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THINK!!! Before going to A&E
We are offering extra emergency appointments during the Winter Period. These are for Patients with Chronic Health Conditions. This is to ease the pressure on A&E. Please contact the Surgery if you feel it is an emergency before taking yourself to A&E and we will endeavour to do what we can.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:
It is important to make the initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travelto allow the vaccines to work.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Flu vaccination by injection, commonly known as the "flu jab" is available every year on the NHS to protect adults (and some children) at risk of flu and its complications.
Flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:
Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it's recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to protect them.
The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS as an annual injection to:
If you are eligible please contact reception to book appointment with the Practice Nurse.
PLEASE SEE THE VACCINATION SCHEDULE (NO.20) TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR FLU.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting up to seven days. Your employer may require you to complete a self-certification form SC1. This should be available from your employer. Alternatively you can download a copy form the internet or simply collect from the Surgery.
For any illness lasting more than seven days you will need to see the doctor to issue a sickness certificate and for any subsequent renewal of the certificate.
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