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Wednesday Closing

 

The Practice is closed ONCE a month for staff development and training.  Our Doctors, Nursing and administrative staff do need time to train together, which is vital to improve service delivery.  The next date is Wednesday 22nd May 2013.  We DO NOT close on other Wednesday afternoons.

Cancelling Appointments
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment. By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot. Please note that the Practice has a policy for Patient who DO NOT ATTEND or fail to cancel their appointment.  Patients who continue to DNA risk being removed from the Practice.
Please keep your appointment, don't waste it.

Emergency Appointments
If you require to be seen urgently, please tell the receptionist the nature of your request to assess the urgency. This facility is for emergency cases only and we ask you to not use this service for routine problems

Home Visits
Home Visits are reserved for patients who are genuinely too ill to attend surgery. Please telephone before 10.00am and be prepared to answer a few questions to help the doctors plan their calls and to assess the urgency. Please remember the doctor can see at least four patients in surgery in the time taken to do one visit.  

 

 

Vaccination Schedule

baby_with_sethescopeAt two months old:

  • Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection, thigh
  • Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection, thigh
  • Rotavirus- severe diarrhoea prevention - by mouth
  • Meningococcal group B -  one injection - left thigh

At three months old:

  • Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection, thigh
  • Meningitis C (meningococcal group C) (MenC) - one injection,thigh
  • Rotavirus  - by mouth

At four months old:

  • Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) - one injection, thigh
  • Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection, thigh
  • Meningococcal group B -  one injection, left thigh

Between 12 and 13 months (within a month of first birthday):

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and meningitis C (Hib/MenC) - booster dose in one injection, upper arm/thigh
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) - one injection, upper arm/thigh
  • Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - one injection, upper arm/thigh
  • Meningococcal group B -  one injection, left thigh

Two, three and four years old:

  • Influenza - flu nasal spray

Three years four months old or soon after:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio (dTaP/IPV or DTaP/IPV) - one injection, upper arm
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) - one injection, upper arm

Girls aged 12 to 13 years old:

  • HPV Cervical Cancer Vaccine - one injection, upper arm

Around 14 years old:

  • Tetanus, diphtheria and polio - one injection, upper arm
  • Meningitis C and Meningitis W - one injection, upper arm

From any stage of pregnancy

  • Influenza during the flu season, injection upper arm

From 28 weeks of pregnancy:

  • Pertussis - one injection, upper arm

65 years old

  •  Pneumococcal disease - one injection, upper arm

65 years of age and older

  • Influenza - one injection, upper arm

70 years old

  • Shingles - one injection, upper arm
 
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