Hungerford Surgery

New Doctor Appointed. Hungerford Surgery is very pleased to announce the appointment of a new GP Partner. Dr. Ellora Evans (MBBS, MRCP, MRCGP, DRCOG) will be joining the practice in mid January 2012 from the Waterfield Practice in Bracknell. Dr Evans replaces Dr. Sarah Bruen who left the practice in October and will assume responsibility for Dr. Bruen's patient list. We are delighted to have secured the services of Dr. Evans and look forward to welcoming her to the practice in the New Year.

Don’t Forget Your Flu Jab
A reminder that you can still have a free flu jab if you fit into one of the following ‘at risk’ groups. Just call the appointment line on 01488 682507 for more information and / or to make an appointment, or better still mention it to the doctor or nurse when you next attend the surgery for a routine appointment. Over 65 years old. Aged between 6 months and 65 years of age and in a clinical risk group i.e. diagnosed with diabetes, chronic respiratory disease (COPD or Asthma), chronic heart, kidney, liver or neurological disease or you are immunosupressed through disease or treatment. All pregnant women, at any stage of pregnancy – please discuss with your midwife. Frontline health and social care workers.

Those in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow the introduction of infection. Those in receipt of carer’s allowance or who are the main carer of an older or disabled person.

Let’s Get Moving
Promoting active lifestyles is a simple answer to many of the big health challenges facing our country today and Hungerford Surgery is introducing a new physical activity care pathway called Let’s Get Moving. Research and common sense tells us all that we can significantly improve the health of the nation, reduce deaths and improve life expectancy if people lead a more active lifestyle.

We can also help save the NHS money and significantly ease the burden of chronic disease on the acute sector and public services.
It is not necessarily about going to a gym or formal exercise groups which aren’t for everyone. Simple measures like taking regular walks, dancing, swimming or a gentle cycle ride can make significant differences to your well being.

Please ask for more information from your doctor or nurse or by calling the surgery on 01488 682507 and let’s all get moving!

Mike Hall      Practice Manager


 

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