PRACTICE AFTERNOON CLOSURE
The practice will be closed for essential GP Training on Thursday 14 March 2019 from 12:30 to 16:30 hours. If you need assistance during this time and you call the surgery you will automatically be diverted to our out-of-hours provider, NEMS, on 0115 846 2372.
Should you experience any difficulty getting through to NEMS please dial 111.
We will re-open at 16:30 hours and GPs will be seeing patients again from around 17:00 hours.
From 1st February 2019 - Changes to travel appointments.
New questionnaire to be handed in 7 weeks before travel.
Click on Clinics and Services/travel vaccinations for further information.
Our 2018-19 Flu Campaign is coming to a close. However, if you are in a Department of Health Target Group (see below), and would like a vaccine, please contact the surgery. Please note that pregnant women will be advised and encouraged to have a flu vaccine until at least 31st March 2019."
There are 2 types of flu vaccine for adults – One for over 65’s and one for 18-64. This is because different types of vaccines work best in different age groups. It is important to have the correct vaccine for your age group. The supply of vaccine for over 65’s is being phased over several deliveries in September, October and November, hence the “flu day” dates. Please come to whichever one is convenient, no appointment needed, just drop in.
The nasal spray flu vaccine remains the vaccine of choice for the majority of children (under18).
All over 65’s (65 by 31/3/19)
All children aged 2 and 3 (born 1/9/14 – 31/8/16) (some older children will be offered the flu vaccine at school)
Patients with any of the following conditions;
Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic Heart Disease (including heart attack and angina)
Chronic Respiratory Disease (including COPD, emphysema, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis and asthmatics on preventative inhalers)
Chronic Liver Disease
Immunosuppression (due to drugs or disease)
Chronic Neurological Disease (including MS, Huntingdon’s disease and Motor Neurone disease)
Stroke or TIA (mini stroke)
Morbid Obesity (BMI of 40 or more)
No Spleen/dysfunction of spleen
For further details please see 'Clinics & Services' and also click on Vaccination Schedule from the list in the right hand pane.