Loneliness Awareness Week 13th-17th June 2022
The theme for this awareness week is "lift someone out of loneliness" #LetsTalkLoneliness
Feeling lonely is something that all of us can experience at any point in our lives, which can have negative impacts on our health and wellbeing.
There are simple things you can try such as inviting someone for a walk or a coffee or sending someone a text; small acts of kindness can make a big difference.
There is more advice and support to help yourself or others who may be feeling lonely on the Every Mind Matters webpage
Online Services tutorials available
Our Care Co-Ordinator and Digital Champion Laura Cooper-Wortley is available to meet with patients who would like to use Online Services but are less confident navigating technology.
Laura will guide you through downloading the NHS app, logging in and navigating all the features - including booking a GP appointment, ordering a repeat prescription and viewing your health records.
You can reach Laura directly on 01327 708483 to book an appointment - she is able to offer this service at both Abbey House and Monksfield surgeries.
This week is International Adolescent Health Week 2022! #IAHW2022
20-26 March 2022
from childhood to adulthood, physically and mentally
from a pre-pandemic life into a life shaped by a pandemic
from dependence to independence
There are displays in both practices (Abbey House reception below with Care Co-Ordinator Laura and Dr Sarah Tudor) with some useful information and links about services for young people.
Each day has a new topic and will be posted on here.
Friday 25th March #IAHW2022
Our fantastic Practice team dressed in green!
Thursday 24th March #IAHW2022 #mentalhealth #nostigma
Talking about mental health with people who care about you can help.
Not sure how to start? Here is a great resource to get you started:
Opening up to friends and family – a guide for young people
Wednesday 23rd March #IAHW2022 #factsnotfiction #eatingdisorders
Did you know that eating disorders affect all types of young people and have the highest risk of death of any mental illness? More information about eating disorders in young people.
365 days a year helpline support: 08008010677
Monday 21st March 2022 #IAHW2022 #stressbusters
Supporting patients following events in Afghanistan
We are conscious that some patients registered at Abbey House Medical Practice may be affected by current events in Afghanistan. Abbey House Medical Practice is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners as one which specialises in the care of military veterans and their families. All the team have been trained in the care of military veterans and their families. If recent events have affected you and you wish to seek help, please come forward.
Update from NGH
If you are a patient at Northampton General Hospital and have any questions or queries about an outpatient appointment, when your planned operation is expected to take place, or if you want to cancel or rearrange an appointment with the hospital, please contact their Outpatient Contact Centre on 01604 545555. We do not have access to the hospital booking system and will not be able to provide you with the information you need. Thank you.
Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. Currently this data can be used to help with research and planning. If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option. See Opt-out options.
More information about Type 1 Opt-outs is in the GP Data for Planning and Research Transparency Notice, including a form that you can complete and send to your GP practice.If you register a Type 1 Opt-out after this collection has started, no more of your data will be shared with NHS Digital. They will however still hold the patient data which was shared with them before you registered the Type 1 Opt-out.