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Shelford Health Centre Update

December 2017 


Christmas Opening Times & Alternative Services 



We will be open providing care as usual over the holiday period, only shutting for the bank holidays. 



Wednesday 20 December – Open 8am to 6pm (including INR clinic 10am to 12:30pm) 

Thursday 21 December – Open 8am to 6pm 

Friday 22 December – Open 8am to 6pm 

Monday 25 December – CLOSED 

Tuesday 26 December – CLOSED 

Wednesday 27 December – Open 8am to 6pm (including INR clinic 10am to 12:30pm) 

Thursday 28 December – Open 8am to 6pm 

Friday 29 December – Open 8am to 6pm 

Monday 1st January – CLOSED 

Tuesday 2nd January – Open 8am to 6pm 



When the surgery is closed, there are local GPs on call at the local urgent care centre at Addenbrookes. If you need to be seen by a doctor or nurse, or need advice while the surgery is closed, please call 111. This service operates between 6:30pm and 8am on weekdays and 24 hours at weekends and on bank holidays. It is free to call from mobile phones and landlines. Your condition will be assessed over the phone and if they think you need to be seen by a health professional, they will refer you to the out-of-hours GP service. 

Additionally, you can treat minor winter illnesses such as colds and coughs, sore throats, and upset stomachs easily at home. Make sure you are stocked up with winter health essentials such as pain relief (paracetamol), cold and cough remedies, a first aid kit, upset stomach treatment, rehydration treatment, and heartburn / indigestion treatment. 

Repeat Prescriptions 



Please ensure you have enough medication to cover the holiday period: ordering what you need in good time is the most stress-free approach for all, allowing 3 working days for the Practice to process your request and 2 working days for your nominated pharmacy to dispense it. We are happy to issue 2 month’s supply to cover Christmas and the New Year. Please mark your request “double” if you would like this. 



All that is left to say is that all of us at Shelford Medical Practice wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Sandra East 

Admin & Comms Manager 


November 2017 update

 

Additional Flu Clinic

We are holding a second flu clinic on the evening of Thursday 2 November, 5pm to 8pm. Please ring and book a slot if you have not yet had your flu vaccination.

Research Studies

We have been very busy this year with research studies, the biggest ones being Best3 and iQuit.

Best3 is a very exciting trial involving the swallowing of a capsule / sponge to obtain cells from the inside of your throat (oesophagus) which may suggest a future risk of cancer and deal with them appropriately.  We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our patients that have taken part in this invaluable study so far. 

iQuit is ongoing.  All participating quitters receive standard support and half of those who sign up get a tailored smoking advice report and text messages.  This evaluates the extra benefit of the iQuit package of support. 

To be eligible for the study you need to be 18 or over and:

ü  want to quit

ü  be willing to set a quite date within 2 weeks of joining the study

ü  own a mobile phone

ü  not be currently part of any other smoking study

 

Please ring the surgery or call in to reception for further information.

 

Daylight Robbery

 

One of the GP’s bicycles was stolen from outside the surgery last week. Any information on this would be very much appreciated ……!

As always, we welcome any patient feedback so please feel free to contact us with comments, queries or questions – our aim is to provide the best possible service we can to all of our patients. 

Sandra East

Admin & Comms Manager



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