Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Vaccination Schedule

Immunisation Schedule

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.  If, for whatever reason, your child hasn't received all their vaccinations you can contact us at any time to arrange an appointment for immunisation with our nurses.  It is important that children are fully vaccinated, please don't hesitate to book in with Practice Nurse Sue or Emma if your childs immunisation schedule isn't complete.  

Eight weeks old:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) and hepatitis B
  • Pneumococcal infection
  • Rotavirus
  • Meningococcal group B (Men B)

immunisationTwelve weeks old:

  • 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Rotavirus, second dose

Sixteen weeks old:

  • 5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Pneumococcal infection, second dose
  • Men B

One year old (on or after the child's first birthday):

  • Hib and Men C
  • Pneumococcal
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles)
  • Men B

Two to eight years old (including children in reception class and school years 1-4)

  • Influenza (each year from September)

Three years and four months, or soon after:

  • MMR second jab
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster

Girls aged 12-13 years:

  • Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine

Fourteen years old:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab
  • Meningococcal groups A,C,W and Y disease - this vaccination can be given up to the age of 24.  Please contact us to book in if you have missed this.  

65 and over:

  • Flu (every year)
  • Pneumococcal

70 years old:

  • Shingles

HPA Childrens Vaccination Schedule

Click here for the recommended HPA vaccination schedule

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Healflujabsth Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.

Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:

  • people aged 65 or over,
  • people with a serious medical condition
  • people living in a residential or nursing home
  • the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
  • healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care, and
  • those who work in close contact with poultry, such as chickens.

These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

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