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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.

If you receive a letter or text advising you to shield for 12 weeks please adhere to this for your own safety. See list below.

At Very High Risk (Groups) for Shielding 12 weeks

People with a solid organ transplant such as a kidney or liver transplan

People with specific cancers:

People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer

People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment

People having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer

People having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors

People who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs

People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD. See below. •

People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell) •

People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection •

People who are pregnant with significant congenital heart disease • All patients on the following medications: Azathioprine, Mycophenolate (both types), Cyclosporin, Sirolimus, Tacrolimus.

IF shielding- Stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact for at least twelve weeks.  

If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use www.patientaccess.com you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp

Clinics & Services

nurseThere is a good range of equipment available including an ECG machine, audiometry, foetal and blood flow dopplers and nebulisers. We have close links with consultants and other specialists in a wide variety of fields both NHS and privately, and rapid referrals can be made when appropriate. There are also good ancillary resources for blood tests, physiotherapy, tympanometry and pulmonary function tests, chiropody, Ultrasound, MRI and X-rays etc.

The Shrubberies Psychotherapy and Counselling Unit

This consists of professional qualified therapists with varying areas of interest. We recognise that there are times when anyone can be overwhelmed with problems resulting in depression, stress reactions, anxiety, panic attacks and other symptoms. They offer a wide range of counselling and psychotherapy services. 

In-house Osteopathy

Neil Rowe, BSc Hons Ost, diagnoses and treats structural and mechanical problems of the body. This is a non-NHS service. For more information or to book an appointment please contact him on 07956 463838.

Family Planning

The doctors hold family planning certificates and will provide a full contraceptive service. This is provided during normal surgeries for maximum patient convenience and to preserve anonymity. If necessary, contraceptive coils are fitted by appointment at suitable times. Please advise the receptionist when booking an appointment as a longer time may be required. 

Maternity Services

A full maternity service is available, backed by good consultant support when required. Most ante-natal care can be provided at the surgery. 

Child Immunisations

A full programme of preventative immunisations is provided for all babies and young children.

Ultrasound Scanning

Referrals can be made through the NHS or privately. 

Screening

A fully comprehensive cervical cancer smear test service is available, together with breast screening, bowel screening and abdominal aortic aneurysm screening if eligible. Blood pressure monitoring, urine tests, blood sugars and lipid monitoring are available as required. Advice about diet and weight control is also available. 

Post Operative Wound Care

This surgery provides a post-operative wound care service for registered and temporarily registered patients who need to have sutures removed and general wound care following a hospital day case or inpatient procedure. Please book an appointment with the Practice Nurse.

 
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