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Medicines Order Line

From 5th August patients will only be able to order their repeat prescriptions in any of the following ways: -
Via the new Medicines Order Line (MOL) by telephoning on 0115 855 0260 9am-4pm Mon to Fri.
Online (using SystmOnline) or via the NHS App.

For more information, click on to the Prescriptions Tab on the Home page.  

Try the new NHS App

If you are a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use Systmonline you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp

 

2019 Flu Clinics

We have had to delay our Flu Clinics this year due to a later supply date of our vaccines for Under 65s. Please click on the Clinics & Services tab for revised dates for this years Saturday Drop In clinics.  

Dr Jill Fletcher  

After nearly 25 years at Wilson Street Surgery I will be stepping down as a partner on the 30th June 2019.

Although I will still be working in general practice I will be significantly reducing my clinical workload and will be focussing on my roles training and supporting current and future GPs.

It has been a privilege to look after my patients and it is hard to go. However I know you are in good hands with the all the other doctors and staff at Wilson Street.

I would like to thank you for the kindness you have shown to me personally over the years.

Dates For Your Diary

The Surgery will be CLOSED from 12noon for staff Training on the following dates:-

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Wednesday 15 March 2020. 

Groups Eligible for Seasonal Flu Vaccination:                            

Patients eligible to receive the seasonal flu vaccine for winter 2019/209 are:

  • All people aged 65 years or over
  • All those aged 6 months or over in a clinical risk groups
  • All pregnant women
  • All 2 and 3 year olds
  • All children of school years up to Year 6 (delivered through a Schools programme)   
  • People living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where there is a risk of high morbidity and mortality.
  • Close contact of immunocompromised individuals. 
  • All Carers
  • Frontline health and social care workers (HCW) involved in patient care.

 

Have your Flu jab at your GP Practice

Flu Clinics Dates For 2019

DROP IN Clinics will take place on:-

Saturday 12 October 2019 at Wilson Street Surgery

Saturday 19  October 2019 at Wilson Street Surgery

Saturday 26 October 2019 at Taddington Road Surgery

If you usually have a Flu Jab, please make a note of the above dates in your diary.

Groups Eligible for Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccination:

Patients eligible to receive the Pneumococcal Polysaccharide vaccine are:

  • All patients aged 65 and over who have not already been vaccinated
  • All those aged 2 years to 64 years and suffer with a chronic disease. 

To arrange your vaccination, please contact the surgery and make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.

CHILDHOOD SEASONAL FLU VACCINATION PROGRAMME 

If your child is currently age 2 & 3 years please contact the surgery and ask for an appointment with the Practice Nurse for your child's flu vaccination. 

Flu can be a very unpleasant illness in children causing fever, stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, aching muscles and joints, and extreme tiredness, often lasting for several days. 

The programme will be extended over a number of years to include all children aged 2 to 16 years inclusive.

Why should my child have the flu vaccine?

  • The vaccine is given as a nasal spray and is easy to give and painless.
  • The vaccine contains weakened flu viruses to prevent them from causing flu, but allows your child to build up immunity, so if they come into contact with someone with flu they are unlikely to get ill.
  • Flu can be a nasty illness that can lead to a stay in hospital, especially for children with other medical conditions.
  • If your child gets flu they won’t be able to go to school/nursery for several days and will need to be cared for at home, meaning you may need to take time off work.
  • Protecting your child can stop the flu spreading to others, in particular to grandparents, who may be particularly at risk to flu.

CHILDREN'S FLU CLINICS

Will be available for booking in October 2019 

Protecting your child against Flu

Further information/questions & answers can be found by clicking on the following link:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/child-flu-vaccine-questions-and-answers.aspx 

 

Please telephone the surgery to book an appointment with the practice nurse.

Shingles

Studies show that Shingles affect many patients aged 70 and over. The severity can increase with age, can lead to hospitalisation and around 1 in every 1,000 cases is estimated to result in death for patients over 70. For 1 in 2 patients there will be an impact on sleep, daily activities and life enjoyment. Severe pain associated with Shingles can last for months or even years for some patients and this can be very difficult to manage.

By having the vaccination you will be significantly reducing your chances of developing Shingles.

Routine Shingles Vaccination programme

We are vaccinating patients who have not yet been vaccinated but reached the age of 70 on or after 1 September 2013.

Catch-Up Shingles Vaccination programme

We are vaccinating patients who are aged 78 years to 79 years and who have not previously had a Shingles vaccination.

To arrange your Shingles vaccination, please contact the Surgery and ask for an appointment with the Practice Nurse.  

 

 

 
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