We are sorry to say that Dr Jackson will be absent from the Practice for several months due to a recently diagnosed illness. Please see letters from Dr Jackson which can be found in the Further Information section of this website.
Face to Face Patient Participation Group NEXT MEETING DATE.
The next meeting will be held at Wellside Medical Centre at 7pm on the evening of Tuesday 24 November 2015. We extend a warm welcome to any registered patient who would like to attend.
If you intend to join us please would you kindly inform Elaine Gibbs, Practice Manager, in order that we may make appropriate arrangements.
We look forward to meeting with you.
Update from the Practice Nurse
Meningitis B has been added to the routine immunisation programme for babies born after 01/07/15 and will be given at 2,4, and 12 months of age.
There will also be a catch up programme for those born after 01/05//15 when they attend for their routine immunisations.
Meningitis ACWY is now available for all adolescents from 14 yrs of age, all those aged 17-18 yrs ie dob 01/09/96-31/08/97 have been invited to attend their GP surgery for the vaccination, this is especially important if they are to start University in September to have before they start.
First time new University entrants up to the age of 25 will also be eligible for the vaccination.
Those aged 14-16 years will be vaccinated in school as part of the school based programme.
From 01/09/15 the shingles vaccination will be offered to those aged 70 and 78 yrs on 01/09/15 and invite letters will be sent out to these patients.
In addition those patients who were eligible in the first two years of the programme but who have not been vaccinated will be able to book for their vaccination until their 80th birthday.
Patients age 71 and 72 on 01/19/15 and also those aged 79 yrs on 01/09/15.
Those aged 73-77yrs will not be able to have the vaccination at this present time.
Flu jabs will be available from end of September this year we will be offering clinics and a drop in session, more information will follow.
Nasal flu will also be offered to eligible children in October ’15.
PERTUSSIS IMMUNISATION CAMPAIGN FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
The Department of Health have recommended that pregnant women have the whooping cough vaccine from 28 weeks of pregnancy. Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment with the Practice Nurse.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening - 65+ Men
This year, men aged 65 will be sent an NHS screening invitation. Those aged over 66+ years can request a scan if they have not been screened before. For more information visit aaa.screening.nhs.uk or speak with your GP who will have a supply of the appropriate self referral form