November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50, and your risk increases with age. The risk is even higher for black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer..
What changes should I look out for? find out about your prostate
More information and support for Prostate Cancer can be found here: https://prostatecanceruk.org/
Are you eligible for a Free Flu Jab? Please contact the reception and we will book you in at a time that suits you. We are Covid-19 compliant, keeping patients and staff safe. You will be asked to arrive on time, to wear a face covering and adhere to the physical distancing guidelines on entry to the practice.
02/04/2020: Coronavirus Bulletin for Patients COVID 19 Bulletin
28/04/2020: Temporary suspension of minor injury and illness services at Slough Walk-in Centre
Due to COVID-19 crisis local NHS commissioners have taken the decision to suspend services at the Slough Walk-in Centre from Thursday 30 April, for further information: https://www.drveenasharma.co.uk/info.aspx?p=12
Your local A&E is experiencing longer delays than usual, so to help us (and to avoid a long wait) we would ask that you only attend there or call 999 in a serious or life-threatening emergency. Remember, there is a range of options available to you, including your local pharmacist, NHS111 and 111.nhs.uk. The attached poster may help you better understand all the options available to you. As you know self-care is a great way to avoid getting ill in the first place, so keep washing your hands with soap and water, get plenty of sleep, eat and drink healthily, check your medicine cabinet and ensure you have sorted any prescriptions or vaccinations.
We are using eConsult soon at our practice, eConsult lets you consult with you own NHS GP online by completing a quick form that is sent and reviewed by the practice. We can also direct the patient to self-help, pharmacy advice and local self-referral services. To find more about how it works please click on the below link:https://econsult.net/primary-care/
Social Prescribing Service: Please check out poster for our new PCN CSN Social Prescribing service.
Are you up to date with any screening that is made available to you?
Are you aware if you are aged between 40-74 you are entitled to a free NHS health check? Please ask at Reception to book an appointment with our practice nurse
Are you a carer?
Do you care for somebody, or are you cared for? If so, please inform a member of the reception team who will update your medical record