It’s that time of year again! We will be running flu clinics at all three branches from 25th September 2017. You are eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination if you:
- are 65 years of age or over
- are pregnant
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- receive a Carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- have a long-term medical condition such as:
- chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, eg:asthma (which requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease or multiple sclerosis (MS)
- problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system
- are seriously overweight (BMI of 40+)
The surgery purchases flu vaccines on your behalf so please have your vaccine with us.
GP surgeries run like businesses and in order to survive, the flu vaccine programme helps generate income by meeting NHS England targets. If that money goes elsewhere, surgeries struggle to survive and can no longer offer the service.
When we vaccinate you against flu we also obtain vital data that is necessary for your medical care such as whether you are overdue for reviews of your blood pressure, medications, diabetes, asthma, etc. If you are eligible, we can also offer you vaccinations against shingles or pneumonia.
Have your flu vaccine in a safe environment that you are familiar with; with clinicians and staff you know and where we have your medical records immediately to hand.
Please be aware that:
We have NOT asked any pharmacy or supermarket to give you the flu vaccine on our behalf or to provide us with updates on your medical condition.
We are NOT running the vaccination programme in partnership with any pharmacy or supermarket
You are NOT doing us a favour, or saving us time by getting your flu vaccine somewhere else.
If you are eligible and you would like to book an appointment for your free NHS flu vaccination please call the appointments line on the number below:
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In the past week (25 - 29 September 2017) 53 people failed to attend and cancel their appointments. We have a very high demand for appointments, if you are unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible so that we can reallocate the slot to someone else. Missed appointments delay care for you and others and cost the NHS approximately £160 each. Thank you.
If your appointment is within 24 hours please call the practice to notify us of the cancellation.
*If your appointment is outside of this please use the form below.
Click here to Cancel Your Appointment
However we would like to thank the 2073 people who did attend their appointment on time.
Please be aware that if you arrive late for your appointment, the clinical staff may not be able to see you or you may be asked to wait until the end of surgery to be seen.
(Site updated 09/10/2017)