PATIENT NOTICE - FLU CLINICS
The Flu Season will soon be upon us and the teams at Oddfellows Hall Health Centre and St Clements Health Centre are working hard to prepare the clinics for patients to come in and have their flu jab done.
We are currently doing vaccinations for patients over 65 years old and welcome all patients in this age range to call the surgery and book their vaccination.
We are awaiting stock of the vaccinations for patients under 65 years of age and these are due to be delivered Late September/Early October. We will be sending out messages to all eligible patients once we receive them.
This year the flu vaccine is being offered at the surgery to:
Adults 65 and over
People with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age). These conditions include the following –
Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (that requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
A learning disability
Problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
Being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)
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
Frontline health or social care workers
We will be contacting eligible patients to book their appointments once we have confirmed clinic dates but if you have any questions, please contact the surgery.
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.
PATIENT NOTICE - CHANGES TO THE WAY WE PROVIDE CARE
As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the way that we offer medical care to our patients has changed as listed below -
You will receive most of your care by voice and video calls.
You may need to access services using apps and online via the practice website and email.
Your prescriptions (where possible) will be sent electronically to your chosen pharmacist. You will not need to collect your prescription from the practice in most cases.
Please make sure that you:
Check the practice website for updates on any changes.
Do not attend the GP practice unless invited to do so.
If you are invited to attend the GP Practice, please can you wear a face mask/covering. This is for your protection as well as the protection of the staff at the surgery.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 stay at home and follow the latest advice on nhs.uk/coronavirus
PATIENT NOTICE - IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
If you are experiencing cough, fever, shortness of breath, flu-like symptoms, or upper respiratory tract symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone else experiencing these symptoms in the past 14 days please stay in your home and phone to speak to a GP.
Do not attend the practice without phoning first. This is to reduce risk of spreading the coronavirus infection.
If you have travelled outside the UK in the past 14 days and you are worried about coronavirus and what you should do next, do not attend a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy. Avoid contact with other people. Stay in your home and use the NHS 111 online Coronavirus Service.
Due to increased pressures at this time routine matters may take longer to deal with. We know you will understand this given the current public health emergency we are facing.
For more information on COVID-19 please visit the NHS.uk and the GOV.uk websites.
PATIENT NOTICE - SPOTTING THE SIGNS OF SEPSIS IN CHILDREN
Sepsis in children, is a rare complication of infection but can be treated effectively with antibiotics if caught early enough. There are a number of signs if you know what you are looking for and knowing what these are can be reassuring for parents and may avoid unnecessary A&E attendance.
Warning signs in children with a fever include abnormal drowsiness, rapid breathing, a rash that doesn’t fade when you press it and mottled pale skin, please watch this short 4 minute video, it could be a lifesaver.
The click the picture below to view information on the signs of sepsis in children.
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