NHS England urges those unprotected against measles to come forward for their vaccinations
Measles cases are continuing to rise across England, with a number of unvaccinated children and adults requiring hospital as infections take hold.
This month, millions of parents and carers in England are being contacted by the NHS to book their children in for their missed measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine as part of a major new campaign to protect children from becoming seriously unwell.
NHS figures show almost 3 million children under the age of 16 years are either unprotected or not fully protected and at risk of catching these serious and completely preventable diseases.
Measles is not just a childhood disease and can be serious at any age. If caught during pregnancy it can be very serious causing stillbirth, miscarriage and low birth weight and NHS bosses are also urging young adults to catch up on any missed doses before thinking about starting a family.
Two doses of the safe and effective MMR vaccine are needed for maximum life-long protection, with the first dose given around the child’s first birthday, and the second dose given at around three years and four months old.
However, anyone can catch up at any age on any missed doses and it’s never too late to protect yourself.
If you or your child have not had both dose of the MMR vaccine contact the GP surgery to book an appointment as soon as possible and catch up.
Patient Newsletter: December 2023
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Opening Times- Extended Hours
From Saturday 1st October our opening hours will change at our Astley-Dale Branch, Waters Meeting Health Centre.
Please see updated opening hours below:
Wednesday: 8AM-8PM (Phone lines open 8am-6.30pm)
Saturday: 9AM-5PM (Phone lines open 9am-1pm)
If you have an appointment on a Saturday after 1pm and you need to cancel please telephone 01204 463133 and leave a voicemail message advising us that you wish to cancel and your name, date of birth and appointment time.
Bolton Community Practice
Online Consultation Opening Hours
The Opening Hours for our 'Online Consult' service are as follows:
Mondays: 6am - 12pm
Tuesdays: 6am - 12pm
Wednesdays: 6am - 12pm
Thursdays: 6am - 12pm
Fridays: 6am - 12pm
Many families and individuals, find themselves in a situation where they are not able to access sufficient or adequate food through no fault of their own.
Food poverty is complex with multiple factors, this can affect anyone during a period of their life when their home circumstances change rapidly.
The impacts of not receiving a healthy balanced diet could include heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other diet related health conditions. Food poverty can also affect a child's learning ability, it could lead to poor physical health and motor skills making it harder for children to concentrate at school.
Food banks have been created to give people a step up when needed. They collect food through partnership working and distribute to people facing economic hardship.
If anyone is wanting to donate any unwanted food or toiletry items, please contact The Cresent Foodbank, Urban Outreach, look for a collection bin in your local supermarket or contact the surgery direct.
If you feel like you are in a position where you are not able to purchase food, please contact the surgery in confidence, advise could be given or an agency referral can be completed.
Covid Vaccination Status
Please do not contact the surgery enquiring about COVID vaccination certification as we are unable to issue this information from the practice.
Free NHS App: Your vaccination status is available on the free NHS App which can be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet, either from Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Proof of your Covid vaccination status will be shown in the NHS App. Open the App and select ‘Check your Covid-19 vaccine record’ then logout. We recommend that you register with the NHS App before booking international travel. To register you will need your NHS patient number. This can be found on your prescription or any letter from the NHS. Please note: This App is not the same as the NHS COVID-19 App.
NHS Website: You can view your COVID-19 vaccination status online and download or print it as a PDF document. You will need to register for an NHS login if you do not have one already, to access the service. NHS login registrations may take longer than usual when there are high numbers of requests.
By calling 119: If you do not have access to a smartphone, computer or tablet and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you.