‘Learn to Save a Life!’ Emergency First Aid Training - Book your place
The surgery patient group has organised another emergency first aid training workshop in Alrewas. As before, this will cover how to use a defibrillator, CPR and emergency first aid. It will be delivered by Keith Dawson of the West Midlands Ambulance Service and is open to anyone over 11 years old.
Venue: Village Hall
Date: 7 December 2017
Time: 7-9 pm
Cost: £3 per person
If you couldn’t make any of the previous sessions, or would like a refresher, book a place by:
Phoning Alrewas Surgery on 01283 790316 (after midday)
Please let us know by 24 November if you would like to attend.
If there are no places available, we will put you on a waiting list for the next workshop in 2018.
Public access defibrillators save lives
GET READY FOR WINTER...FLU APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE!
Our Saturday flu clinic will be held on: Saturday 4 November
Book your appointment now and protect yourself for the winter! Other appointments during usual surgery times are also widely available
TRAVEL JAB SHORTAGE....September 2017
For those of you considering booking a holiday soon please be aware of the following:
There is a national shortage of TYPHOID vaccine. We have no stock. Some travel pharmacies may have a few left - they will charge.
There is a Global shortage of HEPATITIS A vaccine. Any remaining stocks with any provider will be offered only to selected high-risk group. We have no stock. It’s unlikely that travel pharmacies will either. Do check though.
ZIKA Virus. If you intend to book or have already booked to travel to a Zika risk area and are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, please read on. It is extremely important that you avoid pregnancy during, and for up to 6 months following your stay in the risk area.
Contact the surgery if you need to discuss travel. Websites such as Fitfortravel and Nathnac are also great resources!
PHARMACY2U direct marketing to patients
It has come to our attention that many local residents have received a promotional letter from a company called Pharmacy2U. Please be aware that this has not come from the surgery and is a marketing tactic from an online mail order pharmacy based in Leeds and , if you sign up (or 'nominate') them to be your pharmacy by returning the form with the letter, they will send your repeat medication via the Royal Mail. If you have received a letter from Pharmacy2U and are happy with your current nominated pharmacy and how you obtain your medication please ignore it.
Patient Advice: BT ringback service
We would like to advise all patients that the BT ringback option that is available on some private telephone lines may not work if you are contacting the surgery, particularly during busy periods (e.g. 8:15 - 8:45 in the morning). This is not related to the surgery telephone system and unfortunately is not something we can control.
Support the Antibiotics Awareness Campaign
Bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics are an increasingly serious health problem. We are actively supporting the European Antibiotic Awareness Campaign to raise awareness of the need to use antibiotics responsibly. For more information please click on the following links:
Patient information sheet - Antibiotics
Antibiotic Awareness leaflet
Save a call to the surgery - register to see your test results online via Patient Access
Registered patients can request to view their test results, medications, allergies immunisations and adverse reactions online via Patient Access. To register and for more information contact the surgery, ldownload forms from our Patient Online Service section in the Further information section of this website or visit the patient online information pages at www.england.nhs.uk. Patients can still also register for repeat prescriptions via our website.