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About one in five people who have had chickenpox develop shingles.  It is more common in people aged over 70 years, and of these, about 14,000 go on to develop long term pain and over 1400 are admitted to hospital because of it each year.  Long term pain associated with Shingles is more likely to occur the older you are.


By having the vaccination you will be significantly reducing your chances of developing shingles. And, if you do go on to have shingles the symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter, than if you had not had the vaccination.


The vaccine is being offered to all people aged 70 on the 1st September (i.e. all those born between 2 September 1942 and 1 September 1943, inclusive).  People aged 79 are also being offered the vaccine in a catch-up programme (i.e. all those born between 2 September 1933 and 1 September 1934, inclusive).

To protect against shingles, if you are aged 70 on 1 Sept 2013 or aged 79 on 1 Sept 2013, please contact the surgery and make an appointment for your Shingles vaccination in one of our Nurse clinics.


August Bank Holiday

The surgery will be closed on Monday 25 August and re-opens on Tuesday 26 August. 

Book donations required!

The PPG are holding a Book Sale during the Saturday Drop In Flu Clinics in October and are asking for any unwanted books. If you have any books that you would like to donate, please drop them in at either Wilson St or Taddington Road. The PPG are aiming to make purchases for the Surgery, specifically for patient use.  

Dr Drew Smith

Congratulations to Dr Drew Smith who becomes our newest GP Partner on Monday 4 August 2014. 

Summer Newsletter

The PPG have prepared our Summer Newsletter and this can be found by clicking the Patient Group tab below.


Please click on the new Care Data tab below for important information about your medical records.

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