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Carers Coffee Mornings
Carers coffee mornings are held regularly at St Johns HQ, The Walk. There is no need to book, just turn up! The next coffee mornings will be on:
- Friday 6th October 2017
- Friday 1st December 2017
Carers in Herts
Carers in Herts re running many Courses and Workshops during the year. We realise most of these are not local to Potters Bar, however the “Caring in Confidence” Course and “Dementia Carer “Forums are being held at the Wyllotts Theatre, Darkes Lane.
For details of these and other Courses and Workshops available, please speak to Lynn, Carers Champion. Please note Carers in Herts can help with alternative care costs and transport should you require it.
Everyone is at risk from developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes ,kidney disease and some forms of dementia. The good news is that these conditions can very often be prevented – even if you have a history of them in your family.
Patients between the ages of 40 and 74 are entitled to a free NHS Health Check. This will involve having a blood test and a 20 minute appointment with our Health Care Assistant. For more information download the NHS Health Check Leaflet
Please speak to reception to make an appointment for your free NHS Health Check.
The NHS Breast Screening Programme saves 1,400 lives every year.
All women aged 50 and over are entitled to regular breast screening.
Some things are worth making time for.
For more details, speak to your GP or visit www.nhs.uk/breast
If you are contacted directly by a manufacturer or other organisation to try using a different insulin therapy system you should first discuss this with your diabetes specialist to avoid risk of hyperglycaemia, hypoglycaemia or diabetic ketoacidosis.
Patients are reminded to:
- Use devices that have been recommended or prescribed for them by their diabetes specialist
- Not to stop or change their prescribed insulin management regimen without seeking the advice of their diabetes specialist
- Contact their diabetes specialist if they are invited by a manufacturer to trial a new device e.g. via social media
Shingles is an infection of a nerve and the area of skin supplied by the nerve. It is caused by a virus called the varicella-zoster virus. It is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who has had chickenpox in the past may develop shingles. Shingles is sometimes called herpes zoster. About 1 in 5 people have shingles at some time in their life. It can occur at any age, but it is most common in people over the age of 50.
There is now a vaccine which can help protect against the varicella-zoster virus and has been shown in large studies to be effective in reducing the risk of older people developing shingles. The vaccine has been shown to be safe with very few side-effects.
The current vaccination program has been rolling out since 2013 and this year extends to those who are aged 70, 71, 72, 73, 78 or 79 on 1st September 2016. If you are eligible please contact the surgery and make an appointment with our Healthcare Assistant Julie.
The Wellbeing Service offers psychological help and practical support for people experiencing a wide range of very common mental health problems such as worry, low mood, insomnia and stress. We also provide support for carers and people who are struggling with the reality of living with long term physical health conditions. Our service can provide help too if you are experiencing anxiety or low mood during or after pregnancy.
Many of the options that we offer are based on cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) which has shown through research to be a highly effective psychological therapy for people experiencing anxiety or depression. CBT involves looking at the way you think and your ways of coping in order to identify changes that you can make that may help you to feel better.
We deliver treatment in a variety of ways to ensure we can support those needing help as flexibly as possible. Interventions include guided self-help using self-help materials, facilitated Computerised CBT programs, skills based workshops and individual sessions.
If you feel that you would benefit from the service, you are over 16 years and are registered with a GP in Hertfordshire, please make a self-referral by calling the team on 0300 777 0707 or completing a referral form online at http://www.hpft.nhs.uk/wellbeing-service
Alternatively you can discuss this further with your GP.
Once you a make contact with the team we aim to be in contact within a few days to book your initial assessment appointment. At this assessment appointment you will be able to discuss your problems in more detail and reach a decision about which form of treatment may be most suitable for you.