Teen Clinic Daventry - February 2023
Lift Someone Out Of Loneliness
Feeling lonely is something that all of us can experience at any point and it can have a huge impact on our wellbeing. It’s important to remember that these feelings can pass and that there are lots of ways we can help each other too.
If you’re feeling lonely, search ‘Every Mind Matters’ for free support and advice or go to the Every Mind Matters loneliness webpage - https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/lifes-challenges/loneliness/
Have you previously considered reducing your alcohol intake? Alcohol affects the human body in several different ways, and reducing alcohol consumption might improve things for you in ways you didn’t expect.
Try this self-assessment tool about the amount of alcohol you drink. The questions are tailored to your responses and at the end, if you’re honest, you should get a good idea of whether your drinking is a problem or not.
Each January people from across the UK sign up to be free of alcohol for 31 days. Reducing the amount you drink can have long-term health benefits. Follow the link to find out more.
Cost of Living Support - Northamptonshire
For advice on cost of living support visit westnorthants.gov.uk/cost-of-living or call 0300 126 7000 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm)
Cold weather payments (England, Scotland, Wales)
The government has advice on keeping warm this winter. Being too cold can have negative consequences for your health.
Depending on where you live, and whether you receive certain benefits, you may be eligible for a cold weather payment, or additional support over winter.
If you were born before 26th September 1956 you may be eligible for a winter fuel payment. If you’re eligible, you should get the payment automatically, but, if you don’t, you can find out more by clicking here.
Quitting smoking is one of the best things someone can do for their health and is often top of the list when it comes to making New Year's resolutions.
We know that quitting with the right support can increase the likelihood of quitting for good. There are lots of different support options and tools available, so you can find the right way to quit for you.
- Download the free NHS Quit Smoking app
- Contact Northamptonshire Stop Smoking Service on 0300 126 5700 or email@example.com or you can find more information on their website here - https://www.northnorthants.gov.uk/stop-smoking-drug-and-alcohol-support/stop-smoking. This service currently offers 12 weeks of FREE telephone support, with e-cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapy sent straight to your door.
- Speak to your local Pharmacist for help and support to quit smoking
Teen Clinic Daventry Dates #teenclinicdaventry
Teen Clinic Daventry Launch Event #teenclinicdaventry
We're very pleased as part of the Daventry Primary Care Network to be supporting the Teen Clinic which launched this week.
Our very own Dr Sarah Tudor is the Clinical Lead for this project and has been doing a fabulous job of promoting and organising the clinic along with a wide range of other local organisations and of course the students.
The Practitioners and students look forward to welcoming visitors to the first Teen Clinic on Monday 7th November at Daventry Mind - 3:30-6:30pm.
Focus On Your Life Whilst Noticing Pain
Northamptonshire Integrated Care Board have collaborated with SMART Wellbeing to provide a 6-week live online webinar course starting in November 2022 to help people struggling with enduring pain to better manage their symptoms and to live happier more meaningful lives.
You can find more information in the flyer here - SMART Wellbeing course flyer
Stoptober is back!
Whether you want to start breathing easier, feel the energy boost or even have a little more money to spend, there has never been a better time to stop smoking.
If you can make it to 28 days smoke-free, you're 5 times more likely to quit for good!
There's a few tools available to help:
Sign up for daily email support to get daily tips and advice direct to your inbox throughout your 28 day quit, and occasional emails after that to help keep you on track on the Stoptober website here - https://stoptober.smokefree.nhs.uk/
Download the free NHS Quit Smoking app
Contact Northamptonshire Stop Smoking Service on 0300 126 5700 or firstname.lastname@example.org or you can find more information on their website here - https://www.northnorthants.gov.uk/stop-smoking-drug-and-alcohol-support/stop-smoking
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.
Help & support for patients waiting for a hospital appointment or operation
The My Planned Care website (https://www.myplannedcare.nhs.uk/) supports people waiting for a hospital appointment, operation or treatment, and gives them advice and support while they wait. This includes access to average waiting times at their hospital and other useful advice and local services.
Patients can check the website of their allocated hospital for any information they may need before contacting their hospital or GP practice. Carers, friends, relatives and NHS teams can also see this information and, if needed, help guide people through the detail.
The site is easy-to-use and updated weekly with other advice and information on how to manage pain, keeping healthy, looking after their mental health, accessing financial help and other local support services. The site can also help people to prepare for their appointment or operation, including practical suggestions about how to manage symptoms and help prevent these from getting worse.
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.
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.