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Cervical Smear Update

March 14, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Cervical Smear Update

CervicalCheck A cervical screening test (previously known as a smear test) looks to see if you might be at greater risk of developing cervical cancer in the future. This is why it can be so effective in reducing the risk of cancer. The following external link to the HSE website  should tell you everything you […]

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TRAVEL VACCINATIONS

March 14, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on TRAVEL VACCINATIONS

TRAVEL VACCINATIONS. Athboy Family Practice is a licensed Yellow Fever Centre and Dr Anthony Ryan is a registered member of the Irish Travel Medicine Association. Travel vaccinations available (held on site) include Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. Every patient travelling needs an individual consultation, taking personal medical history, trip […]

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Increase in cases of Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

December 17, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Increase in cases of Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

There has been an increase in the number of cases of  Pertussis (Whooping Cough) in recent months. Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting against whooping cough. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly infectious bacterial disease involving the respiratory tract. It is caused by a bacterium that is found […]

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Meningococcal B

May 15, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Meningococcal B

Meningococcal B vaccine is available at Athboy Family Practice Please contact our Practice Nurse to discuss.   What is meningococcal disease? Meningococcal disease is a serious illness caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis. This bacterial infection can cause meningitis (inflammation of the lining around the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning). There are different groups of […]

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Cervical Check screening

May 10, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Cervical Check screening

CervicalCheck (The National Cervical Screening Programme) provides free regular smear tests to women aged 25 to 60 if you’re in the age range, take advantage of this free service. A smear test is a quick and simple procedure and is the most effective way to detect pre-cancerous changes in the cells of the cervix. It’s […]

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European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

January 30, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Pearl of Wisdom Campaign 2018   This year, European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week takes place from Sunday 28th January to Saturday 3rd February. Since 2008, CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programme has partnered with the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) on the Pearl of Wisdom campaign to promote the week in Ireland. The Pearl of […]

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Influenza activity beginning to increase in Ireland

January 03, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Influenza activity beginning to increase in Ireland

People in high-risk groups are urged to get vaccinated against influenza, as the number of reported cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) in Ireland has increased in the past week. Influenza is beginning to circulate in the community in Ireland. ILI rates have risen from 6.8 per 100,000 during week ending December 10th to 20.3 per 100,000 population […]

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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2017-2018 ARRANGEMENTS AT ATHBOY FAMILY PRACTICE

December 15, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2017-2018 ARRANGEMENTS AT ATHBOY FAMILY PRACTICE

CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENTS: On Friday 22nd December 2017 there will be a Walk in Surgery from 8am until 12pm with limited afternoon appointments only from 2pm until 5pm. Surgery will close on Friday 22nd December at 5pm and will re-open Wednesday 27th December 2017 at 8am with a Walk in Surgery until 12pm and limited afternoon […]

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Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2017/2018

October 01, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2017/2018

The Influenza Vaccination is now available at Athboy Family Practice It is very important that at risk patients ensure they receive the vaccination before any potential outbreak of seasonal flu. If you are 65 or over or have a long term medical condition you should also ask your doctor about the pneumococcal vaccine which protects […]

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Caring for your Baby

August 04, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Caring for your Baby

Each baby is special and for some parents the vast range of information can be daunting. On the first visit following discharge the Public Health Nurse will give new parents the first in the Caring for your Baby booklets the details in this booklet are only the beginning of your search for information on how […]

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