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FLU VACCINATIONS: DON'T MISS YOUR FLU VACCINATION! Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it’s sometimes called seasonal flu. It’s a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. Colds are much less serious and usually start gradually with a stuffy or runny nose and a sore throat. A bad bout of flu can be much worse than a heavy cold. The most common symptoms of flu are fever, chills, headache, aches and pains in the joints and muscles, and extreme tiredness. Healthy individuals usually recover within two to seven days, but for some the disease can lead to hospitalisation, permanent disability or even death.  Appointments for flu vaccinations for eligible patients (over 65s and those under 65 in relevant at risk groups) are now available to book at Topcliffe Surgery in November. We are also offering Pneumococcal and shingles vaccinations for eligible patients.  Please speak to a member of the reception team or see 'Latest News' for more information.


If you are considering pregnancy we do recommend that you check that you have had the two recommended doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination. Antenatal screening for rubella is no longer offered.


The doctors provide antenatal care. It is possible for mothers-to-be to receive their care from the doctors alone, midwife alone, or shared care. The doctors are available for regular antenatal appointments and for any acute medical problems that may occur. 


The Community Midwife also works closely alongside us.  She holds an antenatal clinic (by appointment) in the Surgery on Thursday mornings.  Antenatal patients may opt for midwife only or shared care. She can also provide care and advice in between appointments through the telephone number on your antenatal care book. They also arrange your scans and any screening tests that may be needed. 

Health Visitor

Health visitors are experts in care of, and health promotion for, young children. Normally the health visitor will visit in the week after your child’s birth. They are also involved with the antenatal classes that are organised together with the midwives in the last 2-3 months of your pregnancy. 

Hospital Appointments 

These normally take place at the Women’s Health Unit at the Friarage Hospital. All pregnant women are normally seen in a Consultant-led clinic once in their pregnancy. This is also where the ultrasound scan is performed.  If the pregnancy is complicated for any reason then more of your care will be provided at the hospital. 

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