Quit for COVID – there has never been a more important time for smokers to quit
SMOKERS in Sunderland are being urged to quit to reduce the risks of severe symptoms if they get COVID-19.
Smoking tobacco damages the lungs, weakens the immune system and causes a range of severe respiratory problems. Evidence so far suggests people who smoke may be at increased risk of severe disease if they get COVID-19.
Lots of people have made an attempt to quit in recent months. If you’re a smoker and you want to be one of them, there is support to help.
Gill Kelly, specialist stop smoking service lead nurse for the Sunderland Specialist Stop Smoking Service said: “We are getting calls every day now from smokers who are determined that they want to quit at this point in time.
“Even if you’ve tried before and didn’t manage don’t give up on quitting because you can do it. Many smokers try several times before they succeed, but getting the right support and using stop smoking aids to help ease the cravings gives you a much better chance of success.”
If you are ready to make the change, please give us a call and arrange an appointment with Sinead.
NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised and the required disclosure is shown below.
However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used to for any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparisons with other practices.
The average earnings for GPs working in the Park Lane Practice in the last financial year ending in 2018/19 was £50,780 before taxation and National Insurance.
This is for 1 full time GP and 2 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.
The surgery will be closed on:
Wednesday 12th February 2020 (from 12 noon until 8am the following day)
This is for mandatory staff training held by Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group
Any patient that requires medical assistance in this time is asked to call 111
If you have a medical emergency such as chest pain, shortness of breath or excessive bleeding please dial 999
The NHS Friends & Family Test asks “How likely are you to recommend our GP practice to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?”
13 patients completed a handwritten survey and 146 replied via txt message in August and the following results were returned:
- Extremely likely: 125
- Likely: 25
- Neither likely or unlikely: 2
- Unlikely: 3
- Extremely unlikely: 2
- Don’t Know: 2
Patient feedback helps us to improve our services. Please take a moment to complete a survey at reception next time you visit the practice.