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Surgery News

Non-urgent advice: Next Bank Holiday

Monday 26th August

The Surgery will be closed all day and reopen on Tuesday 27th August.

 

 

Non-urgent advice: Staff Updates

We are part of the Rugby Health Network which is a team of healthcare professionals that provide specialist services for GP Practices around Rugby.

These include Dieticians, Clinical Pharmacists, Podiatry, First Contact Physios, Occupational Therapists and Mental Health Workers. They also manage Enhanced Access which provides GP and Nurse appointments in the evenings and weekends. Appointments are either here at the surgery or at one of their other bases in Rugby.

For more information visit https://www.rugbyhealth.nhs.uk

 

Non-urgent advice: Next Staff Training

Wednesday 24th July

The surgery will be closed for Staff Training between 1pm-5pm. We will reopen as normal at 5pm. There will be emergency phone cover during this time.

 

Local News

Mirena Coil Update
  • MIRENA COIL UPDATE

On the 10th Jan 2024, the FSRH (Faculty for Sexual and Reproductive Health) released a statement stating that The Mirena® coil
52mg LNG-IUD has now been licensed for 8 years for contraception use. The United Kingdom Medicines Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) has approved an extension to the Mirena licence from 5 years to 8 years for contraception.
There has NOT been an extension to the licensed duration of use when being used for the management of heavy menstrual bleeding, or for endometrial protection as part of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

How does this affect practice?
Users of the Mirena 52mg LNG-IUD can now be advised that the device can be used as contraception for 8 years. This also applies to individuals who already have a device in-situ.

There are no changes to the established FSRH and British Menopause Society recommended duration of use when a Mirena 52mg LNG-IUD is being used for endometrial protection as part of HRT (5 years from time of insertion) or to existing guidance about duration of use of Mirena for heavy menstrual bleeding.

Please book an appointment if you wish to discuss this further.

Asthma Inhalers
  • ASTHMA INHALERS
Were you aware inhalers have a carbon footprint? Some types a lot higher than others. This is due to some containing a propellant gas that helps carry the medicine into the lungs. For more information and to help you decide if you are suitable to make a swap to a more eco friendly inhaler please read https://shorturl.at/ksuEX and discuss it with the nurse at your next review.
PLEASE REMEMBER!!!
The most important thing is to keep your asthma under the best control possible, using inhalers that suit you well.
DO NOT stop using the inhalers you already have without talking to your healthcare professional. It is important to make a choice that is right for you. Talk to your healthcare professional before making any changes to your treatment. A good time to do this might be at your next routine asthma appointment.
If you stop your treatment, your asthma might get out of control, which can be dangerous for your health. It will also have a higher carbon footprint because you will need to use your reliever (rescue) inhaler more and may need more visits to your GP or hospital
NHS App
  • NHS APP  

The NHS App have made it so patients can now set up their own online access without the need to visit the surgery! 

Either download the NHS App via your phones app store or click here for their online version and follow the instructions to set up an account.

With the NHS App you can book appointments, order repeat medication, view health record and more! (Please note you must be over 13 to have an account).