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Come and Join The Team at Oakwood

We are looking to recruit 2 new roles in Practice, a Care Coordinator who can help support patient communication, and a Pharmacy Technician to work alongside our strong Pharmacy in-house team. Please see NHS Jobs for information and apply today. CVs welcome. Closings dates are 29th Oct and 11th Nov respectively.

Care Coordinator Job Advert: Job Advert (jobs.nhs.uk)

Pharmacy Technician Job Advert: Job Advert (jobs.nhs.uk)

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Happy Hearts – Together we can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke during Covid-19

Health services, local authorities, charities and other partners across Cheshire and Merseyside are working together to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

The Cheshire and Merseyside Happy Hearts website is aimed at helping you to reduce your risk of stroke and heart attack by giving you lots of information and tips on keeping your heart happy. The website shares local, practical information on:

  • how to live healthily and stay well
  • conditions that increase the chances of having a heart attack or stroke, such as
    • atrial fibrillation
    • high blood pressure
    • high cholesterol
  • how and where you can get your numbers checked
  • how you can help to manage and control these conditions to lower your CVD risk

Visit the Cheshire and Merseyside Happy Hearts website to find out more.

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You can now check-in for your appointment even quicker and it’s contactless!

You can now check-in even quicker for your appointments by using our new contactless QR Code Check-in screen!

That means no more queuing at reception and with it being completely contactless, it is also helping prevent the spread of covid-19.

How to use it:

  • If you have a smart phone, have your camera open at the ready and when you get to the check-in screen simply hold it over the QR code shown.
  • Your phone will then automatically take you to the check-in page asking you to select your birth month and date and the first letter of your last name.
  • And that’s it, you have now arrived for your appointment, so you can take a seat!
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Serious Shortage Protocol for HRT gels

The NHSBSA have released new Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for HRT products.

The SSPs apply to Oestrogel pump gel, Sandrena 0.5mg and 1mg gel sachets and Lenzetto spray.

Pharmacies are now allowed to switch patients to patches if they are unable to obtain a supply of the gels.

Pharmacies are also allowed to restrict the quantities to 3 months’ supply without contacting the prescriber.

Local pharmacies have been contacted to ensure they are aware of the SSPs.

Please note that you do not need to contact your GP, your Pharmacist will be able to look into this for you.