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Due to a shortage of flu vaccine supplies we are unable to invite all patients who are eligible in the 50-64 age group category and therefore we have prioritised patients in that age group with health conditions.  If you are in this age group and do wish to have a flu vaccine and have not heard from us, local pharmacies are providing these free of charge.  If we do obtain further vaccines for this age group, we will contact you.
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What is NHS Screening, and how does it work?

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Can you lift someone out of loneliness?

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Learning Disabilities: Support and Reasonable Adjustments 

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Share your views on Cervical Screening

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What is NHS Screening, and how does it work?

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