Christmas 2020

Monday 21st December 2020

Merry Christmas & a Happy & healthy New Year to all our patients! 2020 has been a very difficult year for everyone. Throughout the pandemic restrictions imposed on us have meant we have had to adapt quickly to a very different way of working. This has put a lot of pressure on our GP's & our dedicated team of clinical & administrative staff. We have had to alter the way we consult with patients in order to keep everyone safe. Whilst GP's & nurses are able to manage many problems over the telephone, they have continued to see patients face to face when clinically necessary either in surgery or by home visit. We have also continued to provide chronic disease reviews, medication…

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The "New Normal"

Monday 7th September 2020

We have had a few phone calls this morning asking when we are "returning to normal". We have spent many weeks preparing for a phased return to General Practice, but we will still not be reverting to pre-Covid times. Unfortunately, Covid19 remains, Public Health Wales show an increase in figures over the last 5 days, and this is something we are monitoring. We want our staff and patients to feel as safe as possible entering the building, for work and for their appointments, therefore staffing the door and limiting the footfall in the practice will be of utmost importance to us. Due to social distancing rules, it is very unlikely that we will ever return to the way…

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Flu Vac Update

Monday 7th September 2020

We are pleased to say our first Flu Clinic for children aged 2-3yrs is currently underway this morning. We have now had all our delivery dates confirmed by our suppliers and later this week we will be sending out invites to our over 65's. We will be in touch shortly with regards to Flu clinic dates for our most vulnerable and under 65's at risk patients. Thank you.

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Collections from Surgery

Friday 28th August 2020

Please note that if you need to come to surgery to collect a prescription, sick note, letter or any other item we ask that you please come after 2pm. Morning surgery is a very busy time and to enable us to undertake infection control protocols we need to minimise the traffic at the surgery in the mornings. Many thanks

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Virtual Wellbeing Courses

Wednesday 5th August 2020

Please see attached information regarding free virtual wellbeing courses. These include sessions on Diabetes, Stance Diabetic Footcare, Living with Long Term Health Conditions and Living with Chronic Pain.

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NEWPORT RESPONSIVE FEEDING SERVICE

Wednesday 5th August 2020

Please see the attached information regarding the Newport Responsive Feeding Service. This service offers help with breastfeeding, responsive feeding, formula feeding, building a happy baby and your emotional wellbeing.

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Services that Support Individuals with Addiction Problems (drugs, alcohol, gambling)

Monday 15th June 2020

Alcoholics Anonymous Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline) Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk National Gambling Helpline Phone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight) Website: www.begambleaware.org Narcotics Anonymous Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight) Website: www.ukna.org

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Services that Support Victims of Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)

Monday 15th June 2020

NSPCC Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty: Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline) 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline) Website: www.nspcc.org.uk New Pathways Rape and sexual abuse counselling service: Phone: 01685 379310 Website: www.newpathways.org.uk Rape Crisis To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm) Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk Refuge Advice on dealing with domestic violence: Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline) Website: www.refuge.org.uk

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Community Resources Directory

Monday 15th June 2020

Covid-19, the resulting health and economic worries for many of us, concerns for loved ones and the impact of isolation are likely to have a significant impact on peoples' mental health and well-being. The following organisations can potentially provide telephone support for people struggling with their mental health and well-being and many also have helpful resources on their websites. There is likely to be an increase in the numbers of people seeking help, and CALL has had an increase in its capacity to support an effective response to this increase in demand, so CALL may be a good place to start. If you are a member of staff, you may want to consider how you connect people up with another organisation. You may…

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Bereavement Support

Monday 15th June 2020

Please find below details of several organisations providing bereavement support: Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline - Community Health The Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement. National free helpline 0808 808 1677 Cruse in Gwent Local Cruse provide bereavement support to children, young people and adults throughout the Aneurin Bevan area, free of charge. At the moment all support is telephone based because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Phonecalls will be responded to as quickly as possible but there is a waiting list for further input beyond the first contact. Support is provided by our highly trained volunteers. The Gwent office can be contacted on the number below (Monday - Thursday, 10am…

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British Red Cross

Friday 12th June 2020

Operational Update COVID-19 Please see the attached flyer for information as to how to access support. Crisis Response Contact Centre The British Red Cross Crisis response Centre (CRCC) operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you would like to deploy BRC emergency response volunteers to an everyday emergency or major incident you can do so by phoning the CRCC on 0808 196 3651.

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