November 15-21 is Self Care Week.
Click on the link for further information on Self Care:
A Guide to Covid -19 vaccination. All women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant or breastfeeding
A guide to COVID-19 vaccination – All women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant or breastfeeding Version 4 (publishing.service.gov.uk)
Covid Vaccine Walk in Clinic at Salt Hill Activity Centre Slough is now available to aged 18 + Monday to Friday from 5pm - 8pm
For further information, click on the poster: Covid Vaccine Walk in Clinic
NHS urges summer safety awareness to keep children out of danger
06 May 2021
NHS services are urging local people to be more alert to risks associated with warm weather this summer.
NHS Frimley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which plans and funds the majority of health services provided to local people, are supporting a summer safety video, entitled ‘Keep your kids live and kicking this summer’.
Drowning awareness: Keep your kids live and kicking this summer - YouTube
Covid 19 Vaccinations for Health and Social Care Staff
Vaccinating Health and social care staff
NHS England and NHS Improvement have now published a Standard Operating Procedure for the vaccination of frontline health and social care staff. This identifies the people who can currently access NHS Health and Social Care vaccination hubs. This guidance will help organisations plan the rollout, including providing information on prioritisation and delivery methods,
All frontline health and social care workers will be eligible for the covid vaccination regardless of whether they work in hospitals, people’s homes or another setting, or who employs them.
- If you are a frontline health or social care worker and want to enquire about your first covid vaccine dose, please do not contact your GP surgery.
- If you are working for an organisation please contact them as they will likely have a roll out plan.
- If you are self-employed or run a small organisation and have not had contact from NHS vaccination services please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Within your email, please state the number of staff members that need to be vaccinated.
A message from your GP about Coronavirus
Slough GPs, COVID 19 Important Message - YouTube
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