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Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Flu Clinics

DATES OF WALK-IN SESSIONS

We will be holding walk-in clinics for all patients at risk from influenza  (as per the list below) on

SATURDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER AND SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER FROM 9AM TO 12NOON.

If you fall into an at-risk group, please DO NOT WAIT FOR A WRITTEN INVITATION, invitations are being sent out in the majority by text message this year. Come along to one of the walk-in clinics.

(Patients NOT in the at risk groups detailed below will NOT be vaccinated and bookable clinics will not be available until later on in October).

National medical policy recommends flu vaccination to everyone age 65 and over, all pregnant women, carers and patients, including children, with certain medical conditions as listed below. Please do attend for your vaccination if you suffer from:

Chronic bronchitis or other chest problems

Some forms of heart disease

Drug treatments that lower immunity

Diabetes

Some progressive nervous system diseases 

Severe kidney disease

Stroke and transient ischaemic attacks (TIA) 

Severe liver disease

Asthma requiring the use of regular preventative (steroid) inhalers

National policy also recommends vaccination against pneumococcal and shingles for patients in certain age groups. You will be offered these vaccinations in accordance with national guidance.

If you are unsure about your need for vaccination please ring and speak to our Practice Nurses.

HEALTHY CHILDREN AGED 2 AND 3

The nasal spray, which NHS England provides to immunise healthy children aged 2 and 3, will be available from mid October. Parents will receive a text message inviting them to book an appointment with the Practice Nurse for immunisation of their child/ren who fall in this age group.

 
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