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BANK HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS 2019

We will be closed from 6.30pm on Friday 23rd August and reopen at 8.00am on Tuesday 27th August 2019.

FLU VACCINCATION 2019

We are now taking bookings for flu vaccinations.   If you are aged 65 or over (or will turn 65 between 1.9.19 and 31.3.20) or under 65 and think you have a medical condition such as chronic heart disease, asthma, COPD, etc.  please contact Reception on 01400 281220 who will be able to make you an appointment or check your eligibility.   Our first clinic for over 65's will be held on Tuesday 17 September. For further details please see our Health Matters page.

 

Dispensary

The Dispensary will be closed every Wednesday between 1.00pm and 2.00pm.

EXTENDED ACCESS APPOINTMENTS - We can offer patients access to routine, pre-booked appointments at evenings and weekends. Extended hours run between 18:30 and 20:00 weekdays and 09:00 and 12:00 Saturday and Sunday and are available on bank holidays and across the Easter, Christmas and New Year periods.Appointments are for pre-bookable, non-urgent consultations with GPs and Nurses and Physiotherapists. For more information click HERE.

GDPR - On 25 May 2018 the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. Here is a copy of our Privacy Notice which includes information on how we use and protect your personal information, and your rights relating to this.

CHECK-IN SCREEN - Our new patient self check-in screen is up and running. It takes just a few seconds to use and is an effective way to increase efficiency at the reception desk and improve the patient experience. The reception staff will be encouraging patients to use it when they arrive for their booked appointments.

PRESCRIPTION CHARGES - If you pay for your prescriptions the NHS increased the Prescription Charge by 20 pence from £8.80 to £9.00 for each medicine or appliance dispensed from 1st April 2019. The cost of the prescription pre payment certificates (PPC) has been frozen for another year. For more information please click HERE.

SAVE TIME, DO IT ONLINE   - Order your repeat prescriptions online, book and cancel your appointments online. Please ask a member of our Reception team for details about how to register for Online access.

ARE YOU A CARER? If you help a family member, friend or neighbour that has a disability, has a mental illness, has a chronic illness, is frail or has a substance misuse problem with alcohol or drugs, we would like to provide you with relevant information.  Please complete one of our "AM I A CARER?" forms at the Reception desk click on the Carers link in our Further Information Index.

ARE YOU A MILITARY VETERAN? The Practice will be working to support and signpost military veterans to advice and support relating to their healthcare. In the meantime, for more about Veterans UK please click HERE

PRESCRIPTION REQUESTSWe require at least 3 FULL WORKING DAYS to prepare your paper or electronic prescription as per NHS standard. This excludes procurement and dispensing time which is subject to separate clinical and safety standards.  You may not request items which are not on your repeat list due to local health policy restrictions in that items which are used occasionally and are available at a pharmacy must be purchased at a pharmacy, whether you are exempt or not from prescription charges. We encourage patients to register for SystmOnline prescription ordering. Just ask a member of our reception team.

Health Matters

Flu Vaccination information 2019/20

Are you aged 65 or over?

If you are aged over 65, or will turn 65 between 1st September 2019 and 31st March 2020, please telephone the Practice on 01400 281220 to book your flu vaccination.

 

FLU CLINIC DATES FOR THE OVER 65’s VACCINATIONS ARE:

 

 

Tuesday 17th September 2019           10.30am – 6.30pm

Tuesday 24th September 2019            10.20am – 12.10pm

Tuesday   1st October 2019                09.00am – 1.30pm

Are you aged under 65?

If so, if you are pregnant, morbidly obese (with a BMI greater than 40), suffer from severe asthma, chronic liver disease, diabetes or immunosuppression, have a heart, kidney or lung condition, have suffered a stroke or TIA you are considered at greater risk from flu. If you fall into one of these “at-risk” categories or you are a carer you are eligible for a flu jab.

If you are not sure if your medical condition falls into any of these categories, please contact our Reception team and they will be happy to check for you.

 

 

FLU CLINIC DATES FOR THE UNDER 65 VACCINATIONS ARE:

 

Wednesday 25th September 2019       2.30pm – 6.30pm

Tuesday 1st October 2019                   8.00am – 11.45am

Friday 4th October 2019                    4.10pm – 5.10pm

Mental Health

Steps2change talking therapies -  http://www.lpft.nhs.uk/steps2change/

AAA

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening/Pages/Introduction.aspx

MMR and Pregnancy

 MMR and Pregnancy - a patient information leaflet about the MMR Vaccination and pregnancy.

Referrals to a Specialist

What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist?

Please find below a link to a  leaflet which describes what a patient can expect to happen if they are referred by their GP to see a specialist or consultant at a hospital or a community health centre.

https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/doctors/Documents/What-happens-when-you-are-referred.pdf

LGBT Health

LGBT Health: Sexual and general health - for further information on a range of general and sexual health resources and information please click on the link below:

https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/LGBhealth/Pages/Gayandlesbianhealth.aspx

 



 
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