Monthly Archives: October 2020

Flu Vaccination 2020

Our flu clinics are now open and available to book. Please see details below.

Patients aged 65 years and over

A Flu Vaccination is recommended for all patients aged 65 and over,  those who are living in a long stay residential care home, are a Main Carer for an elderly or disabled person or live with someone who is at high risk.

For a full list see of those eligible click here

To book an appointment please either book  online where possible as you will find it simple and convenient. You need to be registered for online services to this. If you are not registered you can find out more information here. Alternatively you can ring the Medical Centre on 01689 850012.

Patients aged under 65 years with risk factors

Flu vaccination It is also recommended for  Patients who are pregnant or under 65 years who have specific risk factors such as Asthma, Diabetes, COPD, Chronic Kidney Disease, Neurological problems or other conditions that impair your immune system.  Such patients may be aware of their risks and been vaccinated in the past. We will be contacting you but you can make an appointment now by contacting Reception on 01689 850012. At the moment appointments for this age group cannot be booked online.

Aged between 50 and 65 years?

Some patients have heard in the media that the Government intends to extend the flu vaccination programme to the over 50s (rather than over 65s or younger with certain risk factors). We are still awaiting confirmation about this from NHS England but have been told that such patients will not be vaccinated until all the over 65s have been done and that is likely to be December at the earliest. Please check our website for latest details.

 

Covid-19 update: Please DO NOT VISIT the Medical Centre unless you have an appointment

For full latest details of how the Covid-19 Pandemic is affecting our services please visit our Covid-19 support page

As all Patients will be aware the cases of Covid-19 are rising again. Can we please make it clear that you should NOT visit the Medical Centre in person unless you have an appointment with a Doctor or Nurse or are collecting  a blood form or other document.

We cannot deal with routine queries at the Reception Desk as these can only be done by phone. This is to protect you and our staff.

If you need an appointment please ring in the morning or use our online system.

We would continue to remind you:

  • If you do visit please ensure you wear a face mask.
  • Please use our online services and eConsult where possible. Full details of what you can do with these services can be found here and how you can consult with a Doctor online using eConsult here. 
  • From October 28th you can now book a limited number of  GP Telephone appointments online.  Please note that they are all Telephone consultations and you should not attend the Medical Centre.