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Probus Memory Café

 

A member of Cornwall Memory Café Network

 

We meet at Probus Village Hall at 2.30pm until 4.30pm on the following Wednesdays:

2017

November 8th & 22nd

December 6th

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Do you care for someone who has problems with their memory?

 

We do ..and we also care for their carers.

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For more information, contact Jill Prisk 01726 884388 or 07541319989 EmaiI: promem@btinternet.com

 

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Friends & Family Survey

To access the survey online, please look for the "have your say" column on the right side of the page and click "Friend & Family Survey". All of your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Advice on Travel to South Africa

Please see the Practice News section above for advice on travelling with children to South Africa.

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The Promoting Health Information Line (PHIL)

is a health promotion initiative developed by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust. This service is designed to provide advice and support to those who wish to make a positive lifestyle change concerning smoking, alcohol intake, healthy weight and physical activity.  Please visit the website at:-

 

http://www.healthpromcornwall.org/events/

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Meningitis C Booster for young adults 

Young adults aged between 17 - 25 are eligible for a free Meningitis C Booster. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.

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     Being referred?

 

If your GP is referring you to see a Specialist it is important that we have up to date contact details. You can do this by submitting this via the website, or coming into the Surgery to fill out a form.  Please note it is also a requirement to have your height, weight and blood pressure.

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Your Clinical Record

You can now update your clinical record online. Just click the link on the homepage and fill in the form.

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Free Weight Matters Programme

This 8 week programme covers Nutrition, Physical Activity and Behaviour Changes.

Classes are being held in St Austell, Truro & Camborne

Please ring 01209 310062 or/and visit their website www.weightmatters.org.uk.

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LEAPActive is part of the C&IOS Health Promotion Service specialising in physical activity. for more information make an appointment with your GP or visit the website www.leapactive.org

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EEFOWe are EEFO Level 2 approved - the young person friendly services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. For more information go to www.eefo.net 

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Visiting your GP


For many people a visit to the doctor (also known as a GP or General Practitioner) can make them feel anxious, often because they are not sure what to expect. Here are some helpful points about your rights when you visit your doctor.

You can…

    • See your Doctor about any health related problem: A GP offers a holistic approach to health care – this means that they are able to help you with your physical, psychological/emotional and social needs.

    • Be sure that everything said to your doctor is confidential: this means that everything said during your appointment is kept private between you and your doctor and will not be shared with anyone without your permission. The only time information would be shared without your permission is if you or someone else is at risk of serious harm. This should always be discussed with you first.

    • See a Doctor by yourself at any age: the issues that you discuss will be confidential between you and the doctor regardless of how old you are. If you talk to your GP about contraception or sexual health and you are under 16, your GP may encourage you to talk to your parent or carer about these issues to make sure that you have support at home.

    • Ask to specifically see a male of female doctor: This may be important to you if you want to discuss a personal problem
    • Ask to see your preferred doctor: Once you find a doctor that you like and trust, it is best to stick with them (and always request to see them when you book an appointment) because they will gradually get to know you and this means you will not have to keep repeating your story each time you visit.

    • Take a ‘chaperone’ with you into your appointment: It may make you feel more comfortable to bring a friend or family member with you.

    • Ask for a double appointment (20 minutes) if you feel 10 minutes is not going to be long enough, or you have more than one medical condition to discuss.

    • Be involved in discussions and decisions about your health: Decisions about your healthcare and treatment should be a joint discussion that is agreed by both you and your doctor.

    • Consent to your own treatment: If you are over 16 you can make your own decisions about which treatments you do and do not have and this cannot be overruled by your parent or carer. If you are under 16 you can make the same decisions if you are able to understand your treatment options and what would be involved in your chosen treatment. 



If you are struggling to talk about your emotions, Doc Ready is a tool to help you prepare what to say when you come to visit the doctor.

 

Here is a list of Young People Friendly weblinks that you may find helpful to browse…

Mental health and emotional worries:

The Site: your guide to the real world – information about mental health and all sorts of other issues

www.thesite.org

 

Hear Our Voice: support for local young people

http://www.youngpeoplecornwall.org/programmes/74-2

 

Kooth: online counselling service in Cornwall

www.kooth.com

Headmeds: information about common medications used to treat mental health conditions
 
 
Mindyourway: mental health conditions explained and information about local services
 
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Smilingmind: mindfulness for young people
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Sexual health and Contraception:

Brook

http://www.brook.org.uk

 

Teenage Embarrassing Bodies – information about STIs and all sorts of other health issues

http://www.channel4embarrassingillnesses.com/teenage-bodies


Local Sexual Health & Contraception advice: The Hub @ the Royal Cornwall Hospital

www.rcht.nhs.uk/RoyalCornwallHospitalsTrust/OurServices/AZServices/S/SexualHealth/SexualHealth.aspx

 

Drugs and Alcohol:

Talk to Frank: confidential drugs advice

www.talktofrank.com

 

The Site: your guide to the real world – information about drugs, alcohol and all sorts of other stuff

www.thesite.org

 

Drug and Alcohol Service for young people in Cornwall

http://addaction.org.uk/landing.asp?section=709&sectionTitle=YZUP+-+Cornwall

 

Weight matters:

Teen weight wise: healthy eating advice

http://teenweightwise.com

Get Active Cornwall: information about healthy living and local activities for all ages

http://www.getactivecornwall.co.uk

 

 

Local projects for young people:

WILD: Young Parents Project for Young Mothers

www.wildproject.org.uk


Carefree: for young people in or leaving care

www.carefreecornwall.org.uk

Kernow Young Carers: for young people who are taking care of others

http://kernowyoungcarers.org

 

Directory of local young people friendly services:

 

Lists of local Youth Friendly Services including information about the C card

www.eefo.net

 

Cornwall Healthy Living Centre: pathways to local youth projects and support services

www.wchlc.org.uk/young/ 

 
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