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HAVE YOU BOOKED YOUR FLU JAB? Check your eligibility!

HAVE YOU HAD YOUR FLU JAB?

 

The Flu season is upon us again. If you fall into any of the categories below you are eligible for a flu jab, so  please book an appointment at one of our flu clinics, or ask for the jab when you are seeing a GP or a Nurse for another matter:-

  • all those aged two and three on 31 August 2019 (date of birth on or after 1 September 2015 and on or before 31 August 2017),
  • for those aged from six months to less than 65 years of age, clinicians should offer immunisation, based on individual assessment, to clinicaly vulnerable individuals such as those with:
  • 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
    • diabetes
    • splenic dysfunction or asplenia
    • a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
    • morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 and above)
  • all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
  • people aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2020)
  • 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, university halls of residence, or boarding schools (except if children in boarding school are of primary school age)2.
  • those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or 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

Due to the success of our Saturday clinics last year, we have offered 2 this year; the second is on the 12th October, and we have a big flu clinic on Friday 1st November. Other dates are available.

Dr Rourke Sabbatical

Dr Duncan Rourke will be on Sabbatical until the 15th Dcecmber 2019.

Dr Pri Shukla will be covering him in his absence.

Amendment to Opening hours.

From Thursday August 1st 2019 we will be closing the telephone lines daily between 1 and 2pm to enable the team to do essential administrative work. 

The Surgery will remain open.

Try the new NHS App

Try the new NHS App

If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use any of the patient Access providers, you can continue to use them. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp'

 

We are part of the safe places scheme.

We have been part of the scheme for 3 years.

A map showing premises signed up to the scheme throughout West Oxfordshire can be found on the  WODC website.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1BzZokjfFRb565i5Q_cuZ-CjDjjY&ll=51.834342040735116%2C-1.495979000000034&z=11

For more information on the scheme, please see:

http://www.westoxon.gov.uk/safeplaces
https://www.facebook.com/SafePlacesOxfordshire/?ref=hl

There is also an App which you can download here:

https://www.safeplaces.org.uk

Medicine that doesn't come in a tube or bottle!

Community Connect

Medicine that doesn't come in a tube or bottle!

Community Connect, a new Social Prescribing service which helps with people’s health and well-being, is now available at the Nuffield surgery. It links people with community activities to improve mental and physical wellbeing and reduce loneliness.

Social Prescribing is a way in which people living with long term conditions can get access to a variety of support services they need. Issues like help with getting a job, housing, debt management and social contact. Help with these things is often available through local authorities, charities and local community organisations.

Social Prescribing means that the individual can build their support links by working with a Community Navigator who does know, or who has expertise in finding out, what is available.  Following a referral from the GP, together with the Community Navigator, the individual can discuss their problems and identify the support that they need to manage their own health more effectively and meet their own personal goals.

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Find out more at: https://www.canosn.org.uk/Pages/Category/community-connect

 

We are now a parkrun practice!

For those of you who have not heard of parkrun, it is a 5km run that takes place in parks all over the country, every Saturday at 9am. www.parkrun.org.uk

parkrun UK has launched a new ‘parkrun practice’ initiative with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). Under this initiative, GP practices across the UK are encouraged to develop close links with their local parkrun and to prescribe participation.

Travel vaccinations

If you are planning to travel abroad, please complete and print the attached document and bring it with you when you come to your appointment with a Nurse.

Please be advised that there may be a charge for some travel vaccinations.  Please ask the nurse you see for more information about the particular vaccines you require.

For example - Hepatitis B is £40 per dose and usually a minimum of 3 doses is required. 

Please note that we are no longer able to provide Yellow Fever vaccinations. 

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