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2017 Flu campaign - book your appointment now!

We are now taking bookings for flu clinics at both Mattishall and Lenwade Surgeries for over 65’s and other eligible patients at risk from the effects of influenza.

Mattishall—Saturday 23rd September and Saturday 14th October 8.30am—12 noon

Lenwade - Thursday 21st September, Thursday 5th October and Thursday 19th October 8.30am—12noon

Further mini clinics will be arranged after these dates.

Eligible patients are as follows:

  • Aged over 65 as at 31st March 2018.
  • In clinical risk groups including patients with chronic respiratory disease, chronic heart disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, chronic neurological disease and those with medication controlled diabetes.
  • Immunosuppressed patients, patients with cochlear implants and patients with cerebrospinal fluid leaks are also eligible.
  • Pregnant patients
  • Carers
  • Obese patients with a Body Mass Index over 40

We will shortly be contacting all patients up to the age of 18 who are eligible for the nasal spray version to invite them to book a 5-minute appointment with the Practice nurse.

Please contact Reception to arrange an appointment.

School children in Reception and Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 will receive the nasal spray as part of the school based programme and parents should contact individual schools to find out when this is scheduled.

 

Urgent 'book on the day' appointments can be requested by calling Reception at 8.30am for morning clinic and at 12noon for afternoon clinic

These appointments are available so that you can be treated when you need to be seen by a GP at short notice. Over winter lots of people have seasonal illnesses which require more than a pharmacy but don't need emergency treatment and in these circumstances we encourage our patients to contact Reception and request an urgent 'book on the day' appointment rather than attending an emergency service such as Accident and Emergency.

 

Our latest newsletter is now available

Copies are available in the practice for patients to collect or can be accessed by clicking on the link.

Patient Newsletter Spring 2017

You can also view previous copies here

Patient Newsletter November 2016

Patient Newsletter Summer 2016

Patient Newsletter May 2016

Patient Newsletter March 2016

Patient Newsletter October 2015

Patient Newsletter September 2015

Patient Newsletter July 2015

Patient Newsletter May 2015

Patient Newsletter March 2015

Patient Newsletter January/February 2015

Detailed Coded Record (DCR) - we are now granting access.

We have now enabled the functionality on our clinical system to allow patients to request access to their Detailed Coded Record.

In 2016 we ran a successful pilot with members of the Patient Reference Group to test our process for granting patient’s access to their Detailed Coded Record (DCR) via SystmOnline.

We are now in the process of granting access to patients that have requested access to their Detailed Coded Record – please be aware that a GP needs to check each patient record as part of the process of granting access so there is a considerable administration burden on the practice and we have no set time frame for how quickly requests will be responded to.

You need to be registered for SystmOnline and make your request while logged in using the 'Manage Online Services' option under Your Account.

Please contact Emma Edwards for more details.

Named Accountable GP

Each patient is allocated a named GP who is responsible for patients' overall care at the Practice, and all new patients are informed of who this is in their welcome letter.  You can contact the Practice at any time if you wish to know who this is.  If you have a preference as to which GP is nominated as your named GP the Practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.  This will not affect your choice of GP when booking an appointment. 

Shingles vaccines now available for eligible patients

Please book with Reception

Pneumovax is available for for over 65's and at risk patients

Please book with Reception

SMS Text Messages - The surgery now sends appointment confirmation and reminders via test message. Please ensure we have your correct details

Friends & Family Test - please complete by clicking on the link or collect a card from Reception

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