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SELF CARE AWARE - OVER THE COUNTER MEDICINES

CLICK HERE FOR SELF CARE AWARE INFORMATION

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CARING FOR CHILDREN WITH COUGHS

CLICK HERE for Caring for Children with Coughs Information

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OPENING OF APPOINTMENTS AT 7AM

BOOKABLE ON THAT DAY APPOINTMENTS WILL OPEN FROM 7AM ONLY, WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, VIA THE AUTOMATED PHONE SYSTEM AND ONLINE.

You can also phone the surgery from 8.30am or walk into either surgery to make an appointment.

 

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**FLU VACCINATIONS**
 

If you are eligible to have a free flu vaccination you can make an appointment with us.
  

Appointments are available.  Please call our reception team on 01707 332233 or 323355 to make an appointment for your free flu vaccination.
 

 

Seasonal flu is a highly infectious viral illness that can cause serious complications in vulnerable people/people suffering from long term chronic conditions. A vaccine against various strains of flu is available every year and the Department of Health recommends immunisations for ‘at risk’ groups.

 

For patients under 65 and considered at risk we are giving the quadrivalent vaccine - which protects against 4 strains of flu virus

 

For patients 65 years and older we are giving a new vaccine - the adjuvanted trivalent (aTIV)

 

If you are

  • over 65 years of age
  • Living in a long stay residential home
  • A carer
  • Pregnant
  • Severely overweight with a BMI over 40

If you suffer from a long term chronic condition such as:

  • Chronic (long term) respiratory disease (severe asthma requiring regular use of steroids, COPD or bronchitis)
  • Chronic heart disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease
  • Diabetes
  • Weakened immunity system due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication, cancer treatment, HIV/AIDS
  • No spleen or dysfunction of the spleen

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TEST RESULTS Please contact us after 2pm

If you have had a blood or urine test it usually takes approx. one week for the results to be received back at the surgery.  X-rays take on average ten days to be reported back to us.

Please avoid telephoning for results early in the morning when the surgery is very busy and whenever possible phone after 2pm.

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NEED A DOCTOR OUT OF HOURS? Call NHS 111

NHS 111

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Call NHS 111 if

  • You need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency
  • You don’t have a GP
  • You need to access a GP but your surgery is closed
  • You don’t know who to call
  • You need health information or reassurance about what to do next

When you call NHS 111, a team of fully trained healthcare advisors supported by clinical advisors is here to help you.

They will ask you questions to assess you and can also give you fast and easy access to a range of clinical staff if required, including GPs, nurses and prescribing pharmacists.

NHS111 can then direct you further to the local health service which can help you best. This could be an out-of-hours doctor, a late-opening pharmacy or an urgent care centre.

Benefits of calling NHS 111 when your GP is closed

  • Get advice from a wide range of healthcare professionals including GPs, nurses, pharmacists and mental health professionals
  • No time spent waiting at A&E if your condition could be better treated elsewhere
  • Your GP will receive a report of the service we provided for their records if you are happy for us to do so, making sure they are aware of any special help you might need
  • Different healthcare services and providers are now connected, making it easier for you to get the help you need
  • If you have complex needs, you could be given quicker access to the help you require
  • You will be cared for in the right place for your health needs, ensuring you receive the right care for your condition

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