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Women aged 70 to 79 - Information for women who may have missed an invitation to a screen

Some women aged between 70 and 79 are being offered the opportunity for a breast screen. This is because some women did not receive an invitation for a final screen, as part of the routine NHS Breast Screening Programme.

The Breast Screening Programme usually invites women to have a screen once every 3 years when aged between 50 and 70 (up to their 71st birthday). This means women will usually receive their final screen sometime between their 68th and 71st birthdays.

Most women can be reassured that they will have received their final invitation but there are some women, now aged 70 to 79, who have missed an invitation due to a problem that dates back to 2009.

All affected women registered with a GP will receive a letter by the end of May with further information.

A helpline is also available: 0800 169 2692.

For further information please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer-screening/missed-invitations/.

Travel Vaccinations


This Travel Clinic service is only available for the Registered Patients of the Market Deeping and Glinton Surgeries, with the exception of Yellow Fever Immunisations which are available for everyone.
Please note that the practice has no obligation to provide last minute travel clinic appointments and due to demand we usually cannot help at short notice.
We strongly recommend that you book appointments at least six weeks before you travel as vaccination does not gave immediate effective coverage.

Travel Clinic2Before travelling overseas, it is important to be aware of the possible health risks and how to prevent problems, or minimise the chances of them occurring. Most importantly, you should know:

Whether there are any specific health risks in the country you are travelling to for which you need to take precautions - for example, malaria

  • how to avoid becoming ill when you are abroad
  • what to do if you do become ill when you are abroad
  • how to get emergency medical treatment when you are abroad

Our Travel Clinics offer advice on travel illnesses and a full range of vaccinations.

Booking an Appointment in our Travel Clinic

Prior to ringing the practice to book an appointment in our Travel Clinics, patients are asked to complete and submit the Travel Health Questionnaire to enable us to offer the best advice as possible. The exception to this is if your travel requirements are business related, in which case you should contact the surgery on 01778 579000 as there is no requirement to complete the questionnaire.

Once you have submitted the questionnaire a member of the practice travel clinic team will contact you within 3 working days to book an appointment.  Please ensure that the Practice has your up to date contact details.

NHS Vaccinations

Within the basic travel service provision are vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B for travel (not occupational reasons) typhoid, tetanus, diphtheria and polio plus all combination vaccines with any of these antigens are provided under the NHS.

Non NHS Vaccinations

All remaining travel immunisations are NOT provided as part of NHS services and therefore a private fee is chargeable.

These include: Yellow Fever, Rabies, Japanese B Encephalitis, Tick Borne Encephalitis, Meningitis ACWY and Cholera

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our staff will be happy to advise you about them when arranging your appointment.

A full list of these services and their fees is available here.

PAYMENT- The total fee charged incorporates the cost of the vaccine and administering the vaccine. Charges are set by individual practices.

General Information Links

The Travel Doctor - looking after travellers health

UK government site offering health advice for travellers

Official Foreign Office website for travellers

Pre-departure preparation tips see

Travel health advice from the NHS

Failure to make provision remains the responsibility of the individual but there are private clinics which may be able to help. These links are examples and the organisations are not specifically recommended by the Deepings Practice:

www.travelclinic.ltd.uk/contact_us.aspx

www.moorgatemd.co.uk/clinic/cambridge/

 
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