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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.

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website

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