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Dementia Action Week 2019

In order to raise awareness and show our support for those with Dementia, the surgery team had a 'Wear something purple for Dementia' day on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 in exchange for a donation to the Garstang Memory Café.  

During the week members of our PPG (Patient Participation Group) had a 'Listening stand' in the main foyer with the aim of raising awareness and providing information and support for those with Dementia and their carers. 
The donations raised by our staff were presented to Sandra Perkins, a member of our PPG and co-ordinator of the Garstang Memory Cafe. Sandra was absolutely thrilled by the gesture.

For more information, support and advice please visit https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/  or https://www.dementiauk.org/

 

Countryfile Ramble for Children in Need

As part of the Countryfile Ramble for Children in Need, staff, friends and dogs of the Garstang Medical Centre enjoyed a Ramble on the 7th October covering 12km. We are very pleased to have raised £680. A massive thank you to everyone who donated.

Shingles Vaccination

There is a vaccine available on the NHS that helps reduce your risk of getting shingles and reduces the severity of symptoms if you develop the disease. Shingles can be very painful and tends to affect people more commonly as they get older. And the older you are, the worse it can be. You are eligible for the shingles vaccine if you:

  • Are aged 70 or 78 years old
  • Were previously eligible but missed immunisation

People aged 80 years and over are not eligible for the vaccine because it becomes less effective as you get older. Please contact our reception team on 01995 607399 to book your appointment. Further information on the vaccine is available here.

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