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Flu Vaccination Clinics

Flu Season is upon us!

Ancora Medical Practice will be holding a OVER 65 year old walk in clinic on Saturday 28th September starting at 08.30am. NO appointment necessary, walk in clinic - OVER 65 Year olds only!

We shall be holding a all age group flu vaccination clinic on a Saturday later on in Ocotber when the under 65 year olg vaccination has been delivered. 

 

For further information please contact one of our receptions.

The New NHS App

Try the new NHS App

If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use SystmOne Online you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp

GP practices supported to recommend active lifestyles to patients and staff with launch of new UK-wide Active Practice Charter

https://www.rcgp.org.uk/about-us/news/2019/august/gp-practices-supported-to-recommend-active-lifestyles-to-patients-and-staff.aspx

The Royal College of GPs and Sport England have teamed up to launch the very first Active Practice Charter to inspire and celebrate GP practices that are taking steps to increase activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in their patients and staff.

It will benefit the approximately 8,000 GP practices in the UK, by raising awareness of the simple changes that can be made to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of patients and staff, such as signposting to local exercise classes or partnering with a nearby activity provider.

Research shows that doing regular physical activity can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke by as much as 35% and decrease the risk of early death by as much as 30%.

However, the UK population is around 20% less active than during the 1960s and physical inactivity is a significant financial burden, estimated to cost as much as £7.4 billion each year, including £0.9 billion to the NHS alone.

One in four patients say they would be more active if it was recommended by a GP or nurse

And while many GPs already promote physical activity in their surgeries, some identify barriers to prescribing exercise or discussing physical activity – for example, not having enough time in the consultation to have effective conversations with patients.

This is why the Royal College of General Practitioners and Sport England have also launched a Physical Activity and Lifestyle toolkit to help practices achieve Active Practice status. It contains a comprehensive selection of condition-specific, professional-facing information documents that can be used to help all healthcare professionals – including the Moving Medicine website, a step by step guide to conversations with patients about physical activity.

STRESS MANAGEMENT HELP FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY THE BRITISH STEEL ANNOUNCEMENT

The Talking Shop at 19 Market Hill is the town centre base for the North Lincolnshire Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) team which is part of Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

The shop provides free talking therapies to North Lincolnshire people over the age of 18 years who are experiencing feelings of depression, low mood, anxiety, and fears or problems coping with daily life and relationships.

The service will be delivering a Stress Management Course for anyone in the town who has been affected by the British Steel announcement. The course will teach coping strategies such as worry management, managing uncertainty, sleep issues and unhelpful thinking.

The course will run on Monday 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th of June between 4.30pm and 6pm at The Plowright Theatre. There will be an opportunity to pick up information from Min Charity and the Recovery College and talk to staff from 3pm.

Local people who are interested in this course are asked to contact the Talking Shop on 01724 867297 or turn up on the day. If you are unable to attend all 4 sessions, please still pop along to the ones you can attend as all material from the course will be supported by a handout.”

 

Non-scalpel Vasectomies

Ancora is now offering non-scalpel vasectomies to our patients, and those of other practices who wish to refer patients in to us.  Dr Mubark Jajja is our vasectomist, and has been carrying out these vasectomies since last year.  The non-scalpel vasectomy is a new method of vasectomy which is: 

    A quick and simple procedure

    No scalpel involved

    No stitches necessary

    Less painful than scalpel technique

    Only a 1 in 2000 chance of not being sterile

Ancora patients wishing to be considered for this procedure should make an appointment for vasectomy counselling with Dr Jajja.

Detuyll Street Development

The expansion of Detuyll Street is complete. The new surgery consists of 3 new consultation rooms, a minor operations unit and a new waiting room and reception. It also offers the first painkiller addiction treatment room in the UK, making a significant impact to the patients. As well as new builds, alterations were also made to the existing building to modernise the doctor’s rooms, treatment rooms and toilets.

The opening party was held on the 10th July 2019, to officially open the new surgery. The ribbon was cut by Mrs Miller, a 100 year young patient, and the party was attended by the staff at Ancora Medical Practice and the mayor of North Lincolnshire, Jonathan Evison.

The funding came from an NHS England grant as well as personal investments from the doctors and the local authority financing the OAD counselling room.

 We need to thank our patients for tolerating the disturbance caused to normal working whilst this has been underway – we hope you think it has been worthwhile.

We would also like to thank our neighbours on Detuyll Street for any inconvenience they have been caused - thank you for your patience. 

Below are some before and after photos of the surgery: 

  

   

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/scunthorpe-surgery-double-size-part-1965712

Extended Access Clinics

We are now offering limited GP and Healthcare Assistant appointments on a Saturday from 8am to 1pm, for Ancora patients, and also for patients of other local practices who have signed up to extended access.  PLEASE NOTE this is purely for pre-booked appointments, and walk-in patients will unfortunately be turned away.  

Autumn Newsletter 2018

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