Granta Medical Practices - Village News December 2020

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Sandra East, Granta Medical Practices 

Coronavirus

 

We continue to work hard to keep our patients as safe as possible, along with our staff and our community.

 

Patient access continues to be by invitation only, following a prior telephone assessment. If the assessing clinician feels it is clinically necessary to see you, they will arrange for you to come in and see them.

 

Essential care, such as NHS immunisations, blood tests, smear tests, and mother and baby checks, continues to go ahead at selected sites. We carry out temperature checks on both staff and patients to minimise risk. Patients must wear a mask if entering any of our buildings.

 

Coronavirus information changes rapidly. For the very latest news and guidance, please go to www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ and www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

Holiday Season Opening Times & Repeat Prescription Schedule

 

 

Day and date

Opening hours

 

Repeat prescription schedule

Wednesday 23rd December 2020

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 30th Dec

Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 31st Dec

Friday 25th December (Christmas Day)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Saturday 26th December (Boxing Day)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Sunday 27th December

Closed

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Monday 28th December (Bank Holiday)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Tuesday 29th December

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Wednesday 30th December

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 5th Jan

Thursday 31st December

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 6th Jan

Friday 1st January 2021 (Bank Holiday)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 6th Jan

Saturday 2nd January 2021

Closed

Place order today, pick up 6th Jan

Sunday 3rd January 2021

Closed

Place order today, pick up 6th Jan

Monday 4th January 2021

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 7th Jan

 

You can treat many minor illnesses such as colds and coughs, sore throats, and upset stomachs easily at home. Make sure you keep stocked up with health care essentials such as pain relief (paracetamol), cough and sore throat remedies, a first aid kit, upset stomach treatment, rehydration treatment and heartburn / indigestion treatment. Having these essentials at home will not only save you time, and help you feel better quicker, but will also help save the NHS much needed resources.

 

Your local pharmacist can also offer you advice and guidance on the best treatment for you. Pharmacists are available on every high street and in supermarkets with many open evenings and weekends.

 

If you need urgent medical assistance when we are closed please use the NHS 111 service.

 

If you have an emergency that poses an immediate threat to life, please ring 999.

 

For further information on alternative services, please go to our website www.grantamedicalpractices.co.uk

 

Repeat Prescriptions

 

Please make sure that you order your repeat prescriptions in a timely manner to ensure you are not without medication over the Christmas and New Year break.

 

We wish you all a healthy and peaceful holiday season.

 

Sandra East

Granta Communications

e. sandra.east@nhs.net

 

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Khandel light Advent Appeal - December 2020

 

Why we need your help

 

This year the lives of people all over the world have changed. This year people fell ill. This year people lost jobs. This year people couldn’t afford food. This year people didn’t have enough clean water. This year in Rajasthan was hard. So this Christmas we’re asking you to spare the luxury of Advent Calendars and Christmas Cards and donate to families who urgently need your support.

 

At Khandel light, we’ve been working extra hard to continue providing clean water for 400 families, to give educational bursaries to over 100 students, to supply women with the sanitary products they need, all while sticking to the COVID-19 guidelines in India. 

 

But we have done more than just that. Those people who were living daily paycheck to paycheck have lost their jobs due to the pandemic and could no longer feed their families. We’ve been able to step in and provide essential food items to families throughout the Rajasthan region. 

 

But this all comes at a cost. Fundraising in 2020 has been near impossible for small charities like ours. And yet these crises continue and we must support communities globally. So with more going out than is currently coming in, Rajasthani families and communities need your help more than ever.

 

So, this Christmas, we’re asking you to donate the cost of a Christmas luxury - maybe your advent calendar or your Christmas Cards - to Khandel Light to keep this vital work going into 2021.

 

And if you’re wondering what to send your family and friends instead we’ve created a downloadable Christmas Card that you can send virtually, or head to our Facebook and Instagram pages for our very own Khandel Light Advent Calendar, or head to our Virgin Money Giving fund-raising page at  https://rb.gy/nrs2w0

 

KL

Renovated phone box (cropped)
New village noticeboard

 

The old phone box at the top of Smith End Lane has been given a makeover with help from some parish council funding. The classic K6 box dates back to the 1930’s and has been authentically restored using original parts and paint. It now houses a large, free to use community noticeboard, so do pop in if you’re passing.