Welcome to our Noticeboard, we will be posting the latest health news here.
The "sugar smart app", from Public Health England, works by scanning barcodes and reveals total sugar content in cubes or grams.
The app has been developed to raise awareness of how much sugar is contained in everyday food and drink and works on more than 75,000 products, offering a quick guide to help assess purchases that may harm children’s health. It is hoped that its use will help combat tooth decay, obesity and type two diabetes and encourage families to choose healthier alternatives.
Public Health England says young children are eating three times more than the sugar limit. It’s new Change4Life advertising campaign, which includes the sugar app suggests that on average, children aged four to ten years old are consuming 22kg of added sugar a year. This equates to about 5,500 sugar cubes - more than the weight of an average five year old child. Visit the NHS website to find out more.
Next PPG Meeting - Tuesday 5 July at 6.30pm more details here.
Old Hall Surgery is a GP Practice serving over 5,500 patients in and around Ellesmere Port.
The practice doctors are Dr Alan Birch, Dr Martyn Phipps and Dr Karen Griffiths.
In addition to our GP surgeries we offer a wide range of services designed to support patients during illness and schemes to help their general health such as stopping smoking and preventing heart disease.
Our practice is open from 8am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday, when the surgery is closed, for urgent problems please call 01244 385 300, this is the number for the Out of hours service. This is a GP led service provided by local Doctors.
Please do not use this instead of the Practice. A&E Departments should only be used in a critical or life threatening situation, they provide immediate emergency care for people who show symptoms of serious illness or who are badly injured.
For these services you need to register at the surgery in order to be allocated your log in and password.
Once you have your log in details you can order repeat prescriptions by following this link.
Download this useful document on books, website links and mobile phone apps relating to common problems such as anxiety stress and wellbeing.
The apps are for Smart phones, iPads and Blackberry.