We are very pleased to announce that Wawn Street Surgery is now registered and participating in the National Cancer Diagnosis Audit (NCDA). NCDA is an important national project with a focus on improving how people are diagnosed with cancer. Please see the attachments for further information. How your information may be used is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.
The practice is participating in the annual National Diabetes Audit. The audit will take place from 12th March 2018 and the second one in May, the date to be confirmed.
Patient Information Leaflet is available below
The practice is now able to offer Work Experience placements for students who require this as part of their further education.
We can accommodate two students per year maximum.
If you would like to register an interest, please contact Debbie Hamilton, Managing Partner.
If you have provided us with your mobile number, you will be receiving a text with a link to a Survey about communications at the Practice. We would appreciate your responses. Alternatively, you can go to the Communication Survey page on this website and follow the link.
Why Adolescent Health is Important
Many problems start in adolescence e.g.
Half of lifetime mental illness started by the age of 14 years, 75% by late teens
More than 8 out 10 adults who have ever smoked regularly started before the age of 19
8 out 10 obese teenagers go on to be obese adults
More than half 15-16 year olds had consumed more than 5 alcoholic drinks in the previous month.
These leaflets are also available at Reception here at the practice.
As you will all be aware from the local and national news there is a new game/app that can be downloaded directly to mobile phones called Pokemon Go and works via a phone’s location service and sends you messages telling you where to go to “find” a Pokemon, which is a virtual creature. The user then has to physically go to the location shown to “collect” the Pokemon. It was launched in America and elsewhere a couple of weeks ago and although it has not been officially launched in the UK yet there are many people who have managed to download it already.
There are concerns that the game could present dangers to younger children and other vulnerable people as there are ways for users to “lure” other users to certain areas (you may have seen some reports in the news regarding this). In light of the forthcoming school summer holidays can you all please remind children and vulnerable young people playing this game not to go anywhere alone as they may be placing themselves in a vulnerable situation.
The NSPCC have now released a guide for parents to keep children safer whilst playing on the app. This can be found at https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/pokemon-go-parents-guide/
Please Click Here to view the leaflet for Texting Patients