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Important Patient Information - as of 13th September the Blood Test Booking Line number will change to 01702 746065 or you can book online by using the hospital website.

AS OF MONDAY 3RD JULY 2017 WE WELCOME OUR NEW NURSE PRACTITIONER TO THE TEAM.  PLEASE SEE THE APPOINTMENTS TAB FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.  Please note:The Doctors have instructed our Reception staff to ask all patients why they are coming in for an appointment in order to direct patients to the most appropriate healthcare professional.

Missed appointments during February, March & April 2017: 119 DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENTS AND 163 NURSES'S APPOINTMENTS that's a total of 282 appointments which were wasted due to people not turning up to booked appointments.

Local NHS changes to how we prescribe over the counter medications for short term illness and minor ailments: please ask your local pharmacist before making an appointment; buy over-the-counter medicines for minor problems and dont forget you can call NHS 111 for health advice 24 hours a day.

We have a new Patient Participation Group area in the waiting room. Please have a look at the information and fill in the form if you would like to join the group ..or you can submit the website form or speak to reception to show your interest the PPG. You will recieve details about meetings, talks and other news from your PPG.

To use Electronic Prescribing (EPS), you need to nominate your chosen Pharmacy to allow us to send your prescriptions electonically. You can nominate your pharmcy to us or via the pharmacy of your choice. Please speak to your local Pharmacist or speak to Reception.

Dont forget you can access your Summary Care Record, make and cancel appointments and order prescriptions using our online service. To register for this please bring photo ID into our reception.

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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