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Sheringham Medical Practice

Sheringham Medical Practice

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WELCOME TO SHERINGHAM MEDICAL PRACTICE

 

FLU CLINICS 2017

  

All patients eligible for a flu vaccination will be invited by letter to attend a walk in clinic on:

 

Wednesday 20thSeptember

or

Wednesday 27thSeptember

Car parking at the Practice will be for drop off and disabled patients only with alternative parking at:

 

 The Lighthouse                                    St Andrews Methodist Church

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THE SURGERY WILL BE OPEN FOR FLU CLINIC AND EMERGENCIES ONLY ON THESE DATES

 

Who is entitled?

  

All patients registered with the practice who are 65 years of age or over  (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2017)

 

Anyone registered with the practice who is  6 months old and under 65 years old with any of the following conditions:  

  • All those aged 65 and over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2017)
  • All pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
  • All those aged two, three, and four years (but not five years or older) on 31 August 2016 (ie date of birth on or after 1 September 2011 and on or before 31 August 2014)
  • All patients who are aged 6 months or over who are in one of the following risk groups:
  • Chronic respiratory disease and Asthma: Asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Children who have previously been admitted to hospital for lower respiratory tract disease. 
  • Chronic heart disease:  Congenital heart disease, hypertension with cardiac complications, chronic heart failure, individuals requiring regular medication and/or follow-up for ischaemic heart disease.
  • Chronic kidney disease: Chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5, chronic kidney failure, nephrotic syndrome, kidney transplantation.
  • Chronic liver disease: Cirrhosis, biliary artesia, chronic hepatitis
  • Chronic neurological disease: e.g. Stroke, Transient Ischaemic attack (TIA) Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson’s, Huntingdon’s
  • Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes requiring insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs, diet controlled diabetes.
  • Immunosuppression: If you are receiving chemotherapy or steroid treatment, have no spleen, or if you have HIV/AIDS, your immune system is already considerably weakened
  • Asplenia: Splenic dysfunction, homozygous sickle cell disease and coeliac syndrome that may lead to splenic dysfunction
  • Being seriously overweight:  If you have BMI of 40 or above
  • Those living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection (this does not include people employed by care homes, prisons, young offender institutions, university halls of residence)
  • Those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill or poultry workers.   (This should be given on an individual basis and at the GP’s discretion in the context of other clinical risk groups in the practice.)  NOT for professional health and social care workers who should be vaccinated by their employer. 

As well as offering influenza vaccine to patients in the clinical risk groups, GP’s will take into account the risk of influenza infection exacerbating any other underlying disease that a patient may have. GP’s will consider on an individual basis the clinical needs of their patients including individuals with: multiple sclerosis and related conditions or hereditary and degenerative diseases of the central nervous system

 

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Do you have Arthritis, Gout or Fibromyalgia?

 

 

Would you like to chat to someone about these conditions?
The come along to our Arthritis Care drop-in sessions at the surgery.  We are holding one to one sessions with a 30 minute appointment time on:

 

 

Monday 31st July between 10am - 1pm. 

 

 

To book an appointment please speak to one of our receptionists 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

 

WEEKLY ATTENDANCE FIGURES

 

 

 

 

 

Week Ending 15/09/2017

 

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Appointments Available

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Appointments Not Attended

 

 

 

 

 

          11/09/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                    279

 

 

 

                     9

 

  

 

 

 

 

12/09/2017

 

 

 

 

                  

 

 

                

                     230

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

                

 

           13/09/2017

 

 

 

                     157

 

 

 

                     8

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

          14/09/2017

 

 

 

                   198

 

 

 

  

 

                    

 

                    8

 

 

 

  

 

15/09/2017 

 

     

213 

 

 

 

 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out of 1,077 appointments available 1,037 were attended last week

 

 

 

 

 

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