Flu Clinics Notice 2018
You may have seen in the press earlier this year, that all over 65’s are to be vaccinated with a new adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV) in the 2018-19 season, as clinical evidence suggests that this new vaccine is far more effective in this older age group than other vaccines. All other eligible age groups (18-64yrs) will be vaccinated with a quadrivalent vaccine (QIV) The new aTIV vaccine will not be offered to those under 65 as there is no evidence to suggest it is any more effective for those patients than the QIV.
There is a brief delay in expected vaccine delivery dates as only one company is producing the new aTIV vaccine. We have had a delivery of 400 vaccines and expect the next delivery to be at the end of October.
Did you know … having your flu jab at your doctors’ surgery is the quickest and most convenient way as there are no forms to fill out – the doctors and nurses have your medical history at their finger-tips:-
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR SURGERY BY HAVING YOUR FLU VACCINATION HERE.
We have numerous flu clinics available at the surgery, please call 01223 870250 to book an appointment to suit you.
We have arranged flu clinics at the following venues:
FOXTON, AT THE PAVILLION on WEDNESDAY 3rd OCTOBER 11.30-12.15
Please add your name to the list in FOXTON village shop.
BARRINGTON, VILLAGE HALL on MONDAY 22nd OCTOBER 11.30 to 12.15
Please add your name to the list in Barrington village shop.
HASLINGFIELD, METHODIST CHURCH HALL on WEDNESDAY 24th OCTOBER 11.30 -12.15
Please add your name to the list at Haslingfield village shop.
Please check the link here to see if you qualify for a free flu vaccination
Groups included in the national 2018/19 flu immunisation programme:-
- people aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years
- people aged from six months to less than 65 years of age with a serious medical condition such as:
o chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
o chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
o chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
o chronic liver disease
o chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease, or learning disability
o asplenia or splenic dysfunction
o a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
- all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
- morbid obesity
- people living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality.
- Carers, people who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill
- household contacts of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation on most days over the winter and, therefore, for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable
- Children eligible for flu vaccinations are:- • All healthy children aged 2 to 4 years of age as of 1st September 2018. Please note that children aged 5 to 9 years (but not 10 years or older on 31st August 2018) should be vaccinated in school.
Patient Access lets you use the online services of your local practice. These include, repeat medication, arranging appointments and updating your details. We are working towards the government mandated target of enabling most patients who wish it to have secure access to view their coded medical summary online by April 2016. For more information about Patient Access, see the FAQ HERE.
If you wish to use Emis Patient Access you will need to ask for a registration letter from reception. Please note we will require some valid photo ID in order to provide this. The Patient Access website can be found by clicking HERE.
For full details click >Patient Access
A BIG THANK YOU! J
Last year with the monies very generously donated to the surgery by our patients, we managed to purchase a new spirometer with software that is linked to the computers.
This year we are saving for a new ECG machine or/and some additional Blood Pressure machines that we can loan out to our patients.
Once again, we would like to say a big thank you from all of us, for your generosity and support.
Not sure where to start? Worried about looking out of place? Got some medical issues that might hold you back?
The Active and Healthy 4 Life exercise referral scheme is a personalised 12 week fitness programme drawn up and supervised by qualified instructors, making it easy for you to take up regular exercise. Funding from the council helps keep costs low for participants.
It is for anyone with an existing condition such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, depression or anxiety, and some types of arthritis, who would gain health benefits from a more active lifestyle.
Ask at your GP or Practice Nurse appointment if you think you might benefit and they haven't suggested it first. If you brought along a copy of the referral form with your details already completed that would make things easier!
2018 not quite shaping up how you'd like?
By all means come and discuss with your GP, but feel free to self refer to this service as it is the same one that we will direct you to.
Which might lead us nicely on to the CQC visit to the surgery on Thurs 18th Feb 2016
We were inspected by a team from the Care Quality Commission all day. This is now a requirement for all English GP practices and whilst the inspectors do this regularly this was our first inspection. Stressed, anxious, worried? We would be abnormal if we were not
Their feedback was almost universally positive with two minor administrative issues highlighted. These have already been addressed; those patients who collect medication from outlying collection points may notice a slight change in procedure (the need for a signature).
Are you a carer? Could you in fact be a carer and not
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE OUR 'FAMILY AND FRIENDS TEST' PLEASE CLICK ON THE PATIENT SURVEY BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE (not the other survey link at the top...)
(Site updated 03/10/2018)