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Taking part in the NHS-Galleri trial

NHS-Galleri Cancer Trial Extended

Further locations in Worcestershire and Herefordshire have now been selected as one of several places within the West Midlands to take part in the world’s largest trial of a revolutionary new blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear.

People in Redditch, Worcester City, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster and Hereford City aged 50-77 are being asked to watch out for a letter in the coming weeks, from the NHS inviting them to volunteer for the trial.

Participants must not have had a cancer diagnosis or treatment in the last three years will have a small blood sample taken at a mobile clinic at the locations below.

General public queries – info@nhs-galleri.org Participants and those in receipt of an invitation – participant_help@nhs-galleri.org or call: 0800 030 9245 Health professionals – clinical_help@nhs-galleri.org or call: 0800 030 9245

The venues for the mobile study units have been confirmed by the Trail Study Team as follows:

• Redditch - 6 Dec 2021 – 8 Jan 2022 - Abbey Stadium Sports Centre Car Park

• Hereford City - 29 Nov – 10 Dec 2021 – Hereford Football Club

• Ross on Wye - 13 Dec – 17 Dec 2021 – Red Meadow Car Park

• Leominster - 20 Dec – 30 Dec 2021 – Broad Street Car Park

• Worcester City - 17 Jan – 21 Jan 2022 - King George V Community Centre Car Park

 

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cancer trial

Supporting patients following events in Afghanistan

We are conscious that some patients registered at Elgar House Surgery may be affected by current events in Afghanistan. Elgar House Surgery is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners, as one which specialises in the care of military veterans and their families. All the team have been trained in the care of military veterans and their families. If recent events have affected you and you wish to seek help, please come forward.

Worcestershire Local Medical Committee (LMC) Letter

Please view the below letter from the LMC, informing patients of the recent changes on the current situation with COVID-19. 

LMC Letter.doc

Verbal abuse sadly increasing in GP practices:-

Information about ReSPECT

Respect information leaflet.pdf

Shielding advice for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people

The Government has reintroduced shielding advice for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people across all areas of England from the 5th January 2021.  This shielding advice is expected to be identical to that which was in place nationally from 5th November to 2nd December 2020.  This advice does not alter if an individual has received the COVID-19 vaccination.

 

The Government will be writing to all individuals in England to inform them of the advice and support available.  It is expected that Government will also be sending text messages and emails to affected patients where the NHS holds the relevant contact information. 

 

We know that this may be a difficult and worrying time for people. We anticipate that patients may have questions about the advice they should follow.  We are very grateful for your continued efforts in supporting those at highest risk from COVID-19 during the pandemic and will continue to provide further updates as necessary.

 

Supporting your recovery after COVID-19

As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind. 

These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.

Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.

Visit our website

 

 

What is Post-COVID syndrome / Long COVID?

Emerging evidence and patient testimony is showing a growing number of people who contract COVID-19 cannot shake off the effects of the virus months after initially falling ill. Symptoms are wide-ranging and fluctuating, and can include breathlessness, chronic fatigue, “brain fog”, anxiety and stress.

 

Information about long covid

 

Vaccine Fraud Scam

A dangerous fake NHS text has been circulating, telling people they're eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine.  Here's what it looks like. 

Fake text identifying you as eligible for Covid-19 vaccine | Neighbourhood  Watch Network

Any concerns please contact the CCG’s Counter Fraud Specialist:

Fiona DWYER

Email: FDwyer@nhs.net

Tel: 07752 290964