Flu vaccine clinics
We are expecting our flu vaccines to arrive by the 16/10/21 therefore we will be arranging flu clinics from the 18/10/21.
We are planning to get the majority the vaccines administered very quickly during the weeks commencing the 18/10/21 and the 1/11/2021. As soon as the delivery dates are confirmed we will be contacting eligible patients to either book them in an appointment or send a link to book on-line.
We will be offering appointments during the day and evening and will be allocating some appointments to reduce some of the frustrations we had with the flu line last year. Please wait to be contacted rather than telephone the surgery. Thank you.
We will also utilise the sites as we did for the COVID clinics so that social distancing can be maintained.
We will be contacting our immunocompromised patients for their COVID boosters shortly (just awaiting confirmation of delivery date).
We are also hoping that the COVID boosters will be available at the same time as the flu jab for eligible patients who had their 2nd COVID vaccine 26 weeks before their flu clinic appointment.
During the weeks of vaccination clinics we will be offering fewer routine appointments but will still see people who are unwell and need to be seen.
As you will be aware from recent media coverage, there is a national shortage of blood collection bottles that is severely impacting services across the NHS.
As a result of this shortage, we have been instructed to postpone all non-urgent blood testing until the situation improves.
Therefore we would ask patients not to book any routine blood tests at the moment. If you have an appointment booked already, you may well be contacted to cancel or postpone your appointment.
Please note that this ONLY applies to routine non-urgent blood tests - any tests needed urgently will still take place. Please attend any booked appointment unless you are contacted by the surgery.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused - as you will appreciate, this situation is outside of our control and we are equally frustrated by this issue.
It is hoped that normal services will be resumed as soon as possible, and thank you for your understanding.
The email claims to come from the NHS and says it will "allow you to travel safely and freely around the world without having to self-isolate" if you've had a COVID-19 vaccine or have recently recovered from the virus. The latest coronavirus scam is currently circulating on social media asking people for payment in exchange for a 'coronavirus digital passport'.
The email states "who is eligible" and asks people to click a button at the bottom of the email to access their "digital passport." The link will then take you to a fake NHS website, where it will ask for personal information and payment details towards 'an admin fee'.
What to do?
- If you receive this email please forward it onto email@example.com
- If you have disclosed bank account details you should contact your bank immediately and notify action fraud
You can now use your debit card (not credit cards) to pay for your prescriptions, travel vaccinations, private medicals (e.g. HGV), and other services that are not provided on the NHS.
You will still be able to pay by cash or cheque if you prefer.
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The practice was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in June 2016. It was rated as Outstanding.