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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.

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website

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