MRP PPG Newsletter - Issue 24, February 2024
Mount Road Practice PPG
by John King
3w ago
The main feature of this episode is how to access NHS 111 and out-of-hours services.  It also contains: - Information on the new D&G bus route that stops outside the medical centre (No. 95). Details on Prescription Prepayment certificates. A request by Healthwatch Staffordshire for people who have called 999 for an ambulance to complete their survey. An invitation from the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board for people to join the People’s Panel A link to Healthwatch Staffordshire’s Deep Dive Report on “Accessing Primary Care - Avoiding the 8:00 am Rush” Informati ..read more
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MRP PPG Newsletter - Issue 23, January 2024
Mount Road Practice PPG
by John King
1M ago
This episode has the Friends and Family Test results for 2023.  It also contains: - Information on the Christmas Parties that we held in December. A call for new PPG members. An update on the screen in the waiting room. These are the links referenced in the podcast: - Friends and Family form - https://www.kidsgrovegpsppg.co.uk/friends-and-family-test-online Link to PPG overview and information - http://mountroadpracticeppg.nhs.uk/ppg-overview  More information and pictures of the Christmas Parties - http://mountroadpracticeppg.nhs.uk/blog  More information on the PPG can be ..read more
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MRP PPG Newsletter - Issue 22, December 2023
Mount Road Practice PPG
by John King
2M ago
This episode has the Opening times for the surgery over the Christmas and New Year period.  It also contains: - A link to find the nearest Pharmacy to your location that is open. Changes to the length of appointments for appointments with the Nurse. Information on our entry to the NAPP Corkill Award for 2023 Details on the podcast episode recorded by our PCN dietitian, Carrie Eckersley. These are the links referenced in the podcast: - Locating a pharmacy during the holiday period - https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/pharmacy/find-a-pharmacy Details on our application for the Corkill Aw ..read more
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Carrie Eckersley our PCN Dietitian talks about weight management and obesity
Mount Road Practice PPG
by John King
3M ago
Carrie Eckersley who is the Dietitian for the Newcastle North Primary Care Network (PCN) talks about weight management and obesity. Some of the topics covered by Carrie in this podcast include: - How are weight management and obesity defined? Health risks associated with carrying excess weight. Some of the root causes of obesity. Support that is available to help you manage your weight. Weight loss drugs. Here are the links to the services that were mentioned in the podcast: - NHS BMI Calculator: BMI calculator | Check your BMI - NHS | Please fill in your details (www.nhs.uk) World Obe ..read more
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MRP PPG Newsletter - Issue 21, November 2023
Mount Road Practice PPG
by John King
3M ago
This episode contains a statement from Mount Road Practice following the distribution of a political party leaflet that contains several concerning and factually incorrect statements regarding Mount Road Practice.  It also contains: - The Friends and Family Test results from October 2023 Information on Get INTO, a new free initiative from Staffordshire County Council and Active Travel England  These are the links referenced in the podcast: - GP Patient Survey Results - https://gp-patient.co.uk/patientexperiences...  Friends and Family Test survey form - http://mountroadpract ..read more
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MRP PPG Newsletter - Issue 20, October 2023
Mount Road Practice PPG
by John King
5M ago
The main item this Month talks about Self Care and the options available to get the most appropriate and timely care It also contains: - Information about the Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS) An update on the upcoming COVID and Flu vaccination sessions. Details about the Digital Access drop-in session being hels at the surgery on 12th October. Information on Stoptober and how to access the Quit Smoking App. A call for volunteers to help out with serving refreshments at the weekly Dementia Activity Group These are the links referenced in the podcast: - Who Should I see (Mount ..read more
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MRP PPG Newsletter - Issue 19, September 2023
Mount Road Practice PPG
by John King
5M ago
The main item of this edition talks about the Cancer Screening Programmes that are run by NHS England to catch Cancer early and the importance of accepting your invitation It also contains: - Information about this year's COVID and Flu vaccination programme A link to learn CPR in 15 Minutes, an initiative by the British Heart Foundation. A reminder of some of the PPG podcats available on our website. A call out for new PPG members, especially younger people and people who can represent minority groups. This is the link to the NHS Cervical screening pages - NHS Cervical Screening pages  ..read more
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MRP PPG Newsletter - Issue 18, July 2023
Mount Road Practice PPG
by John King
8M ago
The main item of this edition talks about the Weekly Dementia Activity Group, held weekly at Whitehill Methodist Community Church and calls for volunteers to help with serving refreshments. It also contains: - Information about an online self-referral system for adults and people with learning difficulties which has been launched by NSCHT (North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust) A request for donation of any unused wheelchairs. A reminder about the benefits of the NHS App A call out for new PPG members, especially younger people and people who can represent minority groups. This i ..read more
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MRP PPG Newsletter - Issue 17, May 2023
Mount Road Practice PPG
by John King
9M ago
The main item in this edition of the newsletter focusses on Diabetes Prevention Week, which is 22nd to 28th May 2023. It also contains: - Details on the weekly Dementia Activity Group that the Surgery and PPG have organised in partnership with Approach Dementia Support. Advice on ensuring that patients are sufficiently hydrated before attending Blood test appointments. Check your risk by visiting the website reedwellbeing.org.uk/healtieryou or by calling  0800 092 1191.  Find out more about the NHS Diabetes programme by visiting https://healthieryou.reedwellbeing.com/  Link ..read more
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MRP PPG Newsletter - Issue 15, February 2023
Mount Road Practice PPG
by John King
10M ago
The main item in this edition of the newsletter has an update on the number and cost of missed appointments (DNA's) for 2022. It also contains: - An article regarding the risk of Prostate Cancer, and a link to a website where you can check your risk in 30 seconds. It may be 30 seconds that could save your life! Information on the latest podcast where Nataliya Cheema from the PCN and Alex Zahorodnyj from Well Pharmacy talk about the Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS). This episode complements the recent podcast recorded by Dr Bradshaw where she talks about the appointment process a ..read more
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