An ECG (heart tracing) test, Blood testing to check including full blood count (can detect infection, anemia as well as gives a good indication of overall health) thyroid function, liver function, Cholesterol. The doctor or nurse will also carry out a Urinalysis test (urine check). This test can help diagnose diabetes, certain kidney and liver disorders, certain metabolic conditions and urinary infections. You will also have your blood pressure taken, discuss diet and lifestyle and the doctor may order additional tests if indicated.
Often when attending a doctor there can be a lot of information to take in at once this is why when your results are ready you will receive an easy to read, printable, detailed report explaining your results and what they mean.
- The flu vaccination is recommended for all those aged 65 and over. It is also recommended for:
- Pregnant women
- Patients with Immunosuppression (due to disease or treatment)
- Household contacts or out of home carers (for persons with increased risk)
- Morbidly obese people
- Children with conditions that compromise respiratory function
- Children on long-term aspirin therapy
- Residents of a nursing home or other long stay facility
- Workers in close contact with pigs, poultry or water fowl.
- Healthcare workers
- Those with:
- Chronic respiratory disease
- Chronic heart disease
- Chronic renal failure
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic neurological disease
- Diabetes Mellitus
If you are unsure as to whether you should get the flu vaccine, please talk to your doctor or nurse. The flu vaccine is a seasonal vaccine and usually becomes available around the end of
September/beginning of October. The Practice runs flu clinics throughout October in the practice every Tuesday and Thursday from 2.00 – 3.30 , no appointment is necessary. The flu vaccine can be administered on its own, either in one of our clinics or by appointment with the nurse, or as part of your consultation with your doctor or nurse.