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Open Flu Clinic Vaccination dates

2017 FLU CLINIC DATES
COLINTON SURGERY   (all 12pm to 2pm
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Date                                   Surname

Thursday 5th October              A - H

Tuesday 10th October             I – McM

Thursday 12th October           McN - R

Tuesday 24th October            S - Z

Thursday 26th October           Catchup Clinic (any surname)

 

These clinics are for all patients over 65 years of age, all 2-5 year olds not yet at school and anyone deemed to be in an at risk clinical group. Where possible please come on your allocated day (see above). If you are unable to attend during your allocated day please attend any of the other dates except for 6 October clinic which is particularly busy. Thank you. Please do not arrive before 1200 and you are likely to be processed quicker if you arrive later.

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A Message from Alcohol Focus Scotland

Alcohol Focus Scotland would greatly appreciate the help of every Community Council to get alcohol onto the agenda of all council strategies following the May election.

 Can you please forward a link to this message to your services and to anyone else as you think relevant?

 We have produced alcohol harm fact sheets for each local area, for Edinburgh you can find this at  http://www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk/media/218223/Alcohol-harm-Edinburgh.pdf

 You may wish to encourage services and local activists to engage with candidates in person or through social media, e.g., services or recovery groups could invite candidates to visit and hear about issues first hand, or individuals could attend local hustings and ask candidates questions. [Follow us on Twitter @AlcoholFocus.]

 These are some of the questions you might want to ask

  • Would you agree that action on alcohol is a priority issue that cuts across many sectors?
  • How would you reduce the impact of alcohol on health, families and communities in your area?
  • What steps will you take to find out about the impact of alcohol locally?

 It would be great if you could also share with us any examples of work that you are already doing at a local level.

 Alcohol Focus Scotland has contacted all candidates in the forthcoming local elections to raise awareness of alcohol issues. Emails have been tailored for each candidate with information about their local area - please see below for an example. 

 

Defibrillators for Colinton

Colinton Defibrillator Map sm

The Community Council has been investigating if more Defibrillators in Colinton would be a benefit to the community. At present we know of three sited in local sports clubs shown on the map. Mouse over the image to see a larger version.

These are:

  • Colinton Tennis Club
  • Colinton Bowling Club
  • Bonaly Scout Centre

We want to seek the community's view, so if you have a views on this initiative and know of more defibrillators within the area shown on the map, we'll add further indicators to show these.

This is an evolving project and the more feedback we get from the community, the better.

Let us know your views Contact Us

The chain of survivalFor more information click on the image or go to:

 http://www.cardiacsmart.nwas.nhs.uk/about-us/chain-of-survival

The impact of alcohol in your local community

Alcohol Focus Scotland recently developed a new toolkit to help people raise concerns about the impact of alcohol in their local community.

‘Alcohol licensing in your community: how you can get involved’ outlines action that people can take about problems alcohol is causing in their local area. It also explains how the licensing process works in Scotland and provides practical assistance for people who want to get involved but aren’t sure where to start.

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