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Type 2 diabetes can cause serious long-term health problems.

  • You can prevent Type 2 diabetes by eating a healthy, balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly.
  • Find out your risk of Type 2 diabetes by using the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk Score at https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start
  • If you think you or a family member may be at risk, ask at your GP practice about your local Healthier You service.
  • There are some groups at higher risk:
    • Men
    • Those from some segments of the BAME community
    • Overweight
    • Those with a family history
  • Your ethnicity may put you at a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Advice for patients:

  • Go to www.riskscore.diabetes.co.uk to get an estimate of your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
  • Take up the offer of a free NHS Health Check which will assess your risk of diabetes and other diseases.
  • If you think you may be at risk, speak to a GP.
  • If you are invited to join the NHS DPP, take up the offer.
  • Find out more about the NHS DPP at www.england.nhs.uk/ndpp.

Evening and weekend appointments now available

We are now offering evening and weekend appointments with a GP or nurse as part of Extended GP Opening hours. These are for routine, non-urgent issues.

You can book your appointment through our receptionist who will give you a time, date and venue for your appointment.  

Our receptionist will also at be able to answer any questions you have about the service and how to cancel or change your booking.

If you would like to find out more please go to www.openlater.co.uk

Pharmacy 2U

You may have received a leaflet in the post inviting you to get your repeat prescriptions from a company called Pharmacy2U. Pharmacy2U is a distance selling company (internet only), that has nothing to do with the surgery, and it is not funded or operated by the NHS. Patients should be aware that in choosing to use an online Pharmacy like this, you cannot have any face-to face contact, they are only allowed to deal with patients by post, telephone or internet. Prescriptions are delivered via Royal Mail at your own risk. We believe that an internet business like Pharmacy2U is no substitute for your local dispensary.

ChatHealth - Support for young people

Young people aged 13-19 can access ChatHealth which is a confidential Advice and Support Text Service. If you are a young person in need of support and wanting to talk to someone, simply text 07480 635443 to Speak with a School Nurse (weekdays term time only).

Telephone Advice and support to children, Young people and their parents/carers is also available by calling the School Nurse "Duty Desk" on 0300 029 5050

Help beat back to school bugs! 

No sooner do the kids start a new term than they pick up some lurgy or other. 

Coughs and colds, upset tummies, sickness bugs and headlice are among some of the main culprits. All of which can be treated at home with basic medicine available from your local pharmacy - no GP appointment or prescription required! 

Simple steps such as stocking up on self-care essentials can help you treat minor illnesses at home. 

  • pain relief (paracetamol and ibuprofen) 
  • cough and cold remedies
  • upset stomach treatment
  • heartburn and indigestion treatment
  • first aid kit

Save yourself time, and save the NHS money, see your pharmacist.

For further information on treatment of common childhood illnesses you can view or download the local NHS ‘Your Guide to Childhood Illnesses’.  A handy guide on common childhood illnesses for parents of children under six, it also has information about spotting the signs of a serious illness and local NHS services.

link to the guide is:
https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/news-and-events/leaflets-and-guides/your-guide-to-childhood-illnesses 

If you are not able to attend an appointment you have booked, for whatever reason, please let us know. We can then offer that appointment to someone else who needs it.

 

 

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