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VISIT THE SAME GP FOR A LONGER LIFE

If you want to slash your risk of premature death, find a good GP and stick with them. A study from the University of Exeter in the UK has revealed that when people consistently visit the same doctor, their mortality risk significantly decreases. It all comes down to improved communication – the more you get to know your doctor, the more comfortable you feel with them, which means you’re more likely to take their advice and less likely to end up needing hospital care.

Welcoming back Face to Face Appointments

We will adhere to all NSW health guidelines by maintaining required social distancing and the use of personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, gowns and googles.

We can now see you in the clinic for Face to Face Consultations. Our Doctors and Allied Health team are dedicated to ensuring all patients receive the best health care especially during this difficult time. We will limit our waiting room to 10 people until 1st June 2020.

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Meningococcal B Vaccines Available

‘4CMenB’ is a meningococcal group B vaccine.

This vaccine is given to individuals from 2 months of age and older to help protect against disease caused by bacteria called Neisseria Meningitidis group B.

The B-strain of meningococcal disease has caused the most cases of the infection in New South Wales this year but a vaccine for the illness still isn’t eligible under the Immunisation Schedule.

NSW Health has revealed 15 of the 21 cases to date this year were meningococcal B.

It comes after NSW Health issued a warning this week encouraging the public to be aware of symptoms.

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Measles Alert!!

Measles Alert!

The numbers of measles cases continue to increase in NSW.

What are the symptoms?

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness which begins with a cough, fever, sore red eyes and runny nose. After three to four days a non-itchy red spotty rash will occur on your face and neck before spreading to the rest of the body.

People who are experiencing signs and symptoms of measles should seek medical attention.

What should I do if I think I have measles?

Call ahead to the practice and ask to speak to the nurse. She will triage your symptoms and give you further instructions to limit exposure if you need to come to the doctor. You should not sit in the waiting room without letting anyone know.

How is it spread?

Measles is highly contagious and is spread in the air through coughing or sneezing by someone who is unwell with the disease.

People are at risk of measles if they are exposed to an infectious case and have never had measles or have not received two doses of measles containing vaccine. Two doses of measles containing vaccine provide lifelong protection against infection in 99% of people. Most people born before 1966 are assumed to be immune to measles.

Can I get measles vaccination?

  • If you are between 25 and 53 years of age, you may be eligible for a vaccine booster.
  • Children in Australia are vaccinated at 12 and 18 months years of age.
  • If you have upcoming overseas travel plans, you should talk to your doctor.

For more information, please make an appointment with your GP.