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Flu Vaccination

Our flu vaccination PROGRAMME HAS NOW STARTED we are now taking bookings, please call the practice to book an appointment if you are eligible for a vaccine .

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.

FATWA (statement) issued by British Fatwa Council regarding flu vaccines for the Muslim Community

Please see below the recent FATWA (statement) issued by British Fatwa Council regarding flu vaccines for the Muslim Community.

Fatwa Flu Vaccine

Fatwa Flu vaccine in Urdu

Why is it important to have a flu vaccination?

it’s very important that people who are at increased risk from flu have their free vaccination every year.

You should have the free flu vaccine if you are:
• pregnant
or have a long term condition such as:
• a heart problem
• a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including
bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
• a kidney disease
• lowered immunity due to disease or treatment
(such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
• liver disease
• had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
• diabetes
• a neurological condition, eg multiple sclerosis (MS),
cerebral palsy
• a learning disability
• a problem with your spleen, eg sickle cell disease,
or you have had your spleen removed
• are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above)

People on the NHS Shielded Patient List for COVID-19 are all eligible for a free flu vaccine and it is really important this year that they receive it.

Large print flu vaccination leaflet

Flu vaccination leaflet in Hindi

Flu Vaccination Leaflet in Polish

Flu Vaccination Leaflet in Punjabi

Flu Vaccination Leaflet in Urdu

Flu Vaccination Leaflet in Arabic

Information for Parents

https://sharegoodtimesnotflu.co.uk/

Help the Fight Against COVID-19

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

Changes to Electronic Prescriptions

We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from the end of March 2020. Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money. You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.

Read more about EPS on the NHS website.

We recommend that you nominate a pharmacy so that any medication you request can be sent electronically to your pharmacy of choice. This can be done at any pharmacy; simply ask at the counter. If you do not have a nominated pharmacy, you will be given a 'token' which will replace printed prescriptions. Tokens look very similar to printed prescriptions but do not have a signature. You will need to continue to order and collect repeat prescription tokens from us in the same way that you order and collect repeat prescriptions. Once you have received a token, you will need to take it to a pharmacy so that they can download your medication request by using the barcode printed on the token.

electronic prescriptions

Diabetes Helpline

Please click on link below to see details of Diabetes helpline number.

Diabetes helpline

Social Prescribing

Please see link below for further information:

Social prescribing leaflet

Counselling Services

Please see the attached document for advice on how to self-refer to Trent PTS.

Trent PTS self-referral

Try the new NHS app

nhs app

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 systmone online you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

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

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Signposting Health

To find out more about local health resources available to you go to http://www.signpostinghealth.com/ 

MMR Catch up Campaign

If you, or your child, has not received a full course of MMR vaccinations, you may be at risk. Please contact the surgery to discuss whether you need any catch up vaccinations. Our practice nurse will be able to advise you. 

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