ENHANCED SUMMARY CARE RECORD
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FLU VACCINATION PROGRAMME
Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.
Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week.
However, flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:
- anyone aged 65 and over
- pregnant women
- children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
- children and adults with weakened immune systems
Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it's recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to protect them.
The injected flu vaccine is offered free on the NHS annually to:
- adults over the age of 18 at risk of flu (including everyone aged 65 and over)
- pregnant women
- children aged six months to two years at risk of flu
Vaccination clinics will be held at various times from Tuesday 20th September 2016 onwards, and also on Saturday 24th September and 1st October.
Bowel Cancer Screening
Screening is a way of testing healthy people to see if they show any early signs of cancer.
Bowel cancer screening can save lives. If bowel cancer is found early, it is easier to treat. Screening may also pick up non-cancerous growths (polyps), which could become cancerous in the future.
Bowel cancer is treatable and curable, especially if it’s diagnosed early. Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage will survive bowel cancer. Taking part in bowel cancer screening is the best way to get diagnosed early.
Bowel cancer screening programmes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland invite people over the age of 60 to take part in screening. In Scotland, screening starts from age 50. We do not provide bowel cancer screening test kits or accept completed kits.
If you have a high risk of getting bowel cancer, you may have tests at a younger age.
Speak to your GP if you have any symptoms of a bowel problem or if you are worried about bowel cancer.
UK screening programmes
If you have a GP and you are aged 60-74 (50-74 in Scotland), you will receive a letter inviting you to take part in the bowel cancer screening programme. The letter will include a leaflet, which explains the benefits and risks of screening. You will be invited to take part in screening every two years until you reach the age of 75. The screening programmes in the UK currently use the Faecal occult blood test (FOBT).
If you are aged between 60 and 74, you will be invited to take part in bowel cancer screening every two years. If you are aged 75 or over, you can ask for a screening test by calling the bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.
Some screening centres are starting to offer a one-off test, called bowel scope screening, to men and women at the age of 55. This is on top of the home screening test that starts at the age of 60.
For more information about the screening programme in England, visit the NHS Choices website or call the bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.
- See more at: https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/about-bowel-cancer/screening/#sthash.u4l6zqup.dpuf