A heat-health alert has been issued across all regions in England from Tuesday, 9 August until Sunday, 14 August. Please do look out for family, friends and neighbours who may be more vulnerable during prolonged periods of hot weather – particularly elderly people who live alone and people with underlying health conditions. If you are concerned about your health or somebody you care for, please contact NHS 111, your local pharmacist, or your GP. For tips on how to stay cool during this spell of hot weather, please click here. Please note, severe heat exhaustion or heatstroke requires hospital treatment. For information on the common signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke, please click here.
March's patient newsletter is available to view here. The newsletter includes a message from the operations manager, information on cervical screening, COVID-19, NHS app and much more.
Please take a few minutes to read the newsletter.
If you have any feedback or queries, please contact the practice.
Healthy Minds is accessible for people over the age of 16 and who are registered with a GP in Tameside or Glossop. The service offers support and treatment for those experiencing difficulty sleeping, low mood, depression, stress, worry, anxiety, feelings of hopelessness and/or panic attacks.
Healthy Minds can also help those dealing with the effects of a long-term health problem or chronic pain, postnatal depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, or phobias.
For further information or to self-refer please visit www.penninecare.nhs.uk/healthymindstameside or phone 0161 716 4242.
Please be aware, the Macmillan support line (0808 808 00 00) is open from 8am to 8pm seven-days-a-week, for general information, emotional or financial support.
To find out more about cancer and COVID-19 please, visit https://www.macmillan.org.uk/.
Did you know:
You know your body best so speak to your doctor if something doesn’t seem right.
National screening programmes can help diagnose cancers at an early stage, when treatment is more likely to be successful. Cancer screening is for those without symptoms, so if you’ve noticed a change, please don’t wait for screening – tell your doctor as soon as possible.
Whatever cancer throws your way, Macmillan is right there with you.