In December we undertook 245 house visits. This is four times as many as other local practices of a similar size. House visits take a substantial amount of doctor time.
Dumfries House – Health & Wellbeing Centre
Here at Dumfries House we are running programmes, which focus on conditions where we can support individuals to look at ways which can help them manage their condition. With the current Pandemic we are running the programmes via Zoom successfully and have adapted the programmes to reflect what is possible through this medium. Each programmes is group based and run for 2 hours once per week.
Let’s Talk Menopause
Ruth Devlin set up Let’s Talk Menopause to help raise awareness and to provide accurate information on the menopause. She is passionate about providing women and employers with evidence-based information and support, helping women to make informed decisions about how to manage their menopause and so improve their quality of life.
The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally. Periods usually start to become less frequent over a few months or years before they stop altogether. Sometimes they can stop suddenly. The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as a woman's oestrogen levels decline. In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51.