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This Organ Donation Week we’re encouraging families to get together and talk about organ donation

Although the law around organ donation has changed to an opt-out system for adults in England, Wales and Scotland, your family will still be consulted if organ donation is a possibility.

Your family can overturn your decision if they aren’t sure what you want, but 9 in 10 families support organ donation going ahead when they know that’s what their loved ones had wanted.

We’re encouraging everyone in the family – no matter what age – to start talking about organ donation. Even if you’re not sure if you want to donate, having that conversation might help you make up your mind.

Find out more about Organ Donation at Organdonation.nhs.uk 

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World Alzheimer’s Month

This year’s World Alzheimer’s Month is focussing on dementia, highlighting the importance of talking about dementia and raising awareness of how it impacts the daily lives of people affected by the condition.

We know that receiving a dementia diagnosis can leave a person feeling very alone. We have also spoken to primary carers who feel isolated since their loved one received a diagnosis. But you are not alone – there is support available to anyone who is affected by or worried about dementia. You can find information, guidance and support at:

NHS.UK

The Alzheimer’s Society

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Important Information: Blood Tests

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.

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In this together!

We want to ensure that our GP practices are safe places for everyone – that is our absolute priority and we ask that you do all you can to help us help you. Everybody needs to continue to act carefully and we thank you for your support – we’re #inthistogether. Watch this short film put together by Cheshire CCG featuring Tina Birkby a local Practice Manager and local GP, Dr Judi Price reinforcing the need to continue to stay safe and the ways that people will access general practice for the foreseeable future.

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Covid Vaccination Guidance

Everyone 18 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

 

If you live in England and are aged 18 or over, you can get a COVID-19 vaccine from a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site without an appointment.

A small number of walk-in vaccination sites are also available for people aged 16 and 17. More sites should become available over time.

You do not need to be registered with a GP or bring any ID. It might help to bring your NHS number, if you know it.

If you’ve already had your 1st dose, you need to wait 8 weeks before having your 2nd dose.

If you’re under 16 and eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, you cannot use these walk-in sites to get vaccinated. Please wait to be contacted by the NHS.

Local Covid vaccination clinics:

Middlewich Victoria Hall   – to book, email   smash.bookings@nhs.net

Walk in-

Northwich vaccination centre – Hartford Methodist Church, Beach Road, Northwich  CW8 3AB

Alderley Park Mass Vaccination Centre – Alderley Park, Congleton Road, Alderley Edge, Macclesfield SK10 4TG

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Childhood Respiratory Conditions

Dr Ravi Jayaram has teamed up with Cheshire CCG and created a short video explaining the rise in respiratory conditions in young children and what parents should be on the lookout for! To watch the video
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CATCH App – a useful tool for anyone looking after little ones

Cheshire CCG have developed the CATCH app, a very useful tool for anyone looking after little ones.  It contains useful information about emergency care for children, services available in the local area and information on routine care such as immunizations and medication. Get it wherever you get your apps

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Pregnant? Have your Covid-19 vaccines

If you are pregnant it is important to have both doses of your Covid-19 vaccine to protect you and your unborn baby.

Covid-19 infection is currently circulating and can be serious for pregnant women. Thousands of women have been safely vaccinated in the UK and Worldwide.

Call 119 or go online to www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/ to register for your vaccination appointment. You can also attend walk-in, mobile or pop up vaccination clinics in your area.

For more information on the covid-19 vaccination for women of child bearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding visit this handy guide on gov.uk