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New Telephone System

On Tuesday 10th May we adopted a new telephone system. We would like to thank patients for their patience during this transition period.
All incoming and outgoing calls will be recorded for monitoring and training purposes. 

COVID-19 Vaccinations

We ware currently vaccinating patients aged 75 and above and those who are immunocompromised as part of the governments spring booster campaign.  If you fall in either of these groups and it is 6 months since last vaccination and haven't been contacted yet but would like the booster please call the surgery. 

DID YOU KNOW:

  • You can request your repeat prescriptions online and even get it straight from your nominated pharmacy. No paper, no visit to surgery! It will be faster for you to get your medication, no paper included so save some trees, and might release a bit of our staff time. 
  • You can book appointments online!

Appointments:
These can be made at the desk or by telephone. We offer appointments  2 weeks  ahead of the appointment date. Currently we only offer medically urgent appointments on the day. The appointments are released at 8.30am each day for morning appointments and at 2.00pm each day for afternoon appointments.

For Out of Hours click on link below:

Out of Hours - Contact 111 NHS Direct

You can request your repeat prescription online and get it from your nominated pharmacy.

 

Long Term Conditions

Asthma

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Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

COPD

Diabetes

Diabetes

diabetes word cloudDiabetes is a long-term (chronic) condition caused by too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is also known as diabetes mellitus. There are two types of diabetes - type 1 and type 2.

According to the charity Diabetes UK, more than two million people in the UK have the condition and up to 750,000 more are believed to have it without realising they do.

More than three-quarters of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes mellitus. This used to be known as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or maturity-onset diabetes mellitus. The number of people with type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing as it commoner in the overweight and obese, which is itself a growing problem.

The remainder have type 1 diabetes mellitus, which used to be known as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

What's the treatment for diabetes?

It's recognised that the sooner the blood sugar levels are brought under control, the better the long term prospects of preventing damage. Lifestyle advice about diet, weight management and regular activity is the first step.

Type 1 diabetes will require immediate insulin therapy, Type 2 diabetes will first be managed with a drug called Metformin, if lifestyle changes alone aren't effective. There are now several other drugs used in type 2 diabetes, although eventually some type 2 diabetics will need insulin therapy as it's a progressive disease


Diabetes UK - How to take a blood glucose test

There is further information and education on the Diabetes UK Video Site


Useful Links

Diabetes - Healthtalkonline
Healthtalkonline Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. An excellent resource compiled after interviewing a wide range of people suffering from heart disease.

Type 1 Diabetes
An excellent resource with useful information and references relating to Type 1 Diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes
A useful resource regarding Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK
Largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

NHS
Further information about symptoms, treatment, causes and prevention of Diabetes


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

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