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Noticeboard contents : Flu vaccinations, Text Messaging for appointments, On-Line access, 'Live Well, Feel Better' and Giving up smoking

  • Please note that our flu vaccinations are now in stock so please contact us if you are eligible and would like to take advantage of this.
  • On-Line access. Please see links on the Home Page for more details about on-line access for Appointments, Repeat Prescriptions, access to your Patient Records and access to test results.
  • Live Well, Feel Better - for more details see the link on the home page

 Life Well Feel Better

  • Free Health Checks for all patients aged 40-75 - If you would like to benefit from a free Health Check please contact us. Health Check surgeries will be running from January.

  • ‘Do you want to give up smoking?  Have you been thinking about quitting?  If so, do you know that you can get access to your local stop smoking service who have a proven track record in helping people to stop smoking and stay stop.  If you are interested in giving up or need any advice on the best way to do so why not ring the surgery on the number above and ask about the how you can access the service locally near you’

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person.   Those who catch the flu pass it on to an average of two people, putting those most vulnerable at an increased risk, including those with long-term health conditions and pregnant women. Healthy individuals usually recover in two to seven days but for some, the disease can lead to hospitalisation, permanent disability or even death.

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. It is targeted at those with long-term health conditions, pregnant women and parents of children aged 2-4 years.

Those aged over 65 are also eligible to receive the flu vaccination.

If you are in any of the at-risk categories below, please contact the surgery to book an appointment for your flu vaccination.

  • Diabetes
  • Pregnant
  • Aged 65 and over

or those with some long-term conditions affecting:

  • the lungs
  • the heart
  • the kidneys
  • the liver
  • the brain or nervous system
  • the immune system
  • the spleen

or those who:

  • live in a residential or nursing home
  • are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill 

 

 
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