We will be holding flu clinics on Saturday 19th October 8am-1pm and Monday 21st October 5-8pm at the surgery for patients eligible for a flu vaccination on the NHS. If you cannot make these dates, we will also have appointments with our Health Care Assistant.
Patients eligible for a flu vaccination on the NHS are:
- Patients born before 1st April 1955 (i.e. patients aged 65 and over)
- Patients who are currently pregnant
- Patients who have diabetes
- Patients who have a long term condition of the heart
- Patients who have a long term condition of the lungs. For patients with asthma, you are eligible if you have needed a steroid inhaler in the last 12 months.
- Patients with a long term condition of the brain or nervous system
- Patients with a long term condition of the kidneys, liver or spleen
- Patients with a long term condition which means they have a weakened immune system or are currently undergoing treatment that weakens the immune system (e.g. chemotherapy)
- Patients with a BMI greater than 40
- Patients who are the principal carer for another person.
- Patients who work in a nursing or residential home.
- Children aged 2 and 3 years old. All primary school children will receive their vaccination at school.
We will be inviting all patients who are eligible to attend for their flu vaccination. However, if you already have an upcoming appointment for another reason, you can ask to have your flu vaccine at that appointment.
For any queries, please call reception on 01453 825690.
Closure for staff training
We will be closed on Thursday 24th October between 1-5pm for staff training. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Services near you
It is not always obvious who or where to go to when you are ill or injured. Many people go to A+E when there are other services that could better help them.
NHS Gloucestershire has developed a website and app that will show you all the options available according to the problem you have. It can also show you the services nearest to you.
Allocating Usual GPs
We assign all our patients a usual or accountable GP who is generally responsible for that patient's care. We do endeavour to keep patients under the same GP where possible to maximise continuity of care. However, this does not affect your right to see any GP of your choice. If you do not already know who your accountable GP is and you would like to please phone reception who will be happy to inform you.