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INFLUENZA VACCINATION 2014!
Call our reception staff to book an appointment.
Free Flu Vaccinations will be available to the following groups:
v All patients aged 65 years or over
v Living in a residential or nursing home
v The main carer of an older or disabled person
v A front line health or social care worker
By having the vaccination, paid and unpaid carers will reduce their chances of getting flu.
Even if you’re healthy, you should consider having the free seasonal flu vaccination if you have:
v A heart problem
v A chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis ore emphysema
v Asthma and requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids
v Kidney disease
v A lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as a steroid medication or cancer treatment)
v A liver disease
v Had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
v A neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis(MS) or cerebral palsy
v A problem with your spleen. For example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed.
Electronic Prescription Service – now available!
Croft Medical Centre is now offering the Electronic Prescription Service, so if you nominate a pharmacy, your GP will send all future prescriptions electronically to your preferred pharmacy.
If you would like to take advantage of this service and haven’t yet completed a nomination form, you should ask your preferred pharmacy to set your nomination. This will not affect the way that you order / request prescriptions.
Benefits for you
- If you get a repeat prescription, you will not have to spend your time going to your GP practice each time to pick up your paper prescription. Instead your GP will send it automatically to the place you choose, with less chance of it getting lost.
- Nearly all pharmacies will be connected to the service, so you will be able to get your medicines from any pharmacy you choose – whether it’s near home, work or the shops.
- You may not have to wait as long for your prescription items, as often there will be time to get your repeat prescription items ready before you arrive. If any of the medicines on your prescription are out of stock when the pharmacist receives your prescription, they can be ordered in ready for you.
If I do not wish to use the service you will continue to get paper prescriptions as you do now.
A full list of pharmacies who are offering electronic prescriptions is listed on NHS Choices Website. You will see ‘Electronic Prescription Service Available here’ next to the name of the pharmacy listed.
More information about the Electronic Prescription Service is available from your local pharmacy, at the GP surgery or on-line at www.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk/eps.
Alternatively you can contact PALS on freephone 0800 328 3166 (Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm)
ABOUT OUR WEBSITE
This surgery website is used to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information.
Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
Both surgeries have excellent car-parking facilities and the buildings are fully accessible to wheelchair users
(Site updated 05/12/2014)