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During this COVID Pandemic how you access the surgery and see your Doctor/Nurse has changed please click here for more information. 


PLEASE WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING TO ANY APPOINTMENT.




 Handbridge Flu Vaccinations - Please await your letter - Bookings cannot be taken via reception




If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 10 days.


Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.


If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do. 


Only call 119 if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.  For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus


The surgery see's patients with long term conditions who could be extremely vulnerable.


We advise EVERYONE to check latest information and advice regarding the recent Coronavirus outbreak shared here (item 02).


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If you're struggling with anxiety/mental health issues during social isolation; you can contact the new 24 hour mental health emergency number:


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Online consultation is the best way to contact your GP whilst the social isolation measures are in place:


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Our 2020 flu clinics are taking place on Saturday 26th September, Saturday 17th October and Saturday 31st October these will not be in the practice.

Our reception team are not taking bookings for these clinics.

Patients will receive a letter with the date, time and place they are to attend.

You MUST attend in your allocated slot and bring the barcode on the letter with you to be vaccinated. You will not be vaccinated if you do not have your barcode.

Unfortunately it has not always been possible to invite family members on the same day, we apologise if this is an inconvenience; but this is to ensure all eligible patients are offered the vaccine and to ensure we have enough stock of vaccines for each clinic.

If you genuinely CANNOT attend on the day you have been allocated please return the slip on the letter so an alternative date can be offered.

We thank patients for their understanding. 


Who's Eligible?

You should have the flu vaccine if you: 

  • are 65 years old or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or another long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer's allowance, or you're the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • live with someone who's at high risk of coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list) or you expect to be with them on most days over winter

Later in the year, the flu vaccine may be given to 50-64-year-olds. More information will be available later in the autumn.

However, if you are aged 50-64 in an at-risk group, you should not delay having your flu vaccine.

Frontline health and social care workers are also eligible to receive the flu vaccine. It's your employer's responsibility to arrange and pay for this vaccine.

You may also be able to have the flu vaccine at the GP surgery or a local pharmacy offering the service if you're a frontline health or social care worker employed by a:

  • registered residential care or nursing home
  • registered homecare organisation
  • hospice

Remember if you are not eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination, you can enquire about getting a vaccination from your local pharmacies.

 
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