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Don’t ignore your cervical screening invite

Cervical Screening is carried out to check the health of your cervix, it is not a test for cancer, it’s a test to help prevent cancer.

All women and people with a cervix aged 25 – 64 should go for regular cervical screening. You’ll get a letter in the post inviting you to make an appointment.

The test itself should take less than 5 minutes and is usually done by a female nurse or doctor. This video explains what happens during your screening.  

You can also find more information and support at https://www.jostrust.org.uk/

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It’s time to talk about loneliness

We all get lonely. Its time to talk about it.

Whether its your regular barista, the friendly dog on your walk, or the shopkeeper down the road, everyday moments of connection matter. They allow us to make connections, feel happier and less lonely.

You can find information and support if you are feeling lonely at https://www.marmaladetrust.org/law

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Are you a carer looking for advice or support?

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

If you are a carer and need advice and support, you can find information at:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/introduction-to-care-and-support/

https://www.carersuk.org/

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May Bank Holiday Closure

We will be closed on Monday 29th May 2023 for the May Bank Holiday.

If during this time you require medical advice or treatment you can:

Visit your pharmacy. Your local pharmacy can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints. Opening times for local Pharmacies can be downloaded or you can visit NHS Choices.

Access NHS 111. To access the service online simply visit https://111.nhs.uk/ and enter your age, sex, postcode and main symptom, and then you will be guided through a series of questions about your health problems.

To access the service via phone, simply dial 111 from any mobile or landline free of charge and you will be put through to an operator who will run through a few questions regarding your health problem in order to get you the right care.

A&E or 999. For a genuine medical emergency including; loss of consciousness, acute confused state and fits that are not stopping, persistent and or/severe chest pain, breathing difficulties, severe bleeding that cannot be stopped call 999 or go to your nearest A&E.

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When anxiety becomes an issue

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Weeks theme is ‘anxiety’. Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all but sometimes I can get out of control and become a mental health problem.

You can find out more about anxiety and what help is available at:

https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/anxiety/

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/public-engagement/mental-health-awareness-week/what-can-we-do-cope-feelings-anxiety

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Covid -19 Booster & Flu Injections

Your COVID and FLU Vaccines have been ordered and will be delivered over the next few weeks. Please look out for a text message from the Surgery inviting you to make an appointment.

This year, patients that are eligible for the FLU and COVID booster vaccines will receive an invitation either by text message or by letter to book an appointment for both the Covid Booster and the Flu vaccine at “PIRELLI STADIUM” in Burton Upon Trent on the same day.

Two vaccines in one trip!

Please do not contact your GP to book an appointment until we contact you.

Thank you

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Lets get kids talking

Youth Mental Health Day encourages understanding and discussion of mental health in young people, enabling them to live happy and healthy lives all year round.

Mental Health concerns for young people have multiplied in recent times. Today, 1 in 6 5-16 year olds have a diagnosable mental health disorder. If you are a parent, carer or a young person looking for advice, support and more information, visit:

https://stem4.org.uk/

https://www.kooth.com/

https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/children-and-young-adults/

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Know Your Numbers

Know your numbers is an annual campaign raising awareness of high blood pressure, encouraging all UK adults to get a blood pressure check. To find out more information and to find out how you can lower your blood pressure, visit https://www.bloodpressureuk.org/

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Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing in Staffordshire

Staffordshire Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service is here to support children and young people from 5 to 18, with their mental health. Find out more on the action for children website.

Action for children also run the Blues Programme, which gives young people, aged 13 – 19, the tools to look after their emotional wellbeing. Over 6 weeks it teaches emotional resilience, and reduces low mood and anxious thoughts. Find out more about ‘The Blues Programme’.