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Willowbrook Medical Practice digital news bulletin | ISSUE 2

Brook Street, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 1ES

T: 01623 440018 | Open: Mon - Fri 08.00 to 18.30 | W: willowbrookmp.co.uk

In line with Government guidance we would like to advise all patients that you will be required to wear a face covering when attending the practice. This decision has been taken to provide additional protection for both patients and staff. Thank you for your co-operation.

Welcome to the second issue of our online newsletter

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Seasonal Flu

This year, we are running our flu clinics differently to ensure that we are COVID safe.

The first batch of vaccinations delivered will be for ages 65 and over year group.

😷 We will only be giving the seasonal flu vaccination at the clinic – if you need a consultation with a doctor or nurse, please telephone during surgery hours

😷 Please be assured that we will be operating a social distance queuing system and strict infection control measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19

😷 Be prepared to queue outside and dress appropriately for the weather

😷 No appointment is necessary but it is important that you tear off the slip below and bring it with you as proof of eligibility for the vaccination

😷 Please wear clothes which will make it easy for you to expose one of your shoulders

😷 Follow the instructions given by the receptionist who will direct you to the next available clinician

Remember to wear your face covering

Stoptober

🚬 Smoking attacks our lungs and makes it harder to breathe.

πŸ“² Download the free NHS Stoptober app to help you quit smoking and start breathing easier.

🚭 Stoptober is a 28-day stop smoking challenge. The app allows you to:

  • track your progress
  • see how much you're saving
  • get daily support

2️⃣8️⃣ If you can make it to 28 days smoke-free, you're 5 times more likely to quit for good!

🚭 Search Stoptober to quit smoking and breathe #Better Health

Every Mind Matters

🧠 The past few months have been hard on everyone, including children and young people. But there are lots of things we can do to support their wellbeing at this time. #EveryMindMatters will help you find what’s right for the children in your life, visit www.everymindmatters.co.uk for tips and advice.

🧼 Wash hands

Keep washing your hands regularly

😷 Cover mouth & nose

Wear a face covering in enclosed spaces

πŸ§‘πŸ»β†”πŸ§‘πŸ» Make space

Stay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions

We all know getting active is good for you and the good news is every minute counts.

Better Health

Try the Active 10 app. #BetterHealth

πŸšͺ Comings and goings

First year GP Registrar Dr Holt (f), and Drs Onuoha (m), Cheema (f) and McGlashan (m), returned to us in August.

Our Domestic, Jill, sadly left us in August but we welcome our new lady, Emoke, to the team.

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