Flu Clinics - If you have not been invited to book and appointment you may not be eligible for an NHS vaccine and will be turned away. Please check our Eligibility Criteria list below.
Eligibility criteria for FREE seasonal influenza vaccination for 2018:
- Pregnant women (any trimester)
- People aged 65 years and older
- People aged under 65 years with any of the medical conditions listed below
- Children aged 4 years or under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of significant respiratory illness
In 2018/19, flu vaccinations is offered to the following groups:
- people aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2019)
- people aged from 6 months to less than 65 years of age in a clinical risk group such as:
- chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
- chronic liver disease
- chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease, or learning disability
- asplenia or splenic dysfunction
- a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
- morbidly obese (defined as BMI 40+)
- all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
- people living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality. This does not include, for instance, prisons, young offender institutions or university halls of residence
- people who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill
- household contacts of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable
- health and social care staff, employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable3 patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza
Please be aware that we have changed our appointment booking system to "Patient Access" Please ensure you have registered with Patient Access by clicking on the box below, to be able to use the appointment booking system. Thank you
Appointments can also be made by dialling direct the appropriate secretary (see telephone numbers here).
Appointments last for 10 minutes and are for one person only. Please ask your GP's secretary if you feel you will require longer. We strongly encourage patients to see their own doctor as this encourages good continuity of care. Your doctor's secretary can arrange for you to see a particular doctor for certain problems if you wish. All information is treated in total confidence.
Please follow these guidelines:
- Call as early as possible but avoid peak morning times for non-urgent calls or test results.
- If you are unable to keep your appointment or you no longer need it, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer it to someone else.
- Be sure that you notify us of any change of address, telephone number or personal circumstances.
- The secretary may require some information from you to decide how best to help you and they may suggest you speak to the doctor to discuss the problem.
- We encourage patients to plan ahead and to see their usual doctor
Doctors and nurses are pleased to offer telephone advice.
Please telephone the secretary to arrange a time. This will usually be after morning surgery or before afternoon surgery.