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FREE NHS HEALTH  CHECK
Ages 40 - 74 years?


You may be entitled to a fee NHS health check.  This health check can help to detect diabetes, high blood pressure and high  cholesterol . The check will also assess your risk of developing cardiovascular disease in the future and with the right measures can prevent these diseases.

 

To qualify for your health check you must be aged between 40 - 74 years and NOT ALREADY receiving treatment for: Heart disease, Kidney disease, stroke or diabetes

 

To arrange your free health check please contact the surgery on 01257 791216 and ask for an appointment for your diabetes and cholesterol blood test followed by an appointment with our health care assistant

 

 

taking_childs_temperatureOther local NHS services

As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment.

Before you do, remember that you can treat many minor ailments such as colds, coughs and indigestion by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home.

We suggest you keep the following:

  • Paracetamol and aspirin (children under 16 and people with asthma should not take aspirin)
  • Mild laxatives
  • Indigestion remedy (for example, antacids)
  • Travel sickness tablets
  • Sunscreen – SPF15 or higher
  • Sunburn treatment (for example, calamine) 
  • Tweezers and sharp scissors
  • A selection of plasters, non- absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings.

Remember

  • Keep the medicine chest in a secure, locked place out of reach of small children.
  • Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose
  • Watch expiry dates – don’t keep or use medicines past their sell-by date
  • Take all unwanted and out-of-date medicines back to the pharmacy
 
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