Flu Vaccination Update
We have begun inviting eligible patients for a flu vaccination. You will receive an invitation by text, letter or phone if you are eligible. We are providing a pre-booked, invitation only service (no walk-ins) to ensure we maintain a safe environment for all.
Patients aged 65 and over can now book online via the NHS app or online services.
Patients aged under 65 who are in an at risk group only can also book online. You are eligible if you are aged under 65 only if you have the following:
- respiratory conditions, such as asthma (needing steroid inhaler or tablets), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and bronchitis
- heart conditions, such as coronary heart disease or heart failure
- being very overweight – a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above
- chronic kidney disease
- liver disease, such as hepatitis
- neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
- a learning disability
- problems with your spleen, for example, sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or taking medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
- are currently pregnant
- work at a registered residential care or nursing home, registered homecare organisation or hospice
- receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
Patients aged 50 – 64 who are not usually eligible will be offered a flu jab in November at the earliest, if there is enough stock nationally provided by the NHS. This will ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. For information from Public Health England regarding why you are being asked to wait, please click here
. If you are in an at risk group aged 50-64 you will be invited earlier.
Please only contact the Practice when you have received an invitation. Make sure we have your correct contact details. You can update them here
We have changed the way we offer appointments for our GPs. We have been working this way throughout the COVID pandemic, and it is working well for patients and the Practice.
Our GPs now view all GP appointment requests to ensure you get the most appropriate appointment with the correct clinician. This means we can ensure you see the right person at the right time.
We ask all patients to complete an eConsult (online consultation) to gather the required information to ensure you get the care you need. The GP will review your request and will contact you. This may be through a telephone call, face to face through a video consultation, or electronic communication such as text. We will always make arrangements for any patients who need to be seen physically in the surgery.
We respond to requests before the end of the next working day. To submit an eConsult download the NHS app or click here
The new system has been introduced with the aim of:
- Helping you see the right person at the right time
- Reducing wait times to obtain advice from a GP
- Avoiding any unnecessary trips to the surgery
- Reduce call waiting times
Patients who do not have access to the internet or are unable to complete an eConsult can still contact us by phone. A trained member of our team will ask questions to provide the GP with the same information gathered by eConsult. Please give them as much information as possible.
If you have any information or communication needs please let us know so we can make any necessary arrangements for you.
(Site updated 23/10/2020)