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Flu Vaccines

Flu Vaccines are now in stock, clinics will be held on Friday afternoons. Please telephone reception to make an appointment.

Shingles Vaccination

Free shingles vaccines are available to all people who were aged 70 on the 1st September with a catch up programme for 78 and 79 year olds (again on the 1st Septmeber).

Please contact reception if you would like to check eligibility or to make an appointment.

Concerns over Cold Callers

Please click on the link above for more information about Premier Health Care. A number of complaints from patients in the Kelso area indicating that they have received phone calls from this company seeking to recruit them to a private arrangement for management of chronic health care problems such as COPD, arthritis etc. We would remind our patients to be careful about divulging personal or medical information to these companies.
The Police have been informed of this situation.
 

New NHS 24 Number

111, the NEW, free number for NHS 24.

 

Evenings and Weekends  

Out of hours medical care is organised by NHS Borders. If you require urgent medical advice or attention out of hours (between 6.00 pm and 8.00 am Monday to Friday and 6.00 pm Friday to 8.00 am Monday) please telephone  NHS 24 on 111.

Test Results

We would ask that you check the results of any blood tests by ringing the surgery between 2.00 and 4.00 pm. Most blood and urine results take one week to come back and be interpreted by the doctor. Some blood tests results may take up to four weeks if they involve more complicated analysis. If you need to book a test, please phone (01361) 883373. 

Cancelling your Appointment

If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.

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).

For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could 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.

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.


Contraception

There are so many different types of contraception available that you should be able to find the right method. You may have to try several different things before you choose the one you like most.  

Types of contraception Where do you get contraception?


Useful Resources

Borders Sexual Health

At Duns Medical Group we can help with all standard methods of contraception. For implants/ IUS/ IUD please contact Borders Sexual Health who hold regular clinics at the Knoll Hospital.

NetDoctor
A Family Planning specialist writes about the different types of contraception, the benefits and pitfalls and how effective they are

Contraception - NHS Choices
Information on Contraception from NHS Choices including why, when and how it should be used and with links to other useful resources.

Hormonal Contraception
This factsheet is for women who are taking hormonal contraceptives, or who would like information about them.


Chlamydia

 

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection among under-25s. Often there are no symptoms, but testing and treatment are simple.

Causes and risk factors Chlamydia is usually passed from one person to another during vaginal, oral or anal sex, or by sharing sex toys. It can live inside cells of the cervix, urethra, rectum and sometimes in the throat and eyes.  

 

Useful Links

NHS Choices - focus on Chlamydia
Information, videos and advice from the NHS website

Chlamydia
This factsheet is for people who have chlamydia, or who would like information about it.

 


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

 
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