Archive | December, 2018

Get your free NHS flu jab now!

A flu vaccine is available for free on the NHS for the following: •People aged 65 years and over •Patients aged from six months to 65 years in clinical ‘at risk’ groups (see below) •Pregnant women •All children aged two to nine (but not 10 years or older) on 31 August 2018 •People in long-stay […]

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Antibiotic Use

Antibiotics are essential to treat serious bacterial infections, but they are frequently being used to treat illnesses such as coughs, earache and sore throats that can get better by themselves. Taking antibiotics encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means that antibiotics may not work when you really need them. Despite […]

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Patients Winter Plan

People are encouraged to have a personal winter plan so they are well prepared when the weather takes a turn for the worse and the season for flu, coughs and colds really kicks in. Tehmeena Ajmal, the county’s first winter director, said: “We would like everyone in Oxfordshire to have a winter plan for themselves […]

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Dermatology waits

We have been advised that all GP referrals to the Royal Berks Dermatology Dept have been suspended for the foreseeable future due to an inability to recruit consultants. Their Cancer Dermatology Dept is still taking referrals. This means that our patients may have to be referred to other hospitals further afield. If you require a […]

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