;

o   Direct Care (Emergencies)

o   National Screening programs

o   Public Health

o   Summary Care Record

o   NHS Digital

o   Risk Stratification

o   Safeguarding

o   Care Quality Commission

o   Research

o   Payments for GP services