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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.

Consultation Tips

Before your appointment please make a list of what you want to ask the doctor.

Always start with the most important query first.

One problem at a time as thorough assessment and careful consideration is required. One problem per appointment.

Consultation length is 10 minutes, a double appointment may be appropriate for multiple problems or additional necessary clinical reviews, please be prepared for this.

A telephone appointment with a doctor may be more appropriate and more easily accommodated for, especially for queries and advice.

Where possible patients with language barriers are encouraged to bring an aid to help with their consultation.

Please bring with you any new hospital correspondence or medications to your appointment where possible. The hospital letters may not arrive promptly, some time needs to be given for this. You may want to call and check this first.

Please let the surgery know in advance if you cannot make your appointment or are held up with any short delay. Lateness beyond appointment time means that you will be asked to rebook.

Routine appointments can be accommodated with a named doctor where available, emergency appointments may not.



 
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