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PRACTICE HOLIDAYS

Thursday 2nd 7 Friday 3rd June 22

Tuesday 12th July 22

Monday 29th August 22

Friday 23rd December 22 from 1pm

Monday 26th December & Tuesday 27th December 22

Monday 2nd January 23

 Practice Based Learning afternoon closures from 1pm

Thur 26th May 22

Practice Based closure afternoons 1 - 6pm - covered for urgent medical attention by Gp Out of Hours. Tel: 028 91822344

 

 

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Mon 12th July 21

Mon 30th Aug 21

Mon 27th Dec 21

Tue 28th Dec 21

PRACTICE TRAINING AFTERNOONS:

ednesday 28th April 21   1- 6pm

Thursday 17th June 21   1 - 6pm

During these closure periods, if you require urgent medical attention, please contact

Gp Out of Hours - 02891 822344

 

Thursday 24th December 20 from 1pm

Friday 25th December 20

Monday 28th December 20

Friday 1st January 21

PRACTICE HALF DAY CLOSURES FOR TRAINING PURPOSES:

Thursday 26th May 22 from 1pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Out of Hours

After 6.00pm each evening and at weekends, the practice is covered for emergencies by South Eastern HSS Trust.

Please contact GP OOH 02891822344

All calls will be recorded.

Home Visits

A request for a home visit should be made before 10.00am. Home visits are made on the basis of clinical need, for patients who are too frail to come to the surgery.

 

Services for COPD are nurse led within the surgery with 1-2 clinics on a week by either Hannah or Hilary

Currently appointments are generally via telephone but a face to face nurse appointment can be requested if preferred.

All patients with a diagnosis of COPD should be reviewed yearly

If you are experiencing any changes in your breathing and already have a diagnosis of COPD, or you feel your inhalers are not as effective please call the surgery

To book an appointment in the COPD clinic please call the surgery

For more information about symptoms follow the link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd/symptoms/

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Below are links to some videos to demonstrate how to do so

How to use a pMDI inhaler | Asthma UK (For inhalers such as Ventolin, Fostair, Clenill, Trimbow)

How to use a NEXThaler inhaler | Asthma UK (For inhalers such as nexthaler)

How to use an Ellipta inhaler | Asthma UK (For inhalers such as anoro ellipta or trelegy)

How to use an Accuhaler inhaler | Asthma UK (For inhalers such as Spiriva or Seretide)

How to use a spacer (multiple breath) | Asthma UK (Using a spacer device to tidal breathe)

How to use a spacer (single breath) Asthma UK (Using an inhaler with single breath and hold technique)

Spirometry

You may have had spirometry in the past- a breathing test in the surgery where you blow into a machine multiple times

Spirometry is a way to diagnose COPD and can asses how much restriction you may have in your airway therefore assessing how severe or advanced your COPD is

Currently we are not able to perform spirometry in the surgery due to covid 19 guidance but hopefully this will be up and running again soon

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a service that is available for those with COPD. During Pulmonary rehab specialists will train you how to improve your lung capacity and keep your lungs healthy via a mix of breathing and physical exercises available to people of all abilities.

It is important to keep your lungs as healthy as possible especially with COPD and some simple guidance can help relieve your symptoms over time and stop the disease worsening.

Speak to your Practice Nurse if this is something you would like to be referred for

Below are some basic exercises you could do at home

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 It is possible to have both asthma and COPD at the same time and both conditions need to be addressed separately even though symptoms may overlap. Please speak to your Nurse about this

 
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