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Our next Flu Vaccination Clinic is Wednesday 20 October 2021. Book your flu vaccination online or via NHS App (www.nhs.uk/nhsapp) or by phone on 0161 426 0011

You are eligible for the flu vaccination If you're aged 50 or over, or under 50 with an underlying health condition.

See our Flu Vaccination page for more information

Please ensure we have your up-to-date contact details. If you think they are not updated, please email STOCCG.MarpleCottageSupport@nhs.net  

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If you need urgent medical assistance between 6.30pm - 8:00am (when the practice is closed) you should call 111 (please call 0161 476 2299 between 12:30 -13:30 on Tuesdays and 18:00 - 18:30 on Fridays). For more information about NHS111 please see link: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/doctors/Pages/out-of-hours-services.aspx

Named GP: As from June 2015 we are obliged to inform patients that they have a “named GP”. This has no bearing at all on which GP you currently see and / or wish to see in the future.

Pre-Diabetes

Some patients have a blood sugar level which is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. This is called pre-diabetes and can be identified by blood sugar (glucose) tests.

Technically, pre-diabetes may result from one of three conditions called Impaired Fasting Glycaemia, Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Increased Glycated Haemoglobin. However, the effect is the same - it means raised blood sugar and a higher risk of getting diabetes and heart disease. Making changes to your lifestyle can delay or even prevent the development of type 2 diabetes and reduce the risk of heart disease too. This has been shown to reduce new cases of diabetes by about 50%.

People with pre-diabetes do not usually have any symptoms. It can be diagnosed by your practice nurse or general practitioner using a blood test.

Pre-Diabetes Patient Leaflet

 
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