Cam Sight update

 

Cam Sight runs monthly rural groups across Cambridgeshire for adults living with a visual impairment, their carers, and their family members. The group provides the opportunity to:

  • Meet others within the local community with similar experiences and share tips and advice with one another

  • Socialise regularly and form friendships

  • Enjoy a range of guest speakers, activities and entertainment

  • Learn about and explore a range of equipment and aids available from our mobile unit

Refreshments are provided!

Where:

Stapleford Rural Group, Stapleford Community Centre, Cox’s Close, Stapleford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 5SP

When:

Every first Thursday of the Month 14:00 - 16:00

  • 6th January

  • 3rd February

  • 3rd March

Fee: We ask for a voluntary £1 per person each group they attend

Transport:

Members are encouraged to arrange their own way to the group, however we are happy to help with this and arrange transport if needed.

Please contact Alex for more information

alex@camsight.org.uk

01223 420033

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 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