Changes to Community Phlebotomy Service
Please be informed that a number of changes are being made regarding the provision of community phlebotomy services in Wolverhampton. This includes changing some days where the service can be accessed.
A copy of the letter regarding the changes, which was recently circulated to GPs can be found here, and a copy of the revised drop-in clinics timetable can be found here.
'The View-Point' - Hear-Our-Voice Newsletter Summer 2017
Hear-Our-Voice is a mental health action group based in Wolverhampton which aims to bring together all people from Wolverhampton who attend or have attended Mental Health services, including GP contact and those who choose not to access those services.
Their latest newsletter can be found here.
Carers Week 2017 - Information and Celebration Events for Carers 12th June to 18th June
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. As part of Carers Week, an event for carers is being held around at Bantock House, Bantock Park on Friday 16th June at 10:30am. The event will give support and information to carers, as well as to recognise and celebrate their efforts.
Information about the event can be found here.
Wolverhampton Dementia Awareness Events
As part of the launch for this year's dementia awareness week, the Alzheimer's Society are holding an event at the Bob Jones Community Hub on the 15th May from 10am-1pm. More information can be found in this flyer.
An advance planning workshop will be held at Dr Mugionda's practice at Bilston Health Centre on the 16th May. More information about that event can be found here.
Dementia Cafés in Wolverhanpton
The Alzheimer's Society, in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council, runs 5 Dementia Cafés around Wolverhampton. Dementia Cafés offer a place where people diagnosed with dementia, as well as their friends and carers can meet for informal support. Further information and a list of regular venues can be found here.
A 'pop-up' café is being held outside of the regular café venues at Swanmore Community Centre in Bradmore on the 20th March. More information on the pop-up café can be found in this document.
Half of Fizzy Drinks Have More Sugar in One Can Than Adult Daily Limit
New research reveals that 55% of all the carbonated drinks on sale in shops contain more than 30 grams, or seven teaspoons, of sugar – the limit that everyone over the age of 11 is encouraged to stick to. The Guardian reported in this research in this article.
The Relate MacMillan Counselling Service
In partnership with MacMillan, Relate are offering a counselling service for Wolverhampton residents who have been affected by or are living with Cancer. More information about the service, along with self-referral forms can be found on their website.
The Wolverhampton Integrated Respiratory Lifestyle (TWIRL) Project
A support group for people living with COPD has been established in Wolverhampton, and they are looking for people to join in order to receive advice and support from healthcare professionals as well as the opportunity to socialise with others living with COPD.
If you would like to find out more about the group and the help it offers before the first meeting on 20th July, representatives will be available at the North Bank Bar, Molineux on Wednesday 6th July from 1pm until 3pm. More information about TWIRL can be found here.
Carers' Bulletin March 2016
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Wellbeing Event – Part of Residents Week 2016
Take the time to care for your self
There’s no doubt that carers in Wolverhampton do absolutely sterling work; your often tireless efforts and selfless attitude are fully commendable, and are what helps keep the city ticking along. Yet, it’s also important to sometimes think of yourself and your own needs; how are you feeling? Undoubtedly being a carer requires great patience and resilience, so it’s important that you have the time to unwind and recharge your batteries.
On Tuesday 15 March from 9:00am to 12:30pm the City of Wolverhampton Council will be hosting a wellbeing morning, aimed at offering residents in the city the opportunity to try out a range of different wellbeing activities for free. These give-it-a-go sessions will focus on both physical and mental wellbeing, and include activities such as aqua aerobics, group walks, health checks, music therapy, art and craft design, and many more. The full programme can be found here.
This would be an excellent opportunity for you to try something new in a fun and light hearted atmosphere, and we warmly welcome all carers to come along and give some of these free activities a try. Of course we would be delighted for you to attend with a relative, friend or neighbour that you offer support to.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Residents’ Week Team
This event is just one of a range of events taking place during Wolverhampton Residents Week Monday 14 – Friday 18 March 2016. Residents Week provides opportunities for local people to compete for jobs, enhance their skills, become self-employed and improve their health and fitness. The full programme of events is available at www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/residentsweek
Coffee and Chat Event for Carers
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Named GP - all patients have a named allocated doctor
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Sugar Smart – Change 4 Life
Click here to find out more about this initiative.
Free App for Safe Lithium Treatment
Click here to find out more about this service.
City Carer Winter 2015 Bulletin
Click here to read the bulletin.
Primary Eye-care Assessment and Referral Service (PEARS)
Click here to find out more about this service
Important Information – Changes to your Baby Clinic
Your baby clinic at Thornley Street Surgery has changed. These will no longer be walk-in clinics, your baby will now be seen by appointment only. Please call the health visitor team on 01902 442624 to book an appointment.
Patient Choice of GP Provider
From the 5th of January 2015, our policy for registering new patients who live outside of our practice area is changing. Following changes to GP contracts, we will be free to register patients who live outside of our boundary. These changes mean that patients are able to join practices in more convenient locations, such as a practice near your work and would therefore benefit those patients who, for example, live outside of our boundary but work in Wolverhampton.
More information can be found HERE.
Thornley Street Surgery is now on Facebook!
Find us and ‘like’ us at www.facebook.com/thornleystreetsurgery
Friends and Family Test
Friends and Family Test questionnaires are available to fill in in reception. Click here to read more.