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IMPORTANT: FLU VACCINES FOR 50-65 YEAR OLDS (not otherwise eligible)

The national press has this morning (Friday 20th November) reported the confirmed roll out of the above extended flu vaccination programme from December 1st. We were not given any prior notice of this announcement and therefore do not have our additional vaccine supply or clinic schedules in place yet.

Please bear with us whilst we clarify the exact details. To allow us time to organise the logistics of the delivery of this important vaccination programme, we respectfully request that you do not contact the surgery to request to book your vaccine at this time.

We will update this message as soon as possible, once our additional vaccination clinics are available to book.

We are aware many of you have already expressed your interest in having this vaccination via a previous text message contact. We will contact you to schedule your vaccination soon.

Thank you for your understanding.

Clinics & Services

Antenatal

The surgery offers full antenatal and postnatal care, in conjunction with the community midwife. Clinics are held on Friday. Please note that the doctors do not attend home births. If you wish to have a home birth, you will need to make an appointment with the doctor to discuss this.

Baby and Child Immunisations

The surgery offers the full childhood vaccination programme for all babies and children registered with the surgery. You will be invited to bring your child to an immunisation clinic at the appropriate time.

Cervical Smears

The practice nurses undertake cervical smear screening tests in accordance with the national screening guidelines. You will be invited for a cervical smear test periodically in line with this guidance.

Please note: Please do not book a cervical smear test independently of being invited for screening, as additional tests are not currently permitted by the NHS. If you have any symptoms you are concerned about in between your routine screening smear tests, please discuss your concerns with one of the doctors. 

Child Health

Child health including postnatal baby checks and full immunisation for all pre-school children. Development and health checks are given by Health Visitors and by the Doctor. 

Chronic Disease Management

Check ups for asthma, COPD, Coronary Heart disease and diabetes by appointment with the Practice Nurse.

You will be invited for your routine review for these chronic diseases at the appropriate time.

Contraceptive Services

Please note Dr Vooght does not prescribe the contraceptive pill and other means of contraception except advice on natural methods.

Flu Vaccination/Pneumococcal Vaccine

Patients who are eligible for these vaccinations will be invited at the appropriate time to attend for vaccination.

Visit www.dh.gov.uk/ for further information

Smoking Cessation

The surgery provides a comprehensive support service for any patient who wishes to stop smoking. Please speak to one of the practice team for more information regarding this service.

Travel Advice and Vaccination

We offer this service via our practice nurses. We DO NOT provide yellow fever vaccination.

Please note: It is important to book an appointment for travel advice 6 WEEKS prior to your date of travel. More information is available on the above tab.

 
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