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CORONAVIRUS TESTING

Please see FURTHER INFORMATION for the latest information on coronavirus testing.

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FLU

This is a generic communication that has been issued for the general population
 
Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
 
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EXTENDED HOURS

Within our group of practices, Limes Medical Centre, Village Surgery and Blackwell Medical Centre, extended hours appointments with a GP are now available between 7.30am and 8.00am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday mornings and between 6.30pm and 8.00pm on Tuesday evenings.

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EXTENDED ACCESS

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GDPR

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ONLINE SERVICES

If you would like access to our online service to enable you to book or cancel appointments, order medication, change your details or view your medical record please speak to a member of reception.

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK ALL ONLINE APPOINTMENTS HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.

Dental Access

Access to NHS Dentistry is currently limited during the pandemic. Please click on the link below if you need urgent dental care.

Dental Access.docx

 

CITIZENS ADVICE

COVID-19 Clincal Trial

Join a COVID-19 clinical trial.

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if:-

  • You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days
    •  a continuous new or worsening cough
    •  a high temperature
  • You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
  • You are aged 65 and above

To find out more please visit: www.principletrial.org

WARNING

Police forces have become aware of a fraud circulating targeting elderly and vulnerable members of the community.

Some people have received telephone calls from a caller who purports to be from a GP surgery and asks for an appointment to discuss the persons health or mobility needs. During the appointment, the older person is persuaded to buy mobility aids which are either unnecessary or inappropriate and always expensive.

If you receive a call like this, please check with your GP surgery first before agreeing to a visit.

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STUDENT PROTECTION FOR MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE

Public Health England is calling for students to get the MenACWY vaccine as cases of meningococcal disease - that can lead to meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) - are anticipated to spike in the winter months. They are urging students to take up the vaccine during their university break before they return to university and halls of residence, where they are often in close contact with many other students.

Please click on the link below for more information on the MenACWY vaccine.

PHE_9427_MenACWY_leaflet_2015_8pages_07_web.pdf

 

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