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Autumn 2017
posted 10 October 2017 13:30

Flu Clinics:
Our vaccine arrived late in September & we have started offering flu clinics on a variety of days & times, our Saturday clinic is on October 21; we also offer vaccination during routine reviews if appropriate.
Flu strains change, therefore, the vaccine varies from year to year. This year we have quadrivalent vaccine which should broaden protection because it against two A strains & two B strains of the influenza virus.

We advise the following amongst our patients to take advantage of the annual campaign to protect themselves from flu this winter; those are patients:

  • over 65 years (date of birth on or before March 31 1953)
  • who are pregnant
  • with chronic (long term) respiratory disease such as severe asthma or COPD
  • with coronary heart disease, heart failure, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, stroke, TIA & chronic neurological disease
  • who have a weakened immune system due to treatments that suppress the immune system eg chemotherapy & conditions such as HIV
  • who are carers or frontline health or social care workers
  • children aged over 6 months to 2 years with a long term condition

This year:

  • annual influenza vaccination in the form of a nasal vaccine to children aged 2 & 3 years plus those at risk due to asthma, diabetes etc in primary care
  • to clarify eligibility the relevant dates of birth are:
    • on or after 01/09/2013 & on or before 31/08/2015
  • all children over this group in at risk category will be given nasal vaccine unless contraindicated

If you or your child is in any of the above groups please phone the surgery on: 01326 558714 to book your appointment.

The shingles immunisation programme September 1 2017 - April 1 2018:

  • the age cohorts of patients are eligible to receive this vaccine are:
    • patients become eligible on their 70th birthday
    • any patient born after 01/09/1942 who have not received the vaccine
    • patients aged 78 years on 01/09/2017
  • eligibility ceases on the day of your 80th birthday
  • we offer vaccination opportunistically and will be contacting patients in the new 2017/2018 groups but should you wish to please phone the surgery as above to book your appointment
  • this vaccine is contraindicated & will not be given to individuals who are immunosuppressed
  • further information is available on

Summary Care Record [SCR]:

  • SCR has been activated within our practice
  • the SCR is an electronic record of important patient information, created from GP medical records
  • it can be seen & is used by authorised staff in other areas of the health care system involved in the patient's direct care
  • access to SCR information means that care in other setting is safer, reducing the risk of prescribing errors & helps avoid delays to urgent care
  • at a minimum, the SCR holds important information about:
    • current medication
    • allergies & details of any previous bad reactions to medicines
    • name, address, date of birth & NHS number of the patient
  • unless a patient previously opted out the above information is created automatically with implied patient consent
  • click here for a slip (also available at reception in the surgery) should you wish to change you SCR consent
  • for more information please visit:

Team changes:

  • during the last year we have had changes; our new team will be complete on November 1 2017 when our new GP partner joins us; please check our November bulletin

note: NHS England requires that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised & the required disclosure is shown below. However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice or the number/time locums are employed. It should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, or to make any comparison with any other practice.

  • all GP practices are required to declare the mean earning (eg average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice
  • the average earnings for GPs working in Meneage Street Surgery (2015/2016) were £31,789 before tax & National Insurance; this is for 1 full time, 3 part time GPs & locums who worked in the practice for more than six months.

Should you have any questions or require further information about anything in this update please contact the surgery.

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