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URGENT NOTICE - 



As a practice we are aware of the communication from NHSE and media this morning regarding the opening up of GP receptions and appointments as of Monday 17th May. As a practice we are reviewing how we can maximise patient access, whilst maintaining safety for patients and staff safely as guidance changes.


 


At Riverside Medical Practice we have continued to work and support patients throughout the whole of the pandemic and have responded to more calls from patients throughout the whole of the pandemic and responding to unprecedented levels of demand. In the period March and April 2021 alone we have dealt with more calls than in any other period on record, and as a practice will continue to meet the needs of our patients as best we can, whilst continuing to support the COVID Vaccination program.


 


In the short term we will continue to limit access to the premises, and offer a triage first service in order to ensure patients are treated in the most appropriate way and will continue to offer remote consultations and appropriate face to face appointments until a safety review is completed.


We can confirm that face to face appointments HAVE continued throughout the whole of the pandemic, however we reinforce that this is following a triage first service in order to maintain the best interests of both patients and staff.



NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check programme has been developed to prevent heart disease, diabetes, stroke and kidney disease. If you are aged 40-74 years and have not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions, you will be invited once every five years to have a Health Check to assess your risk of developing one of these diseases.


You will be given advice to help reduce or manage your risk of disease. The checks include height and weight measurement, body mass index (BMI), smoking status, alcohol screening, physical activity levels, family history of heart disease, blood pressure measurement, cholesterol measurement and a diabetes test as appropriate. In Shropshire you will be invited to have a Health Check by your surgery.


We all know that we shouldn't be overweight, should not smoke, should do more exercise, should drink less - but what the NHS Health Check offers you is a chance, once every five years, to have a personal assessment of how your lifestyle choices are impacting on your health, particularly your Cardiovascular Health.


At your NHS Health Check you will be given advice about making small changes now that can stop you having a heart attack or stroke later.


More information can be found at www.healthcheck.nhs.uk, the main NHS Health Check Website. If you would like to see how you are, while you are waiting for your NHS Health Check, go to www.youngerhearts.co.uk.


To make an appointment for your FREE NHS HEALTH CHECK please contact the surgery to make an appointment with one of our trained Health Care Assistants or alternatively contact Help2Change for details on the mobile clinics available in the area on 0345 6789 025.



 
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