Managing your Type-2 Diabetes
Join the fortnightly online group sessions to help you find ways to improve your health and wellbeing whilst living with type 2 diabetes.
Information on dates and how to register your interest can be found HERE
Could you be a Health Champion and build better care for local people?
People in Ely and the surrounding area are being asked to volunteer as local Health Champions to help improve local health and care service.
The local NHS and care system wants to recruit 10 people across Cambridge, South and East Cambridgeshire for their new community listening project.
The Health Champions will talk to local people about services including urgent and emergency care at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
They’ll also get involved in running surveys, workshops and patient interviews. And listen to the views of people with long term conditions, like diabetes, and those who find it hard to access services.
Feedback from patients and the public will help the healthcare system work better together and build improved services for local people.
The Health Champions will get training, support and be paid an involvement fee for their time in a minimum of two projects over the next 18-24 months.
Applications are particularly welcomed from disabled people, those with long-term health conditions, and people from local minority ethnic communities.
Healthwatch Cambridgeshire is managing the Health Champions programme for local health and care teams. It makes sure NHS leaders and other decision makers hear your voice and use your feedback to improve care.
Find out more and how to apply https://www.healthwatchcambridgeshire.co.uk/news/2021-07-12/volunteer-health-champion-help-improve-how-services-work-local-people
You can also call Healthwatch on: 0330 355 1285 or text 0752 0635 176
COVID-19 CHILDHOOD IMMS
Please see important information about childhood immunisations during the Covid-19 pandemic here.
COVID-19 ISOLATION NOTES
Updated guidance on shielding and protecting people can be found here.
Use this service if you have been told to self-isolate because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer. If you are not sure if you need to self-isolate, get the latest NHS advice on coronavirus.
The demand for repeat prescriptions has increased by about 50% since the government announced the strict self-isolation guidance. This is putting immense pressure on dispensaries and pharmacies.
Please don’t order your repeats early or stock-pile medication. Request them (through AskMyGP, SystmOnline, or by phone) no more than 10 days before you are due to run out. Please also note that we can only issue 1 month’s worth of medication, under guidance from Department of Health, Cambridgeshire CCG and GMC.
Due to recent events and to increase safety for patients and staff, we are no longer be able to accept any prescription requests on paper. We kindly ask that you contact us via systmonline, through askmygp or via phone to request your medication. Please also be aware that as we have extended our turnaround time to 5 working days in order to help with the current demand on services. Therefore please request your supply a few days earlier than normal. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
CORONAVIRUS - COVID-19
If you are concerned that you may have coronavirus or may have been exposed to it, do NOT go to the surgery but call 111 or use the online 111 service which you can find here:
Healthy living challenge
Are you looking for a way to improve your long-term health by making lifestyle changes? Check out our local NHS-driving healthy living movement and challenge yourself!
New Physio Direct service
Anyone aged over 18 can now access the Physio Advice Line.
This service, provided by DynamicHealth (part of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust) offers direct and easy access to an experienced physiotherapist regarding problems relating to bones, joints and soft tissue. The service can be contacted on 0300 555 0210 (local call charges apply) between 8.15am and 5pm Monday to Friday. We do experience high call volumes on this line, so please call again if the line is engaged or you are in a call queue.
If you would benefit from our service but are unable to call us (e.g. hearing impairments or don't speak English) or you are aged 16 or 17 years, you can complete a self-referral form available at www.eoemskservice.nhs.uk/physiotherapy-self-referral
All patients with asthma are encouraged to attend for an annual review. Please contact Patient Services to make an appointment with a respiratory nurse.