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Self-care article


 “Self-care is all about you. It includes knowing about your health and taking simple lifestyle steps to being healthier, including eating healthily, taking regular exercise and dealing with common conditions as well as managing long term conditions effectively. 


Self-care is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries. A large range of common illnesses and injuries can be treated at home simply with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest. 


What is self-care? 


Self-care means looking after yourself in a healthy way, whether it’s eating healthily, taking medicine when you have a cold, or doing some exercise. 


How can I self-care? 


Self-care includes the actions you take every day in order to stay fit and maintain good physical and mental health, meet your social and emotional needs, prevent and treat illness, and care more effectively for minor ailments. 


Can anyone help me to self-care? 


Your pharmacist can help you to stock up your medicine cabinet with remedies for minor ailments and illnesses. Some useful additions to your home first-aid kit include:


Painkillers for adults and children


Medicines to help with all kinds of tummy upsets


Tweezers and sharp scissors to remove splinters or cut bandages


A thermometer to check for fever


Antiseptic cream


Antiseptic wipes


A range of bandages, plasters, and dressings for minor cuts, sprains and bruises 


Why should I self-care? 


Keeping yourself fit and healthy can help protect you from illnesses like colds, flu and infections. Making lifestyle changes like quitting smoking or losing weight can also decrease your chances of getting a serious illness like cancer or heart disease. By caring for yourself, you’re helping to make sure NHS services are available for those that really need them. 


What if I don’t know if I can self-care? 


Advice is available free 24/7 on 111 and your pharmacist can also provide support and guidance.

Welcome to the NPMC and NPMC @ Willen Online

"Our strategic mission is to provide all patients with reliable, accessible, high quality, comprehensive healthcare, continuing to offer extended services and considering opportunities that present themselves in order to improve our care within the constraints of the local health economy"

The doctors and staff at the NPMC are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for the management of long term conditions such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal, postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and travel clinics.

If you would like to see any further improvements, please let us know.  In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.


FLU CLINICS 2017

Adults over 18 years in an at risk group can book into these clinics now.

Patients with a BMI of 40 plus - morbidly obese are entitled to a free flu vaccine and also school year 4.

 

Children’s flus (2 years to 18 years in an at risk group) – would be entitled to nasal flu – no needles!!

 

We will only be vaccinating 2 and 3 year olds in the Practice. They can be seen in the November Clinic as we cannot guarantee the nasal flu vaccine being delivered from NHS England in time for the first clinic.

 

Please note all children between age 2 years and 18 years in an at risk group, will be offered the nasal flu unless there is a medical contraindication.

 

Patients who do not fall into risk groups

They can receive vaccines privately via a pharmacy or one of the larger supermarkets - costs do vary.

 

FLU CLINIC DATES/TIMES

Saturday 7th October AM at NPMC – adults only

Friday 20th October AM at Willen – adults only

Wednesday 1st November PM at NPMC – children only

Friday 3rd November AM at Willen – adults only

Saturday 4th November AM at NPMC – adults and children

 

General Practice appointments available to suit you

Please read the attached poster for details

MK Health Extra

Crisis In General Practice

Please read the attached document regarding Crisis in General Practice   

Crisis in General Practice   


NHS Friends and Family Test

How likely are you to recommend Newport Pagnell Medical Centre to friends and family, if they needed similar care or treatment?

Please pick up a post card when you next visit and take a couple of minutes to give us your feedback. It'll help us learn more about what you think of your experience - what you like and what you think we could improve.  Or click the Friends and Family Test logo above.


                   To access our private services please click the link below                                            

private services


Repeat Prescriptions

Please be aware it is the patient’s responsibility to ensure repeat prescriptions are ordered on time.  You can order your prescription up to 10 days before it is due.

 

Our doctors are very busy and cannot be interrupted to produce prescriptions urgently because the request has come in late.

 

When we receive a repeat prescription request, we shall have your prescription ready within 48 hours if collecting from the surgery or 72 hours if your prescription is to be sent to the pharmacist.

All electronic prescriptions will be with the pharmacist within 48 hours.

 

In most cases, if you are not able to take your regular medication for 48 hours this will not impact on your health, but you can avoid this interruption in you medication by ordering on time.

 

It is our policy not to order medication over the phone; we only take requests over the phone for prescriptions from housebound patients and we request these phone calls come in after 9.30am.


Urine Samples

All urine samples MUST be received at Reception by 12 midday - Monday to Friday

Thank you


Protected Learning Time

The practice will be closed on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 from 1.30pm to 6.30pm for protected learning time.


Test Results

For test results please call after 10.30am

Test results can now be viewed on-line, if you do not have an on-line password please come into the medical centre with proof of identity such as a passport or driving licence and we shall set up a password for you.

 

You will then be able to book and cancel doctor’s appointments, order medication, contact the medical centre via a confidential messaging system, and view your detailed coded medical record including your test results.


Training Practice 

We are a training practice and have a GP registrar working with us undertaking their advance training in General Practice. Registrars are qualified doctors who have had considerable hospital experience and generally stay with us for up to 12 months.

We also have medical students, junior doctors and nurses undergoing training with us from time to time.


Chaperone

Sometimes patients ask if we can provide a chaperone to accompany them if they are having an examination with their GP.  

This notice is to advise patients we can provide that service.

 

If you would like a chaperone, please ask your GP.


Online Services

You can now book appointments at either Newport Pagnell Medical Centre or NPMC at Willen - please ensure you check the 'Location' of the GP clinic when booking appointments.

        SystmOnline

(Site updated 07/11/2017)
For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
 
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