Be Clear On Cancer
Coughing for three weeks? Get out of breath easily? Then tell your Doctor…..
Coughs – Everyone gets a cough now and then but a cough that doesn’t go away could be a sign of lung cancer or other lung disease. If you’ve had a cough for three weeks or more, tell your Doctor. It’s probably nothing serious but if it is a lung disease – such as lung cancer or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) – finding it early makes it more treatable.
Breathlessness – We all get short of breath sometimes, especially if we’ve done something energetic that we’re not used to. But if you get out of breath doing everyday things you used to be able to do, like vacuuming or mowing the lawn, it could be a sign of lung disease or heart disease. Breathlessness can also be a symptom of other conditions such as anxiety or anaemia. The good news is that the conditions that cause shortness of breath can often be treated, so it’s important to see your Doctor.
Baffled by Benefits?
If you are confused about your benefits, or are worried about your income and need sound advice, come along to the drop in sessions held at the Ferry Road Health Centre. These sessions run on alternate Wednesdays (the next one is on 10th August) between 2-4pm and expert benefit advisors are on hand to answer your queries. Get help with all benefits including Attendance Allowance, Pension Credit, State Pension, Child Benefit, Housing Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Council Tax Reduction, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Tax Credits and Universal Credit. For more information contact the surgery or call 0333 3440681.
Bank Holiday – Monday 30th May 2016
1 in 4 calls to the GP out of hours services is for medication – please save it for urgent health needs. Order your repeat prescriptions in plenty of time!
Dementia Awareness Week; 15-21 May 2016
Worried about your memory? You should seek advice without delay if your memory, or the memory of someone else, is getting worse and having an impact on your daily life. Make an appointment to see your GP, or call into the surgery to collect the Alzheimer’s Society leaflet or log on to http://alzheimers.org.uk/memoryworry
April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
For more information visit our News section.
Pharmacy Opening Times – Easter 2016
Be Clear On Cancer
If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’ tell your Doctor.
Unclear on anything? Visit nhs.bloodinpee
Cardiology Patients – Patient Survey
Have you used Cardiology Outpatient Services in East Sussex in the last two years? The Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in East Sussex would like to invite you to help shape future cardiology serices for our population by completing a survery. Let them have your views, go to www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/EScardiology
Patient On-Line Access
From 31st March 2016 patient who are registered for on-line access will be able to view, export and print detailed coded information held in their own medical records. For more information see our Statement of Intent in the news section.
NHS “Health Help Now”
An innovative new service is available to help you find the right treatment for health problems, especially when you are not sure what to do or who to contact.
Health Help Now is a free to use web app which can be used on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Download the app or access it online at www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
The surgery now has an Advanced Nurse Practitioner holding clinics very Tuesday and Friday afternoon.
Sara Terry is a qualified nurse with extra training skills. She can assess patients' problems and health needs, prescribe, plan care and refer patients to consultants. If you have a minor ailment or infection, book in with Sara whenever possible.