Wednesday 18th January 2017 and Thursday 9th February 2017
New Stroke and Disability Club starting at Measham Library Wednesday 11th January 1pm – 3pm (and then each Wednesday afternoon)
NEW SURGERY SHUTTLE: We're delighted that The Boardman-Weston Charitable Fund has kindly purchased and fully funded a new minibus. As before, the Surgery Shuttle will operate a scheduled service to our out-lying villages. Our patients living in Measham can take advantage of the service on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays.
The minibus can be booked by telephone at the time of making your appointment or in person with our reception staff.
COLD WEATHER: Follow these tips to keep you, your family and those around you warm and well in extremely cold weather:
* Draw your curtains at dusk and keep your doors closed to block out draughts.
* Have regular hot drinks and eat at least one hot meal a day if possible. Eating regularly helps keep energy levels up during winter.
* Wear several light layers of warm clothes (rather than one chunky layer).
* Keep as active in your home as possible.
* Wrap up warm and wear shoes with a good grip if you need to go outside on cold days.
* If you have reduced mobility, are 65 or over, or have a health condition such as heart or lung disease, you should heat your home to at least 18C. It's a good idea to keep your bedroom at this temperature all night if you can and make sure you wear enough clothes to stay warm. During the day, you may prefer your living room to be slightly warmer.
Update on the installation of our new Clinical Computer System: The online system for booking appointments and for ordering prescriptions is now up and running again. Please remember that in order for us to provide access for you, we need you to come in person with photo ID to the Medical Unit.
We are stopping the tick-and-save scheme for dispensary, and will now offer online access, delivery service for dispensary patients over 60, or ‘the old fashioned way’ of bringing your slip in.
SELF CARE means knowing how to keep fit and healthy, how to deal with medicines appropriately, manage self-treatable conditions and when to seek appropriate clinical help.
If you have a long-term condition, self care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.
This year’s Self Care Week takes place from November 14-20, and aims to help you become more knowledgeable about health and lifestyle options that will impact positively on your physical and mental wellbeing. For more information, visit: www.nhs.uk/selfcare Remember: Small changes in activity levels can make really big changes in your health and well-being.
And a reminder: Don’t forget that flu vaccinations are still available at the surgery for all those patients who are entitled (patients 65 and over, as well as patients with certain conditions. Call in for your vaccination or ring us and book an appointment.