Are you a male over 65years who has high blood pressure or smoke?

If so, you may wish to consider NHS screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.   Any man over 65 years of age can self refer by calling 01823 344 567.   Screening is particularly useful for those with high blood pressure and current or ex smokers.   Read more here: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening/Pages/Introduction.aspx  

KEEP FREE TV LICENCES FOR THE OVER-75s

In July 2015 the BBC agreed take over the cost of providing free television licences for over-75s, to be phased in from 2018-19, as part of Government benefit cuts. The Conservatives promised in their election manifesto to continue to allow over-75s to receive free TV licences along with other pensioner benefits. Now the BBC is … Continued

LifeHacks for supporting your mental health

http://www.cypsomersethealth.org/lifehacks Little book of Mental Health LifeHacks The LifeHacks Booklet is packed with ideas and links to support your own mental health and includes true stories from people who’ve tried them out. This booklet has all the details and is great to share with others who need it. To help get the message out about this … Continued

Remote pacing and cardiac monitoring devices – SCAM

We have received details of a particularly cruel phishing scam which is circulating at the moment and affecting people with remote pacing and cardiac monitoring devices. A patient appears to have been the victim of an opportunistic phishing scam, and paid £167 over the telephone using his debit card to the caller. The caller stated … Continued

New Musculoskeletal Practitioners for Winter 2016/2017

Introducing… The New Musculoskeletal Practitioners at East Quay Medical Centre for Winter 2016/2017 A new effective diagnosis and treatment option for joint and muscular problems We are pleased to be able to offer our patients an additional service from 1st October 2016. There is very good evidence that an early appointment with a Musculoskeletal Clinical … Continued

Book your flu vaccine now!

We strongly urge patients at risk from seasonal flu to arrange a seasonal ‘flu vaccination to avoid a seasonal  flu epidemic this winter. A simple flu vaccine could avoid seasonal flu or at least lessen its severity to a mild illness. Annual ‘flu vaccinations are the best protection against ‘flu for people with underlying health … Continued