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FLU VACCINES ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE SURGERY

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What happens at Breast Screening?

(See video at further information section)

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ROTA CHEMIST DETAILS see further information link

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IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY PLEASE CONTACT THE OUT-OF-HOURS GP.

02838 399201

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FLU VACCINES 

If you have not had your Flu Vaccine yet please contact reception to arrange an appointment with our Practice Nurse.  If have any questions about whether you are entitled to receive a flu vaccine, please ring and speak to the Practice Manager. 

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PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY AT RECEPTION

To improve patient confidentiality we have recently purchased a rope barrier and respectfully ask patients to stand back behind the barrier until the person in front of you has been dealt with by reception staff.

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NON N.H.S. SERVICES

A detailed list is displayed at reception.  Your G.P. is contracted only for N.H.S. services there will be occasions when certificates etc will be charged for. (see Clinics & Services for further info) or speak to our Practice Manager

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ACCESS TARGETS

It is our aim to see all patient's within 48 hours.  To help us acheive this target reception staff will ask you for a short reason for your appointment.  This information will enable us to prioritise our day. If you are not comfortable to provide this information you will not be forced.

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ARE YOU A CARER?

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person.   For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.

 
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