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YOUNG CARERS

(12 March 2020)

Young carers are children and young people under the age of 18 who look after or support a family member, relative or friend or who is disabled, ill or has a drug, alcohol or mental health problem. They may help with practical tasks or provide emotional support. If this is affecting your health, education or friendship you are entitled to a 'Young Carers Assessment'. Please ask at reception for further information. Further details are available from the following website: https://www.caringtogether.org.contact-us

NEW 'CARERS CLINICS'

(29 January 2020)

From mid- March the Practice will be hosting clinics for patients who are registered 'Carers' at the Practice or if you are a 'Carer' looking after someone, a family member/ friend this may not necessary be local.  Clinics will be held bi-monthly and held by Stacy Robertson from 'Carers Matter'.  This is an opportunity to register with the Practice as a 'Carer' and  ask for help, support, financial advice and assist with the completion of forms e.g. attendance allowance.  No referral is required.  To make an appointment please telephone the Practice or enquire at reception. Thank you.

 

MENTAL HEALTH REVIEWS -update

(12 August 209)

To support patients with mental illness the Practice in accordance with National guidelines now offers a more extensive annual health check.  Those eligible will be offered an appointment by letter to see the Practice healthcare assistant to carry out a physical health check followed by an appointment with the patients usual GP on the same day.  This will take approximately forty minutes in total.  We would advise those patients eligible to attend in order to offer access to supporting services and seek advice on how to improve your health and well-being.

 

Mumps, Measles, Rubella Vaccination (MMR)

(10 September 2019)

Is your child fully vaccinated against Mumps, measles and rubella?

There has been a lot of news about outbreaks of measles in the UK over the last year. Figures show that 1 in 7 children are not fully vaccinated against mumps, measles and rubella.  These are potentially life threatening/changing illnesses that can be avoided with vaccination.  If you are not sure if your child has had Two MMR vaccines which are needed to give full protection, then please contact the Practice and we can advise if covered or not.  The school immunisations teams are running catch-up programmes for some age groups in schools and you will be contacted about this.  If your child is not included in the catch up then they can be vaccinated here.

Thinking about becoming pregnant?

If you are uncertain that you have had two MMR vaccines please check your vaccination history with us beforehand. As the MMR is a live vaccine you should avoid getting pregnant for one month after vaccination.

CERVICAL SCREENING

(6 March 2019)

Cervical screening can stop cancer before it starts.

Do I need a screening?

Everyone with a cervix, which is most women and many trans people aged between 25 -64 are eligible for regular cervical screenings

If you are aged 25 - 49, every 3 years

If you are aged 50 -64, every 5 years

Please do not ignore your cervical screening invite. If you missed your last cervical screening, book an appointment here today at the Practice.

DISPENSARY OPENING TIMES

(8 February 2019)

The dispensary is open Monday to Friday - 8.30- 6.30pm.

DISPENSARY STAFF TRAINING

(8 February 2019)

Please note the dispensary is CLOSED between 12.45 and 2 pm the FIRST TUESDAY in the MONTH for staff training. We apologise for any inconvenience.

BACT - TRANSPORT -Volunteer Drivers Needed

(17 January 2019)

BACT provides transport to those living in the Waveney district of Suffolk and the South Eastern area of South Norfolk for whom public transport is not easily available. Transport is provided by volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles. 

If you are interested in helping the community by becoming a volunteer driver and like further information, please telephone 01986 896896, Thank you.

Minor Eye Condition Service

(3 October 2018)

The Minor Eye Condition Service is a service provided by a number of local opticians to assess and treat problems with your eyes - such as sore eyes, dry eyes, foreign body in the eye or visual disturbance.

Before making an appointment with your GP, please contact one of the registered local opticians. Not all opticians offer a service every day however, they will be able to find you an alternative optician nearby.  This is a FREE N.H.S. service . For more information please click to download the information leaflet.  Thank you.

Mobile Phone Numbers:

(19 September 2018)

If you wish to receive appointment confirmation/reminders and healthcare related reminders please inform reception of your mobile phone number.  At the same time you will be asked for signed consent to enable the Practice to use mobile text messaging. 

Please note when cancelling appointments using your mobile phone please type the word CANCEL only. We are unable to action any additional text submitted.

Please remember to inform the Practice if you change your mobile phone number.  Thank you.

Aural Microsuction

(19 September 2018)

The Practice has been providing aural microsuction under the N.H.S. for the past eight years. This saves patient referral to the acute hospitals.  The service is easy to access and we can usually offer an appointment within one or two weeks or sooner if your G.P. indicates.  We are pleased to be able to offer this service to patients registered with a Practice in the South Norfolk area. Please ask your G.P. for a referral.

If you are not registered with a G.P. in the South Norfolk area but are interested in accessing the service, please telephone the Practice - o1508 520222 to obtain further information. Thank you.

 

Global Diagnostics NHS X-Ray Service

(Added 25 January 2018)

Patients for whom the GP has recommended an NHS x-ray will be given the option for referral to the Global Clinic, Watton Road, Norwich. The service will provide:- Rapid access to appointments - Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 8 pm, reports back to the GP usually within 48 hours and ample parking.  A GP referral is required. Patients will be allocated an appointment by Global.

Carers Matter Norfolk

(Added 8 January 2018)

Could you spare a couple of hours a week to befriend or support an unpaid carer – someone caring for a family member, friend or neighbour, who without their support, would be unable to cope? This could involve visiting a carer in their home or at a local café or community venue, providing listening support or helping them  to attend a local group or social activity.  If so, Carers Matter Norfolk, the new local publicly funded free support service for unpaid carers would like to hear from you. We can offer full training and support and will pay expenses to volunteers. All volunteer applications are subject to a satisfactory DBS check. Please contact Kevin Vaughan, Service Manager on 01603 883812 / 07384 257530 or kevin.vaughan@carersmatternorfolk.org

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