Due to the coronavirus Outbreak

Due to the coronavirus outbreak our appointment system has changed, all initial appointments will be by telephone- you will be invited into the surgery if appropriate.

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Coronavirus up to date information

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Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital

Please call NHS 111

Follow advise

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Maternity notes app

Any new bookings into maternity services will no longer need handheld paper notes. We encourage all women to download the app or access the Maternity Notes website where you can:

Keep track of appointments

Track your pregnancy journey

See your antenatal and postnatal information

Upload pictures of you, your bump and your baby.

Entering Information Prior to your First Booking Appointment

When you first access Maternity Notes it would be really useful if you could enter some information into your record, prior to your first booking appointment.

1. Log into Maternity Notes

2. Select ‘My Personal Care Plan’

3. Select the link in the Pre-Booking section and enter as much information as you can. This will give the midwife more time to spend with you to answer any questions.

4. Your midwife will check this information with you at the booking.

How to Access Maternity Notes on your PC or Tablet

You can login to the Maternity Notes via this website: https://www.pregnotes.net

See the How to Access Maternity Notes via Smartphone for instructions on how to get set up.

Forgotten Password

If you forget your password there is a ‘forgotten password’ link on the log in page. This needs to be done via the web browser: https://www.pregnotes.net


For support please contact the maternity unit:

Carlisle: 01228 814872

Whitehaven: 01946 523229

Maryport: 01900 811840

Cockermouth: 01900 705760

Penrith: 01768 245558

 Wigton: 016973 66600/66609 

Important Note: All hospital appointments (including scan appointments and consultant appointments) will be sent to you in the post in a letter. Please always use this letter as your confirmed appointment date and time

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Injectable toolkit- Ready to take control

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Recycle your inhalers

We are running a recycling and recovery scheme for all respiratory inhalers. Our aim is to support the reduction in waste and greenhouse gas emissions, moving towards a more environmentally sustainable treatment of respiratory disease.

Over 1.2 million inhalers have been recycled and recovered. This has saved carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to taking 5,199 cars off UK roads.

You really can make a difference to our environment by returning your used inhalers to a participating pharmacy, hospital or dispensing doctor.

We are collecting them here at the surgery but you can also return them to

Boots Pharmacy, Aspatria

Superdrug, The lanes Shopping Centre Carliste

Tesco Pharmacy, Warwick Road Carlisle

Thank you very much for helping us been Green.

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January 2020 Newsletter

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From Caldbeck Surgery we wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020

The new year is always a time for setting inspiring goals for ourselves. So, set positive goals and resolutions. Let this year be the one where you matter the most, where you appreciate all the small things in life

Every year, life gives us 365 days to find  something positive in each one of them.

Start small and see how far you can go !!!!

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Things to know about your Smear Test

Cervical cancer can be prevented by a smear test. 

Here are five things you need to know about smear tests. Smear tests are cervical cancer screenings which are carried out to detect any abnormalities in the cervix. To do this test, a small sample of cells are collected which are then sent off for testing. It is recommended that woman aged 25 to 49 should go for a pap smear every three years and for women aged 50 to 64 should go every five years.

“Once you have been called in for your smear test, your doctor or nurse will give you a private space, often behind a curtain, to undress.

They will give you a paper sheet to cover the lower half of your body.

“They will then use a very small, specialised brush to gently collect a sample of cells from the cervix. This sample will then be sent away for testing.

“You should get results back within two weeks of having the test however, they can take longer. You should receive your results in a letter which will explain what they mean.

“The process should not be painful and should take around three minutes. You may have a small amount of spotting or bleeding after the test which is normal and should usually stop in a couple of days.

“Most people will have a normal result. This means that you will not have to have any further tests and will be invited to book another smear test in three or five years.”

The NHS run a cervical screening program and if you’re registered with a GP, you will usually be invited to have a smear test.

The test is about checking the health of the cervix and is not a test for cancer or any STI’s. As well as attending screenings when invited, you still need to be vigilant for any unusual symptoms to your body. Signs you may be at risk of cervical cancer if you experience:

• Blood spots or light bleeding

• Increased vaginal discharge

• Pain during sexual intercourse

• Unexplained pelvic pain

• Bleeding after menopause

Smear tests do not test for STI’s however they do detect whether the HPV virus is present.

HPV virus is associated with a higher chance of abnormal cells in the cervix and it’s important to know if it’s present,”

Four things you need to know about smear tests:

• It’s not a test for cancer, it is a test to prevent cancer

• It only takes five minutes

• Smear tests are not painful

• If a test comes back abnormal it doesn’t necessarily mean you have cervical cancer

Go to Services and Clinics for more information.

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Extended Access Surgeries at Caldbeck Practice

From 1 July we will be able to offer a limited number of appointments both face to face and telephone outside of the normal opening hours. The appointments are from 6:30pm with either a Doctor or the Practice Nurse. The December dates are:

Thursday 19th

Tuesday 24th

Monday 30th

Tuesday 31st

The January dates are:

Thursday 2nd

Tuesday 7th

Thursday 9th

Wednesday 15th

Thursday 16th

Tuesday 21st

Thursday 23rd

Wednesday 29th

Thursday 30th

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December news letter 2019

Newsletter December 2019, page 2
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Contact Details

Telephone: 016974 78254