Calverton Surgery PPG Well-Being Event
This month I am very excited to be promoting a well-being event organised by our practice PPG (patient participation group). This is on Oct 21st and will be at the Calverton Village Hall. More information as below.
Calverton Health & Wellbeing Event
Saturday 21st October 2023
Calverton Village Hall, 10.00am – 3.00pm
This event is being hosted by the Patients Participant Group and supported by the Calverton Practice. It aims to inform and promote a proactive approach to health and well-being, to the Calverton patient cohort and surrounding area. Over 20 specialists will be offering help and advice on a variety of different topics. Blood pressure checks and Covid vaccination clinic for over 65’s
Free entry –for more information contact Nick [email protected]
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Might you need other support? You can now text NOTTS to 85258 to start a free, confidential text conversation with a trained volunteer. The texting is anonymous and will not appear on your phone bill. Issues such as Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Thoughts of suicide or self-harm, Abuse, Relationship concerns, Bullying, Panic Attacks and Loneliness can all be considered.
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Finally, don’t forget that our practice flu clinics are filling up fast. Please book your appointment soon if you are eligible.