FLU VACCINATION CLINICS
We have clinics arranged for Saturdays 2nd and 16th October 2021.
Please book an appointment if you fit the eligibilty criteria below:
ALL THOSE AGE 50 AND OVER, PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC DISEASES INCLUDING DIABETES, COPD, ASTHMA REQUIRING REGULAR INHALED STEROIDS, CHD, CKD 3,4 OR 5, LIVER DISEASE, NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE, STROKE, MORBID OBESITY (BMI 40 +), LEARNING DISABILITY, IMMUNOSUPRESSED, ASPLENIA OR DYSFUNCTION OF SPLEEN, PREGNANCY, THOSE LIVING IN CARE HOMES AND CARERS
You can book an appointment online at MyHealth online, by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us after 2.30pm Monday to Friday on 01633 890800
UPDATE - 27/08/21
MyDESMOND Diabetes Digital Resource
MyDESMOND is now available across Wales as a result of funding from the All Wales Diabetes Implementation group.
MyDESMOND is an interactive digital platform for people with type 2 diabetes designed to support and educate them to better self-manage their condition. MyDESMOND can be used as a standalone programme for those unable to attend virtual or face to face groups, or can aid self-management before, during and after attendance at group-based education sessions such as X-PERT or Diabetes Awareness session.
The NHS Wales collaborative website below contains the links for registration, including a ‘What’s in it for me’ short video, bilingual patient flyer & information for HCPs (I have also attached these documents to this email), which you can share with your colleagues. I have also added text and images which you are welcome to use within your websites/ Twitter pages.
NHS Wales health Collaborative website: Diabetes Implementation group
This is the direct YouTube link for the ‘What’s in it for me & login details’ animation also for you to share with your patients
We have been notified by the Health Board that there is a UK wide shortage of specific blood bottles due to manufacturer problems and it is essential that we take immediate action to restrict any blood tests to only those that are high priority for clinical care.
This shortage is temporary and is expected to last up to 3 months. This does mean that bloods tests for some people will be postponed until the national stocks recover. Those patients with the highest risk or need will still receive the blood tests they need, but those requiring a routine blood test will have to be postponed for up to 3 months.
If you are booked in with the Practice for routine bloods, you will be contacted in the next couple of days.
Thank you for your co-operation
Vasectomy - 06/08/2021
If you are thinking about having a vasectomy you can now refer yourself for this, you don’t need to be referred by your doctor. The first step is to ring 01495 765065. You will be placed on our waiting list and contacted when we have appointments available.
DISRUPTION TO BLOOD SCIENCES SERVICES WITHIN ABUHB - 28/07/2021
Routine Appointments - 14/07/2021
The Rogerstone Practice has been experiencing an increased demand for routine appointments over the past few weeks.
Appointments are released at 10am every day and they are being booked very quickly over the phone.
These appointments are also available to be booked online at 10am daily through MyHealth Online. Please ask Reception for a form to sign up for this service and bring some photo ID with you.
Whilst we do understand your frustrations, we are asking that you please be patient and to remain polite when talking to members of our team.