Author: beaconmedical

Opioid ‘thermometer’ for patients

Take the temperature of your opioid painkillers. In persistent pain, using opioid painkillers, such as codeine, tramadol and morphine for more than a few months, has not been shown to be helpful. As doses increase above the equivalent of 120mg...

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Digital Health Devon

Digital Health Devon’s digital training courses explain things clearly in plain English to help you get online and be confident in using online GP services and navigate the health and care services available online. They also offer 1-2-1 remote support...

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Community Phlebotomy Update

From 04 January 2021 the Community Phlebotomy has moved to the Future Inn hotel on William Prance Road. The service is no longer provided at Home Park. Patients who need to have blood taken should now visit Future Inn to attend the Community...

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New Shielding Advice

In reference to the queries raised with regards to a recent letter that some people may have received related to the Government’s Shielding, this has come directly from NHS England and not from Beacon Medical Group.   As a country we are...

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Ear Syringing Suspended

We know that many patients derive benefit from ear syringing for ear wax removal, however we have been advised to suspend this service. Ear wax removal is not considered an essential service to perform during this pandemic, and additionally it has...

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Glenside Appointment Changes

Please be aware that due to the Covid-19 vaccination clinics being held at our Glenside Medical Centre, we may have to inform our patients that their appointment has been changed. Where possible, you will be made aware of the change via a text message...

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COVID19 Vaccination Appointments

As soon as Beacon Medical Group receive the coronavirus vaccine we will invite patients to start attending vaccination appointments. The order in which people will be invited is based on the  JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation)...

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Patient Notice – COVID Vaccination

You may have heard through national media reports that GPs will start COVID-19 vaccination of priority groups (over 80s) from Dec 14. Please note NHS staff will contact patients who have been identified as priority to be offered the vaccine first....

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Patient Notice – Flu Letters

Beacon Medical Group has been made aware that patients have been receiving a letter from NHS England advising them that they are eligible for the flu vaccination. We would like to advise that this has been issued without reconciling lists against...

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