Sexual health clinics, what are they? Easy to access services available to everyone regardless of gender, age, ethnicity and sexuality. What do they provide? HIV – PrEP and PEP Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP) is a free medication available on the NHS that protects people who are HIV negative from getting HIV, for more information see – […]
GP surgeries are unable to take household clinical waste including used swabs, bandages and dressingsused syringes, needles or other sharp items. Please contact your local council, who can help you arrange collection of any household clinical waste.
The pneumococcal vaccine (or ‘pneumo jab’ or pneumonia vaccine as it’s also known) protects against pneumococcal infections. Pneumococcal infections are caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and can lead to pneumonia, septicaemia (a kind of blood poisoning) and meningitis. Read more about why the pneumococcal vaccination is needed. Who should have the pneumococcal vaccine? A pneumococcal infection can affect anyone. However, […]
When you are unwell some medications need to be stopped temporarily as they can put you at higher risk of becoming more seriously unwell if you are dehydrated. Dehydration is the loss of fluid from your body. Vomiting, diarrhoea and fever (high temperature, sweats, shaking) can make you dehydrated. Make sure to try to drink plenty of water […]
If you’re planning to have a baby here is helpful advice on how to improve health of your pregnancy and your baby: https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/trying-for-a-baby/planning-your-pregnancy/ https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/planning-a-pregnancy/are-you-ready-conceive Covid-19 can cause severe illness in pregnant women so you may wish to delay pregnancy till after you have had your COVID-19 1st & 2nd dose vaccinations and booster vaccination. There […]
Stay healthy this winter by following these tips Get your flu jab and COVID Booster when invited Keep warm-both outdoors and indoors Eat the rainbow-fruit and veg of different colours every day Take a vitamin D supplement Keep active, even if indoors, and get some time outdoors in daylight hours if you can, for example, […]