Our next specialist talk will be held on May 8th at 7.30pm and is entitled 'The Role of the First Responder and First Aid for all'.
You may know that the first Responders are a team of trained volunteers who work under the direction of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. The team takes it in turns to provide emergency health care and advanced First Aid for people living in the village and its surrounding area. CFRs are dispatched by ambulance control with life saving equipment to look after a patient until a 999 response arrives.
RECENT CONSULTANT TALKS
In April 2018, Dr Claire Page gave us a very informative talk on 'Falls and How to Prevent Them'.
Dr Page advised that keeping active and exercising, was the best way to improve your balance and strength - both key ingredients for preventing falls. Indeed, she had us on our feet and trying some of these exercises!
Please see below for a copy of the 6 exercises that she recommended. A paper copy of these is available at the surgery too.
6 Exercises to Help Prevent Falls
The full Get Up and Go leaflet can be accessed here: Get up and Go Leaflet
New members for our PPG are always welcome. The group should be representative of all ages of patients! Please click on 'Contact Us' or speak to one of the Receptionists if you are interested in helping to shape the direction and services of the Practice and they will pass your details to us
The PPG also fundraises for the Practice. So far, we have bought a new bluetooth ECG monitor and provided WIFI access for patients waiting in the surgery.
You can read about our action plan and reports by clicking on the 'Plans and Reports' tab above.