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Don’t be caught out by the May Bank Holiday

Patients are being reminded that most GP practices will be closed next week for the May Bank Holiday, Monday 1 May.

They should make sure they have enough of their normal prescription medication and also have a medicines cabinet that is well stocked with over-the-counter medicines.

Visit your Pharmacist first if you’re unwell this spring

Pharmacists offer the best help when it comes to common ailments like coughs, colds, sore throats, hay fever and insect bites.

Dr John James, Chair of South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group says: "Pharmacists are fully trained to give you professional medical advice, with a wide range of over-the-counter medications available. You don't need to book an appointment and many pharmacies now have private consultation rooms so you can talk privately."

Taking a few steps could mean that if you are under the weather during the spring, you can look after yourself at home.

Claverley and Pattingham Surgery becomes first GP Practice to commit to becoming dementia friendly

A Claverley and Pattingham GP Surgery has become the first in south Staffordshire to make a national commitment to support and transform the lives of people affected by dementia by becoming a dementia friendly practice.

With support from Lindsey Smith, Information Worker for the Alzheimer’s Society, Claverley and Pattingham Medical Practice, in Spicers Close Claverley, has joined the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), which encourages and supports local communities and organisations across England to take practical actions to enable people to live well with dementia.

‘There’s no place like home’ for a quicker recovery and to ease the pressure on local hospital services

Senior clinicians across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent are appealing for families to help reduce the pressure on struggling services by supporting patients to return home from hospital as soon as they are ready.

Patients staying longer than necessary in hospital have added to the strain on A&E departments, which are already experiencing increased demand. This has caused even longer delays for patients who arrive requiring a bed.

South Staffordshire service helping older people to stay healthy and independent

A pioneering health and information service launched across South Staffordshire is making great strides in supporting older people to stay healthy, safe and independent in their own home.

The Care Navigation Service is delivered by Age UK South Staffordshire and South Staffordshire Community and Voluntary Action (CVA).
It is a free service helping community health teams to increase the levels of access to information and support that people who are undergoing challenges in their lives can get in the local community.

The partnership programme is commissioned by Cannock Chase, Stafford and Surrounds and South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Contact us

South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group
Second Floor, Marmion House 
Lichfield Street, Tamworth
Staffordshire B79 7BZ

Working with Cannock Chase CCG and Stafford and Surrounds CCG

 

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