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FLU Vaccinations

You are entitled to a free Flu Vaccination if you are:

  • 65 and over
  • Have a heart problem
  • Have a chest complaint - breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
  • Kidney disease
  • Lower immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
  • Liver disease
  • Have had a Stroke or TIA
  • diabetes
  • Have a neurological condition e.g multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or learning disability
  • Have a problem with your spleen, e.g.sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
  • Living in a residential or nursing home
  • You are a main carer for an older or disabled person
  • Pregnant

THE WAITING ROOM

Please provide us with an up-to date Email address to gain access to this service. You will be able to view your repeat prescriptions and allergies, order repeats and book pre-bookable appointments.

 

SHINGLES VACCINATIONS

Shingles vaccinations are still ongoing with the eligibility this year of those aged 70,78 and 79. Letters will be sent out with the flu letters for those aged 70, 78, 79 on 1st September 2014,

 

 

ACTIVE PLUS -Veterans Inspiring People

If you are over 50 years of age and looking to gain new skills, meet new people and have some fun, then come along. . For more information please contact 01326 567174 OR EMAIL:gary@activeplus.org.uk

 

Whooping Cough in pregnancy

There has recently been a rapid rise in whooping cough, with a big increase in young babies. Due to this information it is important that we protect those young babies who may suffer. The babies that suffer are usually too young to have their first vaccinations, therefore the only way pregnant ladies can protect their baby is to have the vaccination themselves while they are pregnant. The best time to get the vaccination is between 28 and 32 weeks. Please contact the surgery for more information.

 

Pneumonia

Anyone aged 65 and over is entitled to Pneumonia vaccinations from the NHS. If you fall into this age catagory and have not previously had this vaccination please contact the surgery, for an appointment.

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MOBILE NUMBERS

We have a service for a text message reminder for pre-booked appointments. We need to collect up-to-date mobile contact numbers for this!! Please contact us, or fill in the " your contact details" form from the link on our home page

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Change for life 9 out of 10 kids are set to grow up with dangerous levels of fat in their bodies. This can cause life-threatening Diseases. Collect a leaflet from the surgery or go visit www.nhs.uk/change4life
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Minor Illness Clinics
We have an on-the-Day minor illness clinic on a Mon, Tues & Wed see Practice Information link
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HPV Vaccinations
Has you daughter been invited, Girls aged from 12-18 are being called in batches, when letter is received please phone the surgery for an appointment.
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Summary Care Record

summary care recordThere is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). The Summary Care Record is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. Initially, it will contain just your medications and allergies.

Later on as the central NHS computer system develops, (known as the ‘Summary Care Record’ – SCR), other staff who work in the NHS will be able to access it along with information from hospitals, out of hours services, and specialists letters that may be added as well.

Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.   

As with all new systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.

On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. Connecting for Health (CfH), the government agency responsible for the Summary Care Record have agreed with doctors’ leaders that new patients registering with this practice should be able to decide whether or not their information is uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System.

For existing patients it is different in that it is assumed that you want your record uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System unless you actively opt out.

For further information visit the HSCIC Website

If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery.

Subscribe to the newsletterDownload the opt out form >>>>

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS. PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW FOR 2013 UPDATE ON DATA PROTECTION

Data Protection Information



 
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