You are invited to take part in a research study called WhAM.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the collection of brief research information using different digital methods.
Find out more by downloading the following:
Cervical Screening is carried out to check the health of your cervix, it is not a test for cancer, it’s a test to help prevent cancer.
All women and people with a cervix aged 25 – 64 should go for regular cervical screening. You’ll get a letter in the post inviting you to make an appointment.
The test itself should take less than 5 minutes and is usually done by a female nurse or doctor. This video explains what happens during your screening.
You can also find more information and support at https://www.jostrust.org.uk/
We all get lonely. Its time to talk about it.
Whether its your regular barista, the friendly dog on your walk, or the shopkeeper down the road, everyday moments of connection matter. They allow us to make connections, feel happier and less lonely.
You can find information and support if you are feeling lonely at https://www.marmaladetrust.org/law
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
If you are a carer and need advice and support, you can find information at:
This year’s Mental Health Awareness Weeks theme is ‘anxiety’. Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all but sometimes I can get out of control and become a mental health problem.
You can find out more about anxiety and what help is available at:
Remember to order your repeat prescriptions in time to ensure you do not run out of your medication.
Either drop in your request to the surgery, order through your usual pharmacy or use the NHS app.
Please allow 48 hours for processing the prescription request, which will be sent to your nominated pharmacy.
The Discover Me study aims to create a dynamic resource of demographic, health and genetic data to enable analyses to understand clinical disease progression in primary care and risk prediction. The study aims to enrol and consent up to 15,000 UK adults and integrate their electronic health record (EHR) data with genetic data to build models of disease risk and progression, and for patient care and management in primary care. The study will also examine patient perspectives on access to some of their health data and
genetic ancestry information.
If you are considering having private treatment abroad or in this country for a medical procedure, please be aware that you may need aftercare and support following your operation/treatment. This is not always provided by the private provider and also NOT by the NHS in some circumstances. Please ensure you are fully aware of what you are undertaking and be mindful that once you have paid for your procedure and returned home, some organisations do not provide the very important aftercare that is needed and you can be left having to pay again or without support. Please check before you decide on any treatment and speak to the practice if you need to clarify what you can expect following your return home.
Staffordshire Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service is here to support children and young people from 5 to 18, with their mental health. Find out more on the action for children website.
Action for children also run the Blues Programme, which gives young people, aged 13 – 19, the tools to look after their emotional wellbeing. Over 6 weeks it teaches emotional resilience, and reduces low mood and anxious thoughts. Find out more about ‘The Blues Programme’.
An official 999 service has now been launched in British Sign Language.
Using a dedicated smartphone APP or the 999 BSL website, callers will be connected to a 999 call handler via a BSL interpreter.
The service can be accessed at 999bsl.co.uk – you can also download the iOS or Android app there.