Boxing Day – Monday 26th December 2022
Tuesday 27th December 2022 (Bank Holiday)
Monday 2nd January 2023 (Bank Holiday)
If you should require medical assistance, please dial 111
In an Emergency Only Dial 999
Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year from all at Mill View Surgery
Open 11am-12pm Sunday 25th December
Open 11am-12pm Monday 26th December
Open 11am-12pm Tuesday 27th December
Open 11am-12pm Monday 2nd January
It’s Back Care Awareness Week and as a lot more of us are working from home we may have become susceptible to lower back pain. Poor posture can be an unfortunate issue when working at home, but staying active can help ease lower back pain. For more tips exercises for back pain visit Back pain – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when we talk about the causes of breast cancer, what symptoms to look out for and what support is available.
The first symptom of breast cancer that women notice is a lump or area of thickened tissue in their breast. Most breast lumps are not cancerous, but it’s always best to have them checked by a doctor.
You should see a GP if you notice any of the following:
Breast pain is not usually a symptom of breast cancer.
The first symptoms of breast cancer in men can include:
You can find more information at:
Breast Cancer Now – https://breastcancernow.org/information-support/have-i-got-breast-cancer/signs-symptoms-breast-cancer
Cancer Research UK- https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/breast-cancer/symptoms
Macmillan Cancer Support – https://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/breast-cancer/signs-and-symptoms-of-breast-cancer
Check for Cancer – https://www.check4cancer.com
nhs.uk – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer/symptoms/
Know your numbers is an annual campaign raising awareness of high blood pressure, encouraging all UK adults to get a blood pressure check. To find out more information and to find out how you can lower your blood pressure, visit https://www.bloodpressureuk.org/
Staffordshire Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service is here to support children and young people from 5 to 18, with their mental health. Find out more on the action for children website.
Action for children also run the Blues Programme, which gives young people, aged 13 – 19, the tools to look after their emotional wellbeing. Over 6 weeks it teaches emotional resilience, and reduces low mood and anxious thoughts. Find out more about ‘The Blues Programme’.
An official 999 service has now been launched in British Sign Language.
Using a dedicated smartphone APP or the 999 BSL website, callers will be connected to a 999 call handler via a BSL interpreter.
The service can be accessed at 999bsl.co.uk – you can also download the iOS or Android app there.
There are two type of diabetes – Type 1 and Type 2.
Type 1 diabetes isn’t linked with age or being overweight. The causes are unknown and it is unpreventable. Only 10% of people with diabetes have Type 1.
Type 2 diabetes is much more common. It is linked to lifestyle factors and develops over time. Unlike Type 1 diabetes, it is largely preventable.