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FLU CLINICS:

Please see the NHS Website for more guidance: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

We are holding flu clinics at the Surgery in October, for those who are eligible. If you have received a text message, please book using the link, or call the Surgery. If you are over 65, you can have your flu vaccine at any participating Pharmacy. If you are under 65, you will need to show your eligibility text message/letter. Not all Pharmacies are doing under 65's, so we recommend ringing in advance. 

Starting from mid-October, people aged 50 years old or over (including those who will be 50 years old by 31 March 2023) can have a free NHS flu vaccine. This is so at-risk groups can be offered vaccination first. A local Pharmacy will be able to do that for you. Alternatively, you can wait to be invited by the Surgery, to have it done with one of our clinicians.

Antibiotic Awareness

We held an Antibiotic Awareness Day in the Practice on Friday 18th November as part of a UK and European initiative, as well as to mark the Worldwide Antibiotic Awareness week. Resistance to antibiotics has become a major problem which threatens us all.

Antibiotics only work against bacterial infections and do not kill viruses which are the cause of most infections we have. A virus may not be any less serious than a bacterial infection (think of Ebola which is a virus) and taking an antibiotic will not affect it, but about 15% of people will get a side effect to the antibiotic. Taking an antibiotic doubles the risk of your next infection being resistant to the antibiotic.

get-well-soon-leaflet-english-October-2014 This leaflet explains the issues

caring-for-children-with-cough-leaflet-print-ready A useful leaflet explaining how to help your coughing child and when to consider seeking help

When should I worry-Booklet_England-with 111 service_2016 A  booklet covering most of the common childhood symptoms  – worth printing off to look at as needed

Why even a bacterial infection doesn’t mean you need antibiotics….



 
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