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The patient group from St Lawrence Surgery are celebrating after raising more than £1300 to help to prevent people suffering a stroke.
The Friends of St Lawrence Patient Participation Group has been fundraising over recent months and managed to raise the incredible amount to pay for brand new equipment that will allow people to check their risk of stroke.
St Lawrence is one of the first surgeries in the area to have an Atrial Fibrillation (AF) diagnostic bar on site as it is not normally available in the NHS.
Dr David Stokes, GP Practice Partner at St Lawrence, said:
“Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a major cause of stroke and this new equipment will help us to identify more people with this condition, helping us to manage their care and prevent them from experiencing a stroke. All patients need to do is hold the bar for one minute and AF can be detected. The more people we can identify with AF the more strokes we can prevent. It is great having such dedicated patients working for the benefit of the whole practice population.”
The Friends of St Lawrence Patient Participation Group is made up of proactive volunteers, who regularly support the work of the doctors and nurses at the surgery – from providing education sessions to patients and self-care awareness, to walking and singing groups, and raising money for specialised equipment, like the AF bar, for the surgery.
Their recent fundraising, including a large Christmas Draw, was helped tremendously by sponsorship generously provided by Electronic Instruments Ltd (ETI) – the UK’s largest manufacturer of electronic thermometers.
Congratulations on winning the West Sussex Parent Carer Award
Well done Lindsey Butterfield on a fantastic interview with Dr Tim Fooks at yesterday’s PACE Setter awards. You spoke honestly about some of the difficulties parents have in bringing their sick children to the doctors. Thank you for speaking so passionately and helping others, including GP surgeries, learn from your experiences.
Congratulations St Lawrence GP surgery on your PACE Setter Award! A tribute to your hard work ; Jo and Debbie from the GP surgery, Rachel, Zoe and Lindsey the parent carers working so hard and passionately alongside them. We know you are proud of your PACE Setter Award presented by Jamie. Well done!!
The PACE Setter Award is recognition of substantial meaningful, tangible and sustainable engagement and participation of GP surgeries with their Children and Young People patient population over south east England.
‘Gift of Life’ – Tuesday 26th January 2016 – 6.30 to 7.30pm Speaker Liz Hosford
Liz had a kidney transplant 25 years ago at the age of 19 following a virus infection that stopped her kidneys working. She is very happy to talk about her personal experiences and to talk about her experiences as a trustee and supporter of the organ transport network to competing in a British transplant team for 22 years. She hopes to offer support to people directly affected or family and carers of people that are either on the waiting list or have had a gift of life already. This will be a very interesting event and it is hoped to set up a support group afterwards at the surgery. If you would like to attend then please contact Liz on 07710 987646 or firstname.lastname@example.org