❗️INCREASE IN CASES OF MUMPS NATIONALLY
The majority of cases (68%) have been in individuals aged 15 to 24 years and a number of outbreaks linked to universities and colleges.
💉When are the MMR (Mumps, Measles and Rubella) vaccinations usually given?
The best times are between 12 and 13 months of age and again at three years and four months, with one dose on each occasion. But, if you / your child wasn’t vaccinated then, you / they can be vaccinated at any age with two doses one month apart.
THERE IS NO UPPER AGE LIMIT TO OFFERING THE MMR VACCINE.
⭐️ TWO doses of MMR vaccine are needed to get the best protection.
⭐️ If your child is due to have had two doses of MMR but has not yet received them, no matter what age they are now, you should make an appointment with the surgery.
⭐️ If you can’t remember if you / your child has had any, one or two doses of MMR vaccine, check your / his or her personal child health record (the Red Book) / Ask your parent / carer or contact the surgery (Please do so during our quieter periods Tue-Thur after 2pm).
⭐️ If you don’t know how many doses you / your child has had, it’s better to have two doses of MMR vaccine now rather than risk leaving them unprotected.
⭐️ The practice will be inviting those patients with none or one vaccine recorded in the coming weeks.
Day Surgery at St George’s to end on 19th February 2019.
It is with sadness that we confirm that the outreach surgical services at St George’s will cease from 19th February 2019.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital face significant pressures and the hospital’s Trust Board has made the decision to withdraw outreach services because they are no longer considered viable.
We have tried our best to retain the clinics here because we know many patients and families appreciated and benefitted from the service, but to no avail.
We will be talking to local providers and commissioners about alternative services that might be run from St George’s.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Simon Randall, Practice Manager or the Chief Executive’s Office at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
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Huge thank you to Pulse Charity
St George's would like to say a huge thank you to Pulse charity for purchasing the practice a new lung function assessment spirometer. Our thanks also to anyone and everyone in the Littleport community who support Pulse's superb fundraising work in any way.
The spirometer will get lots of use, not least in the new respiratory clinic we are trialling. This clinic will allow people who have lung conditions such as asthma and COPD better access to our respiratory nurse leads and, if successful, will help our work ensuring everyone has an annual review.
Check out their website HERE
Accreditation awarded - GP training practice.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that, following full inspection and staff interviews, St George's has been awarded accreditation to be a GP training practice. This means the team and the service are considered good enough to train new GPs.
Dr Zoe Hutchinson qualified last year as the lead GP trainer, and Dr Baker and Bolina will be associate trainers.
The trainees are qualified doctors, who have decided to do further training to specialise as GPs. We hope to have our first trainee doctor start with us in 2018.
New baby in the house? Remember to book their six-week baby check.
Travelling abroad on holiday this summer?...
see our Travel Immunisation page HERE for useful information about vaccinations.
Have you had you annual asthma review?
It is very important that people who have asthma get their asthma symptoms reviewed at least once a year. If you haven't had a review in the last twelve months, please contact the surgery on 01353 864100 and we will happily make you an appointment.
Remember, you can also complete the asthma review questionnaire (see further information section to the right of this page).
Changed your phone number? PLEASE let us know
if you have changed your home or mobile number.
It is very important in case a doctor needs to get in contact
with you or someone in your family.
Let us know on 01353 864100 or CAPCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cheffins Oncology Suite
Stephen Barclay MP officially opening the Cheffins Oncology Suite on Friday 2nd May 2014.
It was a very proud day for everyone involved in bringing oncology services to St George’s. The practice has formed a partnership with Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge to provide oncology services closer to home. This will mean that patients (providing they are suitable) from Littleport and the surrounding areas will no longer have to travel to Cambridge for chemotherapy.
One of the rooms on the first floor at the practice has been especially adapted to offer a quiet and comfortable area for patients to receive their regular treatments. The nurses from Addenbrooke’s Hospital will attend the surgery, initially, once a week when they hope to be able to treat up to 15 patients a day.
Our thanks goes to our sponsors (Cheffins ~ for paying for the refurbishment of the room and the running costs for the first year), volunteers and staff who have worked tirelessly to make this venture possible. (2/5/14)