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Quarterly Newsletter - August - November

Welcome to Urban Village Medical Practice’s quarterly newsletter. The focus of this newsletter will be to keep you, the patient, up to date with any relevant news or changes here at Urban Village Medical Practice and hopefully strengthen the relationship and communication between patients and practice staff. We also have a Patient Participation Group which is made up of patients from the surgery who have an interest in healthcare. They will work closely with the practice to ensure local needs are met and patient views are taken into account. If you would be interested in joining the PPG please contact Jane Wilson at jane.wilson38@nhs.net.

Flu Season
Flu season is upon us and this year we are trying to make things a little easier for you. We plan to have daily flu slots available from September during each of the nurse and health care assistant clinics and will also be running a drop in clinic on the morning of Saturday 6th October from 9am-1pm. The flu vaccination is offered to at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women, elderly people and patients with long term chronic health conditions. We also offer the flu vaccination to carers and children of a certain age - you can follow this link for more information regarding childrens flu immunisations- 
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/child-flu-vaccine/

 If you want to check your eligibility for the flu vaccination just call the practice on 01612725656 and a receptionist will be able to help you.

Staff changes
There have been some welcome hellos and sad goodbyes here at Urban Village over the past couple of months. Our lovely nurse Anne Broughton has left us and although she will be greatly missed by all we wish a her a lovely long and happy retirement. We also have a new pharmacist, Cole Mckee, who started with us in August. Cole will be supporting us with all aspects of Medicines Management. You may see him around the Surgery or he may give you a call regarding your medication. It is also that time of year when we must say goodbye to one registrar and welcome a new one. We wish Dr Victor Ogala well as he undergo's the next part of his training to becoming a fully qualified GP. Dr Tina Bani has now joined us as our next registrar and will be with us for the next 12 months.

Manchester Standards 2018-19


The Manchester Standards Programme is continuing into 2018-19 with a new set of standards. Following on from last year we will still be looking at long-term conditions and improving general access as well as adopting the new standards which include mental health and how primary care can work more proactively within communities. Specific areas we will be focusing on are dementia, military veterans, carers and health improvement and early detection of health conditions. If any of the above affect you then it is possible you may hear from us in the coming months as we work to set the standards in place.



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