Face covering advice

Patients are required to wear a clean face covering whilst in the surgery. • It is our expectation that patients arrive for a planned appointment with a clean suitable face covering. • Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on and after taking it off. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or…

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Information is available at gov.uk/coronavirus and www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.  This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions. You can only leave your home: to shop for basic essentials –…

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a health condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It develops slowly over several years and is often only diagnosed when a fall or sudden impact causes a bone to break (fracture). NHS: overview Royal Osteoporosis Society: living well with osteoporosis

Veterans

A veteran is anyone who has served for at least 1 day in the armed forces, whether regular or reserve. This also applies to Merchant Navy seafarers and fishermen who have served in a vessel when it was being used for military operations by the armed forces. All veterans are entitled to priority NHS treatment…

Accident & Emergency

The (Accident &) Emergency Department (ED) is open to anyone who needs emergency care because of a serious illness or accident.  When you arrive you will be assessed by a senior nurse. You may have tests or investigations, and be seen and treated by other nurses and doctors.  Many people can go straight home after…

Minor Injuries

A Minor Injuries Unit can treat injuries that are not critical or life-threatening. You may wish to consider calling 111 in the first instance before attending the Minor Injuries Unit at St Mary’s, Newport. Types of injuries treated by the Minor Injuries Unit can include: injuries to upper and lower limbs broken bones, sprains, bruises…

End of Life Support

End of life support involves treatment, care and support for people who are nearing the end of their life, and support for people who are caring for someone who is dying.  The links below cover what to expect, thinking about your wishes for your future care, and looking after your emotional and psychological wellbeing. NHS:…

Patient Transport

Patients who are able are required to make their own arrangements to attend appointments or treatment.  Only if there is a medical need will a home visit or transport to hospital be arranged. There are membership schemes (shown below) for the elderly and frail to take passengers to pre-booked destinations. These are often for medical…

Alcohol Dependency

If you have become dependent on alcohol, you will have found it difficult to fully control your drinking in some way. You will probably need some help either to cut down and control your drinking or stop completely, and also some plans to maintain the improvement after that. There are support groups and other alcohol counselling that…