Flu Vaccination Season 2021-22

We have now commenced booking of flu vaccine appointments at the Surgery.  Please note we are notifying patients by eligibility in stages to ensure we can cope with contact demand. A proportion of appts are being released online for those who use our online services.  The new eligible cohort of 50-64 has been confirmed as continuing for the 21/22 flu season. 

Due to COVID-19 we will again be running fixed date vaccination clinics, by pre-booked appointment only and at the present time midweek only.  We will monitor demand and if required will look to offer a weekend or possibly early email. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will be operating the clinics with social distancing and infection control measures in place.  Please wear a face mask, use the hand sanitiser and arrive only at your pre-booked appointment time as there is no waiting area.  Please follow the instructions from our staff when you arrive and follow the one way system.  Please do not attend with a family member that does not have an appointment, or has a later date/time as we will be working from strict pre-booked appointment lists. 

If you are attending surgery for any other pre-booked appointment outside of the flu vaccine clinics you can receive your flu vaccine at the same time, but do please advise the GP or Nurse that you have a scheduled appointment so that this may be cancelled and offered to another patient.

If you are unsure if you are eligible, please speak to us or email us nehccg.richmondsurgery@nhs.net and we can confirm.  Please note eligible criterias have changed over the years so if in doubt, do please ask us to check.


 


 

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.