Flu Vaccination Season - 2020-2021

FLU SEASON 20/21 - PLEASE SEE OUR SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER FOR FULL DETAILS.... click here

Our first stock of vaccine will be arriving with us in September. Due to COVID-19 we will be running fixed vaccination clinics which will be slower due to the virus, social distancing and cleaning. This first stock delivery will be for those aged 65 and over and those aged 9-64 years old in a confirmed at risk category for long term, chronic health issues.

If you are within the above cohort of patients ONLY, you can now book your appointment. Our phone lines are extremely busy due to COVID-19 and the coming flu season.  If possible, we would ask that you email for a flu vaccine appointment and we will confirm the date and time.  Please email nehccg.richmondsurgery@nhs.net  

If you are vulnerable, have shielded and are concerned about attending, please speak to our reception team who can advise on an appropriate alternative or advise this in your email as we have arranged a Shielding Flu Vaccine Clinic.

NEW COHORT: Aged 50-64 none at risk. The earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November and this is subject to sufficient vaccine supplies. This is Government guidelines and is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. The Government are working with manufacturers to increase available supplies.
 

Minor Illness Clinic

The Minor Illness Clinic is available with our qualified minor illness Practice Nurse.  Appointments are available both on the day and 48 hours to book ahead and are often more readily available than with a GP if your ailment fits the criteria of a minor illness. If you have been unable to resolve your issue with over the counter remedies/advice from your local Pharmacist then request to see the Minor Illness Nurse. Please help us reserve GP appointments for serious issues and non minor illnesses.

The Minor Illness Clinic is available for:

  • Persistent Coughs/Colds, sore throats & tonsillitis
  • Persistent Conjunctivitis, Earaches
  • PersistentDiarrhoea, vomiting, stomach upsets
  • Minor injuries, cuts, sprains, backaches
  • All Infections
  • This clinic is NOT for any routine nurse appointments. If you are unsure, please check with our reception team first to avoid a wasted journey/appointment.

 

 

Diabetic Clinic

Our Diabetic Clinics are available weekly with our trained diabetic Practice Nurses. All aspects of your diabetes will be discussed and reviewed with a Nurse and you may also be referred to a Dietician at the Hospital for advice on diet.  An appointment is required.

Leaflet: Monitoring your blood sugar

Leaflet: Healthy Eating and Diabetes

Leaflet: Diabetes and footcare

 

Asthma Checks

Please speak with our reception team to book an asthma appointment with  our Asthma Practice Nurse.  Advice and a full range of appropriate treatment is provided. 

 

Antenatal Clinic

Midwives are available to provide advice on all aspects of pregnancy. They contribute to the antenatal clinic and have a statutory duty to visit every new mother after the birth.

From 20th February 2017 the midwifery team will be hosting their antenatal clinics from Fleet Hospital.  There is no need to make an appointment with your GP.  Once you reach 8 weeks, simply make an appointment to see the midwife at the above clinics. Our reception team can advise and provide you with details regarding booking information that you arrange directly with the midwifery team. We do not have access to their appointment diaries.

 

Childhood Immunisation Clinic

Immunisation Clinics are currently available twice a week with a Nurse. The clinics can occasionally change to fit in with demand and work schedules. Please speak with our reception team to book an appointment.

  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio
  • HIB (protects against one of the commonest forms of meningitis)
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate (protects against meningitis,septcaemia, pneumonia and ear infections)
  • Rotavirus (protects against gastronenteritis) and is an oral vaccine

Because of immunisation, diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus and polio are rare but if caught they can be crippling or even fatal.  Risks from vaccination have been exaggerated and are very small, but if you have concerns please discuss with your Doctor.