Wuhan Novel Coronavirus
We have received updated advice from the Department of Health and Social Care in connection with the treatment of patients who may be infected with the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus.
Advice issued as of 9.00 a.m. on Friday 31st January 2020 is that all travellers who develop relevant symptoms, however mild, within 14 days of returning from mainland China should self-isolate at home immediately and call NHS111 for help and advice.
Furthermore, it is recommended that all travellers from Wuhan and Hubei province should self-isolate at home for 14 days on their return, even if they do not have symptoms. This is because of the increased risk emanating from that area.
Common symptoms of coronavirus range from mild to very severe and may include:
Fever, cough, respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath/breathing difficulties, sore throat, runny nose. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome and kidney failure. Sadly, there have been a number of confirmed deaths caused by the virus in China.
We would emphasise that patients who have reason to believe that they may have come into contact with the virus or been in contact with someone who is infected should not attend the Practice due to the potential risk of spreading any infection. Instead, they should self-isolate at home and contact NHS 111 for guidance.
Healthwatch Worcestershire are looking to gather information from members of the LGBT+ community on their experiences of accessing health and social care in Worcestershire. The survey can be accessed by clicking the link.
National Healthy Start Scheme.
Worcestershire County Council are working to increase the local sign up to the National Healthy Start Scheme.
Currently only 56% of eligible families in Worcestershire are signing up to claim their healthy start vouchers for free healthy food and vitamins. We are working to better understand why sign up is low, what barriers are preventing access to the scheme and hope to identify how we can support families to access this great resource.
As part of this work they have created a survey, directed at the public to understand their thoughts, knowledge and experiences related to Healthy Start.
People can access this survey by clicking here
Becoming a Dementia Friendly Practice
Abbey Medical Practice has recently signed up to Evesham dementia action alliance to become recognised as a ‘Dementia Friendly Practice’.
To support this aim, Abbey Medical Practice is committing to an Action Plan that will make our Practice more accessible, as well as raising awareness of dementia and the range of support that is available locally.
New Worcestershire Prescribing Policys
Worcestershire CCGs no longer support the prescribing of certain medications including over the counter medicines (for example paracetamol and ibuprofen), gluten-free products, baby milk and specialist infant formula and oral nutritional supplements.
For more information on all of these prescriptions please click below:
Oral Nutrition Supplements
Over the counter
Our flu vaccination clinics run from 25th September, we have pre-bookable appointments and also some drop in clinics on a daily basis.
Ring Reception now on 01386 761111 to book an appointment or to find out more information.
New Health Visitor Clinics
The Health Visitor no longer holds a clinic at the practice and instead holds drop-in clinics throughout the week. Please see below.
Tuesday 10.00-11.30 at The Vale of Evesham Cristian Center
Wednesday 10.00-11.30 at Evesham Adventure Playground
1st Tuesday of the month 9.00-11.30 at Pebworth Village Hall
Extended Hours Surgery
A new extended hours surgery based at Evesham Community Hospital is now available to patients registered with Evesham, Breadon, Broadway and Inkberrow surgeries
Appointments are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, 18.30 to 21.00 and Saturday mornings, 09.00 -13.00
Please speak to one of our reception team to make an appointment on 01386 761111.