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 Seasonal Flu Jabs

Seasonal Flu Clinics are now bookable for the following dates:

Rawtenstall 24 Sept 08:30 - 13:00

Padiham 01 October 09:00 - 12:00

Nelson 08 October 08:30 - 13:00

Heat Health Watch Service

Heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for the very young, the elderly or those with a chronic disease. Prolonged exposure to very high temperatures can mean the body is unable to reduce its own temperature, causing dehydration and heatstroke, which can be fatal. In particular, hot temperatures overnight make it difficult for the body to cool.

The Heat Health Watch Service operates in England from 1 June to 15 September each year, in association with Public Health England.

The Met Office forecasts day-time and night-time maximum temperatures, which are monitored regionally. When certain heat thresholds are passed, a warning is issued and sent to relevant NHS, social care, local and national government professionals, well as being displayed on our website. This enables organisations, frontline staff and individuals to take action to minimise the impact of the heat on peoples' health.

Audiology Service

The practice is currently offering a new audiology service from the Padiham and Nelson sites - ask at reception for further information. Over 55 year old can ask to be referred into the service for Free NHS hearing aids.

Patient Transport Services

we have added a link under clinics and services for patient who require patient transport services to get them to the hospital for an appointment - Patient Transport Services

 

Childhood Immunisations

Follow link on right side of home page and down load your personalised child immunisations due date planner to help and assist in planning when they are due and to make an appointment for your child continuing immunisation schedule.

 

East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group

Over the last 18 months East Lancashire CCG has been working alongside patients, carers and wider stakeholders like doctors and pharmacists to develop a vision for how they would like GP services to develop in future. Our vision is for GPs and partner organisations to work together more closely; to provide quality joined up care; with equal access to services wherever you live in East Lancashire. Together we came up with a simplified system to provide appointments in the practice, on the phone, online and in patients’ homes as required. Further information in document below.

 

Armed Forces Veterans

Armed Forces Veterans

We welcome Veterans from the Armed Forces.Our Practice Manager James Bowman  is your contact. let the practice know if you have served so we can record this in your medical record as sometimes if an issue can be attritubed to service life there are means of ensuring treatment is speeded up at times.

For information about help for Veterans please click on the following link:

http://www.veterans-uk.info/

Lapel PinCombat Stress may also assist if necessary with a 24-Hour Helpline is there for you when you need to speak about mental health. If you are a Veteran, a serving member of the Armed Forces, reservist or a family member then please call on 0800 138 1619

http://www.combatstress.org.uk/veterans

There has been increased concern about the mental health needs of the armed forces community in recent years. 

Last year The Telegraph reported a 19% rise in service personnel diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan begin to take their toll.


However, PTSD remains relatively rare and research by King’s College London showed that common mental health problems like anxiety and depression were twice as prevalent in the military as in the civilian population. Two veterans spoke to The Huffington Post about their experiences.


In this Huffington Post blog , BWW’s Ileana Welte talks about how digital solutions can make it easier for the armed forces community to seek support for their mental health.
Big White Wall has been commissioned to provide safe, anonymous online mental health support to UK serving personnel, veterans, and their families since 2011. The service is free to those from this community aged 16+. To join, simply visit www.bigwhitewall.com .



 
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