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Influenza Vaccinations 2015
Patients who are designated by the Department of Health as being 'at risk' (see here for the definition of 'at risk') will receive an invitation to book an appointment for their influenza (only) vaccination at two special
Saturday October 3rd - 8:30am to 4pm
Saturday October 10th - 8:30am to 4pm
Please note that we will NOT be vaccinating children for influenza OR offering Shingles immunisations at these two sessions. Patients requiring these should call the surgery to book a separate appointment.
We are very pleased to announce that
Dr Ian Marfell and Dr Charlotte Jones
have become partners in Beech House Surgery.
We welcome them and wish them every success for the future.
From 16th September 2015, prescriptions for non-dispensing patients can be sent to a preferred pharmacy electronically. This avoids the need for patients to attend the surgery to collect their scripts.
In order to start using this service, patients should register their interest with their preferred pharmacy or speak to our reception staff who can arrange this also.
As a service to patients the practice will now send text reminders to patients' mobile phones where patients have a booked appointment or telephone appointment.
Please ensure that the surgery has your current phone number.
From September 1 2015, the shingles vaccine is available to people aged 70 on that date and, as a catch up, to those aged 78.
In addition, anyone who was eligible for immunisation in the first two years of the programme but has not yet been vaccinated against shingles remains eligible until their 80th birthday. This includes:
- people aged 71 and 72 on 1 September 2015
- people aged 79 on 1st September 2015
Patients are invited to contact the surgery should they wish to have the shingles vaccine.
Anyone aged 80 and over is unsuitable to have the shingles vaccination on the NHS because, they say, it appears to be less effective in this age group.
'Friends & Family Test'
Please complete the 'Friends & Family' test (right hand column) - it consists of one question only and has been devised by the government as another way to 'rate' GP practices.
We will be very pleased to receive any comments you would like to make as these can be added at the foot of the page. All the results will be published.
Patients can go online via the link below to
Book & Manage Appointments
Reorder Repeat Medication
View Summary Medical Data
view our statement of intent
Young Persons Health Clinic
3:45pm to 4:00pm Mondays and Thursdays
- no appointment necessary
Ask for Sister Garside
(Term Time Only - BHS patients Only)
(Site updated 17/09/2015)