The Elms Medical Practice
2ND FLOOR, FOUNTAINS HEALTH, DELAMERE STREET, CHESTER CH1 4DS
Our Practice is located on the 2nd floor of the building alongside Fountains Medical Practice 01244 325721 and Speech & Language Therapy Service. The ground floor has a general information desk to help signpost patients when coming to the building. Also on the ground floor are Bridgewater Dental Practice 01244 356809 and Sexual Health Service 0800 323 1300. Physiotherapy 01244 385335, Podiatry 0800 195 4462 and the District Nursing Teams are located on the 3rd floor.
*Wheelchair Access *Lift Access *Cycle Parking *Car Parking
*Disabled WC *Disabled Parking *Baby Changing Facility
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WARNING ABOUT CHANGES TO LUCOZADE CONTENT
Diabetes UK are warning patients with Type 1 Diabetes who regularly drink Lucozade for hypoglycaemia to take extra care and check the labels for glucose content. Those susceptible to hypos are advised to consume 15-20g of sugar when treating low blood sugar, but this will no longer be equivalent to 100ml of Lucozade.
Instead people with Diabetes are facing the prospect of using greater quantities of Lucozade to treat a hypo. The new formula of Lucozade reached the shelves on 1st April but some older versions may still be on sale. Diabetes UK says those who treat hypos with 10g of carbohydrate will now need 110ml, while 15g of carbohydrate will require 170ml. The level of sugars in Lucozade Original Energy is now 8.9g carbohydrates per 100ml or 33.8g per 3980ml (one regular bottle).
TYPE 1 DIABETIC PATIENTS SHOULD BE ADVISED:
If using the OLD version of Lucozade Energy Original, use 90ml - 120ml (15-20g carbohydrate) as hypo treatment.
If using the NEW version of Lucozade Energy Original, give 170ml - 225ml (15-20g carbohydrate) as hypo treatment.
MenACWY - Are you aged 17 – 18? Are you going to University - then you need protection from Meningitis and Septicaemia
This MenACWY vaccine protects against meningitis (inflammation of the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning) caused by meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y. The Surgery will be writing to all eligible patients so please phone the surgery to arrange an appointment to have the vaccination with one of our Practice Nurses.
It is very important that you take up the vaccine. It is being offered in response to a rapidly growing increase in cases of a highly aggressive strain of meningococcal disease group W. This disease can cause meningitis and septicaemia that can kill in hours, and those who recover may be left severely disabled. The vaccine also protects against 3 other meningococcal groups too – A, C and Y.
Starting university this year?
If you’re planning to go to university, please make an appointment as soon as possible before leaving for university. You are at more risk of meningitis and septicaemia in the first weeks at university when you mix with lots of new people, some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria, which is usually spread through prolonged close contact. As the vaccine will also boost your protection against Men C, it replaces the “Freshers” Men C programme. If you decide not to have the vaccination please let us know so we can enter this on your medical records. Further information on the vaccination programme and meningococcal disease can be found on NHS Choices at: www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx
You can now pre-book online appointments for blood tests with one of our
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