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FLU VACCINATIONS

It is now the time of year when we are offering flu vaccinations to all those patients who are over 65 years or who suffer from a long term problem such as Severe Asthma or Diabetes. If you are one of these people you will have been sent a letter from the surgery inviting you to attend the surgery to have flu jab then you have several choices.

 

You can attend one of our Saturday-morning Flu Clinics which are being held on:

 

  • Saturday 30th September 2017  

  • Saturday 7th October 2017       

  • Saturday 21st October 2017  

  • PNEUMOCCAL VACCINATIONS 
  • SHINGLES VACCINATIONS
  • We have been informed that patients born within the following date ranges will be entitled to a shingles vaccination this year.
    • 70 year olds
    • 71 year olds
    • 72 year olds
    • 73 year olds
    • 74 year olds
    • 75 years (if born after 1/9/1942)
    • 78 Year olds
    • 79 Year olds

         Shingles vaccinations can be administered at the same time as FLU vaccinations.

  •  All patients 65 years and over are entitled to a Pneumococcal vaccination, which protects against some types of pneumonia. Most of over 65 year old patients will have already had this jab. You usually only need it done once, it is not an annual vaccination.

  • These are drop-in clinics which take place from 8.30am to 12.00 noon. You do not need an appointment, if you have been sent a flu letter then just turn up. If you are unable to attend one of these clinics, please phone and make an appointment with a practice nurse to have the vaccinations. Alternatively, if you already have an appointment booked with one of our doctors or nurses please remind them to give you a flu jab during that appointment
  • FLU VACCINATIONS – 2 and 3 year olds

In addition to those children who routinely have a flu vaccination, due to being in a clinical risk group, this year all children aged 2 and 3 year olds. Will be entitled to receive a new flu vaccination which is administered by nasal spray

 

 

New Additions

We would like to welcome Dr Bowen who has come from Practice in the Forest of Dean, Dr Bourns has joined us from a Practice in Staunton and Dr Fiona Fallon joined us in September 2017 who works between St Catherine's Surgery and Complex Coil Service. Dr Emma La Roux will be joining us in January 2018.

ADVICE ASAP

Illness or Injury? Not Sure Where To Turn? Get Advice

APP - download the App from the ASAP Website

SEARCH - Search the ASAP Website

ASK - NHS 111

PHARMACY - Pop In and speak to a Pharmacist about the Pharmacy First Scheme

 

It can be difficult sometimes to know where to turn for help when you are ill or injured, but it is not an emergency.

Now, you will never be without timely advice on what to do.

Search by condition (e.g. earache) or search by service using our innovative new smartphone App or Website, call NHS 111 or ask your pharmacist for advice.

Use the App or Website to quickly check symptoms, get advice on what you can do for yourself and the right local NHS Service to help you when needed.

You can also get information on opening hours, service locations and waiting times.

Electronic Prescription Service

Electronic Prescription Service means that we will be sending all repeat prescriptions electronically to patients nominated pharmacy.  The benefit for patients is that they will not have to visit the practice to collect their repeat prescription.  Please inform the pharmacy that you wish to nominate that you would like to sign up for this service. You can change your nominated Pharmacy via the Patient Online Services, you will need to sign up to the website to be able to do this by providing 2 forms of ID; 1 photographic and 1 proof of residency.

Opening Hours

Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more

Repeat Prescriptions

Do you need to re-order your medication?   Visit our prescriptions page and register for online services. Find out more

Like To Register?

New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more

 

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