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25th May

Changes to our Online Consultation Service

Over the next week we will be changing to a new online consultation service-Patient Triage. This is a great way for you to contact our practice for non-urgent medical or admin requests. It is very simple to fill out so please do give it a go if you need to contact us. Although the character count is limited on the form, please try to give as much specific and concise information as possible. We really think it is easier for most people than waiting on hold to speak to a receptionist but would love to hear your feedback. If you do not have access to the internet or find it difficult to use a computer or smartphone you can call reception instead. You can access the new form from our website

22nd Mar

COVID VACCINE SPRING BOOSTERS

Spring boosters

You will be offered a spring booster if you:

  • are aged 75 and over
  • live in a care home for older people
  • are aged 12 and over and have a weakened immune system

COVID-19 may affect you more seriously if you are in one of these groups. The spring booster is being offered to help reduce your risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

When to get your spring booster

You will be contacted by the NHS when you are due a spring booster. You will usually be offered an appointment around 6 months after your last dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

If you are eligible for a spring booster, but have not had a 1st or 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine yet, you should have them as soon as possible.

If you have a severely weakened immune system you need to get a 3rd dose before you get a booster.

Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine for people with a severely weakened immune system

How to get your spring booster

You will be contacted by the NHS and invited to book your spring booster when it's due.

You may be offered appointment dates from 3 months (91 days) after your last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. But try to book an appointment around 6 months after your last dose to get the best protection from your spring booster.

Book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment online for your spring booster if you are:

  • aged 75 and over
  • aged 12 and over and have a weakened immune system

If you live in a care home for older people, contact your care home manager about getting vaccinated.

 

1st Feb

Domestic Abuse Services

Find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.

If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police. If you can’t speak and are calling on a mobile press 55 to have your call transferred to the police. Find out how to call the police when you can’t speak.

For free, confidential advice, 24 hours a day contact a domestic abuse helpline.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

https://www.childline.org.uk/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Recognise domestic abuse

Does your partner, ex-partner or someone you live with:

  • cut you off from family and friends and intentionally isolate you?
  • bully, threaten, or control you?
  • take control of your finances?
  • monitor or limit your use of technology?
  • physically and/or sexually abuse you?

Domestic abuse is not always physical violence. It can also include:

  • coercive control and ‘gaslighting’
  • economic abuse
  • online abuse
  • threats and intimidation
  • emotional abuse
  • sexual abuse

Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, sexuality or background.

If you believe that you are a victim of domestic abuse, there are signs that you can look out for including:

  • being withdrawn, or being isolated from your family and friends
  • having bruises, burns or bite marks on you
  • having your finances controlled, or not being given enough to buy food, medication or pay bills
  • not being allowed to leave your house, or stopped from going to college or work
  • having your internet or social media use monitored, or someone else reading your texts, emails or letters
  • being repeatedly belittled, put down or told you are worthless
  • being pressured into sex or sexual contact
  • being told that abuse is your fault, or that you’re overreacting

Ask for ANI codeword

If you are experiencing domestic abuse and need immediate help, ask for ‘ANI’ in a participating pharmacy. ‘ANI’ stands for Action Needed Immediately. If a pharmacy has the ‘Ask for ANI’ logo on display, it means they’re ready to help. They will offer you a private space, provide a phone and ask if you need support from the police or other domestic abuse support services

pharmacist
15th Jun 2021

Structured Medication Reviews

Structured Medication Review with a Clinical Pharmacist

You might be invited for a face-to-face or telephone consultation to discuss your current medication. Our Clinical Pharmacist is Pamela Nyatanga.

Why do I need to have a medication review?

The medication review appointment is a private and confidential meeting to discuss your medication. We know that people that take more than 4 or more different medicines each day need more help to ensure they are getting on well with their medicines. It is recommended that a review of your medication is carried out at least once each year (or more frequently if necessary).

The purpose of the structured medication review is to help you get the best from your medication as well as to help minimise problems arising from your medicines.

You and the pharmacist will discuss your all your medication in detail, including those prescribed elsewhere and bought over-the-counter. You will be able to ask questions about your medication and the pharmacist will amongst other things check your understanding of your medicines and that the relevant monitoring has been done. Any changes to your medication will be made with your agreement, and a record of the consultation will be kept in your medical notes.

Medication Review Screening Tool.doc