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Primary Prevention

In our opinion the best time to offer help and encouragement in health education is at the normal consultation. Within this setting we offer the following: Eg advice on smoking, alcohol consumption, diet and immunisation.

Smoking Advice

Your Local community Pharmacist is trained to offer advice on smoking cessation.

Screening

Eg Blood pressure checks, cholesterol checks, cervical smears etc.

Family Planning

Doctors and nurses have experience in giving advice. Or Alternative Click here for a list of family planning clinics.

Minor Surgery

Doctors will assess patient and make appointment to carry out minor surgery procedures e.g. removal of sebaceous cyst / joint injection.

(please note patients offered a joint injection will be place on a waiting list)

Flu Vaccine

flu_jabIt is very important that you attend for your flu vaccine when invited. Flu vaccine is given annually to the following groups of patients:

  • All those aged 65 years and over
  • All those aged over 6 months in the following clinical frisk groups
    Chronic respiratory disease, including asthma
    Chronic heart disease
    Chronic renal disease
    Diabetes
    Immunosuppression (due to disease or treatment, including asplenia or splenic dysfunction)

If you have not received your flu vaccine please contact reception and arrange an appointment with the nurse.

The flu immunisation is not a live vaccine; this means you cannot get the flu from the vaccine!

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