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Flu Vaccinations

We have received lots of enquiries about flu vaccinations. Please note that receptionists will not be booking flu appointments but we will be advising all eligible patients by letter or by phone. We have now used all our stocks of flu vaccination and we are waiting for more to be delivered. We will contact any eligible patients who have not been vaccinated as soon as these are available. If you have not heard from us by 13th November and believe you are eligible please give us a call.

We will offer the vaccination to all our eligible patients those over 65 and those who have a medical condition which puts them more at risk if they catch flu. The Government has extended the flu vaccination this year to patients who have been advised to shield during the Covid outbreak. Some of these patients will already be in our at risk category but we are awaiting guidance from the Government on how we obtain sufficient vaccines to offer vaccination to this additional category of patients. Additionally we are advised to wait for further Government advice on the plan to offer vaccinations to patients aged 50-64. We understand that this programme will not take place until November at the earliest. We will keep you updated when we receive further guidance.

School aged children will be given the flu vaccination at school and will not be able to attend the surgery for this. Vaccinations for those children aged 4 – 18 who have a medical condition that requires them to have a different vaccination and children aged 2-3 years can have their vaccination at the surgery and arrangements will be communicated to parents of eligible children for the vaccinations to be given by one of our practice nurses.

 

NHS Services

baby_under_green_towelThe following services are available and details may be obtained from your doctor or from reception:

New registrations

All patients are encouraged to have a basic health check and consultation within a month of registration. Please make an appointment with the nurse.

Well-woman and well-man clinics.

These are conducted by the nurse. Anyone from 16 to 75 years of age may attend at 3-yearly intervals for a routine check and appropriate advice. All patients over 75 years of age are eligible for an annual health check.

Cervical smears.

These may be done by the nurse or your own doctor.

Antenatal clinics and Postnatal care.

These are done by all the doctors who share the care with the midwife, and with the local hospital maternity departments. The midwife holds classes for mothers and their partners to attend in the final weeks of their pregnancy.

Postnatal care will be carried out by the midwife for a minimum of ten days.

Thereafter the health visitor will provide home visiting and is available for continuing advice and support at the child health clinic. She arranges small groups of new mums for mutual support and also clinics for helping with babies’ sleep problems. The health visitor can be contacted during office hours on 01732 882754.

Child development.

The health visitors and doctors offer clinics to monitor children’s progress and to carry out the routine immunisations which are of such importance. Parents are reminded about these by post, as well as personally.

Contraceptive advice.

All doctors offer contraceptive advice in routine surgeries.

insulin_vialDiabetic checks.

These are carried out regularly by doctors & nurses for diabetic patients.

The nurse in charge of diabetic care is also available for advice by appointment.

Cardiovascular checks

These are carried out by the appropriate nurse by appointment

Asthma clinics

These are carried out by the nurse in charge of asthma care, to achieve optimum treatment for everyone with asthma.

Travel clinics.

These are run for those going abroad to ensure that they receive all recommended preventative advice and inoculations. You should contact us at least two months before travelling

Anticoagulant clinic.

This is run by a doctor to control the regime of those patients on Warfarin.

 
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