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Cervical Smears

All women aged 25 to 64 in Scotland are invited for cervical screening. Women aged 25 to 49 are invited every three years and women aged 50 to 64 are invited every five years. The test can pick up changes to the cells in the cervix which if left untreated could develop into cervical cancer. Cervical screening prevents 8 out of 10 cervical cancers from developing. The practice nurse performs these unless otherwise requested.

Vaccination And Immunisation

All of these can be done by the practice nurse by appointment.
The immunisation schedule for children is as follows:

When to immunise What is given Vaccine and how it is given
Two months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis,
polio, Haemophilus
influenzae type b and Hepatitis B(DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB)
One injection (Infanrix/hexa)
  Pneumococcal (PCV) One injection (Prevenar)
  Rotavirus One injection (Rotarix)
  Meningococcal type B (MenB) One injection (Bexsero)
Three months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis,
polio, Haemophilus
influenzae type b and Hepatitis B(DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB)
One injection (Infanrix/hexa)
  Rotavirus One injection (Rotarix)
Four months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis,
polio, Haemophilus
influenzae type b and Hepatitis B(DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB)
One injection (Infanrix/hexa)
  Pneumococcal (PCV) One injection (Prevenar)
  Meningococcal type B (MenB)

One injection (Bexsero)

Between 12 and 13 months old Haemophilus influenzae
type b, Meningitis C (Hib/MenC)
One injection (Menitorix)
  Measles, mumps
and rubella (MMR)
One injection (Priorix or MMR II)
  Pneumococcal (PCV) One injection (Prevenar)
  Meningococcal type B (MenB)

One injection (Bexsero)

2 to  11 years annually

Influenza (flu) Fluenz Tetra nasal spray- if spray unsuitable , use inactivated flu vaccine
Three years four months to five years old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (dTaP/IPV or DTaP/IPV) One injection (Infanrix-IPV Hib or Pediacel & Hib)
  Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) One injection (Priorix or MMR II)
12 - 13 years old HPV Vaccine Three injections within six months
13 - 18 years old Tetanus, diphtheria and polio (Td/IPV) One injection (Revaxis)
  Meningitis ACWY One injection (Nimenirix or Menveo)
Any Age Tetanus Vaccine If you have had less than five in a lifetime

Immunisation and advice for those travelling abroad is given by the practice nurse. Flu vaccination is given each autumn for those over 65 years of age and also to those suffering from diabetes or heart or chest problems.

Contraceptive Service

We provide a comprehensive family planning service and can advise you on all methods of contraception. You should make an ordinary appointment for this. All such consultations will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Maternity

The maternity service on the island is run by the midwives. If you think you are pregnant please speak to your doctor in the first instance. The doctor will put you in touch with the antenatal clinic. There is a visiting consultant to support the midwives. The GPs are available to assist the midwives if requested to do so.

Clinics

CVD Clinic Clinical Pharmacist
Peter Campbell
By appointment
Diabetic Clinic Clinical Pharmacist
Peter Campbell
By appointment
Well Asthma Clinic Clinical Pharmacist
Peter Campbell
By appointment
Child Health Surveillance   Tuesday afternoon
Antenatal Class Midwives Wednesday afternoon
Travel Assessment Practice Nurse
Peter Campbell
By appointment or telephone consultation at least six weeks before holiday, a travel form to be completed prior to appointment.

Non-NHS Services

Certain medical examinations, for example, pre-employment, PSV and HGV licences, are outwith the NHS as are holiday cancellation forms, private medical insurance forms, including sicknotes for work absence of less than seven calendar days. A fee in line with BMA recommendations is payable for all non-NHS services. If you are unsure please speak to a receptionist.

Your Neighbourhood Professionals. Just a Click Away! Island Opticians W & J Duncan
Rothesay Health Centre, High Street, Rothesay, Bute, PA20 9JL
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Your Neighbourhood Professionals. Just a Click Away! Island Opticians W & J Duncan
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