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?
We have noticed a fair few people who struggle to contact us because they have no credit on their phone.
To help with this, Hei Hei Health Centre now provides an 0800 number for calls during office hours.
In order to keep costs down, the system works with a callback if you call from a mobile - you will hear a message asking you to hang up, then you are called back automatically. You will still have to wait to speak to reception, but it won't cost a cent!
The free number is 0800 891 396
Unless you have been living under a rock recently, you cannot but have noticed that there is a lot of political debate about whether cannabis should be legalised, decriminalised or made available on prescription.
As ever there is a vast amount of misinformation in the media and online so we thought to try to provide some perspective. Be warned - you may be surprised and may not like what we have to say here but it is as far as can be told, the truth.
Hackers have locked up the data in thousands of computers including in General Practice and hospitals across the UK and round the world.
Could your data be at risk?
Our long-term after-hours provider, the 24 Hour Surgery, will be moving from the block next to Southern Cross Hospital on Bealey Avenue from Wednes
If you have needed a prescription over the last month or so you may have noticed a bit of a change.
Your prescription now has a barcode and number in the bottom right hand corner. This is because we are now producing the new NZePS electronic prescriptions, which means the information necessary for your prescription is now sent directly to your pharmacy when they scan the code.
Hei Hei Health Centre is one of the first practices in Christchurch to be using this innovative new system. The other is our sister practice in Sumner.