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Cost of prescriptions rise on 1st April 2017 to £8.60


Prescription ordering - because of pressure of work we are moving to 3 working day turnaround of prescription requests, please bear this in mind when you next order your prescriptions


Thank you to our Patient Participation Group for raising £288.65 from the sale of cakes & refreshments at our recent flu vaccination clinics - the money will be used to buy an INR* machine for blood testing housebound patients who are taking blood thinning medications.


FLU VACCINATIONS - Free for eligible patients - Saturday 7th & 21st October 8.30am - 12.30pm (NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED)


'OUT OF HOURS' 6.30pm - 8am Monday - Fridays & all day Saturday & Sunday -


Please phone NHS111 (dial 111) if you need a doctor urgently when we are closed. DO NOT telephone the surgery.


Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles.  If you have a life threatening medical emergency please dial 999


Flu Vaccinations 2017

Flu vaccinations 2017-18 season

We will be holding a flu vaccination session for patients aged 65 years and over and for patients who are under 65 years and classed as ‘at risk’ on the following dates:

Saturday 7th October 2017 & Saturday 21st October - 8.30am - 12.30pm - NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

We will be offering a 'catch up' open clinic in November(date to be arranged- watch this space).

Flu vaccinations will also be offered opportunistically during Nurse/Doctor consultations to patients who fit in to the categories below.

Appointments will be available to book with Nurses if the dates above are not convenient.

Warning - you may have to queue for your flu jab so please be prepared - it is always especially busy between 9am & 10am - so if you leave it until a little later the queues should be less.

Patients classed as ‘At risk’ will fall in to one or more of the following categories:



    • Diabetics

    • Asthmatics on regular steroidal medication

    • Patients with COPD/chronic bronchitis/emphysema/cystic fibrosis/ interstitial lung fibrosis/pneumoconiosis/ bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)

    • Chronic heart disease

    • Chronic liver disease – cirrhosis/ biliary atresia/ chronic hepatitis

    • Chronic kidney disease at stage 3,4 or 5/ chronic kidney failure, nephrotic syndrome/ kidney transplantation

    • Stroke/ TIA

    • Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment including patients undergoing chemotherapy/ bone marrow transplant/ HIV infection/ multiple myeloma

    • Asplenia/ sickle cell disease and coeliac syndrome

    • Pregnant women

All patients over the age of 65 years are eligible for a flu vaccination.



 

 

 

 



 
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