Health Promotion Clinics
As a practice we are committed to a policy of promoting good health and preventing disease. The following clinics are held by the doctors and nurses:-
- Travel Clinic
- Well Person
- Child Health Surveillance
- Smoking Cessation
- Chlamydia Screening
Please ask at reception for the days and times of the clinics
Women between the ages of 25 and 65 will be offered a cervical smear test in line with current recommendations. Please ask at reception for an appointment.
Influenza or 'Flu'
From the end of September each year the influenza vaccination will be available for patients over the age of 65, healthcare workers and adults and children with any of the following conditions:-
- heart disease
- kidney disease
- chronic chest conditions including asthma
- conditions causing lowered immunity
Tetanus, Diptheria and Polio Immunisations
It is now considered for most circumstances that a total of five doses of the vaccine at appropriate intervals give satisfactory long-term protection. Therefore boosters are not required every ten years. If in doubt please speak to the practice nurse.
Pneumococcal disease is the term used to describe a range of illnesses such as pneumonia, septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis. The pneumococcal vaccination is available for patients over the age of 65 and adults and children with any of the following conditions:-
- heart disease
- lung disease
- those with no spleen or lowered immunity
Please check with the practice nurse that your child is up to date with the current vaccination schedule.