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Covid Vaccinations: As you may have heard Covid Vaccinations are scheduled to begin next month. GPS Healthcare is working with other healthcare colleagues within the local area to take part in the national vaccination programme. More details will follow as they are confirmed. This is a national program and there are still many details to be confirmed with local practices. Please do not contact the surgery for further information at this stage. We will update this information as soon as we have it.


We understand that during the current lockdown, there are going to be a number of patients concerned about the situation, especially those in very vulnerable risk groups and also those with children attending educational settings. The current government advice about high risk groups is available here.

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Anti-Biotic Awareness (Source: NHS.uk)

Antibiotics are no longer routinely used to treat Anti-Bioticinfections because:
  Many infections are caused by viruses, so anti-biotics are not effective
  Antibiotics are often unlikely to speed up the healing process and can cause side effects

The more antibiotics are used to treat trivial conditions, the more likely they are to become ineffective for treating more serious conditions


When are Anti-Biotics prescribed?

Antibiotics may be used to treat bacterial infections that:

  are unlikely to clear up without antibiotics
  could infect others
  could take too long to clear without treatment
  carry a risk of more serious complications

Men's Health 

(Source: uk.movember.com)

Prostate Cancer
Your risk of developing prostate cancer increases with age, but that doesn’t mean it’s a disease that only affects old men. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. If you’re 50, you should be talking to your doctor about PSA testing. If you’re black, you need to start that conversation at 45. And if you have a brother or father with prostate cancer in their history, do it at 45.
Visit for more information: https://prostatecanceruk.org/

TESTICULAR CANCER
Testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young men. Men with                undescended testes at birth, or who have a family history, like a father or brother who has had testicular cancer, are at an increased risk. And if you’ve had testicular cancer before, there’s also a heightened risk it could  return.
KNOW YOUR NUTS
The best thing you can do for your testicles is give them a bit of a feel each month or so, and if something doesn’t seem right, head to the doctor.
Find resources here: https://testicular.movemberhealth.org/

MENTAL HEALTH
Four simple steps: ALEC to help you navigate a conversation with a friend who might be doing it tough.
A - Ask how they’re feeling & trust your instinct
L - Listen and let them know that you hear them
E - Encourage action on things that might help him improve his feeling.
C - Check in, follow up with phone calls or messages
The Movember website also has a useful conversation tool to help guide you.

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