Mindfulness in Nature Courses
The Mindfulness based stress reduction course is over a period of eight weeks.
Courses are now runnning in Warrington and Widnes.
Mindfulness gives you the opportunity to learn how to be in the present moment rather than maybe looking in the past or worrying about the future. You will learn various technique’s to quieten the mind to allow you to enjoy this moment and be able to focus and make better decisions.
Please click here to view the Mindfulness Matters website for more information.
Silver Cloud is an online option that enables you to access a programme of full Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques for anxiety and depression. It allows people to complete therapy in their own time, at a time and place that suits them, whilst having regular weekly or fortnightly online reviews with a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.
Click here to go to your self-referral form.
B12 replacement during Covid-19 Outbreak
Guidance has been issued by the British Society of Haematologists (BSH) relating to B12 replacement
In line with this guidance and the need to keep both our patients and staff safe by reducing footfall to the surgery, we will be assessing patients on an individual basis via a telephone consultation to decide along with the patient if oral replacement is appropriate.
The guidance states that in non-dietary causes of Vitamin B12 deficiency, Options include continuing IM injections B12, or alternatively taking cyanocobalamin orally at 1mg per day until regular IM injections can resume.
Cyanocobalamin 1mg modified release tablets can be prescribed by the GP, unless the patient actively declines and wishes to self-purchase.
Patients taking oral replacement should be advised to monitor and report any neurological symptoms to their GP, at which point we can resume B12 injections.
Patients with a dietary cause of Vitamin B12 deficiency are advised that cyanocobalamin tablets at a dose of between 50-150 micrograms should be taken daily between meals and these can be purchased cheaply over the counter or via the internet.
There is also a recommendation that serum Vitamin B12 should be re-assessed prior to recommencing B12 injections.