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Improved Access

You are now able to book an appointment using the new improved access hub.  Appointments are available

Monday to Friday 6:30pm - 8:00pm

These appointments are available at Todmorden Health Centre, Lower George Street.

To book an appointment please contact Todmorden Group Practice.

Appointments are also available Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm at Station Road Surgery, Sowerby Bridge.

Please see the link below for further information.

Improved Access

Annual Flu 2020 - September

Seasonal Flu Vaccination Update- APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW.

Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications. The flu vaccine reduces the risk of catching flu, as well as spreading it to others.

It is routinely given on the NHS to :

  • Adults 65 years and over.
  • People with certain medical conditions (including Children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
  • Households of those on the shielded patient list.
  • Pregnant women
  • Children aged 2 – 3 years on 1st September 2020
  • Children in primary school and the first year of secondary school ( This is given in school)
  • Frontline Health or Social care workers.

Later in the year, the flu vaccine may be given to people aged 50 to 64. More information will be available later in the autumn about these patients.
What to Expect from us :

  • All Appointments will be pre  booked, with a one way system thoughout the surgery to maintain social distancing
  • Regular cleaning of all surfaces and equipment
  • The wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Hand sanitising stations on arrival

What we ask in return please :

  • Attend at the exact time of your Appointment
  • Attend alone if possible
  • Wear a Face Covering
  • Observe the social distancing measures that we have put in place
  • Wear suitable clothing (ideally tshirts / sleeveless tops) so that you can easily remove outer layers of clothing and easily expose your arm
  • Cancel your appointment if you develop Covid-19 symptoms

Dementia Friends

Some of the staff at Todmorden Group Practice have received training and information.  For further information on Dementia Friends please see link below.

https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/

News From Todmorden Group Practice

"We support Calderdale CCG's campaign to reduce GP prescribing of over the counter medicines such as paracetamol and ibuprofen for short term or acute conditions. These medicines are readily available to buy cheaply from pharmacies and supermarkets or alternatively by accessing the minor ailments scheme at some local pharmacies."

For further information please go to:

https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/campaign-launched-to-reduce-prescribing-of-over-the-counter-medicines/

Is your medicine cabinet stocked up?

If the contents of your medicine cabinet or first-aid kit amount to nothing more than a tube of out-of-date insect repellent, then it’s time to stock up! Did you realise that many illnesses such as coughs and colds cannot be treated with antibiotics? There’s no need to bother your GP. Instead you can treat yourself successfully and safely at home with self care.

You never know when you might fall ill, so it’s always best to keep a range of everyday medicines at home just in case. Make sure you have remedies for colds and sniffles, such as painkillers like paracetamol and ibuprofen, as well as cough linctus and lozenges and sprays for sore throats. Your local pharmacist will be able to advise you on the best remedies. You can read all about treating winter colds on the new website.

Use your pharmacist

Don’t forget: Your pharmacist is a great source of advice and help when you are feeling unwell – and you don’t even have to make an appointment. Find out when your local pharmacy is open and keep a note of the times. Check out the website http://www.nhsstaywell.org/to see the services your pharmacist offers.

Check your symptoms

The new website will also help you check your symptoms if you do begin to feel unwell. The NHS Symptoms Checker is simple and quick to use and will enable you to diagnose and recognise your problem. You can also use it for a family member or friend, and it will tell you what kind of treatment you may need.

Where and when to get help

Self-care is the perfect solution for many minor ailments but if you need medical help fast, there are lots of solutions. You can call your GP surgery. Outside of normal surgery hours you’ll be directed to the out-of-hours service. You can also call NHS 111, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and for minor injuries there are MIUs (Minor Injuries Units) or Walk-In centres. The new site also has advice about dental emergencies.

A&E is for real emergencies

Did you know every year millions of people go to A&E when they don’t need to? Make sure your visit is really necessary or you could either face a lengthy wait or stop someone who really needs the service from being seen. Head to the website http://www.nhsstaywell.org/  for help and advice about what to do when feeling unwell or in an emergency.

There’s no need to worry about the winter months if you wrap up warm and are prepared. And the http://www.nhsstaywell.org/campaign will help you enjoy them. Keep dropping by to see new information and advice being added and updated. Make sure this website is your new winter friend 

 

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