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If you receive a letter or text advising you to shield for 12 weeks please adhere to this for your own safety. See list below.


At Very High Risk (Groups) for Shielding 12 weeks


People with a solid organ transplant such as a kidney or liver transplan


People with specific cancers:


People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer


People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment


People having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer


People having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors


People who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs


People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD. See below. •


People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell) •


People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection •


People who are pregnant with significant congenital heart disease • All patients on the following medications: Azathioprine, Mycophenolate (both types), Cyclosporin, Sirolimus, Tacrolimus.


IF shielding- Stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact for at least twelve weeks.


NEW PHONE SYSTEM


We have had a new telephone system installed. Please note that ALL calls are now recorded for training and quality purposes.


Try the new NHS App


If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more. If you already use www.patientaccess.com you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.


For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp


Out of area registration scheme


The out of area registration scheme launched by the government is voluntary and this practice has chosen to participate in this scheme. This means we are  able to register patients living outside our catchment area, however this is discretionary and may not be appropriate for all patients. Please speak to one of our receptionists for more information


 

What is an NHS Health Check?

 


What happens at the health check, and how to get one

 

Everyone is at some risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. An NHS Health Check aims to help you lower your risk of developing these common but often preventable diseases.

 

You will be invited for a NHS Health Check once every five years if you are between 40 and 74 years old and haven't already been diagnosed with vascular diseases or have certain risk factors such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol treated by medication.

 

At the check, your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes will be assessed through some straightforward tests and standard questions about your lifestyle and family medical history. You’ll be offered personalised advice and support to help you lower that risk and stay healthy. This could include suggestions on small changes to your diet or how much exercise you take if your risk is low or moderate. If you are at higher risk, you might be offered things such as medicines to control your blood pressure, along with help to take action including losing weight or stopping smoking.

 

It makes sense for all eligible people to have a routine NHS Health Check for these conditions every five years. That means you can take action early, and greatly improve your chance of a healthier and longer life. Small, long-lasting changes to your lifestyle can make a huge difference.

 

The check will take around 20 to 30 minutes:

 



    • You’ll be asked some simple questions about your family history, whether or not you smoke and how much alcohol you drink.

    • Your height, weight, sex, ethnicity and age will be recorded.

    • Your blood pressure will be taken.

    • A simple blood test will check your cholesterol level.


    • PLEASE CALL THE SURGERY TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT


 
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