Monthly Archives: October 2017

“Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer” Day – Friday 20th October 2017

On Friday 20th October 2017, The Loxford Practice is hosting a “Wear It Pink” Day to raise money for Breast Cancer. 

All patients are welcome to visit the practice and participate in the following activities:

  • Our Cake Stall will be on the ground floor of the Polyclinic. All money raised will be donated to Breast Cancer Now.
  • All patients are invited to a walk around the park, between 1pm-2pm. If you would like to join, please meet at the practice for 1pm. 
  • If you are planning on visiting the practice, feel free to wear as much pink as you like!

To learn more about Breast Cancer Now, visit their website here.

If you have any questions, please visit the practice or email us on redccg.Y02987discharge@nhs.net

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Information on Carers

Who are carers?

Carers are defined as: “any person, adult or child, who provides unpaid support to a partner, relative or friend who couldn’t manage to live independently or whose health or wellbeing would deteriorate without this help. This could be due to frailty, disability or serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse.” (Supporting Carers: An action guide for general practitioners and their teams. 2nd ed.2011; London, RCGP)

We want to know if you are a carer

We would like you to let us know if you are a carer, as we will be able to offer you enhanced services and support, understanding the pressures and challenges that you may experience as a carer.

For example we offer carers:

  • enhanced access and flexibility of appointments to make it easier for you to access healthcare
  • health checks to monitor physical and mental health
  • free annual influenza immunisation

How you can let us know

Please call, email or visit the practice to identify yourself as a carer.
0300 300 1700 | redccg.Y02987discharge@nhs.net.

You can also self-refer for a range of local support and services for carers provided by Redbridge Carers.

Carers can also register and find useful resources at Carers UK.

Macmillan Coffee Morning – After Event report with pictures

The Loxford Practice held a successful coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The event was well attended and we managed to raise £165, all of which will be donated to Macmillan. See pictures from the event below. 

Members of staff and patients contributed on the day, either by bringing in shop bought cakes or by making them at home themselves. Wherever the cakes came from, they were greatly enjoyed by all staff, patients and local residents. 

Macmillan is one of the world’s largest cancer support charities and AT Medics are extremely thankful to both Macmillan and all staff who helped to make this event possible. Click here to find out more about Macmillan and to organise your own coffee morning.

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