Still time to get your flu jab
Fylde coast residents yet to have had their flu jab are being encouraged to do their bit to help the NHS by protecting themselves against the easily avoidable illness. Please take time to read the following press release from the Blackpool CCG for further information:
Blackpool CCG Flu Press Release January 2018
Patients encouraged to check symptoms online
Patients are being encouraged to check their medical symptoms online before going to their GP, as part of three-step advice from the Royal College of GPs.
Here's the advice from Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard (RCGP Chair):
BBC Breakfast (facebook) - Helen Stokes-Lampard Interview 29/12/17
116 123 - Suicide Helpline
If you or someone you know are struggling and need to talk, you can contact The Samaritans on the above number (116 123) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
National Diabetes Audit (NDA)
The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is the one of the largest annual clinical audits in the world, integrating data from both primary and secondary care sources, making it the most comprehensive audit of its kind. Both Adelaide Street and Harris Medical Centre are taking part in this audit.
If you have diabetes, non-diabetic hyperglycaemia, impaired glucose tolerance or pre-diabetes, we will share information about your diabetes care and treatment with the NDA. The type of information, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.
Further information can be found by following the links below:
Patient Information Leaflet (Diabetic Patients)
Patient Information Leaflet (Patients at Risk of Diabetes)
Diabetes UK - NDA Audit Reports
Wear it Pink 2017
In an attempt to help raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of breast screening, staff from both surgeries and Pharmisense were dressed in pink to raise funds towards research in defeating this disease. We raised a total of £68.77.
Every year the GP survey is commissioned and sent out to our patients. Their responses are sent back directly to NHS England. The full report of the most recent survey results can be viewed by clicking the link below:
GP Patient Survey - Adelaide Street