Flu Vaccination Update 50 +
Following the government announcement that 50 to 64 year olds will be able receive a free flu vaccination from 1 December the practice is working to make this available to newly eligible patients as early in December as we can.
As soon as we have supplies of the vaccine available we will contact patients aged 50 to 64 to offer you an appointment. If you fall within this age group and are not in one of the eligible ‘at risk groups’ please do not contact the practice to book an appointment as we are not yet able offer you a definite date or time.
We are continuing to provide flu vaccinations to over 65s, under 65s with certain long-term medical conditions, pregnant women and young children. If you are in one of these eligible groups and have not yet had your flu vaccine please contact the practice as soon as possible to book an appointment
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Miss Saumya Srivastava is our new Physiotherapist who is based at the surgery. She will be working closely with the doctors and can be booked when you call reception. Miss Saumya Srivastava can be booked via video call every Friday.
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Arti Shah is our practice pharmacist who is also based at the surgery. She will be working closely with the doctors. You can also book an appointment with her for medication reviews
If you've been:
To Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
To other parts of China including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if its mild)
To Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath ( even if its's mild)
In close contact with someone with confirmed CORONAVIRUS.
DO NOT GO TO THE SURGERY AND CALL NHS 111, STAY INDOORS AND AVOID CLOSE CONTACT WITH OTHER PEOPLE
Further information is available on NHS.UK.
PATIENT COMMUNICATIONS FOR GP PRACTICES: 31 March 2020
We are making some changes to how we look after patients because of the coronavirus outbreak.
This is so that we can keep our patients and staff safe and healthy and make best use of our resources.
The changes are in keeping with the government’s approach to protecting people against coronavirus by reducing contact to essential circumstances.
The main change is that we are reducing the need for patients to come into the practice by moving to telephone and video consultations where we can. We are also making sure that you can get prescriptions without coming in.
Latest government advice on coronavirus
If you or anyone in your household has a high temperature or a new and continuous cough, even if those symptoms are mild, you should all stay at home. Don’t go to your GP or hospital; instead go to nhs.uk to check your symptoms and follow the specialist medical advice.
For medical help linked to coronavirus you can also contact the NHS 111 online coronavirus service.
Only call 111 if you cannot get online.
If you need medical help for any reason, do not visit the GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
If you need help or advice not related to coronavirus:
- for health information and advice, use the NHS website or our surgery website
- for urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service – only call 111 if you're unable to get help online
- for life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance
When you call to make an appointment with a GP or nurse we will first of all ask you to tell us why you need medical help. This will help us decide how best to help you. Please do not contact the practice for medical help linked to coronavirus. Follow the advice above.
We will initially arrange for a GP to call you back over the phone to assess your needs. If they can, the GP will provide you with advice there and then. If you need a further consultation, you will be that will be booked in for you.
Wherever possible, this consultation will be over the phone or by video if you have the equipment to be able to do this.
We are reviewing pre-booked appointments and may change these to a phone or video appointment if it is appropriate for us to do this, and of course we will let you know if we do change it.
We may offer you an appointment at the surgery but we will only do this if we think that you need to see or speak to a doctor or nurse in person, and we are sure that there is no risk to patients or staff.
In light of this new approach, appointments can’t be booked online any longer. But please do use other online services, including:
We aim to send all prescriptions, including repeat prescriptions, through the electronic prescription service (EPS) to your nominated pharmacy. If you do not have a nominated pharmacy you can choose one online or ask your usual pharmacy to set this up for you.
If you currently manage your own prescription requests and your prescription can’t be sent through EPS to a nominated pharmacy you will need to contact the GP practice by telephone or online.
Please be aware that home deliveries by community pharmacy is not an NHS funded service. Some pharmacies do offer a delivery service which you may be charged for.
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