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SEASONAL 'FLU VACCINATIONS

'Flu appointments are available from October - book your appointment now!  Remember to check we have the right mobile 'phone number for you when you make your appointment and we will send you a free text reminder the day before. To check if you are eligible to receive your free immunisation, see groups below or make a 'phone appointment with one of the Practice Nurses -
  • All patients aged 65 years and over (born on or before 31 March 1950)
  • Chronic respiratory disease (asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis)
  • Chronic heart disease
  • Chronic kidney disease (stage 3,4 or 5, kidney failure, kidney transplantation)
  • Chronic liver disease (cirrhosis chronic hepatitis)
  • Chronic neurological disease (Stroke, TIA, multiple sclerosis)
  • Diabetes (type 1 and type 2)
  • Immunosuppression (undergoing chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, HIV)
  • Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
  • All pregnant women
  • People in long-stay residential care or nursing homes
  • Unpaid carers and young carers
  • Health and social care staff (workers who are in direct contact with patients should be vaccinated by their employers)
  • All pre-school children aged 2-5 years (appointments here with Practice Nurses after the October school holidays)
  • All primary school aged children Primary 1-7 (will be vaccinated by School Nurses)

 

For further information, visit the Immunisation Scotland website -

www.immunisationscotland.org.uk/vaccines-and-diseases/seasonalflu/index.aspx?utm_source=print&utm_campaign=flu

or  NHS Inform - www.nhsinform.co.uk/Health-Zones/Flu  or 'phone them on

0800 22 44 88

LIVING IT UP HIGHLAND - INFORMATION POP UP - WEDNESDAY 8 OCTOBER 9.30am-12.30pm

Living it Up is aimed at empowering people to improve their health and well-being.

Living it Up will deliver innovative and integrated health, care and wellbeing services, information and products via familiar technology enabling people to keep better connected with their communities and those they care for and receive care from. These technologies will include TV, mobile phone, games consoles, computers and tablets.

Living It Up Highland will be in the Surgery on Wednesday 8 October from  9.30-12.30pm.  They will be in the Waiting Room to speak to patients and staff about Living it Up and have a look at their website on an iPAD and will provide literature - click on link below for further details -

https://portal.livingitup.org.uk/news/filtered?field_location_tid=4

 

KEEP WELL HEALTH CHECKS

Keep Well is a national programme of health checks that are being offered to people aged 40-64 in certain parts of NHS Highland.  In Inverness, health checks are being offered for patients living in the following areas - Merkinch, Kinmylies, Dalneigh, Hilton and Raigmore.  A Keep Well health check is free, takes 30 minutes and is a chance to make a positive difference to your health. The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease and to help you keep well in general.  The Surgery will send out letters to patients living in the relevant postcode areas, inviting you to make an appointment.  Further information on the Keep Well programme is available at -

www.keepwellscotland.com

 

NHS24 - NEW PHONE NUMBER

The new free NHS24 contact number is 111. You can visit www.nhs24.com and use our Self-Help Guide which will help to direct you to the right care.

 

MOBILE 'PHONE NUMBERS

If you change your mobile 'phone number, can you remember and let us know, please?  This makes it easier for us to get in touch with you and allows you to receive text reminders for your appointments - thanks!


BOWEL CANCER AWARENESS

The Scottish Government recently launched a "Detect Cancer Early Bowel Screening" campaign in order to improve cancer survival rates by increasing the number of Scots diagnosed in the earliest stages of the disease.  For further information on this screening, please click on Bowel Screening Programme on right hand side of this page.

Suffering from a minor illness and want some advice as quickly as possible?

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New Patients Welcome!

Are you new to the area or looking to change practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us.Find out more

**FREE** Text Reminder Service

We can now remind you of your appointments by sending a text to your mobile 'phone - simply register for this free service at reception or online.

Repeat Prescriptions

Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form.  Please remember that requests for repeat medication will not be taken over the 'phone. Find out more

Opening Hours

Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed.Find out more

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