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Practice Newsletter Summer 2017

Ashley Surgery Summer Newsletter

On Thursday 15th June we held a cupcake day at the surgery to raise money for Alzheimer’s research, we raised £170.00, huge thank you to all who made cakes, (as you can see from the picture we had a few!!!) & to everyone who donated money.

 

 

 

Walking for Health

The walking group is going from strength to strength. We now have 64 registered walkers. New walkers are always welcome, so if you fancy a gentle walk & some fresh air please feel free to come & join us, the group now walk twice a month on the first & third Thursday of every month, we meet at 2pm on The Loggerheads pub car park.


The registration forms for the walking group are available to download from our website www.ashleysurgery.co.uk or you can pick one up from the surgery.


The group did a sponsored walk on Thursday 20th July to raise money for a community defibrillator at the surgery, so far we have raised just over £500.00, we need £2000.00 so will be having future fund raising events to keep the money coming in. 
If anyone does want to donate money it can be done online at www.aeddonate.org.uk/projects/ashleysurgery

 


Aortic aneurysm screening

On Thursday 1st June the screening team came out from Stoke Hospital to screen our eligible patients, they come to us twice a year to carry out these routine but very important screenings, below is the criteria to be invited along.

They routinely invite all men in a GP practice in their 65th year.  Men over 65 who have not been screened previously can self-refer for a screening appointment by contacting them directly on 01782 674357.
Self-referrals are particularly welcomed from men who smoke/have high blood pressure or have a brother, sister or parent who has or has had, an abdominal aortic aneurysm.




Future Events at the surgery

The next patient participation group (PPG) meeting will be on Thursday 7th September at 3pm, all are welcome, please come along we value your opinions & suggestions.

We will be holding a coffee/tea & cake morning to raise money for Macmillan on Thursday 28th September, please come along & help us support this great cause.



Border Car

We have been informed that due to budget cuts being made by Staffordshire County Council the community may lose the services of Border Car, we as a surgery have many patients who use this very valuable, much needed transport to be able to access appointments at the surgery, they also use the service to travel to local supermarkets to buy weekly groceries. The loss of this service will have an impact on this community especially to those who have no other form of transport or relatives/friends near by.
 We have a petition on the reception desk & also in dispensary, please feel free to sign it, also if you have internet access there is a form you can fill in on the Council’s website to help support the community to keep Border Car.
www.staffordshire.gov.uk/busreview