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Flu clinics

We are now holding regular flu clinics at the surgery and also have a Saturday flu clinics as follows:

  • Saturday 25th November 2017 at West Quay Medical Centre

Please contact the reception team to book an appointment. 

Surgery Closure for essential staff training

The surgery will be closed on Wednesday 22/11/2017 from 13:00 for essential staff training.

Our phone lines will be open as normal the following day (Thursday 23/11/2017) from 08:00 with the surgery opening at 08:20.

Please contact the Out of Hours Team on 01446 729562 should you require urgent medical advice whilst we are closed.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Subdermal Contraceptive Implants

The Practice now has clinics for the Subdermal Contraceptive Implant.  You can discuss this with any GP/Nurse Practitioner or Nurse in the first instance. The Practice also offers removal of the implant (even if it was not fitted here). Please contact us for further information. 

Flu Immunisation 2017

The staff at West Quay have had their flu vaccination, have you had yours?

Dr Robert Glenn (GP Partner)

Norma Morris (HCA)Lorna Davies (Practice Nurse) Donna Hill (HCA)Dr S Matthews (GP Partner)

Pictures from our Halloween Themed Flu Party at West Quay Medical Centre on 30/10/2017

People who should have a flu jab:

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.

You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you: 

  • are 65 years of age or over   
  • are pregnant 
  • have certain medical conditions 
  • are very overweight
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility 
  • receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill 
  • are a front-line health and social care worker.  It is your employer's responsibility to arrange vaccination for you

65s and over and the flu jab

You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2016-17) if you are aged 65 and over on March 31 2017 – that is, you were born on or before March 31 1952. So, if you are currently 64 but will be 65 on March 31 2017, you do qualify.

Flu jab for people with medical conditions

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition. That includes these types of illnesses:  

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (which requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or bronchitis
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease 
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis  
  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease  or motor neurone disease 
  • diabetes 
  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed 
  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy 

This list of conditions isn't definitive. It's always an issue of clinical judgement.

Your GP can assess you individually to take into account the risk of flu exacerbating any underlying illness you may have, as well as your risk of serious illness from flu itself.

The vaccine should always be offered in such cases, even if you are not technically in one of the risk groups above.

If you live with someone who has a weakened immune system, you may also be advised to have a flu vaccine. Speak to your GP or pharmacist about this.

Flu vaccine for children

The flu vaccine is recommended for:

  • children over the age of six months with a long-term health condition
  • children aged two, three and four plus children in school years one, two and three.

Children aged between six months and two years of age who are eligible for the flu vaccine should have the flu jab.

Children eligible for the flu vaccine aged between two and 17 will usually have the flu vaccine nasal spray.

The above information is supplied by http://www.nhs.uk/

 

 

 
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