Noticeboard

 

 Please view useful messages below

 

Flu Vaccines

Direct Flu Line: 01642 811279

(open 1pm-4pm on weekdays)

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.


To help prevent the spread of Covid19 we are asking everyone attending to wear a face covering that covers both your mouth and nose. Please ensure that this is in place before entering the premises and remains in place until leaving the premises. Thank you for your support during our continued restrictions.

Whilst we are currently working in different ways, please remember that we are still here.  All requests for GP appointments will now be triaged by your doctor to assess the need to be seen.

 

COVID19 is unlikely to cause a serious illness in children, but please remember children can still become seriously unwell from other causes that are always around. Please do not let concerns over COVID19 stop you from contacting medical services. If you are not sure if your child needs to be seen please go to https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national for advice or contact 111 or your GP. For information about crying babies go to https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national If your child is severely unwell call 999 or go to ED.

Message from Endeavour Practice: Please note our surgery has restricted access, all contact must be by telephone in the first instance. Please DO NOT just turn up. This is to ensure the safety and protection of everyone. Thank you.

If you live in the Middlesbrough area and you are self isolating and need help with social issues, such as shopping and making meals etc. please visit:

 https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/community-support-and-safety/coronavirus-covid-19/help-boro

 The local helpline is 01642 729777 or you can visit: www.gov.uk/Coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

 Stay home. Stay safe.

 

 

 

 If the surgery is closed and you require urgent medical assistance which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please ring 111.

 

Calls to NHS 111 are free from both landlines and mobiles.

 

If you have a life threatening medical emergency, please dial 999

Older People

The practice caters for the needs of older patients in the following ways:

  • The appointments system allows for elderly patients to get the prompt advice they need without leaving their homes.

 

  • When elderly patients are seen in surgery, it is easy for the doctor to plan for a prompt but longer appointment if required – our system is built on the premise of meeting the needs of the most ill patients first.

elderly man

 

  • Where elderly patients are too ill or infirm to leave their homes, our doctors start their daily home visits after 11pm, thanks to our appointment system. Hence, some of our most ill and frail patients avoid hospital admission because they get their medical treatment sooner or they are seen in secondary care early enough to allow for discharge without an overnight stay.

 

  • Our doctors offer a ring pessary service so patients do not need to go to hospital for this treatment.

 

  • The practice spearheads a collaborative effort with many other practices to ensure that patients in care homes can receive their flu jab at home.

 

  • All patients 75 years old or over have a named GP – and a business card is available which shows patients which days their GP of Choice is in surgery.

 

  • The most frail elderly patients will have a care plan provided and this will be reviewed at regular intervals. In these cases, your GP will contact you within three working days of receiving notification that you have been discharged from hospital.

 

  • We work with the Community Matrons, District Nurses and Macmillan Nurses to provide the appropriate package of palliative care for our terminally ill patients.

 

 Seasonal Flu Vaccination

 Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Health Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.

Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:

  • people aged 65 or over,
  • people with a serious medical condition
  • if you are pregnant
  • people living in a residential or nursing home
  • the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
  • healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care

 

For more information on flu immunisation, including background information on the vaccine and how you can get the jab, see Seasonal flu jab.

HPA - Season Flu Guide

Seasonal Flu Factsheet

 

Eating Well & Exercise - Helping You Maintain a Healthy Body

 

We're bombarded with scare stories about weight, from size zero to the obesity 'epidemic'. But a healthy body is determined by different factors for each of us.

 

NHS - Good Food Guide
Information on a healthy diet and ways to make it work for you

 

BBC Healthy Living - Nutrition
A good diet is central to overall good health, but which are the best foods to include in your meals, and which ones are best avoided? This section looks at the facts, to help you make realistic, informed choices

 

NHS - Why be active?
Even a little bit of exercise will make you feel better about yourself, boost your confidence and cut your risk of developing a serious illness.

 

BBC Healthy Living - Improve your levels of activity
Information and help for young and old about the benefits of increased physical activity & how to go about it!

 

These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

 

For further information on issues affecting elderly people we recommend the websites below.

Age UK

Alzheimer's Society

Relatives & Residents Association

Royal Voluntary Service

 

For further information on issues affecting carers the following websites are recommended.

Care Aware

Carers UK

FirstStop Care Advice 

Independent Age

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers

Which? Elderly Care

 
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website