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Drop in Flu Clinic 6.30pm to 7.30pm 11th December 2019  - Who needs protection against flu?

Flu is more likely to be serious if you have a long-term health condition, are pregnant, or are 65 or older. Every year in Wales three-quarters of a million people have a flu vaccine. If any of the following apply to you, you are more likely to get complications from flu. So even if you feel healthy, you should have a flu vaccine if:

You are pregnant

You are aged 65 or over

You live in a residential or nursing home

You have a heart problem

You have a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including asthma that needs regular steroid inhalers or tablets

You have kidney disease

You have lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid or cancer treatment)

You have liver disease

You have had a stroke (or mini stroke)

You have diabetes

You have a neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or post-polio syndrome

You have a problem with your spleen, for example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed

You have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more

Sexual Health

Sexual Health

coldBoth men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Our local Sexual Health clinic is situated on Penglais hill just below Padarn surgery, there is a separate car park.  It operates by drop in on Mondays & Wednesdays (12-7pm) and pre-bookable appointments and/or advice available on 01267 248 674.  (Pre-bookable clinics are for smears & psychosexual counselling 9.30am-12.30pm on Tuesdays and Integrated sexual health 10am-4pm on Thursdays.)  

STI's - some STIs, like chlamydia, you can be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.  If you need comprehensive screening please contact our local Sexual Health as above

Home self testing kit for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea - go to www.friskywales.or or www.cymruchwareus.org

Contraception-   If you wish to book an appointment for contraceptive services including emergency coils please use the central office number below; you may have to travel across Hywel Dda to access some specialist services.

 

Central Office Telephone Number : 01267 248 674

 

Useful Resources:

Sex & Young People
A comprehensive guide to the questions you may have about sex from the NHS

Sexually Transmitted Infections
Issues, symptoms and treatments

Sexual Health FAQs
Expert answers from a qualified Doctor

NetdoctorFPA
Here you'll find tips for a fulfilling sex life plus advice on STDs, contraception and common sex problems.

FPA - The Sexual Health Charity
Sexual health advice and information on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy.

Transgender Services

Staff and volunteers of Mindline Somerset & Mindline Bristol (established providers of mental health helplines) have launched a specific Transgender helpline for the whole of the UK.

The service operates on Mondays and Fridays of each week from 8pm until midnight by Trans+ volunteers and allies. Mindline Trans+ offers emotional support to people who are Trans+, A Gender, Gender Fluid and Non-binary and anyone wanting to talk about their gender identity. The helpline is also there to offer support and information to family and friends.

Telephone:       0117 980 0381     Email:  mindline@bristolmind.org.uk

Or visit the website:               http://bristolmind.org.uk/



 
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