National Diabetes Prevention Programme
As part of this programme, you may receive communication from a company called ICS Health and Wellbeing who are delivering this worthwhile service on behalf the NHS.
Please book in for your flu jabs if you are eligible.
Click on here for more information about what to do if you are concerned about your child.
Did you know that we now offer telephone appointments which can be booked in the same way as face to face appointments.
These can be suitable for medication reviews, follow up appointments and conditions which don't require a clinical examination. Please book these appointments with your usual doctor only.
As the weather declines we are seeing an increased number of patients with upper respiratory infections. Almost all of these are VIRAL in nature and not BACTERIAL, and therefore ANTIBIOTICS WILL NOT HELP.
Before making an appointment to see a doctor, please try cold and flu remedies from your pharmacy, drink plenty of fluids and keep warm. It can sometimes take a week to 10 days for symptoms to improve. Your local pharmacist will be happy to advise and, of course do contact the surgery if symptoms worsen or you remain concerned.
If you are a patient on one of our ‘at risk’ registers, or are over the age of 65, and have not already done so, please make an appointment for your flu vaccination.
Have you been diagnosed with dementia? Do you care for someone who has been diagnosed with dementia? Click on the link/heading above for more information.
We would appreciate your feedback where possible on your consultations/contacts with the surgery. This can be done either by completing a form at reception or by clicking on the 'Friend and Family Survey' link on your right. Your feedback is anonymous unless you indicate otherwise.
Whooping Cough Vaccinations for pregnant women
The department of health has recommended vaccination of women ideally between 20 and 38 weeks of pregnancy which will offer protection to newborns during the early weeks after birth when the risk of whooping cough is the greatest. This is in response to an outbreak of this infection with increased severity which has led to a number of infant deaths across the country.
Please book an appointment with the nurse for the vaccination if you are in this category. You can speak to your usual doctor if you have any questions.
If you are 21 years and under and have only had 1 MMR injection, please make an appointment with the nurse for a booster injection.