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Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme - The NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.  All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.  You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months. The NHS are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.  You can also attend a local walk in clinic - click on this link to see the latest clinic venues and times.  

We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.  All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.  In terms of any planned appointments with the doctors, nurses and other clinical staff at the surgery, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

Health Improvement Clinics

NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check programme aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors, will be invited (once every five years) to have a check to assess their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes and will be given support and advice to help them reduce or manage that risk.  NHS Health Checks can be carried out by our Health Improvement Practitioner, Janette, our Assistant Practitioner, Rebecca, or by one of our Practice Nurses.  Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.

Please click on the below link for more information:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/nhs-health-check/Pages/NHS-Health-Check.aspx

At Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

If a patient is identified as being at risk of heart disease or stroke, an appointment will be made for them to have a review of their lifestyle and to assess their risk and look at ways in which they can reduce or manage that risk.  These reviews can be carried out by one of our Practice Nurses or our Health Improvement Practitioner.

At Risk of Diabetes

If a patient is identified as being at risk of developing diabetes, an appointment will be made for them to have a review of their lifestyle and to assess their risk and look at ways in which they can reduce or manage that risk. These reviews can be carried out by one of our Practice Nurses or our Health Improvement Practitioner.

 

 

 
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