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We will be commencing Flu Vaccinations from Wednesday 22 September 2021. Our clinics have been made available to book online firstly for those aged 65 & over.

There is a national disruption to delivery of Flu Vaccines. This means pre-booked appointments taking place on 18 September, will now take place Wednesday 22 September at the same time. If you need to re-book, please contact STOCCG.MarpleCottageReception@nhs.net or 0161 426 0011. 

Please ensure we have your up-to-date contact details. If you think they are not updated, please email STOCCG.MarpleCottageSupport@nhs.net  

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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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