Patient Update

1st July 2017

PATIENT UPDATE – Summer 2017

 

1. PATIENT EDUCATION EVENINGS

Our Patient Participation Group has set up Education Evenings which will be running here at the practice every month. We currently have 3 set up for the coming months:

MIND Mental Health Talk – Thursday 27th July 6pm

Coventry and Warwickshire MIND are here to make sure that no one has to face a mental health problem alone. Join us to discover the innovative ways which they can support people experiencing mental health problems.

Diabetes Information Talk with Louise Dodd, nurse specialist – Thursday 17th August 6pm

We welcome Louise Dodd, nurse diabetes specialist, for an information talk about Diabetes. Whether you're newly diagnosed or have been years; you have family or loved one who suffer with diabetes; or you would simply like to learn more about diabetes - everyone is welcome. There will be a presentation followed by time for questions.

Men’s Health Talk with local consultant urologist, Mr Jefferson – Tuesday 12th September 6pm

As part of Urology Awareness Month, Mr Jefferson, a local urology consultant based at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, will be here at the practice to present on all things men's health. This will include, but not limited to, the importance of NHS screening for older men and how to spot symptoms.

You can sign up for all of our Patient Education Evenings here: http://www.forumhealthcentre.nhs.uk/patienteducationevenings

 

2. FLU CLINICS

It’s that time of year again! We will be running our Saturday morning flu clinics on the following dates:

September 23rd

September 30th

October 7th

October 14th

If you’re eligible for a vaccination, just drop in on any of these dates between 08:30 - 11:00. If you’re unsure on your eligibility please give us a quick call on 02476 266370.

 

3. GOOD NEIGHBOURS

Good Neighbours is a scheme ran by Age UK in partnership with HOPE Coventry and Together for Change. The scheme seeks to engage with isolated and lonely older people by developing existing social networks and using existing community resources to enable residents to help each other.  This could take the form of group activities, 1:1 befriending support, or low level practical assistance.

Do you know someone who would benefit from the scheme? Or would you like to sign up and become a volunteer? We are running a training session here at Forum on Thursday 10th August at 6 pm.

Find out more and sign up to the training session at Good Neighbours Coventry

 

4. SUMMER HEALTH

On our website, the ‘Your Health’ section is full of useful advice. If you’re travelling this summer you may be interested in reading out Travel Health Page and information on Travel Vaccinations.

Also, we have a more general Summer Health page and advice on how to control you’re Hayfever.

 

 

 

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