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To update you (16th March 2020)-we are offering  telephone consultations  in preference to face to face appointments. We are also developing the ability to do video consultations. Our receptionists will be asking about cough or fever. If you feel you need to be assessed face to face a clinician will speak to you before making the appointment. These measures are for the protection of our patients and staff. We are continuing routine bloods tests for medication monitoring for now but will keep this under review. Thank you for your understanding - our staff are working hard to adapt our service to meet our patient’s needs during the current dynamic situation. We wanted to let all our patients know that as from this morning- the 11th March we will be calling all patients who request a same day appointment. This is to reduce the risk of exposure to Coronavirus to our patients and staff. We are also moving to telephone consultations where at all possible for routine appointments. Messages will be going out to all patients with a booked appointment to offer to convert this to a phone consultation. Please note that due to the way the system is currently configured you will still get a reminder text. We will try to change this moving forward.
Please do not ‘walk in’ requesting an appointment and make sure only well people collect regular medications. Thank you for helping us maintain the best service we can under the current circumstances.

When should I worry about my child's

Choices Health A to Z Conditions and Treatments

Hay-Fever advice leaflet

PSA testing

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE IS A NATIONWIDE SHORTAGE OF A NUMBER OF VACCINES. PLEASE COMPLETE OUR TRAVEL FORM AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE AND WE WILL DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS WITH YOU.

The NHS vaccination schedule 

 

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given.

If you're not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP or practice nurse to find out for you. It may be possible to 'catch up' later in life.

The leaflet for the Meningitis B vaccination being introduced in September 2015 can be found at:

Meningitis B leaflet for parents

2 months

6-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib/ Hep B) vaccine – this single jab contains vaccines to protect against five separate diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children)  

Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine

Rotavirus vaccine

3 months

6-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib/ Hep B) vaccine, second dose

Rotavirus vaccine, second dose

4 months

6-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B) vaccine, third dose

Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine, second dose

Between 12 and 13 months

Hib/Men C booster, given as a single jab containing meningitis C (second dose) and Hib (fourth dose)

Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, given as a single jab

Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine, third dose

3 years and 4 months, or soon after

Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, second dose

4-in-1 (DTaP/IPV) pre-school booster, given as a single jab containing vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and polio

Around 12-13 years

HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only) – three jabs given within six months

Around 13-18 years

3-in-1 (Td/IPV) teenage booster, given as a single jab which contains vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and polio

Also ...

Menigitis ACWY

65 and over

Flu (every year)

Pneumococcal (PPV) vaccine

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Health Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.

Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:flujabs

  • people aged 65 or over
  • people with a serious medical condition
  • people living in a residential or nursing home
  • the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
  • healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care
  • those who work in close contact with poultry, such as chickens.

Pregnant women & Vaccinations

It is recommended that all pregnant women should have the flu vaccine, whatever stage of pregnancy they are in. This is because there is good evidence that pregnant women have an increased risk of developing complications if they get flu.

Studies have shown that the flu vaccine can be safely and effectively given during any trimester of pregnancy. The vaccine does not carry risks for either the mother or baby. In fact, studies have shown that mothers who have had the vaccine while pregnant pass some protection to their babies, which lasts for the first few months of their lives.  

Whooping cough vaccine in pregnancy

Pregnant women can help protect their babies by getting vaccinated

Whooping cough (Pertussis) vaccination

Vaccines for special groups

There are some vaccines that are not routinely available to everyone on the NHS but which are available for people who fall into certain risk groups, such as pregnant women, people with long term health conditions and healthcare workers.

These extra vaccines include hepatitis B vaccinationTB vaccination and chickenpox vaccination.

Travel vaccines

There are some travel vaccines that you should be able to have free on the NHS from your local surgery. These include the hepatitis A vaccine, the typhoid vaccine and the cholera vaccine. Other travel vaccines, such as yellow fever vaccination, are not available at the surgery, but may be available elsewhere privately. Find out more from our section on Travel Health or the NHS website on travel vaccinations.

 


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

 
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