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Flu Vaccinations

Are you eligible for a flu vaccine? If so you can now book your flu vaccination appointment.

 

You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:

  • Are 65 years of age or over
  • Are pregnant
  • Have certain medical conditions
  • Are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • Receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

 OVER 65’s clinics start 19th September.

 UNDER 65 and at risk clinics start 14th October.

 Ring the surgery today to make an appointment.

       

 

 

Your Infection

 

 

 

Without antibiotics,

most are better by

How to look after yourself and family

 

Middle ear infection

 

 

8 days

 

 

·        Have plenty of rest

·        Drink enough fluids to avoid feeling thirsty

·        Ask your local pharmacist to recommend medicines to help your symptoms or pain (or both)

·        Fever is a sign the body is fighting the infection and usually gets better by itself in most cases. You can use paracetamol if you or your child are uncomfortable as a result of a fever

·        Use a tissue and wash your hands well to help prevent spread of your infection to your family, friends and others that you meet

 

Sore throat

 

 

7 – 8 days

 

 

Sinusitis

 

 

14 – 21 days

 

 

Common cold

 

 

14 days

 

 Cough or                bronchitis

 

21 days

 

Incorrect information on Google

Please check our here for practice website for information on opening and closing times.

We are aware that information showed by Google about the surgery is incorrect. We are in the process of trying to rectify this.

 

Our opening times are:-

Mon                      8:00am – 6:30pm

Tues                      8:00am – 6:30pm

Wed                      8:00am – 6:30pm

Thur                      8:00am – 6:30pm

Fri                         8:00am – 6:30pm

Sat/Sun                                Closed

 

* Patients wishing to use the Extended Hours Phlebotomy Service NEED to make an APPOINTMENT there first **

 

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Prescriptions

 

pill_bottleIf you are on a repeat prescription please submit a written request for the items required in the prescription drop boxes in the main foyer. Alternatively, Repeat prescriptions are also available to order online through our website.

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Please allow two working days for the processing of your prescription at the surgery. We are happy to post it to you if you enclose a stamped addressed envelope.  

Repeat prescriptions are not available by telephone.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

In all cases patients should allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.


NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £8.80
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

 
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