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WUHAN NOVEL CORTONAVIRUS

Individuals should seek medical attention if they develop respiratory symptoms within 14 days of visiting Wuhan, either in China or on their return to the UK. They should phone ahead before attending any health services and mention their recent travel to the city.


South Northants Health Walks 

Health walks are open to everyone but are especially aimed at those who are least active. They are led by friendly, specially trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and support. 

South Northants Health Walks coordinate a programme of health walks that are accredited by a national initiative called Walking for Health.  The aim is to provide opportunities for people who currently do little or no exercise to take advantage of this free, easy and beneficial activity.  Two volunteer walk leaders guide each walk and there is no need to book, just turn up on the day. There is no requirement for any special equipment, but dress sensibly for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for the conditions. 

Please take time to look at the attached leaflet and remember to arrive a few minutes before the walk start time.

Cherwell Health Walks Programme 2020


Diabetic Eye Screening 

Do you have Diabetes?  Are you aged 12 or above? 

If you can answer yes to both questions, you are eligible for a free NHS diabetic eye screening appointment. 

If you have diabetes and you haven’t had an NHS eye screening appointment in the last year contact the screening department now to arrange an appointment at one of the local clinics.  Eye screening is an important part of your diabetes care and looks for small changes at the back of the eye.  If left untreated these changes can lead to sight loss. 

To book an appointment call the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme on: 0300 555 6789 Option 1 

Your local clinics are:  Brackley, Towcester and Northampton


AAA Screening Programme

 This is a free NHS service and provides screening for men over 65 years of age for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms 

To request a scan or for more information: 

Telephone: 01604 523276

Email: aaascreening.nhs@nhs.net

Web: www.nhs.uk/aaa


Polite Parking Notice 

Could we please ask patients to be respectful of residents’ driveways when parking to use the surgery. 

We are aware that parking is limited in the surgery car park and that parking on the road may be a necessity but we would ask patients not to park in front of drop curbs or other residents’ driveways. 

Thank you for your co-operation 

Brackley Medical Centre 


Volunteer Drivers Needed

At South Northants Volunteer Bureau we urgently need volunteer car drivers especially in Brackley. We have over 395 active passengers living in the town who are primarily elderly people who find it difficult to get to essential medical or social care.

Our service is very popular with new passengers wanting to register on a daily basis. Unfortunately due to a shortage of drivers we have to put new passengers on a waiting list until we are in a position where we have more drivers and can fulfil any medical journeys that are required.

The Brackley Area Volunteer Car Service is managed by SNVB and the service helps those from Brackley and surrounding villages. Volunteer car drivers are paid mileage allowance and the voluntary role is totally flexible, with drivers choosing which journeys they would like to do, when and how often.

If you feel that you would be able to support this recruitment drive in anyway or if you would like anymore information then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Rachel Page

SNVB

Volunteer Centre

Market House Courtyard

Brackley

Tel: 01280 841250

Fax: 01280 704284


Missed Appointments in December 2019

Last month (December) the following appointments were wasted and the time lost =

Nurse Time lost = 17 Hours

GP Time Lost = 10 Hours

GP Appointments wasted = 66

Total BMC Surgery Time Lost in December  = 27 Hours

Other Service Providers appointments wasted = 12

Other Service Providers Time Lost =  9 Hours

This wasted a total of 36 hours of time, so please ring to cancel your appointment if you cannot make it. Appointments can also be cancelled online if you have registered with System 1. We can send text messages to you to remind you of your appointments, please check with reception we have your latest mobile telephone number.


 Blood Pressure Machine

We have invested in a ‘Do it yourself’ blood pressure machine which you will find situated in the main entrance to the surgery.

You are free to use this machine at any time and it would be extremely helpful if you were to take your blood pressure prior to seeing the GP or Nurse for your appointment.  Take your slip to the clinician you are seeing and they will update your records.  This will save time in your appointment.

If you are not seeing a clinician then hand your printed result to a receptionist so they can record your name and pass the information to a clinician for updating. 

With the approval of a nurse or GP you may use this to record your blood pressure and attend at a time to suit you with no waiting times. Random checks are always acceptable and if you have any questions a receptionist will be happy to help you.

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