How your pharmacist can help you
This week our practice is focusing on ways that your pharmacy can help you. You will likely see some adverts on TV as well as social media posts around the subject that you can receive help and advice on many minor ailments without having to wait for a doctors appointment. Follow this link to find out exactly when you should consult your pharmacist for a faster service.
Don't forget that all community pharmacies will have a private room for you to discuss any issue without fear of embarrassment.
Omnitherapy - Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service
This is another free resource for our patients to use. You don't have to have an assessment before using their service, if you are over 17 and feeling low or need help with the vast array of mental health concerns we face in daily life, just head over to their website and find the right course for you.
They can help with any of the following concerns:
- Low mood or depression
- Panic attacks
- Lack of self confidence
- Postnatal depression
Their aim is to connect people to services and activities in their community in order to benefit overall health and wellbeing. It is their belief that everyone can live a fulfilled life, however, sometimes you need help to achieve this. Feeling linked to your community has lots of health and wellbeing benefits that support resilience, independence and good physical and mental health. Click on the Linking Leeds title to get more information on the services they provide.
Fundraising for the benefit of yourself and others
We wanted to draw attention to the many events that St Gemma's Hospice are putting on this year. They are a free of charge service for people living with life limiting illness in the local Leeds area, however, the cost of providing this service is not free. They have a multitude of activities going on from 10k runs/marathons to swimming challenges and group dog walks. All either have a charge to enter or a fundraising pack included to raise funds through friends and family members. Each of these events are a great reason to get out and about to improve your fitness so will benefit everyone involved! Follow this link to find out more.
The use of vehicles around our practices
It has recently come to our attention that there may be some people abusing the car parking resource we provide for our patients. We ask that people in the community only use our car parks when using our services so that those who need them always have a space available.
Can we also ask that if you are waiting in your car for a friend or family member, please turn off your engine. 'Engine Idling' causes unnecessary air pollution which is contributing to many health conditions on a global scale. Follow this link for information on the consequences of on-going air pollution.
Follow the link to find the most recent newsletter from Leeds Carers; A brilliant charity offering support for local unpaid carers through workshops, classes and various activities. Go to their website to find out more if you think you or someone you know could benefit from the service they provide.
Our winter newsletter is now available to view. Click on the link to find out more.
A Happier New Year Calendar
See the Happy New Year Calendar was created by action for happiness who aim to help people take action to live happier more caring world.
Go to their website for more information
GP Patient Survey
Your views can help improve local GP and health services. See poster for how you can contribute.
Third Party Ordering Leaflet
Do you get regular medicines? Call the surgery and book a telephone appointment with either our Clinical Pharmacist or GP to discuss setting up electronic repeat dispensing.
Electronic Repeat Dispensing
GP Access - View poster and opening times for more information
Physio appointmentsPhysio appointments now available at Oulton Medical Centre
NHS 111 - Not sure what to do click on the poster below
Carers Leeds offer free support across Leeds, follow the information leaflets and visit the Carers Leeds website for more details. To ensure that we know that you are a Carer please call into surgery and complete the Yellow Card Referral form available from Reception.
Garforth Walking Group
If you have a cold or flu - antibiotics are not for you
There are currently free of charge Tai Chi classes happening at Burmantofts Health Centre every week through to March.
It's a very beneficial form of exercise for those who suffer from long term health conditions such as Arthritis. No experience needed and open to everyone. Follow the like below to find out how you can book your place.
Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) - Get involved, have your say and help us improve your practice!
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The surgery will be closed on:
- Wednesday 25 December 2019 (Christmas Day)
- Thursday 26 December 2019 (Boxing Day)
- Wednesday 1st January 2020 (New Years Day)