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Flu Vaccination clinics have been running since September.

We have offered vaccinations to all patients aged 65 years and over and have been pleased with the response to our invitations. There are still quite a number of patients who have not yet advised us if they do want the vaccination or not this year. Letting us know makes it far easier for us to know how much additional vaccine we need to source.

We are still booking clinics for all patients aged under 65 years with Chronic Conditions who are considered at risk. Pregnant women and children aged 2 - 3 years. There are several flu vaccines available and patients will be booked for the one that is most effective for their age.

Our last delivery of vaccine for the Under 65 year age group has arrived today and appointments are still available. We would encourage anyone who hasn't yet responded to an invitation, or thinks they are entitled to a vaccination but hasn't received an invitation to contact us as soon as possible.

For those that have received a text invitation who do not wish to be vaccinated this year it is possible to reply to the text message with the word 'decline' and this will opt you out of any further invitations and makes it easier for us to plan clinics.

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Welcome to Alderwood Medical Practice

Alderwood Medical Practice opened it's doors to patients for the first time on February 16th 2015.The practice is friendly, modern and well equipped with facilities for the disabled and elderly with easy access for pushchairs and wheelchairs. For patients arriving by car; the entrance to patient parking can be found off Wolverhampton Road.

The Alderwood Team consists of a dedicated staff of three GPs, two Advanced Nurse Practitioner, a Practice Nurse, a Healthcare Assistant and administrative and reception staff.

The Practice aims to provide all patients with high quality, effective health care in a safe and caring environment.

Important Information - Corona Virus - Covid 19

In order to maintain a safe environment for the patients and staff the practice has implemented the following changes as we approach the second lockdown:

The practice will only allow access to patients who have booked appointments by contacting or being contacted by the practice in the first instance.

All patients:

  • Are required to wear face masks which cover from the bridge of the nose to under the chin.
  • Will have their temperature taken on arrival.
  • Will be given hand gel.
  • Should attend alone unless they require a carer to accompany them.
  • Should not to arrive earlier than their appointment time.

Anyone that has symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid-19) or who has been in contact with anyone with symptoms should not attend the practice under any circumstance and should contact NHS 119 for advice.

Wherever possible we would like to reduce the number of patients attending the practice to deliver or collect prescriptions or documentation.

If possible patients should order prescriptions either via email to prescriptions.amp@nhs.net or via patient access. Only if neither of these options are available should the prescription request slip be used. This should then be posted through the practice letterbox. We have continued to maintain our 48 hour turnaround for prescriptions throughout the Pandemic. There is therefore no need for prescriptions to be ordered earlier than needed.

It is possible for the practice to send sick notes as an attachment via the text messaging service. Please ask the receptionist or clinician about this possibility when speaking to them.

Please only bring samples that have been requested. Samples should not be placed through the letterbox. 

By adhering to these changes we hope to continue to keep the practice Covid Free thus keeping both patients and staff safe and continuing to offer services to all.

(Site updated 02/12/2020)
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