Carers Week 2017

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Carers week 12th-18th June 2017

London Borough of Hounslow is celebrating Carers week on 12th June 2017 between 10.00am-2.30pm at Isleworth Town Hall, South Street, Isleworth TW7 7BG and 15th June 11:00-13:30 at Sainsbury’s Chiswick.

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make.

There will be a number of stalls from a range of services providing information on the services they deliver and representatives from the voluntary sector. If you take on a caring role please come along and meet professionals and other Carers.

For more information click here to view the flyer

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High Risk of Diabetes

Each year in the UK, 5% to 10% of people diagnosed with pre-diabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes. People with pre-diabetes will often have no symptoms, but have an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease.

What is Pre-diabetes?

Pre-diabetes is also called Impaired Glucose Tolerance. Like diabetes, pre-diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high and the body cannot use it properly. The glucose levels are not high enough at this stage to be diagnosed with diabetes.

In pre-diabetes, the pancreas (an organ in the body) does not produce enough insulin or the insulin that is produced doesn’t work properly. Insulin is a hormone in the blood which lowers and controls blood glucose level. This is often the result of carrying extra fat around the waist area.

Either a fasting plasma glucose test or an HbA1c test may be used to diagnose type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.

The following results indicate the presence of prediabetes:

  • Fasting plasma glucose: 6.0 mmol/L to 6.9 mmol/L
  • HbA1c: 42 to 47 mmol/mol (6.0 to 6.4%)
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http://www.diabetes.co.uk/pre-diabetes.html

Is there a cure for Pre-diabetes?

The good news is that cases of pre-diabetes that are identified early on can be reversed, preventing them from progressing into full-blown type 2 diabetes.

There are no medications which can treat or cure pre-diabetes. The only way of reducing your risk of diabetes is through lifestyle changes. This includes:

  • increasing activity levels,
  • eating a healthy and balanced diet
  • maintaining a healthy weight.

If you would like support please make an appointment with our Nurse or Healthcare assistant for a review. Also visit One You Hounslow who can help you eat well, move more, stop smoking or drink less. 

Appointment System

 

Firstcare Practice Appointment System

The aim of the practice is to empower you to manage their own health and provide tools and support to do this. We are committed to collaborate within the practice and with other professional partners in health and social care to both learn and deliver care. openOur practice is open Monday-Sunday 8am-8pm as a result from your feedback. We have a variety of different appointment types and times ranging from 5 -30 minutes with GP’s, Nurses and Healthcare Assistants.

Routine and same day appointments are released at 08:00 Monday-Friday on a first come first served basis. Please call the surgery on 0208 630 1111 or alternatively book online click here for more information on online access.

receptionReception staff will answer your call, please don’t be offended if they ask you what the problem is, they are here to help you get the right service for your needs and ensure you are booked with the correct clinician.

Following last years patient survey we have worked hard in recent months to improve access by making it easier for patients to speak to a doctor.
We have found that many patients who did not necessarily need to come into the practice could have been helped on the phone or on Skype.
Many things can be dealt with over the phone such as Medication queries, Medical certificates, advice, test results etc.
Telephone appointments are available between 08:00-10:00 Monday- Friday.

If you have recently undergone any tests such as bloods, x-ray, ultrasound, MRI, ECG etc the GP will contact you.  You will either receive a telephone call, text message, email or letter informing you of the outcome and actions that need to be taken.

The following clinicians are part of the Firstcare team:

GP’s:
Dr Talac Mahmud
Dr Emad Mahmood
Dr Adarsh Batra
Dr Haseeb Salam (long term locum)
Dr Sonali Mukerjee Bose (Long term locum)
Dr Sohini Kar (Will be starting in August)

Nurse’s:
Fana Abraha (Nurse Practitioner)
Prabesh Thangarajah (Practice Nurse)
Radha Ghimire (Locum Practice Nurse)

Healthcare Assistants:
Maria Da Cunha
Sukhwinder Dhaliwal
Mohamad Karim Haddy

Admin:
We also have 3 managers and 8 reception/administrators

We understand it can sometimes be difficult to get an appointment. Our staff will try their best to accommodate you or inform you about other services that are available.

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Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness Week programme 15th until 21st May 2017

Have you been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other Dementia?

Do you know someone who has?

Are you concerned that you might be experiencing memory loss?

  • An early diagnosis will help you plan for your future
  • If a diagnosis is made you will get advice and support from a specialist team, including:
    – Doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists and other clinicians
  • These specialists will be able to give you advice on:
    – Medication that may help you
    – Living with Dementia and staying well
    – Social service care and financial help, such as attendance and carer’s allowance, that you may be able to apply for

How can I find out if I may have Dementia?

  • Talk to your GP about your concerns. Take someone with you if you like
  • Your GP will carry out an assessment if they have any concerns about your health
  • If your GP has any concerns about your health they may refer you to see a specialist, where you will have further tests
  • Once your GP has got all the information they need from the specialist they will discuss the results of your assessment with you
  • A clinician or support worker will help you make the arrangements you need