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OUT OF HOURS SERVICE - please call 111

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BOOKING APPOINTMENTS AND ORDERING PRESCRIPTIONS VIA THE INTERNET

We now have a number of appointments that can be booked on line. 

Please see PATIENT ACCESS, under 'further information' on the right of this page for more guidance.

 

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions may be ordered in the following way:

a) In writing

b) Via a Pharmacy

c) Via the PATIENT  ACCESS website

d) Via our link to the PATIENT ACCESS website on 'further information' on the right hand side of this page

BANK HOLIDAYS AND SURGERY CLOSURES -2019 

Monday 26th August -Closed

Wednesday 25th December -Closed

Thursday 26th December -Closed

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 EXTENDED HOURS

In addition to the Practice's normal opening hours and additional Surgery opening times, you can also book an appointment to see a local clinician in the evenings or on a Saturday or Sunday across South Worcestershire.  GP Practices are working together to provide extended access appointments to our patients.  This means that your extended access appointment might be with a different GP or nurse, or based in a different location or Practice than you are used to, and some of these appointments are telephone only.  These appointments are pre-bookable by contacting the Surgery during our opening times - when calling please ask for an extended access appointment and our Receptionists will help you to find a convenient appointment. 

Outside of Practice hours you can contact the Extended Hours Team on 01905 789061

 

INFLUENZA

Influenza

Flu Vaccination Booklet 

WINTER FLU CAMPAIGN 2019

PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR SURGERY BY HAVING YOUR VACCINATION HERE - We will be starting our flu clinics this year towards the end of September and will be booking appointments at the beginning of September so please ring 01684 577029 option 2 to make an appointment.

What is flu?

Influenza or flu is a viral infection that usually strikes between December and March. It can affect people of all ages.

The first signs are a headache, sore throat and a runny nose, aching muscles, fever and shivering. Flu makes you feel completely exhausted and this extreme fatigue may last for two to three weeks.

You can catch flu by inhaling the virus or by handling items touched by an infected person. The symptoms start to develop one to four days later.

Why should i be concerned about flu?

Most people who get the flu recover after a week or two, but some develop life-threatening complications such as pneumonia, nerve or brain damage. You are more likely to be at risk from the complications of flu if you are in one of the 'at risk groups' and your body is already weakened.

How do i avoid getting flu

The best way to avoid getting flu is to have a jab during the autumn- usually between October and November - each year. The Flu vaccination is free of charge for people in 'at risk' groups.

You need to have a jab each year to main your immunity, as the flu virus is always changing. The jab will not stop you getting coughs and colds, but can protect you against the lastest strain of flu.

You may have a temporary slight soreness at the injection site. A few people get slight fever, this this is short-lived.

As the vaccine is made from chickens eggs you should not have a flu jab if you are allergic to eggs, chicken protein or if you have had a previous allergic reaction to a flu jab.

The flu vaccination does not cause flu.

Flu vaccination is especially important if:

  • You are aged 65 or over
  • You have had a Stroke or TIA (mini stroke)
  • You have reduced Immunity
  • You are the main Carer for an elderly or disabled person
  • You have DiabetesYou have Chro
  • nic Heart Disease
  • You have Chronic Kidney DiseaseYou have Chronic Liver Disease
  • You have Chronic Lung Disease
  • You are Pregnant

If you fall into any of these 'at risk' groups, please contact the Surgery to make an appointment for a Flu jab.

If you have any questions please ask the Practice Nurse or a doctor.



 
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