Breast Cancer Screening Event
After a successful event last year, The UHNM Breast Team is organising a live session to improve breast cancer awareness in our local population. The programme will be held on Friday, 23rd October 2020 at 10:30 am on Zoom. Please click on the link below to join the session Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5222489960?pwd=bmFuSG9DaGlpVlpHc3dVOVBuWEp0Zz09
The Carers Hub provides advice and support to all carers across Staffordshire. You can visit their Facebook page for more information.
One Health & Care
Patients in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire will now have an Integrated Care Record. This will allow health professionals from all different sectors to securely and confidentially view your medical history to help them make the best decisions for your care.
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Carers' Information and Support Programme
50-64 Age Group Important Flu Information
Please be aware that patients in the 50 to 64-year-old age group with NO chronic conditions will NOT be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50 to 64 and you are in one of the other groups which are eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from flu, you will be invited earlier. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Flu Season 2020-21
We are now booking appointments for the Flu Jab. If you are in an eligible group you may have already had or will soon have a text message from us inviting you in. If you are 65 & over or pregnant you are automatically eligible. If you are under 65 and have not received a message and you believe you are eligible please call us and we can investigate
As you may know on the 20th of May this year the law regarding organ donation changed to an "opt-out" system. This means that everyone will be considered an organ donor unless they specifically opt-out. To register your decision or find more info please visit https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/ or call 0300 123 23 23.
As lockdown eases and tourism begins to reopen around the UK, many patients will be wondering what they need to do to stay safe. The BMA have produced a simple guidance poster to help patients mitigate risks and stay safe on their holiday.
Social Prescribing Leaflet
Please see the above leaflet for information on the new social prescribing scheme. If you think it's something that could help you please speak to one of our GP's who can make a referral for you.
The Heat Healthwatch system has been back in operation since 1 June 2020 (and will run until 15 September 2020). In addition to the usual Heatwave Plan, there are some additional leaflets and posters for use in relation to COVID also available on this webpage: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/heatwave-plan-for-england
For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances. These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19.
Community Blood Test Clinics During The COVID Outbreak
Community Blood Test Clinic Information
Please see the above leaflet for information on when you can attend for a blood test at the community clinics. PLEASE NOTE that all blood tests are now APPOINTMENT ONLY as all walk-in services are currently closed to aid with social distancing.
August Birthday Annual Nurse Reviews
Easy Guide Bowel Cancer Screening
Reducing Risk Bowel Cancer Booklet
Fit Notes (Self Certifications)
Self-Certification is a way to prove that you were ill or injured and need to take time off work to recover. Not all employers ask their employees to self-certify on their return - a fit note is usually enough to prove you were unwell.
New service for patients
The NHS has introduced a new service for people who are more at risk of an unplanned hospital admission in an emergency situation and who would benefit from more tailored, active support from their GP surgery. We believe personal care planning could help improve your health and wellbeing, as well as help to reduce the risk of unplanned hospital admissions
For more information about this service please speak to your registered Doctor.