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07/01/2021: 

Privacy Notice for National COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Programmes

NHS England has established a centralised service for the management of both the COVID-19 and seasonal flu vaccination programmes. This service is supported by a central system, the Immunisation Management System.

When you attend for your Covid-19 vaccination a record will be made that you have been vaccinated and when. Normally, vaccinations are undertaken in GP settings. However, the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine is being undertaken in a variety of care settings.  

NHS England is responsible for processing your personal data for the purposes of the national vaccination programme. To find out more, you can access the NHS England privacy notice at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/privacy-notice/

22/12/2020: ****Important Message to Muslims regarding COVID and the 3 Principles Approach to Fake News**** please follow this link for an important message from Shaykh Dr Rafaqut Rashid  Academic Director of Al Balagh Academy, UK https://www.biltonmedicalcentre.co.uk/info.aspx?p=9

15/12/2020: We are really pleased to be able to offer you the COVID vaccine which will be delivered locally for our patients at Whetley MC. Please don’t call us as we will contact you when it is your turn. For further information please see the practice website.  

08/12/2020: Please click the following link for a useful Coronavirus Vaccine update in 5 South Asian Languages. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55171293

30/10/2020: Due to the national lockdown we have made the decision to shut our surgery doors again and you will only be allowed in if you have a face to face appointment booked. To book an appointment, call the surgery and our dedicated reception staff will triage your call and book you in for a video consultation with a GP if needed. There will be no face to face appointments offered unless the GP deems it necessary. If you are called in for an appointment it is vital that you wear a mask/face covering. If you do not wear one you will not be allowed to enter the surgery. 

30/10/2020: When you book an appointment you will be offered a video consultation - please not the GP/Clinician will call only ONCE, please make sure you have your phone on you at all times when you are waiting for the call - thank you for your patience. 

30/10/2020: As of Monday the 2nd November Bilton Medical Centre will not be issuing paper prescriptions any longer. This is to limit the need to visit the surgery and to follow Infection Control guidelines. Please call us to advise of the Pharmacy you would like your prescriptions sent to electronically, thank you.

22/10/2020: To book an appointment, call the surgery and our dedicated reception staff will triage your call and book you in for a video consultation with a GP if needed. There will be no face to face appointments unless the GP deems it necessary. If you are called in for an appointment it is vital that you wear a mask/face covering. If you do not wear one you will not be allowed to enter the surgery.

What is EECP?

Step by step guide to the treatment

  • During treatment three ECG stickers are placed on the chest to measure the heart’s contraction and relaxation (systole and diastole).
  • The patient rests on a bed and has blood pressure cuffs placed around the calf, thigh and buttock area over thin clothing.
  • At the exact moment of diastole or heart relaxation, the blood pressure cuffs inflate starting from the calf sequentially up to the buttocks which causes a counter pulsation of blood.
  • The cuffs then rapidly relax and deflate in time for the hearts contraction phase. This feels like a firm massage in time with your heart beat.
  • Unlike bypass surgery or angioplasty there is no need for any overnight stay in hospital. The patient attends for a total of 35 hours treatment on the EECP bed. This is usually completed in one hour treatment sessions per day, but can be increased to two hours per day with a short break between the first and second hour.
  • On this regime, the treatment cycle can be completed in four weeks - otherwise the treatment duration is seven weeks.

Click here to watch a short video about the treatement

Benefits of EECP?

Clinical Studies show that people notice:

  • Reduced frequency or complete elimination of angina symptoms.
  • Better ability to exercise free from chest pain and breathlessness.
  • Decrease in need for anti-angina nitrate medication

Clinical tests show:

Decreased exercise-induced signs of angina on ECG (prolonged time to ST depression on exercise stress testing) Increased blood supply to heart muscle , demonstrated by myocardial perfusion scan techniques before and after EECP (Technetium scan, Cardiovascular MRI, stress ECHO)

How do people feel after EECP treatment?

Patients often report a greatly improved ability to participate in activities of daily living, such as the ability to walk further, carry heavier objects, enjoy gardening and leisure activities and be more active and independent without having angina and breathlessness.

We aim to set goals with our patients at the start of the treatment process, and find that EECP is most effective if the increase in exercise ability gained after treatment is maximised through continued regular exercise, activity and ongoing cardiac rehabilitation.

More information

Click on the links below for more information

Safety & effectiveness of EECP

How EECP Works

Applications of EECP

 
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