Our Patient Participation Group (PPG) have got together with St Stephens Church after identifying a real need in the area for people who are suffering from loneliness to access help.
In response to this, they have set up a monthly get together called Chit Chat. The purpose is to give people somewhere to go and meet up and hopefully make new friends.
In linking with Norwich Parkrun, St Stephens Gate Medical Practice and Newmarket Road Surgery are now certified as parkrun practices.
You can walk, jog, run, volunteer, or come along and watch. It is a free, 5k event which is held every Saturday at 9am at Eaton Park, Norwich.
Register once at www.parkrun.org.uk, then print your barcode and just turn up.
Red Dot Project
We at St Stephens Gate Medical Practice and Newmarket Road Surgery are wanting to help tackle period poverty by offering free sanitary products in a project called Red Dot.
At our last meeting we discussed the effects this can have on girls and women who either struggle to afford or indeed cannot afford to purchase sanitary items.
We know that many young girls are missing out on school due to the inability to purchase such basic items, and that homeless women and women on low incomes cannot afford menstrual supplies.
If you would like to help, please do so by dropping items into Red Dot baskets at both practices.
We have also created a just giving page if you would prefer to give a cash donation. Please see the link below.
Any donations would be much appreciated.
To request products, please either ask a receptionist, or complete a Red Dot form and pass to a receptionist. Forms are located with the Red Dot baskets and in the female and disabled toilets.