Covid is back. As per the directive this evening, we are now at LEVEL FOUR and will not be seeing patients in person unless they have first had a t
As we hear of the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, covid-19 in New Zealand, we are receiving more and more enquiries about both this and the 'flu vaccine.
The 'Flu vaccine will not be available until 1st April this year. We will be letting you know as soon as it comes into stock. Having the whole family, especially children immunised is the best way to stop influenza spreading in our community. Although the 'Flu vaccine provides NO protection against Covid-19, it does reduce the risk of getting sick and this will help both to ease worries over what may be a stressful period and of course the more people who are immunised, the fewer sick people will need to be managed in hospital, freeing resources in case there are large numbers of coronavirus cases.
Despite what you might hear in the media, this is NOT the zombie apocalypse and we are NOT all going to die.
We are receiving a few requests for information about how to manage the new virus that is making the news right now. Although the chances are good that this will be a non-issue, there is a lot of public concern so we thought to bring you some information you could use to navigate the muddy waters.
A new study has shown a popular class of medication may be associated with an increased risk of lung cancer.
We should like to stress that the risk if real, is VERY SMALL and if you are taking these medications you should continue to do so.
Stopping them suddenly is very dangerous - if you are concerned, please make an appointment. You should not stop taking the medication without discussing it with us first.
Anyone paying the slightest attention to either of the last two General Elections could not fail to notice that the cost of visiting the GP was a key policy issue for pretty much every political party. Each tried to outbid the other in offering lower costs, but is that actually A Good Thing?