'Zero Suicide' campaign week
This week is 'zero suicide' week run by the Zero Suicide Alliance. The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Service trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The alliance is ultimately concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of and promoting FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to all. The aims of this training are to: enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts/behaviour, to be able to speak out in a supportive manner, and to empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support. For more information please visit their website below:
NTU Health Protection for Freshers
Students can be more vulnerable to meningitis because of living in close living arrangements. In many cases, young people come together from all over the world to live in one place and can sometimes be exposed to bacteria and viruses their bodies have not met before. This is why so many new students get ‘freshers' flu’.
http://www4.ntu.ac.uk/student_services/health_wellbeing/staying_healthy/health_protection/index.html for more information. The Student Health Centre offers both the MMR & Meningitis ACWY vaccinations.
You can also see an article released by Public Health England by clicking here this also contains information on the MMR vaccine.
AAA screening for males ages 65+
AAA screening is used to establish whether someone has an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) which is a balloon-like swelling in the aorta in the abdomen. The test consists of a quick 10 minute ultrasound scan. Invites are sent to men in their 65th year, anyone over 65 can request to be screen by contacting the screening programme on 0115 9249924 ext. 62394 or 62378. For more information on AAA please click here to view a recent article the screening service sent us.
Free chlamydia screening
Nottingham is now providing young people aged between 16-24 years old with free online chlamydia testing kits. All you have to do is simply order a kit here at www.freetest.me
Self care app
There is an app called ESC student that has an abundance of self care information you can refer to whenever you are not feeling well, it is free to download and their flyer can be accessed here: ESC student app or more information can be found at http://www.expertselfcare.com/health-apps/esc-student/
EPS (Electronic Prescription Service)
EPS is a more convenient way to get your prescription. From 15th September we will be starting to send patients prescriptions electronically to the pharmacy. Please ask your local pharmacist for more information or pick up a leaflet from reception to find out how this could save you time.
For more information head to: http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps/patients
The practice has enabled software to share your GP medical record with urgent care services. This means that if you need urgent care treatment (A&E, Out of hours GP, Walk-in centre) the clinician treating you will ask for your consent for them to view your GP medical record; if you do not wish them to view your GP medical record you can decline access.
The type of information shared is restricted and includes a summary of current problems, current medication, allergies, recent tests, diagnosis, procedures, investigations, risks and warnings - all of this information is currently held in your GP system record.