Noticeboard

CLOSING FOR STAFF TRAINING - 29th October

In line with our CCG guidance, our next practice monthly half day training shutdowns is THURSDAY 29th OCTOBER 2020.  This closure also affects our dispensary and you will NOT be able to collect medication or access the practice by phone from 1pm on the day.

We ARE still running a flu vaccination clinic on this afternoon, if you have a booked appointment please make sure you attend.

When we are closed if you need medical advice please call NHS111. If you have a life threatening or medical emergency please dial 999. 

5th Sept 2020

We are pleased to announce our CHILD FLU VACCINES have arrived.   

If your child is aged 2 - 3yrs old (born between 01/09/2016 - 31/08/2018) please call the surgery to book an appointment.  Clinics are running from 30th Sept onwards.  We look forward to seeing you! 

July 2020

Homerton University Hospital has produced an excelled patient information and support pack designed to help you to recover and manage your symptoms following COVID-19 infection.  You can download here -  Post Covid Patient Support and Advice

July 2020

Hearing Help Essex offers NHS hearing aid re-tubing, cleaning and maintenance.  Due to Coronavirus they are unable to visit our practice to offer this service but you can still see them by appointment at their centre in Moulsham Street Chelmsford.  They also offer a doorstop service for those who are vulnerable or have been shielding.  Please contact them direct by telephone on 01245 496 347 by Text 07950 406 173  or email help@hearinghelpessex.org.uk

Hearing Help Essex is a registered charity (No: 113498) 

April 2020

Since 6th April we have changed our dispensary opening hours.

Medication can now be collected between 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 6pm Monday to Friday.

When ordering your repeat medication please allow 5 working days for the team to process your request.  With current pressures on the supply chain some medications are taking longer to get to us.  We don't want you to come out on a wasted trip and our team are working as hard as they can! 

Please continue to order in good time by either using Systmonline or by direct email freshwell.dispensary@nhs.net

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.  

June 2019

We are very excited to announce the launch of the Freshwell Low Carb Project, which has been set up to help our patients eat well & lose weight. Please click here for further details.

February 2019 - Are you interested in a healthy diet and / or losing weight?

The clinicians here at Freshwell are becoming increasingly excited about the low carbohydrate Mediterranean lifestyle revolution. There is emerging strong scientific evidence for the benefits of this way of eating, which can also be a very effective means of losing weight.

Also, we are hoping to host a course to help people diagnosed with prediabetes in the near future.

Please click the link in the right hand column of the homepage on this website for further details.

Dementia

Alzheimer’s Society

www.alzheimers.org.uk

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/find-support-near-you

The Freshwell Health Centre is committed to meeting the health and wellbeing needs of people affected by dementia.  We are working closely with the Alzheimer’s Society to make our surgery a Dementia Friendly GP Practice.  We are working towards Dementia Friendly Status by reviewing signage and exploring ways to improve our services.

Did you also know that the Alzheimer’s Society provide a range of local support and services for people affected by dementia?  These include:

A Family Navigators Service - Family Navigators offer information and practical guidance to help you understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future.  They offer information to people who are worried about their memory and ongoing support to people affected by dementia face to face, over the phone or in writing.

Information Hubs - An Information Hub will provide information about dementia, local services and practical tips about living well with dementia.

Peer Support - Peer support groups give carers the opportunity to meet with others who understand some of what you are going through. Run by a facilitator, the sessions offer a chance for people affected by dementia to ask questions, get information and share experiences in a safe and supportive environment

Singing for the Brain - Singing for the Brain brings people together in a friendly, fun and social environment. Based around the principles of music therapy, the stimulating sessions include vocal warm-ups and singing a wide variety of familiar and new songs.

Activity groups – The Alzheimer’s Society skill or interest-based activity group can give you the opportunity to take part in a fun, structured activity, including art and craft groups, bowling groups, skittles groups, walking groups, yoga or tai chi classes, etc. The groups are run by an expert facilitator with relevant skills and are open to anyone affected by dementia.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have currently had to suspend our face-to-face services, but can offer support in the following areas:

  • The introduction of new virtual social opportunities:
    • Peer Support Groups
    • Virtual Singing for the Brain
    • Ring and Sing for those without online connectivity
    • Weekly bingo, seated dancercise, coffee morning sessions and more…
  • Telephone support from our Dementia Connect and Family Navigator Service
  • Our online community, Talking Point, which offers support day and night

 

For more information on any of the above, please call our Dementia Connect Support Service on 0333 150 3456 to speak to one of our dementia advisors.



 
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