272021Sep

FLU UPDATE 2021

The flu virus kills almost 11,000 people and hospitalises tens of thousands more in England in an average year. It’s more important than ever to get your flu jab this year. We will be contacting all of our eligible patients over the coming weeks to book appointments! If you have recently updated your contact number…

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272021Sep

Couch to 5K – Join Us!

Let’s get active together! As a practice we’ve decided to take part in the couch to 5k programme, this is designed for people who are complete beginners at running, set over 9 weeks. Keep posted on our Instagram @benfieldparkmedicalgroup with the running schedule on a week-to-week basis, you can also download the app as seen…

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242021Sep

5K YOUR WAY TOMORROW

5K YOUR WAY is an organisation that aim to encourage those living with, or affected by cancer in any way, an opportunity to get active! We are based at the Rising Sun Country Park Run on the last Saturday of every month (so TOMORROW!!). Come along to walk, jog or run at your own pace…

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102021Sep

World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. 16 people die each day in the UK by suicide. Need help? Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/if-youre-having-difficult-time/ or phone 116 123 free, 24 hours a day IASP International Helplines: https://www.iasp.info/crisis-centres-helplines/ Grassroots: https://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/find-help-now/ CALM: https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/ or phone 0800 58 58 58 free, 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight. Papyrus (for under 35s):…

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92021Sep

Join Our Art Group

Every Friday afternoon at 2pm we host a free art group for our patients, to learn new skills, take up a hobby, and meet new people. Already our patients have created some incredible pieces of art, such as the rainbow paintings seen above, where they experimented with colour theory and mixed their own paints. Check…

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32021Sep

Allotment Progress – Sept 2021

We want to give a massive thank you to our hardworking patients for turning our allotment into an amazing community space! They’re growing some delicious crops including tomatoes, chilies, and runner beans, that are all in full bloom. Our allotment has been designed to allow any of our patients to get involved with gardening, meet…

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22021Sep

Help to better understand healthcare in the UK

Please find below videos that have been created to help guide new incomers to the UK and those who don’t have English as a first language to better understand healthcare in the UK and the NHS. Introduction to the services the NHS provide: How to use your GP: Find the right help: For more information…

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22021Sep

Blood Supplies Shortage

There is currently a global shortage of blood testing products. To reserve supplies for urgent cases, we have been advised across the NHS to delay non urgent tests where it is safe to do so. We will review on an individual basis each need for bloods, and re-book tests when supplies become available. Apologies for…

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