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NHS Flu Programme 2017

This seasons flu vaccination programme has started with our first flu clinic running from Thursday 28th September.  Please telephone the surgery to book your flu vaccination and hear details of further flu clinics. The NHS Flu Vaccination is available to patients listed below:-

  • anyone aged 65 and over
  • patients with diabetes
  • pregnant women
  • children and adults with an underlying health condition (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • children and adults with weakened immune systems.

The child Flu nasal spray vaccination is also available to children aged two and three years old (but not four years or older) on 31st August 2017.   School aged children in clinical risk groups may also be offered the vaccination.  For those children aged four years and over in reception, school years 1, 2, 3 and four the vaccination will be offered at school.

NHS Shingles Programme 2017

Patients become eligible on and after their 70th birthday for the shingles vaccination.  The eligibility cohort this year applies to all patients aged 70,71,72,73,74 and 75 year olds born before or on 1st September 1942.  It is also available to patients aged 79,78.  For those who are born after 2nd Sept 1942 aged 75,76,77 you will become eligible on your 78th birthday.  The vaccine is not available for those aged 80 years and over.

 

Private Prescriptions 
Please be advised that prescriptions issued by a Private Consultant cannot be converted into NHS Prescriptions. You need to take your Private Presciption to a Chemist who will advise you of the charge. Even if this is high, we are not allowed by new NHS rules to issue them.

Carers

This Practice maintains a Carers Register of patients who provides, or intends to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular, unpaid basis to an adult. The person may or may not be a relative and may or may not be living with the person for whom they are caring.

A young carer is a carer under the age of 18 years providing care to an adult over the age of 18.

Parent carers are persons with parental responsibility for a disabled child who provide or intend to prove a substantial amount of care on a regular basis for the child.

If you are a carer, please notify any member of our Practice team.

Additional support is provided via  Carers UK: 020 7490 8818

Are You a Carer?                                  

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Caring for a parent -  Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

Telling people - Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

Taking a break - Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

Housing and carers - Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Carers support groups

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone - 0808 802 0202

Helpline Information – http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx

Email - carersdirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk

Office Hours - Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Benefits for carers - Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

Benefits for the person you care for - Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

Death and benefits - How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

Managing someone's legal affairs - Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

Other benefits - Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

Personal and household finance - Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

Social fund

Tax credits - Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible.



 
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