Chris Cole Channel swim
Our Practice staff are amazing. Follow Chris on his channel swim by clicking on the picture.
To find out more about his swim and the Snowdrop charity for which he is raising funds, check out the Patient website at:
Congratulations and Commiserations
After 10 hours of swimming Chris decided to call it a day with severe shoulder pain and feeling the cold, but all is well and we are proud of his effort .....
Shakespeare expressed the situation in the phrase "Discretion is the better part of valour" it is better to be careful, than to do something that is dangerous and unnecessary. You may still contribute to his charity by going to the donation page at:
Another £600.00 is still needed to reach the target of £5000.00.
Congratulations to Karyn Brooke, Red and Green Practice Nurse Manager on her award of Queen's Nurse (QN). Click the badge to learn more ...
Guidance to keep you safe when bringing your child for vaccinations.
While coronavirus has put limitations on all our lives, it is important that you or your baby or child still have routine vaccinations. They protect against serious and potentially deadly illnesses and stop outbreaks in the community. We recommend that you book your child in for their next injections when they are due – see www.nhs.uk/vaccinations for details.
To see further guidance about safety in attending for a child's vaccination during the Covid19 pandemic click on the picture on the left.
It's very tempting now the lockdown has started to be lifted to make the most of the sunny weather. However it is important to take some sensible steps to ensure your health and safety during the heatwave.
Sun safety tips
Spend time in the shade when the sun is strongest. In the UK, this is between 11am and 3pm from March to October.
Make sure you:
spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm
make sure you never burn
cover up with suitable clothing and sunglasses
take extra care with children
use at least factor 30 sunscreen
To find out more about being safe in the sun click on the sun image to go to the NHS advice page about how to enjoy the sun safely.
If you have symptoms of #coronavirus, you will now be eligible for testing. Symptoms include:
A high temperature
A new continuous cough
Change or loss of smell or taste
To find out how to book a test click on the picture on the left.
Returning to work - click on the box below to find out about the Government advice for employers , employees and the self-employed to keep safe in the work place.
If you are concerned about the risks of returning to work because of a medical condition, the Practice has prepared a letter that you may print off to use with your employer, to discuss your workplace needs to maintain a safe working environment. Click on the letter image to go to the letter.
To go to information about the response of the Practice to the
Coronavirus, and the implications for patients click the image here
If you have flu-like symptoms (for example respiratory symptoms, shortness of breath, cough, fever) however mild, please DO NOT come to the surgery. Instead click on this link https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 and assess your health situation using the 111 check list.
A virtual thank you from patients through the PPG to show our thanks to the GPs, Nursing and Admin Staff of Red and Green Practice for their dedication in providing support for patients at this difficult time.
The staff of Red and Green Practice would like to acknowledge the helping hand provided by local businesses and community groups in supporting the work of the Practice during the Covid-19 virus pandemic. These acts of kindness, including the provision of safety equipment and gifts for staff, are much appreciated whilst working under such difficult circumstances. To see more about the help provided, go to the Practice Facebook page by clicking here
You may feel lonely , but you are not alone. There are local support networks to help if needed.
If you are over 70 and have underlying health issues, you have been advised to stay at home. You might be feeling worried, scared, sad or even a bit angry at the thought of this and not being able to see friends and loved ones, or take part in the activities that you normally enjoy. This may feel lonely, but you are not alone. Click on either picture to find information about local support groups who are there to provide practical help and support.
A guide to help people manage their care and wellbeing, remain independent and connect to their communities. Contains comprehensive details of care providers and support services across Hampshire. To view a PDF or download the booklet, click on the picture and follow the instructions on their website.
Don't keep it to yourself if you are feeling unwell
There is a concern in the NHS that people who need to be treated for a heart problem may be avoiding seeking help because of a fear of contracting Covid-19. You have to make a balanced decision that weighs your fear about the corona virus, against the very real need to seek help for a heart condition
Do not delay because you think hospitals are too busy - the NHS still has systems in place to treat people for heart attacks and strokes.
You will be kept apart from patients suffering from suspected or confirmed coronavirus, making it very unlikely you will become infected. If you delay, you are more likely to suffer serious heart damage and more likely to need intensive care and to spend longer in hospital.
You may find out more about the symptoms that you might experience if you have a stroke, a heart attack or are suffering from heart failure by clicking on the image on the right.
it is essential to dial 999 if you have symptoms that could be a heart attack or a stroke, or if your heart symptoms get worse, whether or not you have coronavirus symptoms.
During this difficult time and to minimise the possibility of spreading infection, please use eConsult to seek medical advice from the Practice. Follow the steps in the blue box below to contact a clinician, rather than having to spend time on the phone. Please only complete eConsults for yourself and NOT for friends/relatives/or your children .
Quick access tabs: click any tab to go to that topic
The report was published on 20th April 2020 and may be viewed by clicking on ‘See the report’ in the box above.
Each of the links below will take you up to date information about the Coronavirus from the NHS and Government websites
Have you suffered the loss of a friend or family member due to Covid-19? Cruse Bereavement Care have put together some helpful guidance about the different situations you might face. Click on their Logo to find out more.
The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline - Hantshelp4vulnerable – set up to assist frail and vulnerable local residents with essential shopping, medication collections and befriending, is now reaching out directly to the many thousands of people, designated by the NHS as ‘extremely vulnerable’ - to offer support, should they need it. We're worried that some people may potentially miss out on vital support. Click on the Hampshire logo to find out more
To help you decide which is the best service to use find out about how to stay well by exploring the range of NHS Apps that will help you learn how to maintain your health & well-being. Click the App info box to go to the site and select the category that interests you.
Most APPs are free, but some have a cost attached.
Click on this image to see an easy read version of information about Coronavirus and how to stay safe.
Don't be taken in by false news
The Practice has received reports of a possible scam. Some women are being contacted by a text message, that claims to be from the call and recall cervical screening service, to advise they are overdue for screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details. These messages are not from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.
Please do not respond to this request, but if you have any concerns, make direct contact with the surgery.
The Waterside Primary care Network has provided opportunities for the 5 Waterside surgeries to collaborate in delivering a cohesive approach to supporting patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. Click on the image above to find out more about the PCN.
Zero tolerance to aggressive or abusive behaviour. Click on the green image to see the Practice policy to safeguard staff and patients.