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Welcome to Blyth Road Medical Centre

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Sad Loss of Our Former Nurse Practitioner

It is with sadness that our friend and former colleague, Janet Burns, passed away on Saturday 22 September 2018 after a short illness.  Our condolences go to all her friends and family.

FLU VACCINE INFORMATION 2018

 

 

This year there are TWO DIFFERENT FLU VACCINES FOR ADULTS, one for the patients aged 65 and over and one for the patients aged 18 to 64 in a clinical risk group. Vaccine deliveries are split between September, October and November.

 

Patients are therefore being invited in stages to make an appointment. PATIENTS MUST ENSURE THEY ATTEND THE CORRECT CLINIC FOR THEIR VACCINATION.

 

 

Patient aged 18 to 64 who have received an invitation

 

The vaccines for the at risk patients aged 18 to 64 are all being delivered in September and we are running clinics the weeks commencing 24th September and 1st October.

 

You can make an appointment either

 

  • Online

  • By phoning the surgery on 01709 812827

We have invited over 600 patients in this group, so please be patient when phoning to make an appointment. We ask patients with online access to please make your appointment online.

 

 

Flu Clinics

 

Aged 18 – 64 At Risk

 

Date

Time

Monday 24 September

8am - 12:30pm

2pm - 6pm

Wednesday 26 September

8am - 12:30pm

 

Thursday 27 September

12pm-5pm

Friday 28 September

2:30pm - 5pm

Monday 1 October

8am - 12:30pm

2pm - 6pm

Wednesday 3 October

8am - 12:30pm

 

Friday 5 October

2:30pm - 5pm

 

If you are unable to attend any of the above clinics, you can attend the Saturday Drop In Clinic between 10am and 12noon. If you attend the Saturday Drop In Clinic, please tell Reception you are under 65 when you arrive to help us ensure you receive the correct vaccine.

 

Saturday 10 November

10am – 12noon

 

DROP IN CLINIC

 

Patients Aged 65 and Over

 

The vaccines for patients aged 65 and over are split into three deliveries over September, October and November. This delivery schedule is national and practices have been advised by NHS England to vaccinate the oldest patients first, as these are most at risk should they develop the flu.

 

Patients aged 65 and over will be receiving invitations shortly. You can attend one of the clinics below after your given date, but not before.

 

Date

Time

 

Thursday 4 October

 

1pm - 6pm

Drop In Clinic

Age 80+ ONLY

Thursday 25 October

 

1pm - 6pm

Drop In Clinic

Aged 75+ ONLY

Saturday 10 November

8am – 12noon

 

Drop In Clinic

Aged 65+

 

Patients aged 17 and under

 

Children will continue to receive the nasal spray.

 

The surgery will be vaccinating children at clinical risk aged 6 months to 17 years and well children aged 2 and 3 on the 31 August 2018. Children who turn 2 after this date are not eligible for the vaccine.  It is expected the nasal spray will be available for us to order around the middle of October and invitations will be sent out nearer the time. 

 

 

We are only allocated a limited number of vaccines and therefore any patients who do not fall into these categories but are eligible for a flu vaccine must have the vaccine at school. This includes children in Reception class through to Year 5. 

 

 

Stopping pharmacy ordering of prescriptions on behalf of patients

As of the 1st March 2017, we NO LONGER accept any repeat prescripiton requests from community pharmacies on behalf of patients.  Patients (or their carer, nominated family member/friend) will have to order repeat prescriptions directly from the GP practice themselves.  This can be done by dropping your prescription request into the box in Reception, by post, fax or online.  If you would like to order your prescripiton online, please bring some ID and ask Reception for a username and password.

Collection of prescriptions from GP practices by community pharmacies will not be affected.

The 23 Rotherham practices are making this change, with full support of NHS Rotherham CCG, have carefully considered all options, engaged extensively with key stakeholders (patients, carers, patient participation groups and voluntary groups)

Please read the Prescription Leaflet for more information

 
Repeat Dispensing

If you, or someone you care for, use the same medicines on a daily basis (ie regularly), you may be able to beneift from using the NHS electronic repeat dispensing service the practice offers to suitable patients.  This service means you won't have to order your repeat prescription from the GP practice every time you need more medicine.  Just collect your dispensed medication from your nominated community pharmacy.  please read the attached leaflet and speak to a member of the practice to check if this service would beneift you.

Please read the eRepeat Dispensing Leaflet for more information

Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend appointments now available

Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or ANP on Thursday evenings, after 6.30pm and on Friday mornings, before 8am. Patients can also book an appointment with a GP on Saturdays.  Saturday appointments will take place at Dinnington Medial Centre.  Talk to the practice receptionist to find out more or book an appointment.

 

By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess

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