All children should commence the immunisation programme from two months old. You will receive invitations to attend our child clinics.
Detailed information regarding childhood vaccinations
Women between the ages of 25 to 65 will receive an invitation for a cervical smear test. This procedure should be performed routinely at three to five year intervals depending on age. Smears will be done more frequently where necessary.
Health checks are available at Chard Library for patients over the age of 45 years who have not had a check in the last three years. This involves an assessment of your risks for developing heart disease and a simple examination, e.g., blood pressure, urine check and cholesterol level if appropriate. This is particularly important if you smoke, or have a family history of coronary heart disease at an early age (less than 60 years).
Make a Health Check appointment
If you wish to speak to someone regarding booking a Health Check please call 01823 261 794.
Our practice nurses can give advice and follow-up support on losing weight, lowering your cholesterol levels and following a healthy lifestyle.
Annual protection against influenza is offered to those aged 65 and over, pregnant ladies, carers, and those with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and coronary heart disease.
Women aged 50 to 70 years will be offered a mammogram every three years. For queries regarding breast screening, please call 01823 342425.
Tetanus & Polio
Protection against tetanus and polio should be kept up to date. A full primary course with a booster at 15 should be followed by at least two boosters at 10 year intervals to protect throughout life.