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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142021Jul

Face Masks and Social Distancing beyond 19th July 2021

Public Health England have made it clear that infection prevention control guidance is to remain in place for GP practices and other health care providers beyond the 19th July 2021 This means that mask-wearing and physical distancing will continue beyond the 19th July for all patients at Benfield Park Medical Group Help us keep our…

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82021Jul

Worried about a poorly child?

Check out the NHS Child Health app! Developed by paediatricians it offers useful hints and tips on childhood illnesses, such as upset tummies, diarrhea, and viral illnesses, how to recognise when your child is unwell, and when and where to seek further treatment. You can search for ‘NHS Child Health’ on Google Play Store or…

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82021Jul

COVID Vaccination Programme Update #6

Patients in England who have received a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine will now be able to prove their vaccination status for international travel. This information can be displayed digitally on the NHS app (this is not the NHS COVID-19 app used for track and trace) which can then be downloaded or printed out. If…

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12021Jul

Closed at 5:30pm 01/07/21

Due to unforeseen circumstances we will be closed from 5:30pm today. Surgery will reopen usual time tomorrow. Apologies for any inconvenience caused, for medical advice and queries contact 111 or your local walk-in centre and for all medical emergencies visit A&E or contact 999. Thank you.

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162021Jun

COVID-19 UPDATE

With the COVID-19 Delta variant on the rise, we are asking all patients, who phone to arrange an appointment, if they have any COVID-19 symptoms, including a headache, sore throat, and runny nose, which are now being commonly reported for the Delta variant. We would also like to remind patients that face coverings play a…

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