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Know the signs and know what to do during Diabetes Awareness Week

Diabetes Awareness Week runs until Sunday June 18, and this year the theme is ‘Know Diabetes, Fight Diabetes’.

To support this, doctors at South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are urging people to be aware of the symptoms so they can access support that is currently available for those who suffer from diabetes.

Be prepared for the late May Bank Holiday

As the late May bank holiday approaches next Monday (May 29) leading local GPs are reminding people to be prepared, whatever the weather.

Dr John James, Chair of South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group said: “An early visit to the local pharmacy to stock up with basic first aid items to help with minor ailments, such as stomach upsets, allergies, headaches, sunburn, insect bites, aches, sprains and strains should feature in everyone’s preparations.

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.

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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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