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"Couldn't get an appointment!!" During June 2019 EPCC had a total of 153 GP & 162 Nursing appointments wasted due to patients not cancelling their appointments. Please contact the surgery to cancel your appointment if you no longer need it.

Did you know that you can book Dr's appointments, order repeat medication & view your medical record online. If you have not already registered for this service speak to a receptionist to register for online access. Proof of ID will be required.

You can now book routine GP, Nurse & HCA appointments in the evening, at weekends & over bank holidays in the local area.To book an appointment, contact the surgery during normal opening hours.*This may take place at another GP practice in the area*

If you need advice or to see a doctor when the surgery is closed please call 111. Calls are free.


RACE TO THE PYRAMIDS

We have extremely big hearted GPs, though a little wacky!!!  Three of them have very kindly decided to raise money for Eastwood Memory Cafe with a totally amazing challenge.  I would be really grateful if you could share this with anyone and everyone you know, so we can hopefully reach the target set. 

 

Please see the following link:

 

https://mydonate.bt.com/events/racetothepyramids/461236

 

In order to support the amazing work of Eastwood Memory Cafe; we have set ourselves the challenge of collectively running the equivalent distance of Eastwood to The Pyramids of Giza, 2200 miles, by the end of 2018 and would love to raise the same number in £s - £2200!!!

Please support this fabulous charity which makes such a difference to those affected by dementia in our local area.

Feel free to keep nagging us to get those running miles in. We will give monthly updates with progress toward our target!

Dr Atkinson, Dr Scullard and Dr Homer
 
 


 

Flu Vaccination

Flu vaccines will be available to book by eligible patients around September / October 2019. The exact date to be confirmed

Please contact the surgery nearer this time to book your appointment if you are eligible

If you fall into one of the categories below, please contact the surgery reception to book your appointment.

You should have a FREE flu vaccine if you are:

  • Age 65 or over
  • Pregnant
  • Living in a residential or Nursing Home
  • the main carer of an older or disabled person
  • a household contact of an immunocompromised person
  • a frontline health or social care worker

Or have a long tern condition such as:

  • a heart problem
  • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or asthma
  • a kidney disease
  • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
  • liver disease
  • had a stroke or a transient attach (TIA)
  • diabetes
  • a neurological condition, eg multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or learning disability
  • a problem with your spleen, eg sickle cell disease or you have had your spleen removed
  • are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)

This list of conditions isn't definitive.  It is always an issue of clinical judgement.  Your GP can assess you to take into account the risk of flu making any underlying illness you may have worse, as well as your risk of serious illness from flu itself.

CHILDREN

If you have a child over 6 months of age who has one of the conditions listed above they should have a flu vaccination. 

The children being offered the vaccine this year, are:

  • all 2 and 3 years of age
  • all children in reception class and school years 1,2,3,4,& 5

Children aged two and three years will be given the vaccination at their general practice usually by the practice nurse. Nearly all eligible children in reception year and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 throughout England will be offered the flu vaccine in school. For most children, the vaccine will be given as a spray in each nostril. This is a very quick and painless procedure.

For more information on children and flu vaccination see the NHS Choices information at nhs.uk/child-flu

There are 3 types of flu vaccine:

  1. a live attenuated quadrivalent vaccine, given as a nasal spray. This is for children and young people aged 2 to 17 years in an eligible group
  2. a quadrivalent injected vaccine. This is for adults aged 18 and over but below the age of 65 who are at increased risk from flu because of a long term health condition and for children 6 months and above in an eligible group who cannot receive the live attenuated vaccine
  3. an adjuvanted injected vaccine. This is for people aged 65 and over

Flu Vaccination - Patient Infomation Leaflet



 
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