News

9th Oct

Dr Peter Christian Retires As a Partner

A message from Dr Christian

 

At the end of the year, as planned, I will be resigning as a partner following on from Dr Gerrard who retired at Easter.

I think after thirty four years, it is finally time to reduce my workload and spend more time preparing for the next phase of my life.

The thirty four years here have been extremely happy and fulfilling ones, working with wonderful colleagues both present and past.

I have every confidence that the current team will continue to see the practice maintain the same high standards and reputation,  and also carry on developing the service to accommodate the changing face of NHS primary health care.

I hope that I have managed to be helpful to patients at sometimes difficult points in their lives and I will miss seeing you all, especially those I have known for many years.

 

I send you my best wishes.

 

Dr Peter Christian

 

5th Oct

Flu Saturdays Open for Booking

We are pleased to announce that we have a limited number of flu clinics available for booking. Please call the reception to book today.

We would like to remind our patients that the flu jab is being offered on the NHS to the following:

  • Adults 65 and over
  • People with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
  • Pregnant women
  • People living with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • Children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
  • Children in primary school
  • Children in year 7 (secondary school)
  • Frontline health or social care workers

Those aged 50 - 65 years may be offered the flu jab on the NHS if there are spare vaccines once the over 65s have received theirs. This will be later in November.

18th Sep

Flu Vaccination Information

This years flu immunisation campaign is very important because we wish to avoid a possible flu epidemic coinciding with a surge in the covid pandemic this autumn and winter. The vaccinations will arrive at the practice at the end of September and we will be opening flu clinics in October.

Who should get the flu vaccine and is eligible on the NHS.

This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to:

  • Adults 65 and over
  • People with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
  • Pregnant women
  • People living with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • Children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
  • Children in primary school
  • Children in year 7 (secondary school)
  • Frontline health or social care workers

Later in the year, the flu vaccine may be given to people aged 50 to 64. More information will be available later in the autumn.

However, if you're aged 50 to 64 and in an at-risk group, you should not delay having your flu vaccine.

The 50-64 year olds will be offered free immunisation with any remaining stock of vaccine after the eligible group have had the oppertunity to receive theirs which we hope will be by 1st November.

High street pharmacies who will be offering immunisation for £10 per vaccination.