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NHS England - List Maintenance Project 2015

Registration letters from NHS England – please respond if you get one

The NHS is carrying out work in Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire to make sure the patient details on GP lists are accurate.  Letters are being sent to some patients, but not all. If you do receive a letter, please either confirm your details or submit any changes. For more information about this project please visit http://www.sbs.nhs.uk/primary-care-services/sw

PATIENT ONLINE ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS

STATEMENT OF INTENT

Spa Medical Centre now offer patients all of the requirements under the GP contract relating to online services and are working closely with our system supplier (SystmOne) to allow patients to access more detailed information from their medical records.  It is our intention to have this available by 31st March 2016

If you would like to sign up to all the online services we provide, please fill in the "Online Access Application Form" and hand it in to Reception.  Please remember to bring identification with you such as passport, driving licence, birth certificate, bank statement, utility bill.

 Online_Access_Application_Form.pdf

CARE DATA

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STOP NOROVIRUS SPREADING THIS WINTER

NOROVIRUS POSTER

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PATIENT REFERENCE GROUP

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Keeping Healthy, Staying Healthy

KEEPING HEALTHY, STAYING HEALTHY

SENSIBLE DRINKING

A smallamount of alcohol does you no harm but if it’s more that the recommended weeklylimit you may be damaging your health. Alcohol is measured in units, one unit is 10 grams of alcohol and isfound in:

  •  Halfa pint of beer
  • Lessthan half a pint of export beer, lager or strong cider
  • Asmall glass of wine
  • Asmall sherry
  • Apub single measure of spirits.
Only youknow how many units you drink a week.  Befair to yourself and your family – stay within healthy limits.  For men, a sensible limit is up to 21 unitsper week, for women, the limit is 14 units a week. These are the currentrecommended limits
GIVING UP SMOKING

Somepeople smoke because they enjoy it and do not want to stop.  Some of the risks associated with smokingare:

  •  Heartand arterial disease – heart attack, stroke and amputation
  • Cancer– all kinds
  • Chronicbronchitis (a cough with phlegm every morning is an early sign)
  • Ulcers

Thereare various smoking cessation programmes available, either on a one to one, oras part of a group.  Please contact yourlocal PCT for further information, alternatively please speak with a member ofthe practice team for up to date advice.

REDUCING YOUR FAT INTAKE
  • Whencooking with oil, use polyunsaturated oils such as sunflower, ormonounsaturated oils, such as olive oil. Measure the amount of oil with a tablespoon so that you can see how muchyou use, then you can slowly reduce it to maybe half or less.  There are 130 calories per tablespoon of oil.
  • Whencooking meats, trim off excess fat
  • Skimoff any layer of oil that settles on the top of food, such as minced beef,bolognaise sauce.
  • Eatmore fruit and vegetables as they can provide more fibre and have fewercalories than meat.  Eat more fresh fishand chicken, reducing your intake of red meat
  • Changefrom full cream milk to skimmed or semi – skimmed milk
  • Avoideating between meals, especially pastries, pies, biscuits, cakes or savouriesas they contain hidden fat and empty calories.
WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT

Keepa diary of your diet for a week by writing down everything you eat anddrink  - no cheating! Include all nibblesand snacks, tea, coffee, cold drinks and alcohol. 

  • Eatmore fruit and vegetables
  • Eatmore chicken and fish
  • Don’tsnack between meals, or if you do, eat a raw carrot or piece of fruit insteadof a cake or biscuit
  • Cutdown on the use of sugar in your tea and coffee or use artificial sweeteners.
  • Eatthree meals a day, try to avoid eating late at night
  • Takeregular exercise, such as walking, cycling or swimming




 
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