August 2023 Edition
From Our Pharmacy Team
There is expected to be a shortage of GLP -1 agonists, such as Dulaglutide, Semaglutide and Liraglutide until next Spring. These injections are used for the management of Type 2 Diabetes and can sometimes be started by a specialist weight management service for weight loss. Please do not panic if you are currently prescribed one of these injections. We are able to supply some injections, but patients who are at higher risk of diabetic complications will be prioritised during this time. We will not be initiating any injections during this supply shortage. We will be contacting all patients prescribed this medication for a review, but if you have any immediate concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us for advice.
August bank holiday
This months bank holiday falls on Monday 28th August. As the surgery will not be open, please ensure that you have enough medication to see you through the bank holiday.
The flu vaccine
The flu vaccine is safe and effective. It helps protect people at risk of getting seriously ill from flu. The best time to get the flu vaccine is in the Autumn or early winter before the flu starts spreading. The vaccine is given free on the NHS to adults who are 65 and over, have certain health conditions, are pregnant, are in long stay residential care, are the main carer of an older or disabled person who may be at risk of getting sick or live with someone who is more likely to get a severe infection due to a weakened immune system. You can get the flu vaccine at the surgery or your local pharmacy
Healthy fair in September
Join us for our community healthy fair on 9th September. You will get the chance to meet the team, discover new services, get a free NHS vital 5 check, get NHS app and digital pathway demonstrations and get information about community services. We hope to see you there!
NHS health checks
The NHS health check is a check up for adults in England aged 40-74. The health checks are free and it can help detect early signs of health conditions such as a stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. During the check, you can have a discussion about making an necessary lifestyle changes in order to reduce the risk of these conditions. If you would like the NHS health check, please get in touch with the surgery and we can get the appointment booked in for you
Southwark adult learning centre
The centre offer a variety of courses. If you have children, you can enrol for free family learning activities, starting this Autumn. Some of the courses include; festival activities, black history, family arts and crafts etc. The centre also offer other courses for adults including; pottery, Zumba, Pilates, ballet, tap dance etc.
For more information about the fees for the courses or any queries, you can call them on 0207 358 2100 or visit their website
Published: Aug 1, 2023
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