Blood and Organ Donation - 1st October 2021
The recording of blood/organ donation preferences is changing from 1st October 2021. In future, patients will need to register their own preferences through the Blood and Organ donation online registration website.
Should you wish to record your preferences, you can do so directly through the blood and organ donation online registration websites, or by phone:
Blood or organ donation by phone: 0300 123 23 23
Oral Contraception Pilot Scheme 2021
If you already use oral contraception, you can now get your next supply from selected local pharmacies.
This may be more convenient than booking an appointment with your GP or at a clinic. You can choose a time that suits you, and the service is free and confidential.
Your pharmacist can give the same expert advice about managing your contraception as your GP. You can talk to them one-to one in a private consultation room.
SMS Messaging and Mjog Smart App
SMS Text Messaging Service
MJog is Eastgate Medical Group's Automated SMS Texting Service. You will receive appointment confirmation and reminders and will have an option to reply to the text if you need to cancel your appointment if needed. No need to wait in a long queue to cancel over the telephone.
To ensure you receive this service just check with our receptionists that we have your up to date mobile number.
MJog Smart App
Want to keep your SMS Inbox free? Why not download the Mjog Smart App. This is a more user friendly messaging service via an app, with auto reply buttons. For example, you can respond directly to messages, cancel your appointment or respond to important health campaigns.
Messages will be in an easier to read format, some with links to websites and useful information.
Find out more at https://www.mjog.com
Download the Mjog Smart app at https://www.mjog.com/messenger/
GET HELP SOONER
Why wait to see your doctor? You may not need to...
From 1st October 2018 Eastgate Medical Group will introduce a new way of working that will make it easier for you to get help sooner.
The next time you contact us to book a doctor's appointment our trained receptionists will ask you some basic questions about your condition. With this information, they can provide you with options for seeing a healthcare professional or service that is more appropriate for your condition. This means you may not have to wait to see your doctor first.
It's your choice.... you can Get Help Sooner
For more information and to download a leaflet click here www.eastridingofyorkshireccg.nhs.uk/gethelpsooner
NHS HEALTH CHECKS
What Are NHS Health Checks?
Health Checks are available free of charge for East Riding adults aged 40 to 74 years old who have not previously been diagnosed with a long term condition, such as heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and high blood pressure.
Individuals attend a face to face consultation where they are asked a series of questions and some simple tests are carried out to determine their risk of developing health issues in the future.
After the check is completed you will discuss the results and what this means to your health. Lifestyle advice is provided for example, on how to give up smoking, to be more active, to eat healthily or to lower alcohol consumption.
If needed, you will be referred to other services.
Contact the service providers below to find out more or to make an appointment.
NEAREST LOCAL SERVICE PROVIDERS
- Leisure Centre Hornsea. Tel 01964 533366
- Lloyds Pharmacy 4 Market Place Hornsea. Tel 01964 532967
- Leisure Complex Beverley. Tel 01482 395230
- East Riding Community Hospital Beverley. Tel 01482 886600
Information about the Holderness Community Healthtrainer Service
The NHS healthtrainer service has recently been commissioned by the Holderness Locality Development Fund to roll out a peripatetic healthtrainer service throughout the Holderness Area. The aim of the Holderness Community Health Trainer service is to improve the health and wellbeing of those individuals that live within the more rural and isolated areas of Holderness.
The east riding health trainer service is dedicated to help provide support, guidance and motivation to individuals who want to make positive long term lifestyle changes, supporting individuals who wish to stop smoking, lose weight, get more physically active, reduce alcohol consumption, reduce stress and anxiety and improve their general wellbeing.
Two ‘additional’ NHS healthtrainers have been recruited and will be based out of Withernsea Pavilion Centre; however, they will be providing regular healthtrainer ‘clinics’ throughout the Holderness Area where individuals can benefit from 1-1 support, guidance and motivation to help individuals make lifestyle changes.
The service will link closely with general practices, local neighbourhood, community development initiatives and will build on existing community/voluntary infrastructures. The programme will link with other health promotion initiatives, services and organisations throughout the Holderness Area.
Anthony Bryce, healthtrainer co-ordinator states, “This is an exciting new project where the NHS Healthtrainer Service can provide those living in the more rural areas of Holderness the possibility of accessing a lifestyle support service which will be beneficial to individuals health and wellbeing”
The NHS healthtrainer service is available to adults aged 18 or above who live within the East Riding of Yorkshire.
The NHS healthtrainers will be holding weekly clinics at Hornsea Cottage Hospital every Tuesday.
Healthtrainers will also be providing a FREE group session entitled Active in Age which is a low level chair based, aerobic group designed to increase mobility and flexibility every Tuesday at Hornsea Cottage Hospital from 3pm.
For further information on the service or if you wish to make an appointment please call the NHS healthtrainers on 0800 9177752 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information can also be ascertained from your local GP Surgery or by visiting the NHS Healthtrainer Website www.eastridinghealthtrainers.com.
Patient Online Triage
You can now contact the surgery online to tell us about your non emergency medical problem or ask an admin question. You can ask for help anytime, anywhere within the UK, and with any device. Using Patient Online Triage allows us to quickly and safely decide on the best way to help you, your child or and adult in your care.