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Opening Hours Over Christmas and New Year
Friday 22nd December usual hours except closed between 1-2pm
Monday 25th December - closed
Tuesday 26th December - closed
Wednesday 27th December - open (patients requiring more urgent attention will receive priority)
Thursday 28th December - usual opening hours
Friday 29th December - usual opening hours
Monday 1st January - closed
Tuesday 2nd January - usual opening hours (again priority will be given to those requiring more immediate treatment)
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The theme of this year’s Carers Rights Day is Make Connections, Get Support and will focus on:

Making family carers aware of their rights

Many families struggle to navigate the maze of services and entitlements, and miss-out on financial and practical support. Last year we supported over 11,000 family carers and those with care needs by providing information, advice and support, peer support and homecare.

Letting family carers know where to get help and support

We champion family carers’ rights every day of the year. We want every family carer to know where to turn for advice, information and support, whether in their local community or online.

Our Family Carers Helpline Team is ready to listen to find out what matters to each carer. They provide tailored information and advice anytime between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday on 01480 499090.

We also encourage family carers to visit our website which is packed with information including our new online directory of carer resources. We’ve also

teamed up with Carers UK and Cambridgeshire County Council to give carers in Cambridgeshire access to a wide range of digital tools and essential resources that may help make their caring situation easier.

We provide local support through our network of Family Carers Hubs which run monthly from local community venues. Delivered in partnership with other independent and statutory organisations, we offer a rotating programme of health and wellbeing sessions across the Hubs focusing on issues that matter to family carers like Back Care, Falls Prevention, Medication Management, Continence Care and resilience for family carers. Our Hubs are for family carers, the people they support and their families and friends. Short breaks are available across all of our Hubs providing activities and support from our CQC registered Care staff so that family carers can have time to relax, chat with other carers and access the help and support they need.

 

Carers Trust Cambridgeshire Peterborough Norfolk is a local charity, supporting family carers of all ages and people with care needs. We provide a wide range of services for families and we are a network partner of Carers Trust, the UK’s leading provider of support for family carers and the people they care for. Our Mission is to improve family carers’ lives and prevent, reduce and delay the harmful impact of caring. Family carers can be referred for information and support by phoning our Family Carer Helpline or via a Family Carers’ Prescription referral through their GP surgery.

Dynamic health

If you are living with pain due to your joints, muscles or nerves then you can access NHS Physiotherapy advice and treatment directly from DynamicHealth, provided by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust. To find out more, simply visit http://www.eoemskservice.nhs.uk/home, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.’

 Please take a few minutes to check out our website if you haven’t already and like, follow and share to support us on social media. The team has a proven track record of providing modern, high quality and responsive care, as evidenced by the Trust’s good rating awarded by the Care Quality Commission.

 We are a frontrunner in supporting the national shift towards empowering patients to self-care and stay well, with our patients finding resources to enable them to manage their musculoskeletal conditions themselves (where it’s clinically appropriate). There is also information that goes beyond relevant exercises and how to access our services, to offer general health and wellbeing information. For example how diet and even sleep can affect, and be affected by a person’s musculoskeletal condition(s).

Don’t swallow up your NHS - use it wisely this winter

Every time you visit your GP it costs the NHS £45*

You can treat minor winter illnesses such as colds and coughs, sore throats, and upset stomachs easily at home with medicines, which you can easily buy at low cost from your local pharmacy.

So be prepared and stock up on winter essentials today:

  • pain relief (paracetamol)
  • cough and sore throat remedies
  • first aid kit
  • upset stomach treatment
  • rehydration treatment
  • heartburn and indigestion treatment

Having these winter essentials at hand will not only save you time and help you to feel better quicker, but help save the NHS much needed resources. 

Your local pharmacist can also offer you advice and guidance on the best treatment for you – no appointment needed.  Pharmacists are available on every high street and in supermarkets with many open evenings and weekends. Click HERE to find a pharmacy near you. 

*£45 is the average cost for GP consultation time, cost of the medication, and dispensing fee.

Now’s the time to get your free flu jab! 

Local residents in at risk groups are being reminded to get their free flu jab.  Adults over 65; those with long term health conditions; children aged two to eight; carers and pregnant women may all be eligible.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people see their GP and tens of thousands are hospitalised because of flu.  Symptoms of flu can be very unpleasant and last for several weeks. It can lead to more serious complications like middle ear infections in children, and pneumonia or bronchitis for those with underlying health conditions, and in some cases it can be fatal.  

Flu is a highly contagious illness that spreads rapidly through the population.  It can cause serious complications for at risk groups, such as the elderly, expectant mothers and people with long term health conditions.

Although it’s not possible to know which strains of flu will circulate each winter, the flu vaccination is still the best protection against an unpredictable virus which can cause severe illness and deaths amongst vulnerable groups.

Vaccines are available between October 2017 and March 2018, so contact your GP or pharmacy now – it’s free because you need it. For more information visit www.nhs.uk/staywell

Self Care

Cambridge and Peterborough CCG require GP surgeries to reduce the spend on the NHS budget for items that patients can buy over the counter at a Pharmacy rather than receive a prescription. These items include drugs such as simple painkillers (paracetemol, ibuprofen etc), upset stomach items (lactulose, fybogel, dioralyte etc), hayfever medication, heart burn and indigestion (gaviscon, pantoprazole), Fungal infections (canesten etc), Conjunctivits (eye drops), Eczema (hydrocortisone, daktacort), Travel sickness, haemorrhoid treatment, skin rash, head lice, nasal sprays, cold sores, coughs and colds remedies. These items are very often much cheaper than a prescription fee, but regardless the cost is saved from the NHS budget. The Spinney is required to save at least £15,000 per year from these items, so please consider buying these items from a Pharmacist where possible. Self Care leaflets can be found on our "further information tab".

 

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