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Update 04.04.2022

COVID-19 vaccinations for 5-11s

 The NHS is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all children aged 5-11, in line with the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). As well as protecting children against serious COVID infection and Long COVID, this will reduce the risk of children passing on the infection to others.

 

The practice is currently not offering vaccinations for this age group, unless they are within one of the at-risk groups who will be invited, but you can book an appointment at a convenient community or pharmacy vaccination centre. Please book online at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119, free of charge.

 

For further information on COVID-19 vaccinations for 5-11s please visit the NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group website.

Update 20.06.2022

๐ŸŽ  FREE NHS Health Checks are available again in Wakefield!

 

Take 20 minutes out of your day (or evening or weekend) to finally catch up on your health. These vital health check ups can spot your risk of diabetes, heart & kidney disease, stroke and dementia.

For more details on how to book contact the surgery on 01977 704777, please call at quieter times, we know the phones are very busy. 

 

 

Test kit analysis

We have recently been advised by the National Bowel Screening Programme that you failed to return the test kit for analysis.

The Practice firmly believes that this simple test is a valuable aid in detecting any potential signs of bowel cancer cells and would encourage you to reconsider your decision.

  • A persistent change in bowel habit, especially going to the toilet more often or diarrhoea for several weeks.
  • Bleeding from the back passage without any obvious reason.
  • Abdominal pain, especially if it is severe.
  • A lump in your abdomen.

Please remember that these symptoms do not necessarily mean that you have bowel cancer, but if you have one or more of these symptoms for four to six weeks, you should see your GP.

Should you no longer have the test kit and now wish to take part you can call the Screening Freephone number 0800 707 6060 and ask for another.

If, after careful consideration you decide not to take part, please let us know by calling 01977 704777.  Please note that you will be offered screening every 2 years.

Your decision will have no impact on any future medical services provided by the Practice.

 
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