NHS DirectHealth and Lifestyle

We know that medical conditions can be very personal, and for some making an appointment to visit a doctor is far from easy. However they should never go untreated.


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. By offering an enhanced local sexual, and family planning service we can remove many of the obstacles currently preventing patients from accessing sexual health services. If you wish to access this service please telephone the surgery to make an appointment or log onto the website: www.wish-net.co.uk/

Chlamydia
Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection among under 25’s affecting both men and women. Most people with Chlamydia will not have any symptoms. Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics. Without treatment, Chlamydia can spread to other parts of the body causing damage or long term complaints. A simple urine sample test is used to detect Chlamydia. If you wish to access this service please telephone the surgery to make an appointment.

Children’s Immunisation Schedule and Children’s Health
NHS website offers advice on how to diagnose various conditions affecting children.  New website and app "worried that your child is ill" http://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/

At two months old:
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) polia and Haemophilus influenza typeb(Hib) one injection. Pneumococcal infection – pneumococcal conjugate vaccine – one injection.

At three months old:
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) polia and Haemophilus influenza typeb(Hib) one injection
Meningitis C one injection.

At four months old:
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) polia and Haemophilus influenza typeb(Hib) one injection
Pneumococcal infection – pneumococcal conjugate vaccine – one injection
Meningitis C one injection.

At  twelve months old:
Haemophilus influenza typeb(Hib) and Meningitis C – booster dose one injection.
Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) one injection
Pneumococcal infection – pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) one injection.

Three years four months to five years old (pre – school)
Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) polio  one injection
Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) one injection.

12 – 13 years old:
HPV Vaccination for girls (2 vaccinations over 6 months)

13 – 18 years old:
Diphtheria, tetanus and polio (Td/IPV) – one injection. 

Eating well and exercise – helping you to stay healthy
We hear stories about weight, size and obesity to maintain a keep fit lifestyle you only have to take daily exercise. Ventnor Medical Centre offer a Well Man or Woman clinic with our nursing team. Telephone for an appointment.

Useful websites:
NHS Direct www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/ 
www.nhs.uk/change4life/Pages/change-forlife.aspx 
www.iwighthealthtrainers.org/