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Keeping cool in hot weather

Here are some tips for keeping cool with the current hot weather:

  • Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. You can open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler.
  • Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don't go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day) if you're vulnerable to the effects of heat.
  • Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn't possible, use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed (metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter).
  • Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol – water, lower-fat milks and tea and coffee are good options. You can also drink fruit juice, smoothies and soft drinks, but they can be high in sugar. Limit fruit juice or smoothies to a combined total of 150ml a day, and only drink diet or sugar-free soft drinks.
  • Listen to alerts on the radio, TV and social media about keeping cool. 
  • Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need.
  • Identify the coolest room in the house so you know where to go to keep cool.
  • Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors.

More information can be found on the NHS website HERE


The Care Quality Commission [CQC] grades Phoenix  as "GOOD"

The CQC inspected the practice on 8 March 2016.

The Overall rating for the Phoenix Medical Centre                                      GOOD

Are services safe?                                                                                 GOOD

Are services effective?                                                                            GOOD

Are services caring?                                                                               GOOD

Are Servies responsive to people's needs?                                               GOOD

Are services well-led?                                                                             GOOD

The full report can be seen on the CQC website.

Click here to see the full CQC report

 
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