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Granta practices April update

We continue to try to provide the best possible service to our patients whilst experiencing staff shortages and high demand. Please bear with us as day-to-day operations are disrupted. Listed below are some hints and tips to help you help yourself and in turn help us and the NHS:-

SELF-CARE: You can treat many minor illnesses such as colds and coughs, sore throats and upset stomachs at home. Make sure you are stocked up with healthcare essentials such as pain relief (e.g. Paracetamol), cough and sore throat remedies, upset stomach treatment, rehydration treatment, heartburn / indigestion treatments and a first aid kit.

USE YOUR LOCAL PHARMACIST: They can offer you advice and guidance on your symptoms and on the best treatment for you – no appointment needed. Pharmacists are available on every high street and in supermarkets, with many being open in the evenings and at weekends.

COMMUNITY PHARMACIST CONSULTATION SERVICE (CPCS): This service enables patients to have a same day appointment with their community pharmacist for minor illness or an urgent supply of a regular medicine. Should you need to be escalated or referred to an alternative service, the pharmacist can arrange this. Please speak to our reception team to be referred into this service.

USE THE NHS UK SYMPTOM CHECKER www.nhs.uk:  This helpful tool can guide you through your symptoms and direct you to the most appropriate health service for your needs.

RING NHS 111, OPTION 2: If you are experiencing a mental health crisis this First Response Service puts your mental health first. It provides 24-hour access, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, to mental health care, advice, support and treatment.

MEDICATION: If you need to order medication, please do this online via SystmOnline or the Airmid app. Details of how to do this can be found on our website www.grantamedicalpractices.co.uk  If you do not have internet or mobile telephone access, you can send in your repeat medication slip or write in with your repeat request. Unfortunately, we cannot take prescription orders over the telephone.

Thank you for your continued understanding, patience and support. #bekind

Posted March 22 2022

 

Granta Medical Practices Update, March 2022

 

 

Are you up to date with all of your vaccinations? There are a number of vaccines available on the NHS, the more common of which are listed below. If you are unsure whether you are eligible or would like further information please do not hesitate to call us on 0300 234 5555 or visit www.NHS.UK

 

Shingles vaccine – who is eligible?

 

  • Adults 70 to 79 years old

 

You only need to have the shingles vaccine once and you can have it at any time of year. Whilst it is a very effective vaccine, some people can develop shingles at a later stage, but the illness will be milder. It is also fine to have the shingles vaccine if you have already had shingles. It works well in people who have had shingles before, and it will boost your immunity against further shingles attacks.

 

There is a new vaccine available for people who are immunosuppressed called Shingrix and this is available at all of our surgeries as a 2-dose course.

 

Pneumonia vaccine – who is eligible?

 

  • Babies, as part of the national immunisation programme

  • Adults aged 65 and over

  • Children and adults with certain long-term health conditions, such as a serious heart or kidney condition.

 

The pneumonia vaccine protects against serious pneumococcal infections and encourages your body to produce antibodies against pneumococcal bacteria.

 

If you have a long-term health condition you may only need a single one-off vaccination or a vaccination every 5 years, depending on your underlying problem.

 

Flu vaccine – who is eligible?

 

  • Adults 50 years and over

  • Have certain health conditions

  • Are pregnant

  • Are in a long-stay residential care

  • Receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick

  • Live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis).

  • Frontline health or social care workers

 

If you are not eligible for a free NHS vaccine you can buy one from your local pharmacist. Granta Pharmacy in Sawston have stocks of flu vaccine – to book an appointment call 01223 727530.

 

Covid vaccine – who is eligible?

 

  • People aged 16 and over

  • Children aged 12 to 15

  • Some children aged 5 to 11

 

Adults have 2 vaccinations plus a booster dose. People with a severely weakened immune system are offered 3 doses plus a booster. Please note that it is never too late to start your covid vaccine course.

 

Visit www.nhs.uk to find out where get covid vaccinations.

Sandra East, Head of Patient Services

Granta Medical Practices, London Road, Sawston, CB22 3HU

Posted Feb 14 2022

Granta Medical Practices Update, February 2022

Covid Vaccine Update

On 13th December 2021 the government announced that the deadline for every adult to have been offered a covid booster was being brought forward from 31st January 2022 to 31st December 2021.

Granta staff stepped forward to support the “Omicron Emergency Booster National Mission” to encourage everyone who is eligible to “get boosted now”.

Between 15th December and 3rd January an extra 7,000 Granta patients were vaccinated. Staff worked the 3 bank holidays, in addition to squeezing extra vaccine clinics into their normal working days, to ensure that as many patients as possible were vaccinated before the new deadline passed.

New Hospital Helpline for Patients

The Covid-19 pandemic has added to the strain on all NHS services. As a result of this, waiting list times for outpatient and specialist appointments and procedures have increased for everybody. 

This can cause worry and uncertainty about when you will eventually receive an appointment, and unfortunately Granta has no direct access to the hospital appointment lists.  

If you have been referred by your GP / are waiting for:

·An outpatient appointment

·An appointment for hospital tests (e.g. scans)

·A date for an operation or other treatment

·A follow-up from your hospital team

and you have a query about what is happening, there is now a new dedicated Freephone Patient Help Line - 0800 048 5800.

May we respectfully ask that you only call Granta if your condition has genuinely deteriorated, when you will be reviewed by one of the clinical team and appropriate action can be taken in regard to your hospital care.

Thank you for your continued understanding, patience and support.

Sandra East

Head of Patient Services

sandra.east@nhs.net

Posted Jan 31 2022

Great Shelford health news

 

Granta Medical Practices Update December 2021

Please find below details of when our surgeries will be open over the Christmas and New Year break.

 

Make sure that you order your repeat prescriptions in plenty of time to ensure that you do not run out of your medication over the holidays. The table below shows you when you will be able to collect your prescriptions, depending on the date you place your order.

 

 

Day and date

Opening hours

 

Repeat prescription schedule

Thursday 23rd December 2021

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 30th Dec

Friday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 31st Dec

Saturday 25th December (Christmas Day)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Sunday 26th December (Boxing Day)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Monday 27th December (Bank Holiday)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Tuesday 28th December (Bank Holiday)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Wednesday 29th December

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Thursday 30th December

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 5th Jan

Friday 31st December (New Years’ Eve)

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 6th Jan

Saturday 1st January (New Years’ Day)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 7th Jan

Sunday 2nd January

Closed

Place order today, pick up 7th Jan

Monday 3rd January (Bank Holiday)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 7th Jan

Tuesday 4th January 2022

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 7th Jan

 

Be prepared for common health problems by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. You can treat many minor illnesses such as colds and coughs, sore throats, and upset stomachs by having a supply of health care essentials such as pain relief (paracetamol), cough and sore throat remedies, a first aid kit, upset stomach treatment, rehydration treatment and heartburn / indigestion treatment. Having these essentials at home will not only save you time and help you feel better quicker, but will also help save the NHS much needed resources.

 

Your local pharmacist can also offer you advice and guidance on the best treatment for you. Pharmacists are available on every high street and in supermarkets with many open evenings and weekends.

 

Whilst we are closed, if you need urgent medical assistance please use the NHS 111 service.  If you have an emergency that poses an immediate threat to life, please ring 999.

 

For further information on available healthcare services, please go to www.nhs.uk or our website www.grantamedicalpractices.co.uk

 

We wish you all a healthy and peaceful holiday season.

 

Sandra East, Head of Patient Services. Tel: 01223 627743 / Email: sandra.east@nhs.net

Posted Nov 9 2021

NHS Hearing Aid Maintenance Centre

 

We clean, re-tube and supply batteries for NHS hearing aids

We do not provide hearing aids or hearing tests

 

GREAT SHELFORD

Great Shelford Free Church (Baptist)

Ashen Green, Great Shelford, CB22 5EY

 

THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH

FROM 10.00 AM - 12 NOON

 

2022

This is a drop-off and wait service by appointment only.

To book an appointment please use our online service at www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk

or phone the office 01223 416141 or Text: 07852 699196.

 

Thursday       6th January                Thursday       7th July

                        3rd February                                     4th August

                        3rd March                                          1st September

                        7th April                                             6th October

                        5th May                                              3rd November

                        Not open in June                            1st December

Supported by NHS Audiology and Cambridgeshire County Council

Posted Nov 30 2021

Great Shelford health news

 

Granta Medical Practices Update November 2021

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine

 

The coronavirus boosters are being given by NHS vaccination centres in our area, and you will be contacted direct when it is your turn to book. The booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your first two doses of the vaccine and also helps gives you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

 

Who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine?

 

Booster vaccine doses are available to those most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a second dose of vaccine at least 6 months ago. This includes:

 

  • People aged 50 and over

  • People who live and work in care homes

  • Frontline health and social care workers

  • People aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19

  • Carers aged 16 and over

  • People aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

 

If you are pregnant and in one of the eligible groups listed above you can also get a booster dose.

 

If you are a frontline health or social care worker you can book a booster dose appointment online – you do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS.

 

For further information on coronavirus booster vaccinations please ring NHS 119 or go to www.nhs.uk

 

 

Sandra East

Head of Patient Services

sandra.east@nhs.net

Granta Medical Practices Update October 2021

 

Flu clinics

 

You may have seen in the news that some scheduled flu vaccine deliveries could be delayed.

 

If your appointment is affected we will contact you to rearrange.  If you do not hear from us then please assume that your existing appointment is going ahead.

 

Face coverings

 

Please note that face coverings must be worn when entering any Granta building, unless you are exempt. This is to protect our vulnerable patients and also to protect our staff and our community.

 

Covid symptoms

 

If you are experiencing any covid symptoms, please do not come into any of our surgeries. Instead, stay at home and ring 119 / go online to www.nhs.uk to arrange for a PCR test.

 

If you have any questions you can call us on 0300 234 5555 or visit our website www.grantamedicalpractices.co.uk .

Sandra East

Head of Patient Services

sandra.east@nhs.net

Granta Medical Practice update September 2021

 

Flu Clinics

 

Are you eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine? If yes, but haven’t yet booked one don’t delay - ring 0300 234 5555 to arrange your appointment.

 

We are holding clinics on the following dates:

 

Saturday 11th September – Granta Sawston, Granta Linton, Granta Shelford

 

Sunday 12th September – Granta Market Hill

 

Saturday 9th October – Granta Sawston, Granta Linton, Granta Barley

 

Saturday 23rd October – Granta Shelford

 

As a Granta patient, you have a choice of which venue you attend, on a day most convenient for you.

 

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0300 234 5555 or email me on sandra.east@nhs.net

 

Charity Event

 

Granta Medical Practices are proud to support EastFest21, a charity music festival being held on Saturday 18th September, raising awareness of mental health and suicide. Set in the grounds of The Coach House Hotel at Flint Cross (CB22 7PN), there will be live music, a beer festival, food and side stalls, with B&B rooms and camping available. All proceeds are going to the Zero Suicide Alliance, a charity dedicated to raising awareness of suicide by offering free online training for everyone and bringing NHS trusts and organisations together with the joint aim of reducing suicide nationwide.

 

For further information about EastFest21 and to order tickets go to www.eastfest.live

 

For further information about the Zero Suicide Alliance and to access free online training go to www.zerosuicidealliance.com

 

Remember that whatever you are going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call free on 116 123.

Posted Aug 22 21

 

Granta Medical Practice update August 2021

Here at Granta, we are always looking at new ways to connect with our patients and help assist them with their health care journey.

 

One of the options we are currently considering is a mobile telephone app called Airmid; a patient-facing app designed for patients and GP surgeries alike. From viewing upcoming appointments to video consultations, viewing your medical records and ordering your medication, you can manage all your health care needs in one place. There is also the option of incorporating and tracking your own personal health goals with Apple Health and Google Fit.

Airmid is a simple, secure app which you can log into using your NHS app login or your SystmOnline account. An NHS app login can also be created directly via Airmid.

Over the next few weeks we are planning to trial this mobile app with a number of pre-selected patients to test its suitability.  If you have the NHS app, why not download Airmid and take a look? We would welcome any feedback you may have.

Sandra East, Head of Patient Services, email: sandra.east@nhs.net

2021 Flu Clinics

 

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, having your flu vaccination is more important than ever. It is important because if you are at risk from coronavirus, you are also more at risk of problems from flu.  Additionally, if you get flu and coronavirus at the same time, research shows you are more likely to be seriously ill.

This year the flu vaccine will be given to people who:

·        Are 50 and over

·        Have certain health conditions

·        Are pregnant

·        Are in long-stay residential care

·        Receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick

·        Live with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus

·        Frontline health or social care workers

From 1st July 2021 you will be able to book your flu jab and, as a Granta patient, you have the flexibility of choosing when and where you would like to go for your vaccination.  Clinic dates are as follows:-

Saturday 11th September      Sawston Medical Centre

                                        Shelford Health Centre

                                        Linton Health Centre

 

Sunday 12th September        Market Hill Surgery, Royston

 

Saturday 9th October            Sawston Medical Centre

                                        Linton Health Centre

 

Sunday 10th October            Market Hill Surgery, Royston

 

Saturday 23rd October          Shelford Health Centre

 

When you ring to book your appointment, please state your preferred date, preferred venue and give your age so that you can be booked in for the most appropriate vaccine.

 

Please note, we do not currently have dates for the child flu clinics as we are waiting on delivery information.

 

Did you know … having your flu jab at your doctors’ surgery is the quickest and most convenient way as there are no forms to fill out – the doctors and nurses have your medical history at their finger-tips.

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Sandra East, Head of Patient Services

Granta Medical Practices

Tel: 0300 234 5555, sandra.east@nhs.net

 

 

Beauty & health businesses in Great Shelford

angliEAR Hearing and Tinnitus Solutions
Suite 3 Grain House
Mill Court
Great Shelford
CB22 5LD
01223 661399
info@angliearhearing.co.uk
www.angliearheaing.co.uk

 

Cambridge Clear Beauty

Mill Court

Great Shelford

Tel: 01223 214960

Website: www.cosmeticsurgeoncambridge.co.uk

 

BeauFitness personal trainer
136 Hinton Way
Great Shelford 
Tel: 07736064648

Website: www.beaufitness.co.uk

Email: beaufitness@outlook.com

Beauty Consulting Rooms
7 London Road
Great Shelford
CB22 5DB
Tel: 01223 844471
Email: laurel.winter@ntlworld.com 

 

Blossom and Beauty 

66a High Street 
Great Shelford 
Tel: 01223 847788 
email: liz@blossomhealthandbeauty.co.uk 
Website: www.blossomhealthandbeauty.co.uk/find-us.php 

Bodymend at Camyoga
Chaston House
1 Mill Court
Great Shelford
CB22 5LD
www.bodymend.co.uk
info@bodymend.co.uk

 

Bodywork Therapy Professional skin and beauty treatment 
200 Cambridge Road
Great Shelford
CB22 5JU
Tel. 01223 479277 or 07877 310382
Website:  www.bodyworktherapy.info 

Email: enquiries@bodyworktherapy.info


California Bronze Mobile beauty therapist
71 Macaulay Avenue
Great Shelford
CB22 5AF
Tel. 07872965101 

 

Cambridge Clear Beauty

Mill Court

Great Shelford

Tel: 01223 214960

Website: www.cosmeticsurgeoncambridge.co.uk

 

Cambridge Personal Fitness Training

www.cambridgept.com

Email: matt@cambridgept.com

Tel: 07766 825915


The Cambridge Physiotherapy Clinic
Unit A, Magog Court
Shelford Bottom
CB22 3AD
Phone 211606
Email: info@cambsphysioclinic.co.uk

http://www.cambsphysioclinic.co.uk/

 

Camyoga 
Camyoga South Studios
Chaston House
1 Mill Court
Great Shelford
CB22 5LD
Tel: 01223 847930 
Email: info@camyoga.co.uk 
Website:  www.camyoga.co.uk

 

EMP Therapies - Sports Massage and Complementary Therapies
Grain House,
Mill Court,
Great Shelford,
CB22 5LD
Tel: 07808 125613
Email: info@emptherapies.co.uk

Website: www.emptherapies.co.uk 

 

Health and Happiness - Psychological Wellbeing Services
Website: www.health-and-happiness.me -
Grain House at Relief
Mill Court
CB22 5LD
Mobile: 07776071554
email: info@health-and-happiness.me

 

Jenny P Wilson massage

(Monday 15:00 to 19:00 only)
2 Grain House, Mill Court, Great Shelford
Email: contact@jennypwilson.co.uk
Phone: 01223 881899
Website: www.jennypwilson.co.uk/

 

Movement Space (Pilates and Qigong)

Tel: 01223 700232

Email: elaine@movementspace.co.uk

Website: www.movementspace.co.uk

Physiopilates Academy
Tel: 01223 841968
Email: cambridgephysiopilates@gmail.com
http://www.physiopilatesacademy.co.uk/

 

Shelford Nutrition -a nutrition & dietetic consultancy specialising in weight management

Mairi Huntly Registered Dietitian

Website: shelfordnutrition.com

1 Trinity Lane, Great Shelford, CB22 5FE

Email: ShelfordNutrition@gmail.com

Tel: 07741474076