Confusion about medicines can lead to incorrect use, which can be potentially dangerous. If you have any questions about your medication, talk to your pharmacist
for advice. They are often open late and on weekends and there's no need for an appointment.
The NHS Health Check programme
is for adults aged between 40 and 74. If you're invited for an NHS Health Check you'll be offered a series of routine tests that will help identify your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes. For more information, contact your GP
Vaccinations, also called immunisations, can save lives, prevent more serious diseases and are one of the most effective ways to help you stay well. Whatever your age, you will need vaccinations to help you stay healthy throughout life.
People who fall into certain risk groups may be offered extra vaccines. There are also optional vaccines that you may be able to have free on the NHS from your local surgery including travel vaccinations such as hepatitis A, typhoid and cholera.
If you’re not sure whether you or your family have had the vaccinations you need, ask your GP or practice nurse.
If you’re registered with a GP, you'll automatically receive invitations for relevant screening tests
throughout your life. You don’t have to take up these invitations, but it’s strongly advised that you do. All screening tests are proven to be effective and could mean that a serious condition is spotted early, when it may be easier to treat.