PGP Pulse

Welcome to PGP Patient Pulse, the official patient newsletter of Portsdown Group Practice. Please continue to read to stay informed about what is going on in our surgeries.

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PGP Pulse

Welcome to PGP Patient Pulse, the official patient newsletter of Portsdown Group Practice. Please continue to read to stay informed

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Organ Donation

Law Change regards Organ Donation A brief reminder that the law changed in 2020 regarding organ donation – the system

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Think pharmacy first

Going to your local pharmacy offers an easy and convenient way to get clinical advice on minor health concerns, and now community pharmacies can offer treatment for seven common conditions without patients needing to see a GP.

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Watch for measles!

Vaccine rates among young children have dipped to a 10-year low, leaving some unprotected and risking outbreaks of the highly

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MMR and Measles

Measles is an infection that spreads very easily and can cause serious problems in some people. Having the MMR vaccine is the best way to prevent it.

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Bowel Cancer Screening

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Yet the latest data shows that almost one third of people who were sent an NHS bowel cancer screening kit in England last year did not go on to complete it. Early diagnosis is vital, as detecting bowel cancer at the earliest stage makes you up to 9 times more likely to be successfully treated.

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Samaritans Veterans App

“Emotional health and wellbeing for Service leavers and veterans.” Life after the Armed Forces “Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people

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Better Health: Every Mind Matters

Looking after your mental health. There are little things we can all do to help look after our mental health. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.

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Do you want to quit smoking?

Whether you want to start breathing easier, feel the energy boost or even have a little more money to spend, there has never been a better time to stop smoking.

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