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WITHDRAWAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES FROM WOOLER

A new JMAPS (joint musculoskeletal and pain clinic) service started across Northumberland on the 1st July.  As part of this, the CCG decided that the physio service in Wooler would be withdrawn but, due to pressure from the practices and patient groups, they have agreed that the service will continue for one day a week from August.

We have been further informed today (9th July) that any patients wishing to be referred to orthopaedic services for treatment have to have contact with the JMAPS service first and we are therefore unable to refer directly to orthopaedics. 

This is something, again, which we were not informed about by the CCG and are awaiting further communication from them.

We will continue to fight to maintain physio services in Wooler as will our patient group.

Health checks (well man/well woman)

If you are concerned about any aspect of your health and would like a well man/well woman check, please contact the surgery and ask for an appointment with the Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant.   You will be informed of the results and, if required, offered a further appointment with the doctor to discuss the results.

NHS Health Checks 40-74 years

You are eligible to have an NHS health check every 5 years.  You will normally be called up for this but please feel free to ask for a health check if you are worried about your general health.   You will be informed of the results and, if required, offered a further appointment with the doctor to discuss the results.

Health Checks 75 years and over

All patients over 75 are eligible to an annual health check to improve early diagnosis and health screening.  Please make an appointment to attend the surgery to see our Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant.   You will be informed of the results and, if required, offered a further appointment with the doctor to discuss the results. 

If you have a chronic disease, you will already be having an annual review so do not need a separate health check.

 
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