The practice has been informed by the CCG that the Pharmaceuticals company who provide chemicals to process certain blood tests at the hospital laboratories are currently experiencing a shortage of the product. We have been instructed that we can only send in certain blood test samples that do not require the chemical to process or urgent only!
Unfortunately this will mean that the practice may have to postpone certain blood tests that have already been booked. If this is the case, you will be contacted by a member of the team. We appreciate the inconvenience this may cause, but have been assured that everything is being done to resolve this issue as soon as possible.
This is something that is out of our control and would like to thank patients who have been so understanding.
We will provide further updates when we receive any further instructions from the CCG.
DID YOU KNOW .......
During the month of September 2020, there were 1452 face to face clinical appointments at the Seaton & Colyton medical practice.
If you have any medical issue that you are concerned about, please contact the practice or send an econsult that you can access on the homepage or our website. You may in the first instance be requested to have a telephone appointment with a clinician. If required, a face to face appointment will be arranged for you.
Please be assured that all the appropriate measures are in place to help protect patients & staff at the practice.
QUIT SMOKING THIS STOPTOBER
Stopping smoking is one of the best things you'll ever do for your health!
You can find further information regarding the health benefits as well as useful hints & tips on the NHS quit smoking website https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/quit-smoking/
The practice is also here to help patients who would like help and further advice for how to quit smoking. Please contact us for further information.
Many of us see the festive period as a chance to spend quality time with our favourite people. But for thousands of people, it will only offer more of what they endure all year round: domestic violence and abuse.
Are you experiencing domestic violence? Do you know of someone who is experiencing abuse and may need help and support?
The 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline can be contacted on:0808 2000 247
The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential.
Whether it's family difficulties, money problems, or feeling lonely, it can be a difficult time, remember the Samaritans offer a safe place to talk anytime of the day or night
Samaritans offers listening ear over Christmas. Whatever you're going through, call them free any time, from any phone on 116 123.
They are available around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it's best to call them on the phone. The number is FREE to call. You don't have to be suicidal to call them. From the UK: 116 123