HUNTINGDON ROAD SURGERY
The doctors and staff at Huntingdon Road Surgery in Cambridge are dedicated to offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.
In order to reduce the risk of needlestick injury, we are no longer able to accept used sharps bins at reception. Please ask for a referral form at reception.
Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council both offer a FREE clinical waste collection service.
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
We are committed to helping our patient’s improve their health and wellbeing. We are inviting eligible patients for an NHS Health Check with one our nursing team The checks are to help identify people at highest risk of cardiovascular disease like heart attack or stroke, and to help them reduce their risk. The check includes some simple tests and questions about your lifestyle, including a blood cholesterol check. You will also have the opportunity to discuss concerns or issues you may have about your risk factors and for you to 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 15/05/2015)