Update on postnatal support from the Health Visiting Team
The Health Visiting Team has increased the support for families, especially for early postnatal issues including feeding. They are offering lots of different ways to contact them with 'virtual pop-in services'...please see below:
Want to have a say on how you think your NHS Health Data should be shared?
Caddington Surgery is helping the University of Cambridge to gain peoples' views on consent and information sharing between NHS services, via an anonymous survey.
Read on for more details...
Researchers from the CLIMB Project team (Clinical Informatics for Mind and Brain Health) based at the University of Cambridge would like to know your views on health data sharing. You can find more information on the CLIMB Project team and their aims at www.climbproject.org.uk
Health data is information collected in the course of health care provided by the NHS (or HSC in Northern Ireland). It is used to provide care, and sometimes also for research to improve care for others. However, there are ways of controlling how health data is used.
The team are looking for men and women aged 16 or over (or under 16 with parental permission), who currently live in the UK, to visit our website and take part in an anonymous online survey about health data sharing. The team have found that the survey takes on average between 15 and 20 minutes to complete but you can take a break in the middle if you prefer, and all questions have a 'prefer not to say' option. There is the optional opportunity to leave an email address at the end should you wish, to receive the results of the survey when it has finished. The survey will close at the end of September 2020.
Further details, including an online version of the information leaflet is available on the front page of the teams website www.climbproject.org.uk where one ‘click’ will take you to the actual survey. We are hoping to gather over 20,000 responses from across the UK.
It is important for our research that you tell us where you heard about the survey, but only if you are happy to do so. When asked ‘we would like to know where you heard about this survey..’ please tick the ‘GP (via a POSTER, LEAFLET, from a STAFF MEMBER, TEXT, GP SOCIAL MEDIA, EMAIL, NEWSLETTER etc.)’ box and when prompted click 'CADDINGTON SURGERY, BEDFORDSHIRE'.
Should you have any further questions about the study then please contact Linda Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is co-ordinating the survey, and would be pleased to help.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this invitation.
FLU VACCINATIONS 2020
Our plan for delivering flu vaccinations this year is different due to the COVID climate and staggered availability of vaccines. There will be a huge demand for the flu vaccination this year and we ask for your patience and cooperation.
Wave 1: by invitation only to people aged 65 and over
- We will be holding flu clinics on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September for this age group. This will be an outdoor event, whatever the weather, with 4 gazebos in the Surgery car park, each manned by a clinician.
- The car park will be cordoned off the day before so there will be no parking available at the Surgery that weekend.
- If you are eligible for the pneumonia vaccination, this will be given at the same time
- You will need to wear a face covering
People in care homes and those who are 65+ and physically housebound are included in Wave 1 and will be contacted separately.
Wave 1 Bookings: We will contact you by text or phone with details of your appointment. If you have not been contacted by Friday 11th September, you will be included in the next wave.
You cannot book your flu jab by calling the surgery so please don’t ask.
Wave 2: for 2 – 64 year olds
We expect delivery of child and adult vaccinations for 2 – 64 year olds mid-October. We will communicate in early October how the flu clinics for these age groups will be run.
As an alternative, you are free to go to a local pharmacy for your flu vaccination. If you choose to do this instead of having it done at one of our clinics, please let us know as we may be able to invite other patients.
The vaccine is free to all in the categories below:
- adults 65 and over
- adults aged 50 - 64 (only available in November/December and when government vaccine delivered)
- people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
- pregnant women
- children aged 2 and 3
- children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
There are 3 types of flu vaccine:
- a live quadrivalent vaccine (which protects against 4 strains of flu), given as a nasal spray – this is for children and young people aged 2 to 17 years eligible for the flu vaccine
- a quadrivalent injected vaccine – this is for adults aged 18 and over but below the age of 65 who are at increased risk from flu because of a long-term health condition and for children 6 months and above in an eligible group who cannot receive the live vaccine
- an adjuvanted trivalent injected vaccine (FLUAD) – this is for people aged 65 and over as it has been shown to be more effective in this age group
If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years old and is in a high-risk group for flu, they will be offered an injected flu vaccine as the nasal spray is not licensed for children under 2.
The ‘Protecting your child from flu’ leaflet is now available to download in audio from:Protecting Your Child From Flu
And also in braille – on demand from the Health Publications website.
And the same leaflet is available on GOV.UK in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Romani, Romanian, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish and Urdu Leaflets and Posters in Other Languages
NHSE Briefing for patients on Flu Eligibility Please read if you are aged 50 - 64 years old
Flu Myth Buster
Flu Vaccination - who needs it and why
Coronavirus: latest information and advice
Advice in your region:England
| Northern Ireland
Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
- one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
- any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home
These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
Symptoms and what to do
Do not leave your home if you have either:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
For information on:
COMING SOON- ENGAGE CONSULT :A BRAND NEW WAY TO CONTACT THE SURGERY -watch home page video
View the results of our 2019 Patient Survey here. We are delighted to share the news that Caddington Surgery has scored higher than the CCG average in every question!
Some "What if?" questions are less scary when we talk about them... watch video on home page
We Want You! We are seeking additional volunteers for our Patient Participation Group.... read about it here.
Self-care programme for GP surgeries.. for more information see - self-care programme.
Silver Line is a confidential, free helpline for older people open every day and night of the year. www.thesilverline.org.uk