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Flu vaccination: Who should have it this winter and why

We have a limited number of flu vaccines left for patients aged 65 and over.  If you are in this age group and still require a flu vaccine, please contact the surgery by telephone or email to request an appointment.  Please note that this only applies to patients aged 65 and over!

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/907491/Flu_Vaccination_who_needs_it_and_why_12pp_A5_booklet_2020.pdf

Please see our information on the Coronavirus thank you

We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government's recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings. 

Gps are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask.

Surgery News!!

Great News!!

The new Build is now complete. The new building will be used to see patients that are being shielded during the COVID 19 pandemic!

Join a COVID-19 clinical trial

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if

  • You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:

          o   a continuous new or worsening cough

          o   a high temperature

  • You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
  • You are aged 65 and above
  • Find out more

    Join a COVID-19 clinical trial

    The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if

    • You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:

              o   a continuous new or worsening cough

              o   a high temperature

    • You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
    • You are aged 65 and above
    • Find out more

 

Have you suffered one bout of shingles, not had the shingles vaccine, over 50 years of age?  If interested, please contact the Research Department on 01827 711568 and ask for Liz or Marcia.

GDPR 

  WE'RE MAKING IT EASIER FOR YOU TO FIND OUT HOW WE HANDLE YOUR INFORMATION.

A new data privacy law is being introduced this year in the UK.  As a result, we will be publishing a new Privacy Notice on the 25th May 2018, to make it easier for you to find out how we use and protect your information.  We won't be changing the way we use your personal information but the new notice will provide you with additional details such as:

  • Your increased rights in relation to the information we hold about you.
  • How we keep your personal information secure.
  • The types of personal information  The Atherstone Surgery collects about you and how we collect it and use it.
  • The legal grounds for how we use your information. 

Our Data Protection Officer is Paul Couldrey.

We are now offering online services.  You will have access to the following any day,  at any time:

You can cancel or change appointments with your own GP, Request repeat prescriptions, see limited, basic information on your records such as medication and allergies.

You can also withdraw from this service at any point it's completely your choice.

You can still contact us in the same ways that you always have this is just an additional service to try and make things easier.

for more information please pick up a leaflet and a registration form from our reception.

 

 

 

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Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below: 

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

 
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