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SAVE TIME-DO IT ONLINE!   - ORDER YOUR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE - BOOK/CANCEL APPOINTMENTS ONLINE - PLEASE ASK A MEMBER OF OUR RECEPTION TEAM FOR DETAILS ON 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 RECEPTION OR CLICK ON THE CARERS LINK IN OUR FURTHER INFORMATION INDEX


PRESCRIPTION CHARGES: The government announced an increase to the NHS prescription charge of 20 pence, to £8.60 per prescription item from 1st April 2017.


EXTENDED HOURS SURGERIES: We offer Extended Hours appointments from 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


READ THE LATEST NEWSLETTER: Newsletter - May 2017



PRESCRIPTION REQUESTSWe require 2 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.

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person.   For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.

Please note that our Saturday flu clinics were held on the following dates and were available to book from August 2017:

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Saturday 14th October 2017

However, there are a number of patients with health conditions who still haven't had their flu jab yet. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, chronic heart disease (CHD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or have a history of stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA), please contact the surgery on 01400 281220 as soon as possible.

 
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