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2019 FLU CLINIC DATES
Due to the inclement weather on Saturday, 2nd November and the Rugby World Cup, perhaps, the flu clinic was not well attended. We are running a couple of catch-up clinics on Wednesday 13th and Friday 15th November. Please call to make an appointment.
CHILDREN'S VACCINATIONS Please note we have only been able to order a limited number of the nasal flu, so supplies will be limited. We will be vaccinating children at risk and the 2- and 3-year olds. If we run out of the nasal vaccine, we may offer an injection. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult with parental responsibility or have signed permission from an adult with parental responsibility.
We are getting an increasing number of prescription requests over the telephone. It is against practice policy to take medication requests verbally. This is to avoid errors. Please do not put the reception staff in an awkward position by asking. Click here for advice about ordering medication.
Useful information for parents
Please click here to download guidance on where to obtain good quality, accurate health information on the internet.
NHS Health Checks
Are you aged between 40-74? If you have no pre-existing medical conditions, you are entitled to a free NHS Health Check every 5 years. You will have an on-the-spot cholesterol check and be given health and lifestyle advice to help you lower your risk of diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Please contact the practice to book an appointment. Click on the link for further info https://healthcheck.nhs.uk/
eConsult is a platform that allows patients to consult with their own NHS GP simply by completing a quick online form. It helps GPs to deliver better access to registered NHS patients by providing a round-the-clock portal where patients can enter their symptoms and receive instant self-help advice, together with signposting to NHS 111, pharmacies and other healthcare services. With eConsult patients are able to have their symptoms remotely assessed by their own family GP without the need to visit the surgery in person, negating the need to take time off work or use precious holiday days for the sake of a 10-minute consultation. To access the service go to our website www.warehamsurgery.nhs.uk and click on GET STARTED. We aim to provide a response by the end of the next working day.
Media reports on medication shortages post-Brexit
We have been advised that the Government is working with industry to ensure a continued supply of medicines from the moment we leave the EU. Patients should not store additional medications at home as this has potential to cause shortages.
What to do after someone dies
Please click here for useful information on the 'Tell us once' service