FLU VACCINATIONS - AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW
2020/21 Flu Campaign
We are soon opening our appointments for this year’s flu campaign. Please read the information below to see if you are eligible for a flu vaccination and if so when we will be running a clinic suitable for you.
Patients categorised as “Shielded/High Risk” by NHS England or your GP and your household members.
We will be running a clinic on Saturdays 26TH September between 8:30 am-11.30 am. To book please call 01179 493988 option 1 after 11am Monday-Friday from Tuesday 1st September.
Patients aged 65 years and over and Patients aged 64 years and under in a clinical at risk group ie registered with a chronic disease or long term illness
We will be running clinics on Saturday 26th September from 12.00 pm to 2.30 pm and Saturday 17th & Saturday 7th November between 8:30am-2.30pm. To book call 01179 493988 option 1 after 11am Monday-Friday from Monday 14th September.
Can book in to any clinic
Children aged 2-3 years
We will be running a clinic on Friday 11th September between 12 am and 2.30 pm. Appointments will be available from Monday 7th September.
All school Year 7 in secondary school and all primary school aged children
Will be vaccinated in school. I’m afraid that if your child misses the vaccination at school we will not be able to give it to them unless they are in the at risk group.
We will be in touch with everyone registered with us that are housebound by the end of September
Patients aged between 50-64 years who do not meet the criteria for the above groups
Vaccine will not be available until November/December. We will contact you will clinic dates once we receive further information from NHS England.
Due to the Corona Virus pandemic our flu campaign will be more challenging than previous years. We will communicate to you via our website, facebook page, newsletter, email and text messaging. However, to ensure we reach as many of our patients as possible, especially our vulnerable patients, please share this communication with family and friends.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE CALLS TO BOOK FLU APPOINTMENTS UNTIL AFTER 11am MONDAY – FRIDAY
Can we also ask for your patience when calling the surgery please, as we already receive approximately 2300 calls a week and flu campaign is going to increase that number considerably.
When attending the surgery for your flu vaccination:
- Please wear a face covering
- Please arrive on time for your appointment, do not arrive early as we will only be able to have a small amount of patients in the surgery and you will be asked to wait outside till your appointment slot
- Please use the toilet before coming to the surgery
- If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 please do not come to the surgery – please call Monday – Friday after 11am
Thank you for your support and understanding
We have now welcomed our new Practice Manager, Cara Fynn. Good luck in your new role Cara. It's good to have you on board!
May 2020: Practice Manager's Retirement:
Our Managing Partner and Practice Manager, Mary Hunter, has announced her retirement from the Practice. After almost ten years with the surgery she has decided to take a well deserved break. Mary will be retiring on 30 June 2020.
Would you like to 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:
- a continuous new or worsening cough
- a high temperature
- You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing chronic illness, or
- You are aged 65 and above
See here for further details.
Priory Surgery has taken the difficult decision to triage by telephone all routine appointments to see a nurse or doctor, to decide the most appropriate course of action.
Safety of our patients and staff is of paramount importance.
Where possible please telephone the surgery for routine/on-going problems between the hours of
8.00am - 12.00pm
In the event of a medically urgent problem between the hours of 8.00am and 6.30pm, please call the surgery to be booked into an urgent telephone slot
IF YOU DEVELOP SYMPTOMS, SUCH AS NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH OR FEVER YOU MUST SELF-ISOLATE FOR AT LEAST 7 DAYS.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY.
IF YOUR SYMPTOMS WORSEN, PLEASE CALL 111 FOR FURTHER ADVICE.
Thank you for your co-operation
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