VACCINATIONS - Are you prepared?
Going on holiday? Remember to check out what vaccinations you may require and get vaccinated 2-3 weeks before you go travelling for full protection.
Joining us in February 2017 we are delighted to welcome Helen Lyall as our Practice Manager who has come to us from the Independent Doctors’ Federation (IDF) the organisation for private GPs and Consultants where she worked for seven years as Membership Secretary and Corporate Liaison and Events Manager. Helen’s personal knowledge of specialists is excellent and will prove invaluable in her new role within our practice.
Helen will be responsible for overseeing the daily running of the practice with Laura Hilliar and will be working on Mondays, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If you would like to contact Helen please email her on Helen@drjackedmonds.co.uk.
Dr Jack – CONGRATULATIONS from all your team on receiving your Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Now you are Dr Jack A T Edmonds MB BS FRCGP.
What a wonderful occasion it was on Friday 13 May 2016 (lucky for some!) at the Royal College of General Practitioners for your wife, mother and sister see you receive this well-deserved award. Well done and heartfelt Congratulations.
Supplies of Meningitis B vaccine are only available through the NHS of which there are very limited supplies. More supplies expected summer 2016.
Meningitis B Vaccine (Bexsero) – There has been an unprecedented request for this vaccination in the last week We have attempted to obtain supplies directly from GSK unsuccessfully. The NHS is also short of supplies. Apparently the situation should improve in the summer of 2016 and apparently should be better in 2017. Meanwhile please remember that in an average year there are probably only 160 cases of Meningitis B in a population of 300 million in the US (a rate of 5 cases in 10 million population – a rare illness) and that most cases respond to antibiotics. The risk to your children from Men B is extremely low.
25 February 2016
First reversal agent available for non-coumarin oral anticoagulant and
New heart failure combination tablet 'could replace ACE inhibitors as mainstay of treatment'. To read the full article click here.