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The Rural Living Well Project
This autumn sees the launch of the Rural Living Well Project, an exciting new range of activities and services promoting healthier lifestyles and improved condition management. The project includes core services of Strength and Balance Falls Prevention classes, Healthy Hearts exercise and nutritional advice, Diabetes Care and Living Well with Long-term Conditions.
If you are interested, for yourself or someone you know, please contact Georgie from Healthbox CIC: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01513550205 or 01244957289
Click Rural Living Well January Here to view the timetable.
Click Here Rural Living Well Brochure for more information from this project
Men ACWY vaccine 2017/18
This vaccine programme was introduced from August 2015 in response to a rapid and accelerating increase in cases of invasive meningococcal group W (men W) disease.
All 17 and 18 year olds (born between 1st Sept 1998 and 30th August 1999) in school year 13, are eligible for the the Men ACWY vaccine as part of the NHS routine vaccination programme.
If you are eligible you will receive a letter regarding this.
All registered patient's born between 1st Sept 1997 and 30th August 1998 remain eligible this year, if they are yet to have the vaccine, having been invited to attend last year.
If you would like more information about the Men ACWY vaccine and eligibility visit the NHS website.
Or read the leaflet Protect yourself against meningitis and septicaemia, a leaflet for students explaining why it's important that they have the Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccine.
Electronic Prescription Service
Instead of having to come into the Surgery to pick up your prescriptions you can now have them sent directly to your chemist to collect at your convenience.
If you wish to use this service, please visit the Surgery and inform someone on reception the chemist you wish to use so we are able to register you for this service.
Once you have done this, in future your repeat prescription requests will be sent electronically to them, saving you time.
Please note that NHS Wales does not support this service. So if you live in Wales and have your prescription filled at a Welsh chemist you will not be able to use this service.
The Trust currently offers a walk in facility for patients to have their bloods taken and is now investing in a new online booking system so that patients' can book a date and time that is convenient to them to have their blood taken. This new service has been introduced to complement the existing walk in service already provided.
Change to Patient Access - Online Access to Medical Records
From 1 April 2016 the Government intends to allow patients to view and download a coded summary of their medical records online.
This will include Medications, Allergies, Immunisation, Problems, Consultations and Test Results.
You will first need to register for our online access facility. If you already have online access for prescriptions and appointments, and wish to know more about access to your coded medical record please read the following Practice Leaflet
Did you know that Men may self-refer for vasectomy operations?
For more information or to book an appointment, please call 01244 362000 or visit www.gosexualhealth.co.uk.
They offer same day counselling and operations.