Cervical Screening

Find out what cervical screening is for, who is invited and what to expect at the appointment: https://www.jostrust.org.uk/information/cervical-screening 

 

Diabetes

BERTIE Type 1 Diabetes Education Programme

There is a lot of useful information here to help you to understand and manage your diabetes in a way that suits you and your lifestyle.

www.bertieonline.org.uk

Type 2 Diabetes and Me

This step-by-step online guide is designed to help you understand and start managing your condition. From diet to treatments and where to get support, you’ll find all the information you need right here

www.type2diabetesandme.co.uk 

Diabetes eye screening website

http://www.despdorset.co.uk

 

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

For a list of monitors recommended by the British and Irish Hypertension Society please visit https://bihsoc.org/bp-monitors/for-home-use/ We generally would not recommend wrist monitors. These can be purchased in most Pharmacies and online.

 

Learning Disabilities

This year due to coronavirus we will be doing your check by phone call. If needed a video or face to face appointment can be made after this call. One of our doctors or nurses will call you. Most of these calls will be early evening on a Monday or Tuesday. Please follow this link to a checklist with questions that the doctor or nurse will ask. It would be helpful if you could complete this checklist for us. You will need Adobe Reader to fill in the checklist on your computer / phone / tablet. If you need to install the free version use this link to download. Please complete the checklist and email it back to the surgery. Alternatively, you may print a copy and return it to the surgery. If this is not possible please keep it ready at home for when the doctor or nurse calls. It is very important that you have your flu vaccination and we will send a separate message to advise you where and when the clinics will be to attend for this.

  

Dementia

If you're becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you're over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia.

As you get older, you may find that memory loss becomes a problem. It's normal for your memory to be affected by age, stress, tiredness, or certain illnesses and medications. This can be annoying if it happens occasionally, but if it's affecting your daily life or is worrying you or someone you know, you should seek help from your GP.

Find out more about dementia from:

NHS Choices - Dementia

Dementia UK

Alzheimer's Society

 

Sayana Press

Video for patients: https://youtu.be/hi2o-mlQJjc 

 

Patient Guide to Taking dermatology Photographs

Patient guide to taking dermatology photographs

 

Vaccinations

Routine Childhood Immunisation Schedule

What to expect after vaccinations 2015

 

Young teenagers, sixth formers and 'fresher' students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent Meningitis W disease.

Please see here for more information on the Men ACWY vaccine

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