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CLOSED TO NEW REGISTRATIONS


With effect from Monday 1 August 2016 the surgery will be not be accepting any new registrations from patients moving into the area or wishing to transfer from another local surgery.


 We will still be accepting:


* New babies born to mums registered at the practice


* Students coming back from University to live with parents registered with the practice


* Temporary patients, who are staying for less than 2 weeks, with patients registered at the practice


This will last until a new partner joins the practice or for 12 months


Sadly our circumstances remain unchanged and an application is in place to extend the list closure for a further year



FLU VACCINATIONS



The Surgery is holding two flu vaccination 'drop in' clinics this year. They will run from 0830 - 1230 on the following dates.



Saturday 23rd September for patients aged 65 and over



Saturday 21st October for all other eligible patients including children.


Eligible = those patients in the 'high risk' groups detailed below.


Please note we will not have any childrens vaccinations available prior to this date



Both Flu clinics will be scheduled to run by surname order so please try to attend at the relevant time wherever possible. You don't need to book, just turn up.



A - C    0830 - 0900


D - F    0900 - 0930


G - I    0930 - 1000


J - L     1000 - 1030


M - O   1030 - 1100


P - R    1100 - 1130


S - U    1130 - 1200


V - Z    1200 - 1230




If you do not wish to have the flu vaccination this year please let us know so we can update your medical records.


 


You are Eligible for a flu vaccination if you are in one or more of the following high risk groups;


 


Those over 65 years of age and


Carers


Pregnant


Patients with any of the following: 


    Heart Disease


    Diabetes


    Suffered a stroke


    Significant Kidney or Liver Disease


    Chronic Bronchitis                                    


    Emphysema


    Significant Asthma


    Patients on Immune suppressing Drug


    E.g. Steroid tablets,methotrexate or Azathioprine.


    Patients with a BMI of over 40.


 

Family Planning

Nurse_BPWe offer advice on all types of contraception Urgent appointments are always available for emergency contraception. The “morning after” pill can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected intercourse, but is much more effective in the first 24 hours. We can refer you to other teams who can fit coils, implants or carry out vasectomies.

Cervical Smears

Invitations will be sent to women due a smear. We leave it to you to make an appointment at any time when you are not on your period. The new liquid based cytology technique does not require mid-cycle timing. All smear results are sent by post as soon as they are available.

Travel Advice

Our simple questionnaire will enable you to obtain useful advice and protection. Please complete this and arrange a nurse appointment 6 weeks before travelling.  Please refer to the travel vaccinations tab above.

Minor Illnesses

Many conditions get better on their own and can be treated successfully at home. The pharmacist may be able to help you with these and advise about medicines you can buy over the counter. We also have a very useful booklet on minor illnesses which is available on request.

 

 
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