Health Advice

Shingle Vaccination Leaflet - "Why you are being asked to wait"

From 1 September 2023, the vaccine programme is being offered to healthy people turning 65 or 70 years on, or after, that date.

The roll out will continue at these ages until all those aged 65 years in 2023 have turned 70 and been offered vaccination (in 2028).


For more information about the roll out and eligibility, please visit Why you may have to wait for your shingles vaccine - GOV.UK (

“One Lump or Two?” - Podcast

“One Lump or Two?” - a brand new podcast that’s not afraid to laugh (and cry) in the face of breast cancer. Featuring two women and three boobs, ‘baldly’ tackling life's darkest moments.

Read about Shelley, diagnosed at the age of 29, faced the daunting reality just six months before Kate, who received her diagnosis at 30. Their paths crossed through an unexpected connection on social media when Kate courageously reached out with a plea for support. Now, the duo are venturing into the world of podcasting. Embracing a straight-talking approach to the often mind-boggling world of cancer diagnosis and treatment, Shelley and Kate channel their shared experiences into an unfiltered narrative that is as honest as it is light-hearted.

You can read the full article here One Lump or Two? - The 'Baldest' Breast Cancer Podcast Yet ( and listen to their podcasts on one of the following platforms:

Instagram | Spotify Podcast Link | Apple Podcast Link | Amazon Music Podcast Link

Stay Warm This Winter

This winter might be even tougher than usual. But there’s lots of practical things you can do to look after yourself.

Cold weather and being indoors more mean illnesses spread more easily, but there are things you can do to protect yourself and stay well.

Age UK have lots of useful information to help you stay well and stay warm.  Please visit Winter advice for the elderly | Age UK for more information.



Getting the most from your sodium glucose co- transporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT-2i)

This leaflet has been designed to give you information about sodium glucose co-transporter- 2 inhibitors (SGLT- 2 inhibitors) and answers some of the questions that you or those who care for you may have about these medicines. It is not meant to replace the discussion between you and your medical team but aims to help you understand more about what is discussed. If you have any questions about the information below, please contact the person who provided you with this leaflet.


Information for patients without diabetes, relatives and carers.


Information for patients with diabetes, relatives, and carers.


Corticosteroid (steroid) drugs can be used to treat pain and inflammation, and certain types of arthritis. They can be given as an injection, at low doses, and are helpful in treating many joint and soft tissue problems. This leaflet explains their use.

Chronic Kidney Disease


Information for patients.

Your recent blood tests have indicated that you have a condition called Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).  This means that your kidneys are not working as well as they once did.  Various conditions can cause CKD.  Severity can vary but most cases are mild to moderate, occur in older people, do not cause symptoms and do not progress to kidney failure. 

People with any stage of CKD have an increased risk of developing heart disease or a stroke.  This is why it is important to detect even mild CKD. Treatment may not only slow down the progression of the disease but also reduce the risk of developing heart disease or stroke.  

It is important that this condition is coded on your records so that Doctors prescribing medication for you are aware as some treatments cannot be used, or need to be used in the lower dosage in people with this condition.  It is also important if you are admitted into hospital or attending outpatients that the Doctors there are also aware. 

You will be added to a recall list and will be invited on an annual basis to have a blood test done, your blood pressure checked and your urine checked.   Should you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can find more information at Information for the public - Chronic Kidney Disease (