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- Contact number
Carers Week 2022
Find out about local events (incl online) in Nottinghamshire at:
Jubilee Bank Holiday - Hucknall Pharmacy Opening Hours
Nabbs Lane Pharmacy
Open 10:00 to 17:00 on both Thursday and Friday
Open 10:00 to 16:00 on both Thursday and Friday
Open 08:30 to 17:30 Thursday only
We understand the frustration of not being to access a NHS dentist. However, the GP service is not a substitute. We cannot assess, and treat, dental problems.
Please also be aware that dentists can:
✅ Prescribe antibiotics
✅ Prescribe pain killers
✅ Refer you to a hospital specialist for complex problems
If after contacting several dental surgeries you still cannot find a dentist accepting NHS patients, call NHS England's Customer Contact Centre on 0300 3112233.
If you have a dental emergency, ring your usual dentist or 111.
Monkeypox is a rare infection that's mainly spread by wild animals in parts of west or central Africa. The risk of catching it in the UK is LOW.
Only a small number of people have been diagnosed with monkeypox in the UK.
You're extremely unlikely to have monkeypox if:
▶ you have not recently travelled to west or central Africa
▶ you have not been in close contact with someone who has monkeypox (such as touching their skin or sharing bedding)
Find out more: www.nhs.uk/conditions/monkeypox/
Annual Chronic Disease Review
If you have a chronic condition listed below, you will be invited at least once a year for review, usually with one of our amazing nurses or healthcare assistants.
These conditions include:
▶ Type 2 Diabetes
▶ Heart disease
▶ Hypertension (high blood pressure)
▶ Atrial fibrillation
▶ Chronic kidney disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
The results of the checks will then be reviewed by your named GP (and in the case of diabetes, you will have a 2nd follow up appointment with the nurse).
Medication review dates will be updated once the annual review has been fully completed, as well as any action needed on the findings.
Please do not ignore these invites. Thank you.
Air pollution impacts us all. It can move from your lungs into your bloodstream and reach many organs in the body.
If you suffer from long term lung disease including asthma or COPD, heart and circulatory disease, diabetes, dementia or are pregnant, you may be more vulnerable to the impacts of air pollution.
Find health expert approved guidance with simple steps that you can take to tackle air pollution and protect your health at cleanairhub.org.uk
A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease, is available to some people.
Unlike the flu vaccine, you'll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year.
The shingles vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. If you do go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.
Be U Notts - mental health support for children and young people
Be U Notts has launched! It is a mental health service for children and young people under age 25, that provides early support.
Find out more at www.beusupport.co.uk
Level 3 Research
We are calling on those eligible to consider coming forward for a world-first trial to find antiviral medicines to treat people with COVID-19.
The study is home-based, lasts for only 5 days, the antivirals are oral capsules and participants are free to withdraw at any time.
To be eligible you must have received a positive test for COVID-19 and feel unwell with symptoms that started in the last five days, as well as being over 50, or 18-49 with an underlying medical condition.
It’s a world first opportunity to make a global impact and help us lives.
So visit www.panoramictrial.org to check if you’re eligible and to find out how to sign up!
Covid Spring Booster
The NHS App
Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet, including:
- the ability to self-monitor and track symptoms
- accessing test results
- view your medical record
- ordering repeat prescriptions
- the ability to access your care plans
- a library of local information resources to help manage your condition(s)
Download at: www.nottsnhsapp.nhs.uk
Diabetes Support Newsletter
The Nottinghamshire Diabetes Newsletter is out now!
Download the March 2022 edition here!
Find out more about research
Byron Primary Care Network
NHS Start for Life
Get answers to all your weaning questions, plus safety advice, recipes and more at NHS Start for Life.
A cervical smear test takes 5 minutes, but the impact of cervical cancer can last for life
Many people are nervous about going for cervical screening (a smear test), but our staff are here to help if you feel this way.
Cervical screening (a smear test) checks the health of your cervix. The cervix is the opening to your womb from your vagina. It's not a test for cancer; it's a test to help prevent cancer.
All women with a cervix aged 25 to 64 should be invited by letter. During the screening appointment, a small sample of cells will be taken from your cervix. The sample is then tested for changes to the cells of your cervix. Finding abnormal changes early means they can be monitored or treated so they do not get a chance to turn into cervical cancer. You'll get your results by letter, usually in about 4-6 weeks.
Cervical screening may check for:
- abnormal cell changes in your cervix – left untreated, this could turn into cancer
- Human Papilloma Virus ( HPV) – some types of HPV can lead to cell changes in your cervix and cancer
Try not to put off cervical screening. It's one of the best ways to protect yourself from cervical cancer.
Want to know more? Feel free to contact us to discuss further with a clinician of your choice, or visit Jo’s cervical cancer trust helpline on 0808 802 8000 or website www.jostrust.org.uk
Further information is also available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening/
We have a couple of vacancies at the Practice. Please take a look at www.torkardhill.co.uk/vacancies for further information and how to apply!
FIT FANS / FIT MAGPIES
FIT Magpies is a free weight management project looking to tackle physical inactivity and obesity in adults within Nottingham with behaviour change being at the core of the programme.
The project is open to males and females looking to lose weight, get fitter and improve their lifestyle.
Participants are supported through their journey by a qualified and dedicated team of coaches who ensure every person feels included, motivated, and empowered to reach their targets.
Each 90-minute session includes a physical activity session that introduces all participants to simple, effective ways of exercising (e.g. walking football, circuit training, aerobics, group walks etc.) some of which they can continue in their own time.
Classroom sessions cover relevant topics such as the Eatwell Guide, take-aways, alcohol, portion sizes, and food labels. Participants receive a workbook that enables them to set targets, review their progress, and highlights areas for further reading.
More information at: www.efltrust.com/fitfans/
An update on how the NHS uses patient data
NHS Digital has delayed their plan to extract GP data for Research purposes, because they want to review the way the data will be collected, to conduct more public involvement and information about the plans, and change the way in which patients can opt out of the extract of their GP data if they choose to do so.
We will update you when we know more about their plans, and any updates about to change how you can control who has access to your data.
Research for 2021/2022
We are pleased to announce, we are yet again, to be a Level 3 research practice for 2021/2022.
This means we will be involved in at least 8 research projects over the forthcoming coming year - and one of only a handful in Nottinghamshire to be awarded this.
More information about research at our practice can be found at:
Changes to prescriptions for OTC (Over The Counter) medication
More information can be found on: www.nhs.uk/otcmedicines