SEASONAL FLU UPDATE
Are you Over 65 years old?
Flu vaccines available NOW
Keep an eye on our website for updates for other age groups and clinic dates in the next few weeks. We are just waiting for our deliveries.
If you are over 65 here’s how to get your vaccine:
- Book an appointment in either a weekday clinic, or upcoming Saturday clinics on 14st or 21st Sept.
- Saturday Drop in’s: we have opened up our Saturday clinics to allow for drop in’s between 8:45am-12:30pm.
- Weekday Drop ins: Every Monday to Friday, 12:00-12:30pm or 5:00-5:30pm
- If we can fit you in when you next attend, we will.
Be online ready:-
Next year we want to make booking easier for you using My Health Online. Not just for flu vaccines.
Register for this service at the surgery bringing one form of Identification with you.
*Prescription ordering is already available with My Health Online.
WHY GET THE FLU VACCINE?
- Flu (Influenza) is a serious health risk and is not the same as a common cold. It can develop into a serious lung infection, inflammation of the heart, brain or muscle, and can even lead to multi-organ failure and death.
- Last year in the UK, flu resulted in 3,157 patients being admitted to Intensive care units. Of these 312 died.1
- Anyone with a weakened immune system is at the greatest risk. This includes those with asthma, COPD, heart disease, kidney or liver failure, diabetes, chronic neurological conditions, obesity, the removal of the spleen and pregnancy.
- Patients taking certain medications; steroids, chemotherapy or immunosuppressants, are also at a greater risk.
BREXIT AND MEDICATION
Please note that the surgery will not provide extra prescriptions of medication to build up a “stockpile”
You should continue to order your medicines in the usual way.
PLEASE DO NOT STOCKPILE YOUR MEDICATION. THIS IS UNNECESSARY AND COULD AFFECT OTHER PATIENTS’ ABILITY TO ACCESS THEIR MEDICINES.
The Government is taking extra steps nationally to prepare for any disruption to the supply of medicines.
This includes working with the manufacturers of medicines to ensure they have more stock in the UK, securing new storage facilities for medicines and prioritising the transport of medicines through UK ports.
If you have any concerns about their medicines or regular prescription, you should talk to your local pharmacist in the first instance.
You can help the NHS prepare for Brexit by continuing to Choose Well and choose the right NHS services for your illness or injury.
NEW: Penderi Cluster Website
MY HEALTH ONLINE PRESCRIPTION ORDERING
From Monday 11th March 2019 you can Register to order your medication online using My Health Online. My Health Online gives you better access to your list of medications; you can see when they are due, and order with a tick of a box.
YOU MUST REGISTER AT THE SURGERY. THIS WILL BE QUICK AND YOU WILL RECEIVE A UNIQUE REGISTRATION CODE.
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS MY HEALTH ONLINE WITHOUT THIS.
TO REGISTER PLEASE BRING WITH YOU PHOTO ID. If you do not have photo ID we will accept other forms of ID such as utility bill, statement, or birth certificate.