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Christmas Closures

Download our Kiltearn Medical Centres Christmas Closures Poster to find out when we are closed over the Christmas and New Year period.

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We are now booking flu vaccination appointments

Kiltearn Medical Centre is now booking appointments for flu vaccinations for eligible patients. Please note that if you have access to book online, you can also book your flu appointment in this way.

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Worried about breast cancer after the sad news about Sarah Harding?

If you are feeling worried or anxious about breast cancer after the sad news about Sarah Harding, there is support and advice available for you.

Breast Cancer Now have nurses available to answer your questions via their free Helpline 0808 800 6000 or you can find out more about signs and symptoms on their website https://breastcancernow.org/…/signs-symptoms-breast-cancer

You can also find advice at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer/symptoms/

If you notice any symptoms of breast cancer, such as an unusual lump in your breast or any change in the appearance, feel or shape of your breasts book an appointment to see your GP asap.

The GP will examine you. If they think your symptoms need further assessment, they’ll refer you to a specialist breast cancer clinic.

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Migraine Awareness Week

This week is Migraine Awareness Week and aims to raise awareness of the condition and highlight the impact it has to people living with it.

A migraine is usually a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head. Many people have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light or sound.

Migraine is a common health condition affecting around one in every five women and around one in every 15 men. They usually begin in early adulthood.

Simple painkillers such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen can be effective for migraine. However, be careful not to take too many painkillers as this could make it harder to treat headaches over time.

You should make an appointment to see your GP if you have frequent migraines (on more than five days a month), even if they can be controlled with medication, as you may benefit from preventative treatment.

More information on migraines can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/migraine/

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Important Information: Blood Tests

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.

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In this together!

We want to ensure that our GP practices are safe places for everyone – that is our absolute priority and we ask that you do all you can to help us help you. Everybody needs to continue to act carefully and we thank you for your support – we’re #inthistogether. Watch this short film put together by Cheshire CCG featuring Tina Birkby a local Practice Manager and local GP, Dr Judi Price reinforcing the need to continue to stay safe and the ways that people will access general practice for the foreseeable future.

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Covid Vaccination Guidance

Everyone 18 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

 

If you live in England and are aged 18 or over, you can get a COVID-19 vaccine from a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site without an appointment.

A small number of walk-in vaccination sites are also available for people aged 16 and 17. More sites should become available over time.

You do not need to be registered with a GP or bring any ID. It might help to bring your NHS number, if you know it.

If you’ve already had your 1st dose, you need to wait 8 weeks before having your 2nd dose.

If you’re under 16 and eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, you cannot use these walk-in sites to get vaccinated. Please wait to be contacted by the NHS.

Local Covid vaccination clinics:

Middlewich Victoria Hall   – to book, email   smash.bookings@nhs.net

Walk in-

Northwich vaccination centre – Hartford Methodist Church, Beach Road, Northwich  CW8 3AB

Alderley Park Mass Vaccination Centre – Alderley Park, Congleton Road, Alderley Edge, Macclesfield SK10 4TG

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Childhood Respiratory Conditions

Dr Ravi Jayaram has teamed up with Cheshire CCG and created a short video explaining the rise in respiratory conditions in young children and what parents should be on the lookout for! To watch the video
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CATCH App – a useful tool for anyone looking after little ones

Cheshire CCG have developed the CATCH app, a very useful tool for anyone looking after little ones.  It contains useful information about emergency care for children, services available in the local area and information on routine care such as immunizations and medication. Get it wherever you get your apps