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IMPORTANT: Vaccinations at St Boniface House

Important information for patients who have been invited to attend an appointment at St Boniface House for a COVID-19 Vaccination. Watch a short instructional video about your visit from Dr Will Kumar.

Please click here and carefully read the information sheet to prepare for your vaccination appointments. 

Your appointment date and time will be on the text message you received. Please note, patients who attend that do not have a booked appointment will be turned away and asked to wait until they are invited. 

How to find St Boniface House (Google Maps)
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine - patient information leaflet
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine - patient information leaflet
Guidance for Older Adults
What to expect after your vaccination

Smoking

About 28% of adults in the UK smoke. Smoking causes 120,000 deaths in the UK each year. A man aged 50 who smokes 20 a day is four times more likely to die from heart disease than a non-smoker of the same age. Lung cancer kills 38,000 people a year in the UK. Each cigarette shortens your life by five to six minutes.

It is never too late to stop smoking. The effects that smoking has on your body range from reducing your sense of taste and smell to considerably increasing your risk of most types of cancer. As soon as you stop smoking your body can begin to repair some of the damage that smoking has done and your risks of some conditions begin to fall.

Catherine House Surgery offers an in-house smoking cessation service. In recent years the choice of treatments that people can access to help then stop smoking has significantly increased - there is more available than just patches.

People require different levels of support and different treatments. At our nurse-led smoking cessation appointments you will encounter a sympathetic ear in addition to practical advice and an individually tailored plan for achieving your aim.

Information about the medication used to help smokers quit can be found by clicking the links below. It is often useful to do this prior to your clinic appointment, as you will then be aware of the type of options open to you: