Self Care – useful information

 

Its ‘CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION WEEK’ – the theme is ‘REDUCE YOUR RISK’  and our Team here at the Practice are supporting this event and the screening programme.

You may have seen on the news and social media that many women in the country are not taking up their invitation to have their cervical screening (smear) test. We are encouraging all patients who have any concerns or fears or have  questions about their first test to speak with one of the Practice Nurse so we can help you. You can speak to any of our Practice Nurses, Susan, Alison, Gillian or your Doctor if you have any concerns or questions in the strictest confidence.

Screening  SAVES LIVES a cervical screening test only lasts 5 minutes and in most cases the results are normal.  Don’t keep putting off or delay booking an appointment if your smear test is overdue or you have been invited.

PICK UP THE PHONE AND BOOK YOUR CERVICAL SCREENING TEST WITH ONE OF OUR PRACTICE NURSES TODAY – IF YOUR RESULTS ARE NORMAL YOU WILL HAVE PEACE OF MIND. EVEN IF YOUR TEST IS ABNORMAL THIS DOES NOT ALWAYS MEAN YOU HAVE CANCER AND THE BEST WAY TO REDUCE YOUR RISK IS TO HAVE YOUR TEST.

You can contact us on 01924351632 Practice Secretaries Andrea and Sarah or ring the main surgery line on 01924 351520 and as one of our care navigators to book cervical smear test appointment for you.

Be self aware and know some of the symptoms associated with Cervical Cancer – speak to your clinical team if you have any concerns.

 

You can download the Cervical Smear Test Practice information leaflet here: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR CS TEST PRACTICE LEAFLET

NHS cervical screening information leaflet English: cervical_screening_leaflet ENGLISH

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‘Easy read’ booklet can be downloaded here: jcct_easyread_having_a_smear_test_v1.2_2mb

NHS information is several languages can be downloaded here:

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You can find out more information from the Jo’s Trust website

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.

Our Vision

A future where cervical cancer is a thing of the past.

Our Mission

To see cervical cancer prevented and reduce the impact for everyone affected by cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer through providing the highest quality information and support, and campaigning for excellence in cervical cancer treatment and prevention. Helpline:  0808 802 8000

Helpline:  0808 802 8000

https://www.jostrust.org.uk/about-us

Please make your local pharmacy your first call for minor health conditions and concerns.

you can download the above leaflets here: 500923_PHE_StayWell_Generic_A4PosterPT_LoRes_Prameet.pdf0 500923_PHE_StayWell_Generic_A4PosterPT_LoRes_Kristi.pdf0

 

The North Road Suite Practice Team are supporting the National and International Campaign and have signed a pledge to be ‘Antibiotic Guardians’

 

Our Doctors are asking all of our patients to support these actions and get involved by reading the information about Antibiotics which will protect you and your family and future generations you can download this years patient leaflet here:Keep Anitbiotics Working_leaflet_final

Here is some useful information for you

We are asking patients to help us by becoming a Antibiotic Guardians see the attached leaflet to see how you can do this – get your relatives and friends to sign up too ANTIBIOTIC LEAFLET BECOME A GUARDIAN.ashx

We are supporting the European Antibiotic Awareness Day  which is a public health initiative aimed at encouraging responsible use of antibiotics held on 18th November every year.

In 2017, World Antibiotic Awareness Week  will take place from 13 to 19 November – we will be supporting this campaign in the Practice

Our Doctors will only prescribe antibiotics when their is a clinical need to do so – they will give you a ‘Treating your infection’ sheet which will explain how long your symptoms are likely to last and how you can treat yourself. It also contains information of when you should get more help – they may also decide to make a back up prescription for you if your symptoms don’t improve; this information will be on your form.

This is what your ‘treating your infection’ information sheet will look like:

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We are a Self Care Aware practice

 What is self care?

Self care is about looking after yourself in a healthy way. It can be anything from brushing your teeth, doing some exercise, managing common conditions (like headaches, colds and flu) or living with a long-term health problem, such as asthma or diabetes.

As a Self Care Aware practice we are here to help you feel able to look after your own health when it is right for you. So, when you come in for a consultation, the doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants in this practice will talk to you about what you can do to help maintain and improve your health.

Find out more about self care

you can access the Self Care forum where you will find lots of useful information and contacts at:

http://www.selfcareforum.org/resources/patient-portal/

 

 

Men ACWY vaccination – calling all school leavers

Why teenagers and students should have the Men ACWY vaccination

Cases of meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia) caused by a highly virulent strain of Men W bacteria have been rising since 2009.

Older teenagers and new university students are at higher risk of infection because many of them mix closely with lots of new people, some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria at the back of their noses and throats.

Anyone who is eligible for the Men ACWY vaccine should have it, even if they’ve previously had the Men C vaccine.

The Men ACWY vaccine is highly effective in preventing illness caused by the four meningococcal strains, including the highly virulent Men W strain.

copy and paste this link in to your browser or visit NHS Choices to find our more information

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx#teens

Eligible patients are those who:

  • are aged 18 years on 31 August 2017 (born between 1 September 1998 and 31 August 1999),
  • were aged 18 years on 31 August 2016 (born between 1September 1997 and 31 August 1998),
  • were aged 18 years on 31 August 2015 (born between 1September 1996 and 31 August 1997

Patients aged 19 and 20 years (i.e. born between 1 September 1996 and 31 August 1998) at the time of vaccination) who present at the practice and who have not previously been vaccinated with MenACWY7.

  • The programme will actively offer a single dose of MenACWY vaccine to all patients aged 18 on 31 August 2017 (i.e. born between 1 September 1998 and 31 August 1999). This cohort of patients will remain eligible until they attain the age of 25 years (i.e. the day before their 25th birthday).
  • Patients previously eligible since the start of the MenACWY programme in September 2015 who have not yet been immunised remain eligible until they attain the age of 25 years can also have the vaccination.

Ask your GP or Practice Nurse for more details or download this leaflet: MenACWY_school_leaver_flyer

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Remember to use NHS services wisely

Choosing which service is right for you at a given time may not always be easy – often you have more than one option. Visit www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Pages/NHSServices.aspx to find out which service is right for you.

You should only use A&E or dial 999 in critical or life-threatening situations. For example:

 

  • loss of consciousness
  • acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • persistent, severe chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds

In the case of suspected heart attack or stroke call 999 immediately. Every second counts with these conditions.

Bank Holiday pharmacy opening times for Kirklees can be found here.

 

Please follow @NHSNKCCG and @NHSGHCCG and visit www.northkirkleesccg.nhs.uk and www.greaterhuddersfieldccg.nhs.uk for the latest updates and share this information.

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Smokers in Kirklees urged to be quitters on No Smoking Day 2016
Smokers in Kirklees are being urged to take the first step in giving up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day Wednesday 9 March.

While studies show that two-thirds of smokers want to quit, nearly one in five UK adults continue to smoke, including 21.2% in Kirklees. This year’s No Smoking Day theme is ‘Proud to be a Quitter’. In life we’re told never to give up – but when it comes to smoking, being a ‘Quitter’ is a good thing. Find out more here

Campaign urges people to tell their GP if they see blood in pee If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s just the once, you should see your doctor. That’s the message supported by Kirklees Council, NHS North Kirklees and NHS Greater Huddersfield CCGs as part of the latest Be Clear on Cancer campaign. Read more here.

 

We promoting patients to be ‘Self Care Aware’ and our Practice Team is here to help you get started

 What is self care?

Self care is about looking after yourself in a healthy way. It can be anything from brushing your teeth, doing some exercise, managing common conditions (like headaches, colds and flu) or living with a long-term health problem, such as asthma or diabetes.

As a Self Care Aware practice we are here to help you feel able to look after your own health when it is right for you. So, when you come in for a consultation, the doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants in this practice will talk to you about what you can do to help maintain and improve your health.

Find out more about self care

you can access the Self Care forum where you will find lots of useful information and contacts at:

http://www.selfcareforum.org/resources/patient-portal/

 

Did you know?

  • The NHS belongs to all of us – help us to keep it working smoothly by turning up for appointments
  • Every time you see a GP it costs the NHS £43, on average, for a 12-minute consultation
  • A visit to Accident and Emergency costs £112

Self care for healthy living

Staying healthy is important for everyone, even if you are living with a long-term condition. This means eating healthily, exercising regularly, quitting smoking and drinking in moderation.

This practice can refere you to weight management courses, smoking cessation clinics and alcohol awareness sessions that can help you live a healthy lifestyle; we also offer a free NHS Health check to patients aged 40 to 74 years of age . Speak to the practice team for more information.

If you are not sure what changes you can make to help improve your health, NHS Choices offers a LifeCheck. Just answer a few simple questions and LifeCheck can give you advice on what changes may help you. Click here for a LifeCheck.

The following websites provide good information that can help you understand more about the common condition or long-term health problem that affects you:

MY HEALTH TOOLS

Living with a long-term condition can bring challenges to different areas of our lives, such as how we interact with others, how we work, or how active we are. While this can have an impact on your mental and physical health, understanding how to manage your condition can lead to improving your quality of life and your wellbeing. Designed by health professionals and people living with long-term conditions, My Health Tools can help you make the changes you want by using understandable, easy-to-use tools to achieve your goals and improve your life for the better. It can:

  • Help you feel in control of your life while living with your health condition
  • Increase your confidence to better manage your health condition
  • Inspire you with many new ideas about how to best manage your health condition
  • Provide support and skills which meet your needs

click on this link to access the site, PDF file information for download MY HEALTH TOOLS

http://www.myhealthtools.uk/#/