Meningitis ACWY vaccination
The freshers programme applies to patients aged 19-24 years (19 years on 31 August 2018 up to 24 years by 31 March 2019). They are eligible for a free Meningitis ACWY vaccination at this surgery up until their 25th birthday. It is a single vaccination.
It is being offered in response to an increasing number of cases of a highly aggressive strain of Meningococcal W which can cause meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning). Young people starting college/university are particularly at risk.
Cocaine Anonymous - Signposting Addicts
At present, Cocaine Anonymous is seeing an increase in drug and alcohol problems and addiction.
Cocaine Anonymous is an organisation to help and support people suffering from addiction or who think they may have a drug or alcohol problem. There are now around 30 meetings on all nights of the week. There is a newcomers meeting at Bromley Common Methodist Church, Broomfield Road, Bromley, Kent BR2 9RZ, every Monday from 7:30pm.
Changes to Health Visiting Sessions
As from the 4 June 2018, Oxleas’ 0-4 Service will run Health Visitor-led and Nursery Nurse-led advice drop in Sessions. The new advice sessions are intended to focus more on support for parents and engagement within the many facilities of the Children and Family Centres in Bromley. Weighing will still be on hand at the Nursery Nurse led sessions as part of the supporting child and baby care.
What’s the difference?
- Nursery Nurse-led sessions offer advice on routine baby care issues such as sleeping and settling, breast feeding, starting solids, managing teething, tantrums and home safety. Babies can also be weighed at these sessions.
- Health Visitor-led sessions offer support around any concerns the family may have regarding their baby or child’s health and development, or support with their own health.
All Health Advice Clinics are drop in sessions. They are promoted by Health Visitors at the antenatal visit, new birth visit, 6-8 week visit, and the 1 year and 2 year review.