Antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health. It is estimated that 5,000 deaths are caused every year in England because antibiotics no longer work for some infections and this figure is expected to rise. Antibiotics help ward off infections during chemotherapy, caesarean sections and other surgery.
Public Health England have launched a new campaign called “keeping Antibiotics Working” to help encourage patients to… only use antibiotics only when necessary at the recommendation of their GP or Nurse.
Visit the surgery or the antibiotic guardian website for more information on how you can help.
Right now across the UK, there are around 6,500 people in need of an organ transplant, including around 150 children and teenagers. On average three people die every day in need of an organ transplant because there just aren’t enough organ donors.
We need more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register now at www.organdonation.nhs.uk or pick up a leaflet from the surgery
It only takes a few minutes to register and please remember to tell your family that you want them to support your decision to donate and save lives. #TimeToSign #OrganDonation #YesIDonate
TPP’s patient-facing service, SystmOnline, has been redesigned to be more user-friendly, with an improved look and feel.
Patients using the web version of SystmOnline will enjoy a more modern, intuitive design, whilst still benefitting from the many features of the service to proactively manage their own care. This includes access to their patient record, online appointment booking and online repeat prescriptions.
Please come to Combe Coastal Practice for your flu vaccination.
We offer this vaccination to the following groups:
Patients aged 65 or overor Patients aged who are aged under 65 with any of the following problems:
Asthma or another chronic chest complaint
A pregnant woman
If you suffer from a serious illness and have a reduced ability to fight infection
For patients who are at risk the best action is to have a flu vaccination every year.
We will NOT be sending out letters to all patients to help minimise waste and impact on our environment; it also helps to reduce administration at the practice. You may receive a personalised text message on your mobile or telephone call to your home telephone number promoting the service; just follow the instructions given in your message. Are your contact details up to date with us?
Please telephone the surgery, after 11am (to avoid the busiest times) and select “Appointments” from the list of options to ask our team for an appointment at one of our special flu clinic sessions.
In addition we will be holding flu clinics especially for children, ask our team about these separate clinic dates.
If you are unable to leave your home for medical reasons we can arrange for a District Nurse to administer your flu vaccination at home.
Our main clinics dates at Ilfracombe will be on Saturday 30 September 2017 and Saturday 14 October 2017.
Combe Martin Branch Surgery’s first clinic will be Wednesday 04 October 2017.
Give the surgery a call and speak to our reception team to book now!