Please be aware that GP Practices close for the Easter Bank Holidays which are on Friday 2nd April (Good Friday) and Monday 5th April (Bank Holiday Monday).
If you need medical advice during this period you can:
Visit your pharmacy – Your local pharmacy can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints. Visit nhs.uk to find a pharmacy open near you.
Use NHS 111 – If you need urgent medical advice but your condition is not life threatening. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and you can access either online or by calling 111 from your landline or mobile (all calls are free).
Dial 999 – for a genuine medical emergency including; loss of consciousness, acute confused state and fits that are not stopping, persistent and/or severe chest pain, breathing difficulties, severe bleeding that cannot be stopped dial 999.
The biggest influenza vaccination programme ever planned started in September 2020. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s Flu campaign is much more challenging to deliver than in previous years.
Those most at risk of flu are also most vulnerable to Covid-19.
If you are aged over 65 or are under 65 with long term health conditions, we urge you to contact the surgery on 01283 790316:
As a reminder, below is a list of patients who are eligible for the NHS Flu vaccination:
This year the list of eligible people has been expanded to include:
You can be reassured that we are delivering the Flu vaccination programme in line with infection prevention and control guidance.