KT Summer Newsletter — May 2019
Carers Week 10th-16th June 2019
A carer is someone of any age who supports another person who could not manage without support. It is vital that your wellbeing, as a carer, is enhanced and prioritised. There are events organised for Carers Week, including Care for a Walk at 11am on Monday 10th June for Carers (and who they care for) and an outdoor exercise class on Tuesday 11th June 11am, both events at Sandall Park. & refreshments available.
For further information visit these websites below:
THANK YOU — We are so proud and appreciative of all our carers.
patients who are carers.
Online access allows you to take control of the ordering of your medications, ensuring they are being correctly ordered when needed so there is no delay in the collection of your prescriptions from your chosen pharmacy. You can also book appointments to suit your needs and availability and view blood results online. All this can be done at http://www.kingthornepractice.co.uk within a few moments, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! To sign up, bring in some photographic ID and a Care Navigator can issue you with a user name and password within minutes!
Team KT Staff Update
Jessica Snowball has recently joined our Nursing team as a Practice Nurse and has been meeting many patients. We are also due to have Joanne Roelich join us as a Practice Nurse & Domanee Green as a Health Care Assistant in the very near future. Welcome to the team!
Electronic Prescription Service
We understand that life is very busy and it is not always possible or convenient to come to the surgery to collect a prescription. By phoning the practice, you can inform the Care Navigators of a local pharmacy that we can ‘tag’ you too, which allows any prescription ordered to be sent electronically to a chemist which is suitable for you. This may be closest to your home or work, or somewhere you pass regularly.
A reminder about Edenthorpe’s opening hours ...
Monday to Thursday: 8am—12pm and 1pm—5.30pm.
Friday: 8am - 12pm
Friends of Sandall Park
Kingthorne Group Practice are proud to be in partnership with the Friends Sandall Park and we have recently assisted them with the development of The Quiet Garden.
The Quiet Garden was initiated following a grant after a two male suicides in the park and the death of a participant in the Park Run. It seemed fitting to utilise the funds to create a Quiet Garden to encourage people to sit awhile in quiet reflection in peaceful surroundings.
Volunteers have worked tirelessly to transform the previously neglected area into a place of serenity and beauty and installing four new benches for people to rest.
Kingthorne have donated towards the recently installed noticeboard, which will be updated regularly informing people of events, organisations and contact details for anyone interested in mental health issues and other issues.
TEAM KT ARE PART OF THE PARK RUN!
Do you want to get fit and be more active? Want to get out in the fresh air and meet new people? Go for a stroll? Improve your mental health? Or simply spectate/volunteer? Join the team every Saturday morning 9am at Sandall Park Boating lake.
On Saturday 6th July 2019 The Kingthorne Group Practice will be ‘taking over’ the duties of the Park Run volunteers. If you’d like to help, be a steward, motivate and support participants or even be cheerleaders, please let Vic Hassall know.
Register to take part at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register.
Holiday Vaccination information …
If you are due to travel abroad and have a query regarding vaccinations or believe you need to book to have vaccinations, please inform our Care Navigators of the date of travel and location of your holiday. These details will be passed to our Practice Nurses, who will look into the vaccinations needed and what you are already covered for. The Nurses will then contact you to make an appointment if needed. Please be aware the nurse may not contact you back on the same day.
How to fight hayfever
Hay fever is usually worse between late March and September, especially when it's warm, humid and windy. This is when the pollen count is at its highest.
Symptoms of hay fever include sneezing and coughing, a runny or blocked nose, itchy, red or watery eyes, itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears, loss of smell, pain around your temples and forehead, headache, earache and feeling tired. If you have asthma, you might also have a tight feeling in your chest, be short of breath and wheeze and cough.
There's currently no cure for hay fever and you can't prevent it. But you can do things to ease your symptoms when the pollen count is high. You can put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen, wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes, shower and change your clothes after you've been outside to wash pollen off, stay indoors whenever possible, keep windows and doors shut as much as possible, vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth, buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and a vacuum cleaner with a special HEPA filter.
Try to avoid cutting or walking on grass, spending too much time outside, do not keep fresh flowers in the house, do not smoke or be around smoke (it makes your symptoms worse), do not dry clothes outside (they can catch pollen), do not let pets into the house if possible as they can carry pollen indoors.
Speak to your pharmacist if you have hay fever. They can give advice and provide the best treatments.