VACANCIES - JOIN OUR TEAM
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and professional individual to join our friendly and supportive reception team.
We are looking for someone who is hardworking with excellent communication and customer service skills - if this sounds like you please apply via NHS Jobs using the link below:
We are sorry to have to post about another scam that we have been made aware of whereby a caller claiming to be from Ashbourne Medical Practice advertises personal pendant alarms which are free of charge initially then progressing to 99p per day. At this point the caller asks for the recipients bank details. Please remain vigilant and share this message with elderly relatives or friends who may be targeted - we would never ask for a patient's bank details.
We have been made aware of a text scam which asks patients to order COVID test kits. The text purports to be from the recipient's GP practice and could easily be mistaken as a legitimate notification as the recipient's mobile will show the text grouped with legitimate texts from their own GP practice. The message advises them that they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Omicron and that they must order a test kit using a link within the text. The link then asks for a payment of £0.99 for postage. Ashbourne Medical Practice would not text patients in this way and would not seek payment for test kits. Please be vigilant to avoid providing personal information such as bank details to fraudsters.
Telephone number confirmation
Please remember that our
telephone number changed last year to the number below, our old number will now no longer work.
Please contact us on 01335 216885 between the hours of 8am to 6.30pm.
BOOKING YOUR SPRING COVID BOOSTER
If you are eligible for a spring COVID booster please book online at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119.
Talk to FRANK!
Talk to Frank is a useful website with links to local services, information, guides of how to talk to children about drugs and the dangers.
Find out everything you need to know about drugs, their effects, and the law. Talk to Frank for facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol today.
Derbyshire Home from Home Service
Be Self-Care Aware
Self-care is recommended when you have a minor condition which doesn’t normally need medical care (from a doctor or nurse) or any treatment in order to get better .In practice this means a person decides that they can manage their illness without seeing a doctor. This may be because they don’t like taking remedies or pills, or because they believe they will recover just as quickly if they stay at home and rest until their illness goes away of its own accord. Or they may pop out to buy medicines over the counter at a pharmacy. Either way, ‘self-care’ is something millions of us do every day – for positive and practical reasons.
But what if you feel you need some advice before you are able to self-care? For instance, if you’re not sure if your condition is minor, or one that goes away of its own accord, i.e. a virus, or if you just want advice on how to relieve the symptoms.
The good news is, your local pharmacist can help you:
Local pharmacies provide NHS services in the same way as GP practices – and pharmacists train for five years in the use of medicines before they qualify as health professionals. What’s more, it’s a walk-in service, open all day. A pharmacist will assess symptoms and consider any long-term conditions, and the medicines that you’re taking, before providing a recommendation.
They will either:
- Support/advise you in your decision to self-care.
- Sell you an ‘over the counter’ medicine (which doesn’t need a prescription or visit to a GP) that will help relieve symptoms and make you more comfortable.
- Signpost you to the right medical care if you need it.
Derbyshire Cancer Buddies
Derbyshire Cancer Buddies is a not-for-profit community-based group comprising a team of compassionate comprehensively trained volunteers who have lived experience of cancer and now provide emotional support Derbyshire cancer patients, survivors and carers though their cancer journeys. We support people via our Facebook page and our trained Buddies also offer quality assured 1-1 telephone Buddy support via a self-referral system. So far we have received 100% positive feedback from service receivers – some have described Buddy support as a ‘lifeline’ and all really appreciate the opportunity to socially interact with others who are able to share experiences and aspects of their everyday lives.
Our contact details are provided on our Facebook page re: https://www.facebook.com/derbyshirecancerbuddies/