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Advice changes frequently and we request that all patients follow the government advice which can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public.  You can also sign up for regular governmental updates on this site.

LOCAL NEWS & LINKS

Many of you will now venturing out as the Covid 19 pandemic lockdown eases. If you are still having difficulty  you can contact – Community Hub (COVID 19) on the West Sussex County Council website

If you are finding it difficult to get an on line delivery slot there are a range of local business who are willing to deliver. See the attached list:

LIST OF LOCAL BUSINESSES OFFERING FOOD SUPPLIES

COVID 19 RESEARCH

 TAKE PART IN UCL’s SOCIAL STUDY OF COVID-19

University College London is running a study into the psychological and social effects of Covid-19 in the UK.

The results from this are vital if we are to understand the effects of the virus and social distancing measures on individuals. They will help us to track trajectories of mental health and loneliness in the UK over the coming weeks, identify which groups are most at risk, and understand the effects of any potentially protective activities people could be engaging in. This will help to inform the advice that people are given about how to stay well at home.

They are aiming to recruit a large longitudinal sample, so we’d be grateful if you could spread the word about the study. In particular we’re looking for cascades of the study through relevant newsletters and mailing lists and any efforts that will help to ensure a diverse sample.

We are still recruiting adults in the UK to take part. We are particularly interested in recruiting more individuals from ethnic minority groups, from low-income households, and individuals who are unemployed.

The study is open to all adults in the UK.

Participation involves answering a 15-minute online survey now and then answering a shorter 10-minute follow-up survey once a week whilst social isolation measures are in place.

To take part, visit click here  

Very many thanks for your support.

Future Events:

All future events are under review due to the fast changing situation with the Coronavirus. We will be mindful of government advice but will take all decisions with your health and well being in mind.

The 50:50 Club Draw will be for the foreseeable future draws will be held away from the surgery to limit surgery access to essential attendance. For this months winner see:Fundraising 50:50 Draw

We have postponed the free health talks until further notice due to the Covid 19 restrictions. Keep a look out for posters and information around Yapton, Middleton, Felpham and Barnham during 2021. We will try to keep you up to date.

There is currently no date for the postponed 2020 AGM we will inform you when we feel it could be held in a Covid secure way.

Past Events:

On 18th June 2019 we held our AGM and free afternoon tea in Yapton and Ford Village Hall. To read our Annual report go to our Newsletters page.

On Thursday 11thOctober 2018, we held a free health talk – Hearts Matter – Keeping a Healthy Heart. The speaker will be Dr Yuk-ki Wong, Consultant Cardiologist-St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester. Dr Wong talked about maintaining a healthy heart and also common heart conditions. He also introduced us to an on line tool that can highlight your risk factors when you input some basic health information although not a definitive tool it is a quick guide with health tips to follow this can be found at: www.qintervention.org

At the beginning of June we welcomed James Hicks and Angela Birdie to talk about Male & Female Urinary Health. The talk was very well attended and if there is enough interest we may repeat the talk in Yapton in 2020.

In September 2017 we welcomed Mr David Beattie, Consultant Surgeon at St. Richards Hospital, Chichester. He spoke about Varicose Veins prevention and treatment.

In December 2017 we held a Christmas Coffee Morning and Grand Draw. Congratulations to our lucky prize winners and thank you to local businesses who contributed prizes. See our fundraising page for more details.

On 12th April 2018 we welcomed Amy Keates, Nikki Anderson, Clinical Care Outreach Nurses and Simon Higgs 3 specialist speakers on the subject of Sepsis from St Richards Hospital, Chichester.  They gave an excellent talk on this important subject and shared how they are working to raise awareness of this life threatening condition. They also shared information about the Sepsis Trust

We would be pleased to receive suggestions for future health talks, please drop a note in to either surgery or email avisford.friends@gmail.com

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