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FLU Vaccinations

You are entitled to a free Flu Vaccination if you are:

  • 65 and over
  • Have a heart problem
  • Have a chest complaint - breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
  • Kidney disease
  • Lower immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
  • Liver disease
  • Have had a Stroke or TIA
  • diabetes
  • Have a neurological condition e.g multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or learning disability
  • Have a problem with your spleen, e.g.sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
  • Living in a residential or nursing home
  • You are a main carer for an older or disabled person
  • Pregnant

THE WAITING ROOM

Please provide us with an up-to date Email address to gain access to this service. You will be able to view your repeat prescriptions and allergies, order repeats and book pre-bookable appointments.

 

SHINGLES VACCINATIONS

Shingles vaccinations are still ongoing with the eligibility this year of those aged 70,78 and 79. Letters will be sent out with the flu letters for those aged 70, 78, 79 on 1st September 2014,

 

 

ACTIVE PLUS -Veterans Inspiring People

If you are over 50 years of age and looking to gain new skills, meet new people and have some fun, then come along. . For more information please contact 01326 567174 OR EMAIL:gary@activeplus.org.uk

 

Whooping Cough in pregnancy

There has recently been a rapid rise in whooping cough, with a big increase in young babies. Due to this information it is important that we protect those young babies who may suffer. The babies that suffer are usually too young to have their first vaccinations, therefore the only way pregnant ladies can protect their baby is to have the vaccination themselves while they are pregnant. The best time to get the vaccination is between 28 and 32 weeks. Please contact the surgery for more information.

 

Pneumonia

Anyone aged 65 and over is entitled to Pneumonia vaccinations from the NHS. If you fall into this age catagory and have not previously had this vaccination please contact the surgery, for an appointment.

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MOBILE NUMBERS

We have a service for a text message reminder for pre-booked appointments. We need to collect up-to-date mobile contact numbers for this!! Please contact us, or fill in the " your contact details" form from the link on our home page

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Change for life 9 out of 10 kids are set to grow up with dangerous levels of fat in their bodies. This can cause life-threatening Diseases. Collect a leaflet from the surgery or go visit www.nhs.uk/change4life
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Minor Illness Clinics
We have an on-the-Day minor illness clinic on a Mon, Tues & Wed see Practice Information link
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HPV Vaccinations
Has you daughter been invited, Girls aged from 12-18 are being called in batches, when letter is received please phone the surgery for an appointment.
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Useful Links

Where do I go for clinical or disease information

Best Treatments
Information is researched from the British Medical Journal and displayed in an easy to understand format.

Patient UK
Designed by GPs and EMIS and is a useful source of Patient information Leaflets amongst other things.

Net Doctor
Attempts to break the language barrier between Doctors and patients regarding disease and illnesses.

QRisk
QRISK is a new calculator which works out your risk of getting heart disease. It has been developed by doctors and academics working in the UK National Health Service


Information on Healthier Living

Promoting Health Information Line

health promotion initiative developed by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust. This service is designed to provide advise and support to those who wish to make a positive lifestyle change concerning smoking, alcohol intake, healthy weight and physical activity.

BBC - Healthy Living
Simple, accurate advice from the BBC. Helps you to establish the dos & donts of living healthily.

lime Male Health
Fast, free independent information from the Men"s Health Forum.

Women’s Health Concern
Women"s Health Concern is a charitable organisation which aims to help educate and support women with their healthcare by providing unbiased, accurate information.

Weight Matters

Weight Matters is a NHS Cornwall Health Promotion Programme which has developed a self help website for adults who want to manage their own weight.  The website includes a range of tools which people may find helpful to support Weight Loss

NHS Sites

NHS Constitution
The NHS Constitution was published on 21 January 2009. It was one of a number of recommendations in Lord Darzi’s report ‘High Quality Care for All’ which was published on the 60th anniversary of the NHS and set out a ten-year plan to provide the highest quality of care and service for patients in England

NHS Choices
Aiming to personalise healthcare and provide information that will ‘allow patients to make meaningful choices about when and where to receive their treatment.’


Charity Websites

Cancerhelp
Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process

Cancer Backup

ribbonsEurope's leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.

Diabetes UK
largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

Asthma UK

This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it

Alzheimer’s Society

Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia.

Active Plus

If you are over 50 years of age and looking to gain new skills, meet new people and have some fun, then come along. Starting in March in Penzance. For more information please contact 01326 567174 OR EMAIL:gary@activeplus.org.uk


Tips on evaluating the reliability of online medical information

  1. Use sites from reputable organisations you have heard of.
  2. Double check the information by looking for other sources.
  3. Check there are contact details for any organisation or people responsible for the information not just an email address.
  4. Look at the advertising - does it seem to unduly influence the site content?
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  6. Watch out for claims about the superiority of any particular treatment over another
  7. Is this information supplied with a date to make sure it has not been superseded by other research.
  8. Check the sites confidentiality policy.
  9. Beware of sites claiming to be the definitive source.
  10. Beware of sites that criticise others.


 
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