FLU CLINICS AT CROCUS MEDICAL PRACTICE
We now have clinics set up for our 2020/21 Flu season and would like to encourage all our eligible patients to book for their annual flu vaccine.
We will be prioritising those patients over 65 years and our young patients, who may be at risk due to underlying health conditions.
We also have additional vaccine for those patients living with someone who is shielding, or who may be at high risk of complications from Covid-19.
If you are unsure regarding your entitlement to a free flu vaccination, then please contact the surgery for advice.
All our Flu clinics will be run safely and with regard to the UK Government guidelines on social distancing. We are expecting over 300 patients across the two sites on two of our Saturday clinics, therefore we would be grateful if you can bear in mind the following advice before you attend the clinics on Saturday 19th September and Saturday 3rd October.
- Face coverings are mandatory. Please provide your own.
- Absolutely NO parking available at the surgery, drop off only.
- Wear loose clothing and be ready to receive the vaccination.
- Turn up at your allocated time slot.
- No additional family members, unless they are carers.
- There will be NO toilet facilities available.
- Flu clinic only. No additional problems can be discussed.
- We hope that your appointment from start to finish will be no longer than 15 minutes.
We will also be providing nasal flu vaccines for our patients aged 2 and 3 years old, in addition to vulnerable children up to the age of 17 years. These appointments can be booked separately from the allocated Flu clinics.
As you are possibly aware, the UK Government has extended the winter flu vaccination programme to include all healthy individuals aged 50 years and older.
All being well, these clinics will run from November 2020 onwards. More information to follow.
The latest guidance from the Government has changed.
If you have either:
- A raised temperature or fever and/ or
- A new continuous cough and/or
- Loss of sense of smell and taste
And you are so ill that you've stopped doing your usual daily activities
You must call 111 and speak to a nurse
(The phone will be very busy but you need to wait to speak to someone)
You need to stay away from other people until you have spoken to 111 (self-isolate)
To protect others DO NOT GO to a GP, pharmacy or hospital
There is more advice about self-isolation on the Government’s website:-
NHS 111 also has an interactive online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what you need to do.
GP SURGERIES CANNOT TEST FOR CORONAVIRUS OR REFER YOU TO A TESTING CENTRE. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FROM: nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
GREAT NEWS - CQC Report - Marked the practice GOOD in all areas!
EDUCATION & TRAINING SHUTDOWN - 13th October 2020 - from 12.30pm
Please note: Our dispensaries will be closed from 12 noon when there is an Education & Training Shutdown.
If you require urgent medical assistance, which is not life threatening but cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please dial 111. Calls to the NHS111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles. For a life threatening medical emergency dial 999.
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
We need some volunteers to join our Patient Participation Group to help us to ensure that we are providing the services you need from us. We would like to be able to contact patients to ask them questions about the surgery. If you can spare a little time please complete the form below or ask for one from reception.
We are pleased to announce that Dr Dita Fridrichova has joined the practice covering Dr Lindford's maternity leave.
We are pleased to announce that we now have two registrars, two physiotherapists and two paramedic practitioners working with us at the practice
Dr Will Flinn (m) - new GP Registrar and will be with the surgery until February 2021.
Dr Gohar Saeed (f) - Our GP Registrar and will be with the surgery until February 2021
Paramedic - Vicky Bryning - is working with us doing home visits.
Paramedic Practitioners - Abigail Merrell & David Binns are now working with the surgery doing home visits and supporting the doctors with frailty clinics