Heat Health Alert 17/06/2022
Due to the hot weather predicted for Friday 17th June 2022 we have compiled a list of tips from the NHS website to help keep you hydrated:
Tips for coping in hot weather
- look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated – older people, those with underlying health conditions and those who live alone are particularly at risk
- stay cool indoors – many of us will need to stay safe at home this summer so know how to keep your home cool
- close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors
- if going outdoors, use cool spaces considerately, keep your distance in line with social distancing guidelines
- follow coronavirus social distancing guidance and wash your hands regularly
- drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol
- never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
- try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm
- walk in the shade, apply sunscreen regularly and wear a wide brimmed hat, if you have to go out in the heat
- avoid exercising in the hottest parts of the day
- make sure you take water with you, if you are travelling
- if you are going into open water to cool down, take care and follow local safety advice
- Remember that while coronavirus restrictions are in place, you will need to follow government guidance to use public spaces safely
For more information visit GOV.UK: Heatwave Plan for England.
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Breast Screening Programme
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Spring Covid-19 Booster
The NHS COVID vaccination programme will invite all eligible people to come forward for their life-saving Spring booster jabs.
People aged 75 and over and those who are immunosuppressed will be able to book as the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in health service history enters a new phase.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has advised a spring jab should be offered to those most vulnerable to COVID-19 as a precautionary measure.
The NHS will invite people to arrange a jab through the national booking service when it is their turn. It can be accessed online at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119.
Please do not call the practice regarding covid boosters
Surgery Connect- Phone System
Our new phone system has been installed to improve patient experience and satisfaction. It has patient callback technology that allows patients to vitually hold their place in the queue. We are able to inform patients automatically when there are no same day appointments remaining. Both of these features have shown patients are not waiting on the phones for long periods of time. We have constant access to call flows, displays of calls coming in and actual waiting times on the phones. This system can also search numbers if there is a query/complaint regarding getting through to the practice and all calls are recorded and easily accesible.
Cervical Smear Campaign
COVID-19 & VISITING YOUR GP SURGERY - PLEASE WEAR FACE COVERINGS.
COVID-19 PROTECTIONS ARE STILL IN PLACE lN THlS SURGERY.
In line with current Government guidance patients are required to continue to wear a face covering in all healthcare settings.
Face coverings primarily protect others. so doing so- unless exempt – is key to preventing spread of infection.
CONTINUE TO RESPECT (2M) SOCIAL DISTANCING
While you’re no longer required by law to self-isolate if you have COVID-19, you should still stay at home and avoid contact with other people. This helps reduce the chance of passing COVID-19 on to others.
If you have symptoms you must get a PCR test as soon as possible & before visiting your GP.
There is no longer a legal requirement for people with coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to self-isolate, however the public health advice for people with any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result is to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.
Wash/Sanitise Hands Regularly
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Spring Hill Medical Centre is a semi-rural teaching practice,covering Fillongley, Arley, Galley Common and all of the Nuneaton area, with a 10,200 patient list. The practice prides itself on delivering excellent patient care, with continuous focus on quality whilst offering a wide range of enhanced services.
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WE ARE A TEACHING PRACTICE WHICH TAKES STUDENT NURSES ON 10 WEEK PLACEMENTS ALONG SIDE REGISTRAR PLACEMENTS