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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.

Repeat Prescriptions

We offer a repeat prescription service within 48 hours (two working days) from the time of receipt at the surgery during opening hours. Please note this does not include weekends or bank holidays. You should endeavour to order further supplies of your medication in good time to be sure you do not run out, particularly at an inconvenient time such as when the surgery is closed.

Requests sent by post will take 48 hours following receipt at the surgery.

Requests can also be made via your local pharmacist. Prescriptions will be returned by post if you include a stamped self-addressed envelope, please make sure you allow sufficient time for this to reach you, or if you prefer they can be collected by a local pharmacist by arrangement.

Whenever possible please use the printed repeat prescription sheet issued with your last prescription and complete by ticking the items required. However not all regular medication is suitable to be included as a repeat prescription item and this is usually because regular monitoring is required and the GP needs to authorise the medication each time it is requested. In these circumstances write the medication name, strength and dosage on a piece of paper along with your name, address and telephone number and deliver to the surgery in the normal way.

Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS)

We are now able to issue prescriptions electronically to a pharmacy nominated by you, and as most pharmacies are signed up to this service, this could be almost anywhere in the country! For more details click here. Please note that you may already have been signed up by a local pharmacy at some point in the past and any issues with this need to be addressed to the pharmacy concerned.

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.

 
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