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Diabetes UK – Milton Keynes group dates

The Milton Keynes group of Diabetes UK meets on the third Thursday of the month at Centrecom Community Centre 602 North Row, Secklow Gate West, MK9 3BJ.

Meetings start at 7.30pm, after tea and a chat to others affected by diabetes from 7pm, and are free. Parking is also free.

January 17th: Update on local Integrated Diabetes Services

February 21st: Let’s talk about food!

March 21st: Let’s talk about Diabetes with Dr Asif Ali Diabetes, consultant.

April 18th: Let’s get us moving!

May 16th:  Let’s talk about eyes: with hospital eye care team.

June 20th: Lets talk about mood.

July 18th: Let’s talk about kidneys with Dr Husham Abuleis, Renal Consultant

For more information call: 01908 661039 / 0796 416 1792, visit miltonkeynes.diabetesukgroup.org or email miltonkeynes.diabetesukgroup@gmail.com

Fun and informative taster sessions to mark Mental Health Awareness Week May 14 – 20

To mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week at Community Learning MK, they are running some fun and informative taster sessions.

All sessions are open to anyone over the age of 18 and are absolutely free.

If you’d like to find out more and/or enrol please contact the admissions team on 01908 556700 who will be happy to help.

All sessions are running at the Rivers Centre, Trent Road, MK3 7BB

Healthier You: A New Service to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Healthier you is a free service for people who are at high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, delivered by Ingeus in partnership with Leicester Diabetes Centre.

Participants attend a series of group sessions where they are supported to make lifestyle changes that are proven to significantly reduce their chances of developing diabetes.

For more information speak to your nurse or GP.

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Are you a Carer? Carers MK can help…

Do you look after someone who cannot manage without you? This could be a family member, friend or neighbour who, because of disability, illness or frailty, cannot manage on their own.

If so you are a CARER and you are entitled to support for yourself.

CarersMK can help carers by providing:

  • up to date information and advice
  • training to help with your caring role
  • somebody to talk to in confidence
  • opportunities to meet other carers
  • access to events and relaxation therapies

Every year more than two million people in the UK become Carers. Becoming a Carer can be bewildering, confusing and frightening. No one is super human and all Carers need some support and back-up.

Recognising yourself as a Carer is the first step to getting the support you need. Many of us do not see ourselves as Carers: we are mums and dads, husbands, wives, partners, brothers, sisters, friends and neighbours. We are simply doing what anyone would, caring unpaid for a loved one or friend, helping them through when they are unable to do things for themselves. The fact is that you are also a Carer and there are things that you need to know. No one likes to be labelled, but recognising yourself as a Carer can be the gateway to getting a range of help and support.

If you would like to receive support and information please download a copy of our Carers Referral form and hand it into Reception who will pass your details on accordingly.

Contact us:
Margaret Powell House
439 Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes MK9 3BN

Telephone    01908 231703
Email              mail@carersmiltonkeynes.org
Website         www.carersmiltonkeynes.org

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Find out more about Shingles Vaccinations

FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL PATIENTS AGED 70 or 79 ON THE 1ST OF SEPTEMER 2013

You have until the 31st of August 2014 to receive your vaccination against shingles. After this date you will no longer be eligible to receive the vaccination.

If you were aged 70 or 79 on the 1st of September 2013 (last year) and would like to be vaccinated against shingles please contact a member of our reception team to make an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses.

Thank you.