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Flu Season 2020/21

This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to patients registered to this practice from the following groups:

  • adults 65 and over
  • people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
  • pregnant women
  • people living with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
  • children in primary school
  • children in year 7 (secondary school)
  • frontline health or social care workers

You will be be contacted by the surgery for an appointment shortly.

Some of these groups are more at risk of developing potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection).

Others are more at risk of passing flu on to vulnerable people should they catch the virus.

Later in the year, we expect to be able to offer the flu vaccine to healthy people aged 50 to 64. However, people of this 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 to your practice earlier and you should not delay having your flu vaccine.

For Patients attending out Saturday Clinics

 Please read and follow the directions below:

You will be asked to wait outside until a few minutes before your slot time

Please use a face Covering

Please attend alone (if you require support please let the staff know.)

When you enter, you will be checked in we will ask you confirm your name address and date of birth.

This will be a walking clinic, no seating available.

You will be directed to the area to wait.

Please remove outer garments and jumpers to expose one arm.

Please listen for the clinician calling you forward.

This will be one way system – Exit by the rear door ONLY.

Signs and floor directions will be in place for you to follow.

PLEASE NOTE: We will not be able to address anything else on these days.

Coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Contact 111 online, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • loss of sense of smell
  • loss of sense of taste

But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

more information can be found here

SEPSIS is a rare but serious complication of an infection.

Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death. 

For more information please press HERE

Out of Hours contact numbers

If you have an urgent health need, that is not an emergency, when the practice is closed, please call Freephone number 111.
If you have a Mental Health or Adult Social Care need please ring 01472 256256.
If your need is an emergency please dial 999.

Learn More about Care Navigation

Care navigators' can play a crucial role in helping people to get the right support, at the right time to help manage a wide range of needs. This may include support with long term conditions, help with finances and signposting to a range of statutory and voluntary sector services.

Our reception team are fully trained in care navigation and are here to help you....... so please do not be offended if your receptionist asks you what your problem is when you call us for an appointment.  For more information click on the links below...

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What is the Herbert Protocol?

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme which encourages carers and families to record vital information on a form which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.

The protocol was introduced by West Yorkshire Police and named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia.

So far 55 people with dementia have gone missing in Lincolnshire since January 2017, out of a total of 411. This is 13%. 

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

https://www.lincs.police.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/the-herbert-protocol/


A new data privacy law will be introduced in the UK in May 2018

We're making it easier for you to find out how we handle your prescription information. Click on the link below for more information.....

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PPG meetings are currently on hold due to the COVID-19


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