Annual Learning Disability Health Checks 30/11/2022


Here at Swallownest Health Centre we will invite you to an annual Health Check with one of our Physician associates, please see below for more information.

Speak up Self Advocacy, which is a charity in Rotherham for people with learning disabilities, have made a short film about Annual Health Checks to raise awareness. We think this should help ease anxieties for some people and thus increase uptake.

The video can be accessed with the following link:

Please check out Speakup's website for more information.

Safe Sleep Guidance for Babies this Winter 24/11/2022


Sleeping babyIn cold weather, and when babies are away from their usual environment, perhaps visiting over the holiday period. It’s more important than ever that we share safe sleep guidance.  Lullaby Trust provide lots of information for parents, carers and clinicians.

Sadly, local cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) have had factors related to a change of environment.  Encouraging parents and carers to plan in advance for holiday trips, or accommodating visitors can make a real difference.  Sharing guidance really could make a difference.

Useful links include:

November 2022 Events 10/11/2022



15th - 19th November, Anti-Bullying Week

14th November, World Diabetes Day

11th - 16th November, Alcohol Awareness Week

25th November - 10th December, 16 Days of Action



Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Movember - Men's Health

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

UK Stress Awareness Month

Please Be Kind 09/11/2022


14.5% of NHS staff in England experienced at least one incident of physical violence from the public in the last 12 months.

Please be kind to GP practice staff, they are here to help. #RespectGPstaff

Covid Vaccinations – Autumn Booster 08/11/2022


As the number of covid infections increases over winter, the covid booster and flu jab will help to reduce your risk of being seriously ill or being admitted to hospital. Check if you’re eligible here:

There are some appointments available at Anston Medical Centre – Click the link to book


Are you eligible for your autumn covid booster?