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PPG Spring Newsletter

PPG Spring Newsletter

We are pleased to share our PPG Spring 2018 Newsletter. You can find out for information about our PPG here.

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Poynton Dementia Steering Group Activities

Poynton Dementia Steering Group Activities

There are lots of local groups and activities for people living with dementia and their carers.  See this helpful leaflet below for more information:

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NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme in Cheshire and Wirral is part of a National Programme providing support to those at high risk of Type 2 diabetes.  They are helping individuals with personalised support to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes with education on healthy eating and lifestyle, weight loss and exercise programmes.

The programme is free and is held at various locations throughout Cheshire with times to suit you, including daytime, evenings and weekends.

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Health Matters - Falls Prevention

Health Matters - Falls Prevention

Falling or the risk of falling can be a worrying thing for many people. If you have fallen in the past, making changes to reduce your chances of having a fall can also help you overcome any fear of falling.

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Stay well this winter

Stay well this winter

Winter weather can be fun for some, but sadly more people are at risk of illness and death during winter than at any other time of the year and may need extra help from us all. As the weather turns colder spare a thought and a little time for your Neighbours. Neighbours may need your help, especially if they are elderly, disabled or have a chronic illness. Cold weather is especially dangerous for these groups - and symptoms don't just get worse during a cold spell, it can last for a few days afterwards.

Read our 'Stay Warm', 'Stay Well' and 'Stay Safe' pages for helpful information and advice this winter. Here are a few tips to being a good Winter Neighbour:

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Dementia Friends Information Sessions - Poynton

Dementia Friends Information Sessions - Poynton

 

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Health Matters - Look after yourself to fight off colds this Winter

Health Matters - Look after yourself to fight off colds this Winter

Dr Paul Bowen, Clinical Chair of NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG, and GP with McIlvride Medical Practice

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Seven Steps to Self Care

Seven Steps to Self Care

 

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Pharmacy Opening Hours

Pharmacy Opening Hours

Below are the local pharmacy opening times over the festive period. Please ensure you have your prescription requests in before close on Tuesday 19th December 2017 to allow the full 72 hours required to process your request.

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Christmas Surgery Times and GP Appointments

Christmas Surgery Times and GP Appointments

**The Surgery will close on Friday 22nd December 2017 at 6.30 pm and will re-open on Wednesday 27th December 2017 at 7.30 am.  We will then be closed on Monday 1st January 2018 for the bank holiday**

If you require urgent care or a GP appointment during this time please call NHS 111, see below for more information on this service over the festive period.  If you or someone else experiences severe chest pains, loss of blood or suspected broken bones you should attend the nearest Accident & Emergency department or call 999. 

Please click *here* to see local pharmacy opening times over Christmas and New Year.

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Health Matters - World Diabetes Day

Health Matters - World Diabetes Day

Dr Paul Bowen, Clinical Chair of NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG, and GP with McIlvride Medical Practice

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Poynton Area Community Partnership

Poynton Area Community Partnership

Having a hobby and socialising with like-minded people is good for everyone's health and well-being. Poynton Area Community Partnerhip (PACP) have put together this booklet to help connect the people in Poynton and surrounding parishes and help everyone find a group or social activity to suit them.

Click here for the booklet and more information on PACP.

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Cheshire East Council - New fund for unpaid carers

Cheshire East Council - New fund for unpaid carers

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Have your say with the NHS Friends & Family Test

Have your say with the NHS Friends & Family Test

 

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Carers Event - Wednesday 8th November

Carers Event - Wednesday 8th November

 

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Missed Appointments...

Missed Appointments...

  

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Flu Clinics 2017

Flu Clinics 2017

 

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Patient Online Access

Patient Online Access

  

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Stay Well This Winter

Stay Well This Winter

www.nhs.uk/staywell

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Free Dementia Friends Information Sessions in Poynton

Free Dementia Friends Information Sessions in Poynton

Find out more about Dementia Friends here.

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