Patient Newsletter (Spring 2020)

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Manor House Surgery Patient Newsletter Spring 2020

Couch to 5K

Could 202 be the year you start running? For many of us it’s a big challenge but help is on hand in the form of the NHS’s Couch to 5K nine week programme.

Couch to 5K is a running plan for absolute beginners. The plan involves 3 runs a week, with a day of rest in between, and a different schedule for each of the 9 weeks.

Couch to 5K is for everyone. Whether you’ve never run or if you just want to get more active, Couch to 5K is a free and easy way to get fitter and healthier.

For more information visit the NHS Choices website.


NHS App

The NHS App is now available for out patients to download and use to access a range of NHS services.

By using the App you will be able to order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and manage appointments. The developers are also working on adding a ‘symptom checker’ which is scheduled to be available later this year.

When you register on the app checks are carried out to confirm you identity. The app will then securely connect to information from your GP surgery. To keep your access secure, a security code is sent to your phone each time you use the app.

The App also provides useful information on what to do when you need help urgently and enables you to choose how the NHS uses you data. If you would like to find out more go to: digital.nhs.uk/nhsapp