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Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2018/19

This year we are holding a FLU OPEN DAY on Saturday 20th October 2018 for all patients UNDER 65 in a Clinical Risk Group, Pregnant Women or Pre School Children (born between 02.07.14 - 01.09.16)

If you are eligible to receive the vaccine you can attend between 9am - 12noon or 12.30pm - 2pm

Clinical Risk Groups are as follows;

  • Chronic Respiratory Disease (eg COPD, Asthma that requires the use of inhalers)
  • Chronic Heart Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Chronic Neurological Disease (eg Stroke)
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppression
  • Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen

This Flu Season the Public Health Agency have recommended different vaccines for those aged 65+ compared to those aged under 65.

Supply of this vaccine however is limited and supply to surgeries will be staggered over the coming months.

Due to these delivery restrictions Public Health Agency have stated that those aged 75+ should be prioritised to receive this vaccine first as supply allows.

The 65-74 age group will be invited when further flu vaccines become available.

This should be before the end of November.

Clinics & Services glucometer1

In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:

Chronic Disease Management

  • Asthma/COPD - clinic Monday morning, and all day  Tuesday by appointment.
  • Diabetes  - clinic Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 by appointment.

Additional Services

  • Cervical smears - by appointment only on Tuesdays & Fridays. child_mouth
  • Contraceptive services - see any GP
  • Nexplanon implant or contraceptive coils - see Dr  Dunbar for initial assessment
  • Child health & vaccinations - Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 - must be prebooked
  • Drug monitoring - warfarin, Disease modifying antirheumatics and others.
  • Ear syringing - because of the risk of eardrum perforation, we only do this after 2 weeks using drops. Please see a GP first to make sure the wax is soft enough to be booked in for later syringing.
  • Maternity services - Wed morning
  • Minor injuries - any day
  • Minor surgery - by appointment  - see one of the GPs below for initial assessment
  • Dr Smith [joint injections],
  • Dr McGlew [minor operations ingrowing toenails, cyst/lump removal],
  • Dr Magorrian [joint injections and minor operations]
  • Warfarin clinic - Monday pm by appointment with nurse
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