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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

Practice Philosophy

entranceThe Shrubberies Medical Centre is a small, friendly surgery offering personal care and attention to its patients, with a comprehensive range of facilities. Appointments should always be available the day you want one, although the earlier you can request one, the easier it is for everyone.

You do not have to be ill to see the doctor and we always prefer you not to be! Our aim must be to keep you healthy. There is an active policy of health checks and procedures to maintain good health. We try to treat the whole person in a way that is sometimes described as holistic - i.e. caring for the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of patients.

Acute illness and emergencies are obviously important and every possible attempt is always made to deal with such events immediately. Because such things are unpredictable they may occasionally delay routine appointments. This is rare and we are sure you will understand if it happens to you.

We promise to treat everyone as an individual with no discrimination and the care given will be research-based and be delivered within the highest possible standards.

Advice, support and information are always available in order to help ensure our patient's make the right choice of their secondary care provider.

We will set standards of care and review them periodically in the form of audits and we will act upon these results accordingly.



 
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