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Child Health: Birth – 15 years

Please refer to the post,  Childrens Immunisatons  for the full Vaccinations Schedule from the NHS. Immunisations for ‘at-risk’ children:  At birth, 1 month, 2 months and 12 months old: Hepatitis B – Hep B vaccine given in the thigh At birth Tuberculosis – BCG given in the upper arm (intradermal) Routine Immunisatons for girls aged […more]

Children Immunisatons

You can download the Vaccination Schedule for the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given. NHS Vaccination Schedule If you’re not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP or practice […more]

Common Childhood Illnesses

Parents and Carers of children will be able to seek guidance from a comprehensive new advice booklet when their child becomes ill. The Common Childhood Illnesses handbook is an extensive and informative guide for Parents and Carers of children, from birth to five years old, to use when assessing and managing their children with minor […more]

Mens Health

Five health symptoms men should not ignore: “British men are paying the price for neglecting their health: more than 100,000 men a year die prematurely. On average, men go to their GP half as often as women. It’s important to be aware of changes to your health, and to see your GP immediately if you notice […more]

Planning your Pregnancy

The more you know about your pregnancy and your options, the more you are likely to feel in control. The information given here is based on The Pregnancy Book, which your midwife should give you at your first appointment. Before you are pregnant All about conception and getting pregnant Thinking about the next baby? Your […more]


Seasonal Flu Vaccination Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Health Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter. Regular immunisation (vaccination) […more]

Sexual Health

Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it’s important to make use of […more]


Cervical Screening (Smear Tests) Cervical screening is a method of preventing cervical cancer by detecting abnormal cells in the cervix (lower part of the womb). Cervical screening is not a test for cancer, but it is a test to check the health of the cervix. Most women’s test results show that everything is normal. But […more]

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