Modbury Health Centre Poundwell MeadowModburyDevonemail: D-CCG.ModburyHealthCentre@nhs.net, PL21 0QLTel: 01548 830666
FAQs about the NHS Health Check
Asthma- Appointments will be sent directly to you.
Diabetes - Appointments will be sent directly to you.
Cardiovascular Disease - Appointments will be sent directly to you.
Travel Advice - Ask to speak to our nurse.
Stop Smoking - Appointments made via our receptionist.
Regular Clinics (Nurse and doctor)
Childhood Immunisation - Appointments will be sent directly to you.
Child Developmental - Appointments will be sent directly to you. Babies are examined by the doctor within a few days of birth and at six weeks old. The health visitor (based at the Health Centre) does routine developmental checks and examinations.
Lifestyle CheckWould your body pass its "MOT"? To find out, why not call into the surgery at any time throughout the day for a Do-It-Yourself Lifestyle Check. Here you can complete a simple questionnaire and check to see if you are the right weight for your height and build. For details, enquire at reception, where our staff will be happy to help you.
Antenatal Clinics The GPs promote antenatal care. Patients are reviewed in routine surgeries.
Cervical SmearsAppointments can be made via reception. Please inform reception that you require a cervical smear as extra time will be allowed for this. Women over the age of 24 will receive reminders when a cervical smear is due.
Family Planning Appointments can be made via reception. All our doctors offer family planning advice during normal surgery times. This service is confidential and there is no need to say you require family planning when making an appointment.
Minor Surgery/Minor Injuries Service
All our doctors undertake minor surgery at the Health Centre. A minor injury is considered to be a cut,bruise, sting, twisted joint or other minor condition. From 1st April 2009 Devon NHS has determined that this service will be provided at a minor injuries unit. The nearest to Modbury Health Centre is at South Hams Hospital- Kingsbridge 9.00am -5.00pm Telephone 01548 852349
Advice via the Health Centre :If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
Advice via MASTA please see below how to access the MASTA website. If you wish you can complete the MASTA travel questionnaire on line and print out advice MASTA give for vaccinations to cover the countries you are visiting
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
or go to the MASTA website via the link to complete your travel plans online and download and print MASTA recommendations
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Anxiety and depression are things we all experience from time to time. You’re not alone. It is estimated that one in four of the adult population will suffer from anxiety and depression at some point in their lives.
Perhaps you’ve been feeling low for a few weeks, stressed at work which is causing you to feel worried and anxious for long periods of time, or things are getting on top of you.
We all expect to catch a cough or cold once in a while but when it comes to the way we feel emotionally, it can be hard to recognise or admit that we’re not feeling 100%.
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The NHS Health Check is a sophisticated check of your heart health. Aimed at adults in England aged 40 to 74, it checks your vascular or circulatory health and works out your risk of developing some of the most disabling – but preventable – illnesses.
Think of your NHS Health Check as being your "midlife MOT". It checks that some of your body's most important systems are all running smoothly. Among other things, your blood pressure, cholesterol, and BMI will all be checked and your results given to you.
Crucially, your NHS Health Check can detect potential problems before they do real damage. Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented.
Your NHS Health Check will assess your risk of developing these health problems and give you personalised advice on how to reduce it.
It's free of charge, including any follow-up tests or appointments.
Thousands of people have already had an NHS Health Check. They are now armed with information and support to reduce their risk of developing heart and vascular problems. Why not join them?
Together, the vascular conditions identified by the NHS Health Check are the biggest cause of preventable deaths in the UK, affecting more than 4 million people.
Every year, the NHS Health Check is expected to help:
If you want to avoid being a statistic, it's worth making an appointment for an NHS Health Check as soon as you get your invitation.
Find out more about why you should have an NHS Health Check.
You'll be invited for an NHS Health Check every five years if you are between 40 and 74 years old, as long as you don't have an existing vascular condition.
You'll usually get your NHS Health Check at a GP practice or local pharmacy, but it could happen at other convenient places in your neighbourhood, depending on where you live. Find out more about ways to get the NHS Health Check.
Even if you don't qualify yet for an NHS Health Check, there are plenty of other ways to build up a picture of your health.
Start by taking the online heart age test now to see how healthy your heart is.
At the check, you'll be asked some questions about your lifestyle and family medical history. You'll also have some routine tests. From these, your healthcare professional will be able to give you an idea of your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes. As well as a breakdown of your results, you'll get an overall score giving your risk of getting heart disease or stroke. If you're over 65, you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia, and you'll be made aware of memory services nearby.
After your results have been explained, you’ll be offered personalised advice and support to help stay healthy, and lower your risk if any of your results need improving. This advice could include suggestions on small changes to your diet or how much exercise you should take if your risk is low or moderate.
If you are at higher risk, your healthcare professional might want to discuss whether you should be taking medicines to control your blood pressure or cholesterol, along with help to take action such as losing weight, becoming more active or stopping smoking.
By having a routine NHS Health Check for these conditions every five years, you can take action early and greatly improve your chance of a longer, healthier and happier life. You may be surprised how some small, long-lasting changes to your lifestyle can make a huge difference.
Once you've had your NHS Health Check, you'll have a good idea of what your risk is of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. There are some risk factors for these diseases that can't be changed; for example, your risk increases with age. But there's a lot you can do to reduce your risk. You can:
Your NHS Health Check will give you information and support to help you reach your health goals and enjoy a better quality of life. By acting to reduce your risk, you'll have more chance of dodging the debilitating and potentially disabling effects of illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and stroke.
New National Shingles Immunisation Programme
In September 2013, a new national immunisation programme was introduced by the Department of Health for people in certain age groups to help protect those most at risk from Shingles. Shingles is a condition that is caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus. Once you have had chickenpox, the virus stays dormant (inactive) in your nervous system and later in life can reactivate and cause Shingles. Shingles is most common and tends to be more severe in people aged over 70 years as the immune system weakens with age.
Patient eligibility for shingles vaccination from 1st April 2016 until 31st March 2017s :-
Age 70 on 1 September 2016 (date of birth between 02/09/1945 and 01/09/1946)
Age 71 on 1st September 2016 (date of birth between 02/09/1944 and 01/09/1945)
Age 72 on 1st September 2016 (date of birth between 02/09/1943 and 01/09/1944)
Age 78 on 1 September 2016 (date of birth between 02/09/1937 and 01/09/1938)
Age 79 on 1 September 2016 (date of birth between 02/09/1936 and 01/09/1937)
Other age groups will be introduced in the future to ensure all people aged 70 to 79 are offered vaccination against Shingles. People under 70 will be offered the Shingles vaccination when they turn 70. People aged 80 and over are not part of the national programme.
If you are eligible for a Shingles vaccination this year, please contact the surgery to make an appointment.
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