HUNTINGDON ROAD SURGERY
The doctors and staff at Huntingdon Road Surgery in Cambridge are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.
Easter Opening Times
Thursday 2nd April - normal opening hours
Friday 3rd April - closed
Saturday 4th April - open for book on the day urgent appointments only
Sunday 5th April - closed
Monday 6th April -closed
Tuesday 7th April - normal opening hours
We will be offering urgent, book on the day only, GP appointments (for something that you would call NHS111 about) between 8.30am and 11.30am on Saturday 4th April.
From Sept 2014 a vaccine to prevent shingles is being offered to all people aged 70 years, 78 years and 79 years since September 1st 2014. This is a single injection. Unlike the flu vaccination you only need to have the vaccination once. The brand name for the shingles vaccine is Zostavax.
The vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. If you are unlucky enough to go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.
Shingles can be very painful and uncomfortable. Some people are left with pain lasting for years after the inital rash has healed. And shingles is fatal for around 1 in 1,000 of over 70s who develop it.
Who can have the shingles vaccination?
Shingles vaccination will be offered routinely as part of the NHS vaccination programme for people during the year after they have turned 70. at the same time it will also be offered to 78 and 79 year olds as a catch up programme.
Under the NHS programme the vaccine is only available to people who are 70 year olds, 78 year olds and 79 year olds:
70 years olds with date of birth 2.9.1943 - 1.9.1944 inclusive
78 year olds with date of birth 2.9.1935 - 1.9.1936 inclusive
79 year olds with date of birth 2.9.1934 - 1.9.1935 inclusive
If you are 79 years old you must attend before your 80th birthday.
Please contact reception to arrange an appointment if you are eligable for a shingles vaccination.
NHS Health Checks
Our practice is dedicated to improving our patient’s health and wellbeing and we are inviting eligible patients for a health check with one of our nursing team. Eligible patients are in an age range that puts them at increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes (collectively known as vascular disease). The check includes some simple tests and questions about your lifestyle. You will also have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or issues you may have and find out about the many new services available to support you in your “Change for Life”. So please book an NHS Health Check if you have received an invitation letter.
Important information for using Online Repeat Prescriptions
" If you have a pre-existing EMIS Access account you will still be able to login to SystmOnline. If you have recently logged into EMIS Access you need to use your new username that was created on the EMIS Access website. Your password will remain the same.
If you do not have a recent EMIS Access login your new username will be as per the following example: if your previous ACCESS ID is 1234 you now need to add 002980 to form your new username for SystmOnline of 1234002980. Your password will remain the same"
(Site updated 01/04/2015)