STAY WELL THIS WINTER

As we know, cold weather can have a devastating effect on people’s health, and the number of people being admitted to A&E is likely to increase significantly too.

NHS England yesterday warned that the number of heart attacks will increase almost immediately after a cold snap and that accounts for two in five winter excess deaths, as well as the same proportion of NHS excess winter admissions. Hospitals typically also see a rise in the admission of stroke patients five days after the cold weather begins and peak respiratory admissions go up 12 days after the temperature drops.

The following link gives details of a few simple precautions people can take to protect themselves from the cold:  Stay safe and well in the cold weather

BOOK YOUR FLU JAB NOW FOR WINTER 2017/2018

We are now booking appointments for the Influenza Vaccinations for our eligible patients.

This year The Park Medical Practice will be offering the NEW Quadrivalent Vaccination – this vaccination is designed to protect you against four different flu viruses; two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses. Please note this vaccination type may or may not be available from other vaccination providers.

The Dept of Health criteria for free NHS vaccinations are:

  • Over 65’s
  • Patients in the clinically at risk category:
    • Chronic Respiratory Disease
    • Chronic Heart Disease
    • Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Chronic Liver Disease
    • Chronic Neurological Disease
    • Diabetes
    • Immunosuppressed
    • Asplenia or Dysfunction of the Spleen
    • Pregnant Women
    • Morbid Obesity (Class III )

As the Dept of Health’s guidelines are always changing please contact the surgery to see if you are eligible for a flu vaccination this year.

All Flu Clinics have now been completed, but it’s not too late to have your flu vaccination, please contact the surgery on 01332 667911 to book an appointment.

CHANGES TO EXTENDED HOURS

Please note:

From Monday 31st July Saturday morning extended hours will move from the Park Medical Practice Borrowash surgery to Chaddesden surgery.

Address for the Chaddesden surgery is:

Maine Drive

Chaddesden

Derby

DE21 6LA

DNA’s for December 2017

The number of wasted appointment times for December due to patients not attending:

Chaddesden Branch

15 hours 30 minutes

Borrowash Branch

9 hours 10 minutes

 University Branch

7 hours 20 minutes

Please make sure you cancel your appointment if you are no longer able to attend, we can then offer this appointment to other patients.

 

Minor Injuries seen at GP practices

Minor Injuries at The Park Medical Practice

We are now able to see & treat, or refer patients with minor injuries. The list of recommended injuries to be included are:

  • Lacerations capable of closure by simple techniques
  • Superficial Injury of eye
  • Partial thickness thermal burns or scalds involving broken skin:
    • Not over 1 inch diameter
    • Not involving the hands, feet, face, neck, genital areas
  • Foreign bodies superficially embedded in tissues, including eyes
  • An injury that is not amenable to simple domestic first aid, including for example
    • Bruises
    • Bites/stings
    • Sprains/strains
    • Sunburn
    • Splinters
    • Whiplash
    • Minor Head injuries where there has been no loss of consciousness