Childrens Centre Timetable

Tile Hill and Canley Children’s centres run a range of activities including bookable groups and drop in clinics.

Your health visitors and the sessions run by the centre are a great source of free support for families with young children and an excellent way of finding links with other new parents.

Take a look at the most up to date timetable running to July 2017.

spring 2017ChildrenCentres

Dementia Pop-Up Clinics

What is a Dementia pop-up clinic?

These are clinics that are held at various venues around Coventry on several dates ran by care navigators specialising in Dementia.

Navigators from the Alzheimer’s Society will be at eleven practices across Coventry and Rugby. They are available for patients and relatives to self-refer themselves into ANY of the Pop Up Clinics, subject to availability. Patients and relatives from any practice can attend  any session as unfortunately they do not have availability to come to every site.

Click on the links below for a leaflet with more information about the service and a list of venues and dates.

Dementia Clinics List 2017

DN Leaflet

Happy Easter! Opening times for Woodside

The practice will be closed on the bank holidays

Good Friday 14th April – Closed
Easter Monday 17th April – Closed

We will reopen for normal surgery from Tuesday 18th April (8.30am – 6.30pm)

If you need medical advice or need to see a GP over this period please call 111.
If there is a life- threatening emergency please call 999.

We wish you all a very happy Easter break!

Thank you for your support!

Many thanks to all those who have kindly donated to Myton Hospice through
our fundraising efforts!

 

We had great fun completing the 5km course through Coventry City centre on Saturday night!

You can see more photos of the event on the Myton Hospice website. If you would still like to support this wonderful local charity, we have a collection tin in reception or visit our justgiving page.

Support your local Hospice

Woodside Medical Centre staff are proud to be taking part in the Myton Hospice Glow in the City 5Km Event.

After dark on Saturday the 1st April, hundreds of supporters dressed head to toe in neon will gather at Coventry University’s Square One venue to take part in The Myton Hospices’ Glow in the City event.

As a team, the practice staff both clinical and admin will be supporting this event. Myton Hospice are hoping to raise £40,000 from this year’s Glow in the City event which would be enough to fund the Coventry Day Hospice for approximately four months.

We are encouraged to raise as much sponsorship as possible to find the services provided across all three hospices and in the community via Myton at Home. Please help us to raise a significant amount for this worthy cause. Donations can be made in cash to a member of surgery staff or by logging onto justgiving.com and donating on the page of a member of staff.

You can click on justgiving.com/woodsidemedical or look for the name of a member of staff taking part to help them reach their target- names of staff can be found on our staff pages.

Your support is greatly appreciated. Many thanks.

Registering a death

Registering a death must be done through the local registrar and appointments can be booked on-line via www.coventry.gov.uk/registeradeath

Loosing a loved one is a difficult time no matter what the circumstances.

Having to deal with all the arrangements can be daunting but there is help available. The government have a useful webpage on what to do when someone dies.

A death must be registered within 5 days in England and requires a death certificate from the GP or hospital doctor.

The registrar can then provide you with a ‘Tell us Once‘ reference number so that you can inform the local council and central government including the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) all at once without having to send out copies of the death certificate.

Do you know someone who has diabetes?

Finger prick glucose test

The CCG in partnership with South Warwickshire Foundation Trust is hosting a Diabetes Education Peer Group Event on 27th February 2017 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. This event is aimed at new and existing diabetes patients who wish to learn more about the condition or share their experiences. A podiatrist, dietician and nurse will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have about diabetes care. Take advantage of the opportunity of meeting a multidisciplinary team to assist you with self-care.

The event will take place at:

Wolston Village Hall, 72 Main Street Wolston, Rugby, CV8 3HJ

Refreshments and free onsite parking will be available during the event.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact:

Alison Flynn (alison.flynn@coventryrugbyccg.nhs.uk – Tel: 024 76 246131)
Michelle Park (michelle.park@coventryrugbyccg.nhs.uk – Tel: 024 76 246169)

Cancer Awareness Month

February is Cancer awareness month and 4.2.17 is World Cancer Day.

Cancer doesn’t just affect the individual, it pervades the lives of those who care for them.
Whether its signing up for a charity run for the local hospice, doing a cake sale, or making time for someone who’s been affected… Why not do something special this month?

Raise your awareness… some facts about cancer:

Cancer is not one condition. There are over 100 types and it can affect any part of the body.

The commonest cancers in men are prostate, lung and bowel. In women its breast, lung and bowel.

Genetics can be relevant to some cancers but for many it plays only a small role.

Your immune system isn’t just for fighting off infections. It recognises all things in the body that are “not right”. A healthy immune system is important as it can find abnormal cells and destroy them before they make a cancer.

40% of cancers in the UK are believed to be preventable (CancerResearchUK). Factors that you have power over include: Smoking; being overweight; alcohol; exercise; food choices; and sun exposure. Some things are less easy to control including: pollution; infections (e.g hepatitisB, HPV); hormones; and work-related factors (chemical dyes, night shifts).