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FLU CLINICS:

Please see the NHS Website for more guidance: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

We are holding flu clinics at the Surgery in October, for those who are eligible. If you have received a text message, please book using the link, or call the Surgery. If you are over 65, you can have your flu vaccine at any participating Pharmacy. If you are under 65, you will need to show your eligibility text message/letter. Not all Pharmacies are doing under 65's, so we recommend ringing in advance. 

Starting from mid-October, people aged 50 years old or over (including those who will be 50 years old by 31 March 2023) can have a free NHS flu vaccine. This is so at-risk groups can be offered vaccination first. A local Pharmacy will be able to do that for you. Alternatively, you can wait to be invited by the Surgery, to have it done with one of our clinicians.

Your next poo could save your life!!!

We are supporting a London-wide campaign to encourage more patients to do their free NHS bowel cancer screening home test, which checks if you could have bowel cancer.

People who are the right age are sent a free NHS FIT (Faecal Immunochemical Test) kit every two years. You use it to collect a small sample of poo and post it back to an NHS lab.

The campaign by NHS London, “Your next poo could save your life”, urges more people to use their kit – a message we wholeheartedly endorse.

Screening can help prevent bowel cancer and find it at an early stage when it’s easier to treat. People who complete their screening are 25% less likely to die of bowel cancer.

The kits are for people with no symptoms and most people get the all-clear.

If you are aged 56, 58 (on or after 16 May 2022) or 60 to 74 and we have your correct address, you will be sent a kit every 2 years. Please use it. By April 2025, bowel cancer screening kits will be for everyone aged 50 to 74 in England.

To find out more and hear from other Londoners about their experience of bowel cancer screening, visit www.healthylondon.org/bcs If you have symptoms of bowel cancer which last for three weeks or more, please contact the practice and ask for an appointment.

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GP Exercise referral scheme


David Weir Leisure Centre.  The perfect way with health conditions to increase physical activity levels and improve health.  For more information please click on this document GP Exercise leaflet


Wellbeing Centre St Raphaels 


Wellbeing Centre is a warm, friendly and welcoming environment which offers social, practical and therapeutic support to anyone, over the age of 18, living with a life-limiting, progressive or chronic illness. We are here to educate, empower and enable you to live life to the full and as independently as possible.


Opening hours


We are open as usual however, please call us on 020 8099 1722 to give us notice of your attendance.



The Centre is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 


Morning sessions are run from 10:00 to 12:30; afternoon sessions are run from 13.30 to 15:30.


Sessions


At our centre, which is like a little sanctuary, there is something for everyone from music to relaxation and a delightful chat over a cup of tea.  Have a look at the full list of wellbeing sessions and services and ring us to book a place.


More information Click here



What is parkrun?



    • Free, weekly 5k events, every Saturday morning, in areas of open space

    • 2k junior parkruns for 4-14 year olds and their families on Sunday mornings


    • Organised by local volunteer teams

    • Walk, run, jog, volunteer or spectate - take part in any way that suits you

    • Open to all, including those who are inactive or have health conditions or disabilities

    • Opportunity to socialise, make friends and be part of a welcoming, supportive community


Click Here for more info

                                 5K Your Way

Move against cancer

They meet on the last Saturday of every month for Parkrun, it’s a community event to encourage those living with and beyond cancer, their friends and families and those working in cancer services to run, walk, jog or volunteer at  Parkrun Nonsuch and there is a coffee afterwards for a chat.

For more information click on this link 5K your Way move against cancer

 
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