NHS Health Checks are for people aged 40-74yrs old who have not already been diagnosed with Stroke, Diabetes, Heart Disease or Kidney Disease. See Information leaflets below:-
NHS Health Check Leaflet
Understand the link between Cardiovascular disease and dementia
If you think you are eligible for a Health Check please contact the surgery on 01752 701659 and book into one of our clinics, the appointments are approximately 30 mins.
For more information go to http://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk/
Carers Health Checks
We are also offering Health Checks for Carers if you care for someone you are eligible for a Carers Health Check please contact the surgery for further information.
Shingles Vaccination Programme -
Anyone aged 70 can have the shingles vaccine on the NHS. You become eligible for the vaccine from the first day of September after your 70th birthday.
From September 1 2016, the shingles vaccine will be offered routinely to people aged 70 and, as a catch up, to those aged 78. You become eligible for the vaccine on the first day of September 2016
you've turned 70 or 78.
In addition, anyone who was eligible for immunisation in the previous three years of the programme but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday. This includes:
- people aged 71, 72 and 73 on September 1 2016
- people aged 79 on September 1 2016
Until August 31 2016, the shingles vaccine is still available to all those who were aged 70 or 78 on September1 2015.
The shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS to anyone aged 80 and over because it seems to be less effective in this age group.
You can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year, though many people will find it convenient to have it at the same time as their annual flu vaccination.
Use this tool to find out if you are eligible for the free shingles vaccine.