Wellwynd Practice Airdrie Community Health Centre, Airdrie, ML6 6DB
Tel: 01236 769333

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PATIENT NOTICE 12/12/14

We are currently experiencing a server problem which is affecting our online prescriptions service. The technical team are working on resolving this as fast as possible.

News & Notices

                                            Festive Closures

                 Thursday 25th of December Christmas Day
                 Friday 26th of December Boxing Day
                 Thursday 1st of January
                 Friday 2nd of January

                                              

                                            Help Without Antibiotics

Please visit the web page www.nhsinform.co.uk/health-library/articles/a/antibiotics-penicillins to download a self help leaflet"Without Antibiotics".

                                              Texting Service

We are introducing a text message service.  Please notify us of your mobile number if you'd like us to send you appointment reminders.                                                 

                                             Flu Vaccination

Flu Season is upnon us - The Doctors & Nurses at the Wellwynd Practice are committed to providing you with the best care. It is important that you should have your Flu vaccination every year to help avoid complications of a Flu infection. For some patients these complications can be very serious. Help us to help you stay in the best of health and pop along to our treatement room in the Practice:

                                           Shingles Vaccination

This year a shingles vaccine is being offered to people aged 70. 78 or 79 on 1st September 2014. People aged 70 in 2013/14 who missed getting the vaccine are still eligible this year. If you are in any of these categories an invitation letter will have been sent to you and you can contact reception to book an appointment.

Shingles can be a very painful nerve and skin condition and is more common among older people. There is now a vaccine that can reduce your chance of getting shingles, or, if you do get shingles, it can reduce how severe or long lasting the symptoms can be. If you require more information the NHS leaflet “A Vaccine to Protect Against Shingles” is available from Reception

Further information is also available online please visit,

www.immunisationscotland.org.uk/shingles


                                                     Bowel  Cancer

Bowel Cancer  - Please complete your bowel cancer screening pack.  The Bowel Screening programme invites all men and women in Scotland between the ages of 50 to 74 for screening every two years.  They are invited by the Health Board.  Once a patient is called they will be recalled during the same month every 2 years until they are 75.  If you require more information please click on the link http://www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk  or click on this step by step leaflet http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/20560-stepbystep.pdf