Named Accountable GP:
The GP contract for 2015-16 now requires practices to allocate a named, accountable GP for all patients (including children) who will take lead responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services required under the contact. When patients see a GP or Nurse they will be advised of their accountable GP. This does not prevent you from seeing any other GP in the practice as you will still be able to make an appointment with any of our Doctors.
If you have not yet had your flu vaccination please contact the surgery to make an appointment.
It you suffer from any of the following or are over 65, it is advisable to have your flu vaccination:
Chronic heart disease or breathing complaints (including patients with chronic asthma who use a preventative inhaler), Chronic Kidney or Liver disease, Diabetes, lowered immunity due to a disease or treatment such as steroid medication or Cancer treatement, neurological disease, MS, Parkinsons disease, patients with learning disabilities, or any other serious medical condition. Also patients who are pregnant and also patients who have a Body Mass Index with weight greater than 40. You should also have a flu jab if you are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill with influenza.
Please help the doctors by following these guidelines:
- Please arrive promptly for your appointment.
- Please don't waste appointments. Let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.
- If you change your name, address or telephone number please inform the receptionist.
- Illnesses are unpredictable and urgent calls can upset the best appointment system - please be patient.