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It is now time for your FLU VACCINATION Clinics are available for booking now.  You can book your appointment online at www.patientaccess.com or by telephone 0161 426 0011.  To find out more about our online booking system, please ask at reception or email STOCCG.MarpleCottageReception@nhs.net
 
We are delighted to confirm that following our recent Care Quality Commission inspection in February 2018, we have been reaccredited as an Outstanding Practice. For further information click above to read the report.

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If you need urgent medical assistance between 6.30pm - 8:00am (when the practice is closed) you should call 111 (please call 0161 476 2299 between 12:30 -13:30 on Tuesdays and 18:00 - 18:30 on Fridays)

For more information about NHS111 please see link: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/doctors/Pages/out-of-hours-services.aspx

Named GP: As from June 2015 we are obliged to inform patients that they have a “named GP”. This has no bearing at all on which GP you currently see and / or wish to see in the future.

Pre-Diabetes

Some patients have a blood sugar level which is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. This is called pre-diabetes and can be identified by blood sugar (glucose) tests.

Technically, pre-diabetes may result from one of three conditions called Impaired Fasting Glycaemia, Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Increased Glycated Haemoglobin. However, the effect is the same - it means raised blood sugar and a higher risk of getting diabetes and heart disease. Making changes to your lifestyle can delay or even prevent the development of type 2 diabetes and reduce the risk of heart disease too. This has been shown to reduce new cases of diabetes by about 50%.

People with pre-diabetes do not usually have any symptoms. It can be diagnosed by your practice nurse or general practitioner using a blood test.

Pre-Diabetes Patient Leaflet

 
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