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Prostate Cancer Testing

The media have raised awareness of this.  If you are concerned, please read this useful fact sheet:

Worried you Need Testing for Prostate Cancer?

Check out our new convenient Prescription Ordering Service - click on the Prescriptions tab above.  

2018 Flu outbreak -

You can often treat the 'flu without seeing your doctor and should begin to feel better in about a week.  There is a lot of information if you click on the Quick Link to the Flu Vaccinations page.  However, if you have symptoms you might wish to click on this useful link Flu Information

 

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person.   For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.

Pregnant Women  

Protect your unborn baby with a free jab.  For more information, read this: Flu jabs for expectant mums

Children -

Children aged up to 8 are offered flu vaccine this year.  Little ones at the practice, and older children at school.  It is a very gentle nasal spary, squired up each nostril.  Quick and painless, it has very few side effects.  The main one is a runny nose for a few days after vaccination.  read more http://ow.ly/AJ6A304cnfh

If you would like to know more, here is a video: https:youtu.be/4Me42P51VNM

Information in

Polish https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/34-stay-well=this-winter-/resources?query=&f.Target+Audience%7Ctargaud000=polish

Bengali https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/34-stay-well=this-winter-/resources?query=&f.Target+Audience%7Ctargaud000=bengali

Hindi https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/34-stay-well=this-winter-/resources?query=&f.Target+Audience%7Ctargaud000=hindi

Flu vaccination and side effects for children Children's Flu Vaccine

Find out if you are eligible for the free NHS 'flu vaccine:

Who should have 'flu vaccine

Flu vaccination and side effects for adults: Adult Flu Vaccine

CCG Press Release Castle Practice staff have their flu jab

 
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