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PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE 31.10.18

Our colleagues in Public Health are predicting a surge in the number of people who will get pneumonia over the next couple of weeks. It is important  that if you have COPD that you ensure you have sufficient supply of inhalers and your other medication (including your rescue pack of antibiotics and steroids) and that you try and avoid mixing with people who already have coughs and colds over this time. Can we also take this opportunity to remind you to ensure you have had your flu vaccine this year and that you have had your pneumococcal vaccine in the past. Finally if you are still smoking we would encourage you to consider stopping to help your chest, discuss this at the surgery when you next attend.

For those who don't have COPD please contact us if you have a cough and fever that seems worse than usual, particularly if you are getting short of breath.

CALL THE PRACTICE TO BOOK FOR YOUR FLU VACCINATION

Contact the surgery for online registration and to access and book routine GP appointments directly online



Where do I go for clinical or disease information?

cold NHS Choices
Aiming to personalise healthcare and provide information that will ‘allow patients to make meaningful choices about when and where to receive their treatment.’

Best Treatments
Information is researched from the British Medical Journal and displayed in an easy to understand format.

Patient UK
Designed by GPs and EMIS and is a useful source of Patient information Leaflets amongst other things.

Net Doctor
Attempts to break the language barrier between Doctors and patients regarding disease and illnesses.

Epilepsy
Epilepsy organisation, aiming to raise awareness and provide information and a helpline.  Telephone - 0808 8005050.  Email - helpline@epilepsy.org.uk


Information on Healthier Living

lime Male Health
Fast, free independent information from the Men"s Health Forum.

Women’s Health Concern
Women"s Health Concern is a charitable organisation which aims to help educate and support women with their healthcare by providing unbiased, accurate information.

My simple guide to high blood pressure
An attempt by the European Society of Hypertension to ensure access to credible, reliable information about high blodd pressure.


Charity Websites

Cancerhelp
Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process
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Diabetes UK
largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

Asthma UK
This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it

Alzheimer’s Society
Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia.

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Other Websites:

 

www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk

A useful resource for those looking for support or general advice about hypnotherapy. 

 

http://www.ekhuft.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/find-us/getting-to-kent-and-canterbury/

Hospital transport information.

www.medway.nhs.uk/for-visitors/how-to-get-here/

For Medway Maritime Hospital.

 

www.cropkent.org.uk/

For our Elderly patients

 

http://www.canterburycoastalccg.nhs.uk/.

For Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group

 

http://www.intercare.org.uk/

Inter Care - Medical Aid for Africa

KCA Organisations and Helplines

Walking For Health

Northgate Community Centre, Military Road, Canterbury. Tel: 01227 785293

Contacts:

Pam - Mobile - 07976267694, Tel: 01227 711967

Ann - Mobile - 07751411950. Tel: 01227 710955

Alan - Mobile - 07895414662. Tel: 01227 454539

Maragaret - Tel: 01227 457405

Tuesdays 10.15am (10.30am start). Short walks are 60-90 mins (short walks away from Northgate will start later allowing for travelling time.)

All Longer walks will start 10.45am are of a mixed and varied terrain with stiles some semi steep slopes in some cases and will last approx. 2 % hours.

Transport: For all walks if you need transport book in advance, with Pam or Ann, be at the centre by 10.15am prompt. When possible please use public transport.

Remember: Comfortable walking boots or shoes - Suitable clothing - Bring a bottle of water

Carry your walking passport on all walks: with a contact name and phone number in case of emergency.

The Walking Passport MUST BE CARRIED on all walks.

Smoking Cessation

http://quitsmokingcommunity.org/

Trying to or want to quit smoking?  Please check out the above site for some great advice.

 
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