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Carers Information……

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.

FREE NHS HEALTH CHECK……..

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.

Diabetic Patients – Important Information

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