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Please note our flu open days will be held on 22nd and 26th September between 8.30 and 6pm for eligible patients.    There is no need to book in advance.  Bydd ein diwrnoadu ffliw agored yn digwydd ar Fedi 22 a 26 rhwng 8.30 yb a 6 yp.  Nid does angen apwyntiad

 

New information site launched to improve well-being in Wales.  A landmark new website service has been launched to help people find the information and advice they need to improve their well-being and access local support services in Wales.  Visit DEWIS here

Our very own Liv Jones is taking on the 14 peak challenge for our charity of the year - the Alzheimers Society.  If you can, please donate here.  Thank you :)

Older People’s Forum

Do you want to have your voice heard on the services you receive?

Tea & Coffee will be available

Forums are held at Llys y Felin Community Centre 2pm-4pm

Forum Dates 2016:

17th May 2016

28th June 2016

9th August 2016

20th September 2016

1st November 2016

13th December 2016

Please call Emma on 01745 816947 for more details

Please note the number for phlebotomy/blood services for the Royal Alex is changing - 

As from the 4th May 2016 the Blood Test Appointments line phone number for the Royal Alex,

Rhyl will be Changing the New numbers are as follows:

English Line Number: 01978 318420

Welsh Line Number: 01978 318421

 

 

 

 

Or 4ydd o Fai bydd rhif llinellau Ffon am Apwyntiadau Profion Gwaed

Yn newid y rhifau newydd fydd

 

Llinell Saesneg: 01978 318420

 

Llinell Gymraeg: 01978 318421

 

Phone line opening times: 09.00am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Alternatively you can ring Denbigh Infirmary on 01745 818100 or Ruthin Community hospital on 01824 728610 between 10 and 2pm to make an appointment

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April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Screening will help stop people dying from bowel cancer. We can all raise awareness of bowel cancer screening this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

  • If you are over 60 (or over 50 in Scotland), take the test when you receive it in the post.
  • If you are younger, tell the people over 60 (or over 50 in Scotland) in your life, to take the test.

- click here for more information

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Vale of Clwyd Mind are delighted to announce the start of the Allotment Project The Common, St Asaph on Wednesday and Friday - 10 am - 2 pm.  The aims of the project is to engage with people with mental health problems with the wider community of St Asaph and surrounding areas.  We are living in a time when an increasing number of people suffer from stress, anxiety, depression or other more serious/longer term mental health problems.  

We aim to attract both people suffering form short and long term mental health problems and other members of the community to work together on the allotment.  The Project is geared to both break down barriers and ensure that a ra nge of local people can:

  • Enjoy the peace and quiet of a garden environment

  • Grow fruit, flowers, vegetables, salad items and herbs for their own use - from seed to plate

  • Learn how to use what they grow as part of a healthy diet

  • Reduce the stigma associated with mental health

  • Pick up communication skills through working alongside each other and other plot holders

Please see this poster for more information - The Allotment Project - St Asaph


For further information, please contact: Jenny Bolton Mental Health & Wellbeing Outreach Manager Vale of Clwyd Mind 4 Rosemary Lane Denbigh Denbighshire LL16 3TT

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For help and advice on mental health and well-being have a look at the Health Challenge Wales site for more information here

Thank you for the donations received so far to our chosen charity - Alzheimers Society - if you'd like to donate please go to our just giving page here

Meningitis B briefing

You may have seen on social media and in the media (18 Feb 2016) that a petition to make Meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine available to all infants on the NHS is gathering some pace. The petition was launched following the sad death of a 2 year old from Maidstone, due to Meningococcal B infection this month.

If parents want to vaccinate children outside of the cohort as a private patient you can look to get this done privately however under guidance patients cannot get this done in the practice where they are registered.  Currently Pen-y-Bont are not offering this service, there is a shortage in supply of vaccines available to private patients. 

Should you require any further information about the Meningitis B please visit NHS DIRECT for the most up to date information.

Zika Virus - Your Questions Answered

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the Zika virus has now spread through both South and Central America and expects 3-4 million people to be infected in 2016.

So what is the Zika virus and what steps can you take to protect yourself? Click on this link for further information - NHS Choices - Zika Virus Website

February - National Heart Month

Show your heart some love.

Visit the British Heart Foundation to find out how.

BHF Website

Organ Donation Wales 

Take time to understand what this means for you and talk about it with your loved ones. You can make or change your organ donation decision at any time.

From 1st December organ donation in Wales has changed - click here for more information

Choosing the right NHS Wales service if you become ill or are injured

Choose Well will help you decide if you need medical attention if you get sick. It explains what each NHS service does, and when it should be used.
Choosing Well means that you and your family will get the best treatment. It also allows busy NHS services to help the people who need them most.
If you don’t know which option to choose, please contact NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47
 

 

 

 

If you are or know a stroke survivor who you think could benefit from a Life after Stroke grant, please email grantsexternal@stroke.org.uk or call 0303 30 33 100 for more information on the application process.

Please note that a doctor’s certificate confirming diagnosis of stroke will be needed, and that the grants are means-tested to ensure that they are targeted at those in most need.

PREVENT MENINGITIS W

Young teenagers, sixth formers and 'fresher' students going to university for the first time are now routinely offered a vaccination to prevent meningitis W disease. The Men ACWY vaccine protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia - meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases. All 17- and 18-year-olds in school year 13 and first-time university students up to the age of 25 are eligible for the Men ACWY vaccine as part of the standard NHS vaccination programme.

 

There's further information at http://www.nhs.uk/ (search for "men ACWY") and about meningitis generally at Meningitis Now (https://www.meningitisnow.org/). If you are eligible, to arrange your vaccination, please ring the surgery on (01745) 583208 and book an appointment with one of the practice nurses. 

 

Why not save some time! ORDER YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE

 

 

Why quit smoking?

Let’s face it, there’s lots of reasons why it’s a good idea to stop smoking. Over time your health deteriorates and your wallet feels the burn too. But even though quitting won’t be the easiest thing you’ll ever do, we reckon it will be up there with the best.

Smokers come from all walks of life, each with their own reasons for wanting to quit. For some it’s part of a lifestyle change – the be healthier and fitter. For others, it’s more about how their smoking affects the people around them – their family and little ones.

Whatever your reason, thinking carefully about your motivation and reminding yourself during your quit, can really help you through the tough time.

 

For help to quit smoking - visit the NO SMOKING DAY WEBSITE

Welcome to Pen y Bont Surgery Online

Welcome along to our surgery website where we hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services . Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home.

One Click Away

Convenience doesn’t stop there and you can now access a number of services online. Ordering a repeat prescription or sending us your comments are both just a click away. And if you’re not yet registered with us you can download the necessary forms here too.

Health and Happiness

Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the practice.  This year we are championing Alzheimers UK as our charity for the practice and will be raising money all year, some members of the team have been personally affected by Alzheimers so it is a cause close to our hearts.  If you would like to donate, please go to our just giving page here.

Staff are also coming together this year to help ourselves become healthier and happier, one initiative we have is to meet up monthly for a walk and get ourselves some lovely Welsh fresh air.  The last meet was at Llyn Brenig, Cerrigyudrudion.  Gorgeous walks as long or short as you want it.

For more ideas on getting healthy and about changes you can make visit Change4LifeWales

 JOIN OUR ONLINE PATIENT GROUP - HAVE YOUR SAY! CLICK HERE

 

 

 


 

Online Repeat Prescriptons:-  These are for standard requests, not for additional items/2 months supply etc - anything other than a normal request needs to made with the Practice.

 


 

 

 

 

 

(Site updated 06/09/2016)
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