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Covid-19 Vaccine – Update

This News Post will be kept up to date with all information we have for patients regarding the Covid-19 Vaccinations. Please do not telephone the surgery for information as this takes up valuable phone time and stops urgent calls from patients getting through. The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine. It’s important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.   *10.05.2021 – Latest Update* It’s Mental Health Awareness week this week, this years theme is nature. To see how you can get involved or for online resources please visit www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week
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Do you know the signs of bowel cancer?

April is bowel cancer awareness month, and although we are nearly in May, it’s never too late to get familiar with the signs and symptoms of this disease, which can affect anyone no matter your age, race, or sex! Bowel cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the UK, rating fourth most common after breast, prostate and lung, however is the second most likely to cause death. Caught early it is completely curable – so don’t be embarrassed – get yourself checked!   Still unsure? Bowel cancer UK have produced a helpful symptom diary for you
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Dr Clare Clarey Retiring

“After 31 years as a GP Partner, I will be retiring at the end of May this year. It has been a privilege to get to know so many patients over this time and to share in both happy and sometimes difficult times. I am pleased to be leaving patients in the capable hands of my colleagues and Dr James Finn. Dr Finn has been working with us as a Maternity Cover GP for the last year and has proved extremely popular with staff and patients. He will be a great asset to the practice. I have loved my time
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Coronavirus Vaccine Research

Click here for more information and here to sign up.   Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. They’re designed so they do not give people the infection they’re protecting against. Research into vaccines is the only way to find out which vaccines will work. Researchers need people to take part in their studies so they can find out which possible new vaccine works best.   What’s involved in vaccine studies? Vaccines are tested to make sure they’re safe before being tested in people. If you take part in a vaccine study, you may or may not
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Face coverings now required or you may be refused entry

As lockdown begins to ease it is important to remember that coronavirus is still prevalent within the community. We of course ask that patients continue to use our online resources like eConsult in the first instance and call when needed but we are inevitably starting to see more and more patients. We now require all to wear face coverings or masks when attending the surgery and only remove them if instructed to by staff. Where a patient refuses to wear a mask, without the practice finding reasonable grounds for an exemption, they will be declined entry to the premises. Thank
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New Friends of Mount Pleasant Health Centre Newsletter

Despite the ongoing pandemic the Friends of Mount Pleasant Charity have been hard at work throughout. Delivering prescriptions to shielding patients, helping in the community and continuing with their vital work where they can. The Friends of Mount Pleasant Health Centre Newsletter was inevitably delayed due to the coronavirus. Before the pandemic began the Friends, the PPG (Patient Participation Group) and Mount Pleasant Health Centre have been working in collaboration to combine forces to produce a brand new newsletter to replace the old format. This is one of the first major patient facing aspects of an ongoing project at Mount
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PRINCIPLE – Fight against Covid-19

Our practice is supporting vital COVID-19 research. As part of this, we are helping to carry out a national priority research study called PRINCIPLE. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, are aged 65 or over, OR are aged 50-64 and have an existing health condition, you may be eligible to join this important study. Please see www.phctrials.ox.ac.uk/principle-trial for full details of this study. If you would like to know more about COVID-19 research and how you can contribute, please visit www.bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk which is run by the National Institute for Health Research.      
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What is eConsult and how to use it?

The video below is a quick run-through of eConsult and how to use it. This video also includes subtitles on YouTube. Feel free to share with friends and family and start using it today! Visit MPHC eConsult to submit an eConsult to Mount Pleasant or www.econsult.net to find out more.  
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Boots Mount Pleasant Opening Times

Please note that from today the Boots Pharmacy next door to Mount Pleasant Health Centre will be changing their opening times. Prescriptions will also start to take up to 5 working days to process from initial request as they are inundated with new requests and their workload has significantly increased since the Coronavirus pandemic began. They will now be open: Monday: 10am – 4pm Tuesday: 10am – 4pm Wednesday: 10am – 4pm Thursday: 10am – 4pm Friday 10am – 4pm Saturday 9am – 1pm  
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Handi App

Download the HANDi app The HANDi app aims to provide advice and support to parents and carers when your child is unwell. The HANDI app offers simple and straightforward advice, for the following conditions in children: diarrhoea and vomiting high temperature ‘chesty baby’ illnesses, such as bronchiolitis, asthma and croup ‘chesty child’ illnesses such as wheezing and asthma abdominal pain common newborn problems. The app takes you through a series of questions about the symptoms your child is experiencing and then advises on the best course of action, whether that’s to treat at home, to make a GP appointment, or to head
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