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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.

Repeat Prescriptions

If you have been started on medication which the doctor, either here at the Practice or at the Hospital, has decided needs to be taken regularly. The doctor may choose to issue this via a repeat prescription. Most medication is added to a repeat prescription in quantities which last eight weeks which can then be re-ordered as required.

Items on repeat prescription can be ordered using the online service via the link at the top of this page. Alternatively you can continue to use the re-order slip which is issued with each prescription, or by written request. We are unable to accept requests for repeat prescriptions by telephone.

All repeat prescriptions are monitored with regard to the frequency of the requests. If a repeat request is submitted too soon we will be unable to issue it, if you have a genuine reason for making your request early, please discuss this with the receptionist, who may be able to help.

Prescriptions will be ready for collection at least two working days (48 working hours) after ordering.

Once ready your prescription can be collected in person, by a chosen representative or one of the many local pharmacies who operate a collection service. Alternatively prescriptions can now be sent to local pharmacies in electronic format. Patients will need to discuss this option with their chosen pharmacy who will be able to set this process up for them.

Acute Prescriptions

There may be occasions when patients are prescribed medication for a specific condition or illness which are not required once the condition has resolved. It would not be usual for these types of medication to be issued again without the patient being reviewed by the doctor.

Health/Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication should make arrangements to see a Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Practice Nurse or Healthcare Assistant at least once a year to review the condition which requires these regular medications.

 
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