This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.
 

Noticeboard

FLU VACCINATIONS: DON'T MISS YOUR FLU VACCINATION! Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it’s sometimes called seasonal flu. It’s a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. Colds are much less serious and usually start gradually with a stuffy or runny nose and a sore throat. A bad bout of flu can be much worse than a heavy cold. The most common symptoms of flu are fever, chills, headache, aches and pains in the joints and muscles, and extreme tiredness. Healthy individuals usually recover within two to seven days, but for some the disease can lead to hospitalisation, permanent disability or even death.  Appointments for flu vaccinations for eligible patients (over 65s and those under 65 in relevant at risk groups) are now available to book at Topcliffe Surgery in November. We are also offering Pneumococcal and shingles vaccinations for eligible patients.  Please speak to a member of the reception team or see 'Latest News' for more information.

Your Sexual Health

This is an area of medicine that can be embarrassing for some patients to talk about.

It is however vitally important. Not only for young adults who are getting to know their bodies and discovering sexual relations for the first time in their lives, but also older adults with concerns about sexually transmitted infections in new relationships, or general concerns for patients of all ages with regards to contraception and pregnancy.

In Yorkshire there is a lot of work going on to help increase awareness and education among the young sexually active population by offering free chlamydia tests and gifts such as the latest 'survival kit,' containing a 'spikey,' (a gadget to protect drinks from spiking), free condoms and a keyring. Both the chlamydia urine test and the survival kits are available now at Topcliffe Surgery for adults aged 25 and under. But also there is a plentiful supply of advice, leaflets and support, either by coming into Topcliffe Surgery, or by visiting the 'YorSexualHealth' website. A website for all North Yorkshire and York's patients with local and national resources and all your questions answered!

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to come into the surgery or call one of our doctors or nurses.



 
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website