Atrial Fibrillation, or AF, is the most common arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder). Over one million people have been diagnosed with AF in the UK alone, although experts estimate that at least a third more remain undiagnosed. With an ageing population, this number is expected to double by 2050. Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Week is happening between the 20-26 November 2017. To find out more about AF, please visit the Heart Rhythm Alliance website.
The Loxford Practice will be doing all they can to help raise awareness on AF. Throughout the week, there will be an information stall in our Waiting Area full of useful leaflets for patients to take. During the week, between 11am-12pm and 3pm-4pm, our staff will be available to check pulses and, if necessary, arrange appointments for further AF checks.
As well as this, flu vaccines will be offered to registered/eligible patients throughout the week on walk-in basis.
The Loxford Practice hosted a successful “Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer” day for all members of the public on Friday the 20th September 2017. See pictures from the event below.
The event was well attended, mixed with members of the general public, registered patients and surgery staff. The Loxford Practice managed to raise £90 during the event, all of which will be donated to the Breast Cancer Now charity >>
Attendees had the opportunity to meet with the Practice Manager, together with new and long standing staff members of the practice. The event helped to raise awareness about Breast Cancer.
The Loxford Practice also organised a Cake Stall, a patient walk around the park and all staff were required to wear pink for the day.
AT Medics were delighted to host this event, and extend special thanks to the practice team and patients who made this all possible.