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DATE FOR YOUR DIARY - SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER - FLU CLINIC

We are now taking bookings for our flu clinic which is being held on Saturday 23rd September.

We are also holding a shingles/flu clinic for those of you who are eligible for both vaccines on 23rd September.

Please contact reception on 01271 329004 to check whether you are eligible and to make an appointment.

NATIONAL PATIENT SURVEY - RESULTS

Thank you to our patients who completed the national patient survey for Brannam Medical Centre. We have now received the results and would like to share these with you. Please click here to view the results.

MJOG

We use a messaging system called MJOG which allows us to contact our patients by text and voice message. We have been using this to invite our patients in for their seasonal flu vaccinations, chronic disease recalls and also for appointment reminders.

We would like to make our patients aware that if you receive a voice message starting 'This is a message from Brannam Medical Centre' it is a genuine message from us and please listen to the message all the way through and you will be able to respond.

If you do not wish to receive messages in this way, please contact the reception team.

National Diabetes Audit (NDA): Helping to improve diabetes care

Brannam Medical Centre is taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. Please click here for more information.

BLOOD PRESSURE APPOINTMENTS

Please remember to arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment to give your heart rate a chance to steady. Please wear loose clothing and refrain from Caffeine and Nicotine for at least 30 minutes prior to your Blood Pressure appointment.

FLU CLINIC

Following the COVID-19 booster guidance released last week, we have received confirmation we can run co-administered Flu & COVID-19 booster clinics back at the North Devon Leisure Centre. We will be looking to invite patients who are aged 65 years or older and patients who are aged 16 -64 years with some underlying health conditions to these clinics to have both vaccines administered at the same time.

For all other patients eligible for the flu vaccine, you can continue to get your flu jab at your GP practice – we will be contacting these patient separately in due course. Other patients eligible for the COVID-19 booster will be able to book their appointment via the National Booking System.

We would like to re-assure patients we are working hard to get our clinics up and running as soon as possible so our eligible patients are able to have both Flu and COVID-19 booster administered at one appointment. We will invite these patients via telephone or text message. The NHS National Booking System is also getting ready to contact eligible patients to invite them to book their appointment online for their COVID-19 booster vaccine.

  

People who should have a flu vaccine

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to help protect them against catching flu and developing serious complications.

You should have the flu vaccine if you: 

  • are 65 years of age or over   
  • are pregnant 
  • have certain medical conditions 
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility 
  • receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • live with someone who's at high risk of coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list) or you expect to be with them on most days over winter.

Frontline health and social care workers are also eligible to receive the flu vaccine. It's your employer's responsibility to arrange and pay for this vaccine.

For more information on the free NHS vaccination please visit www.nhs.uk

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? This question raises a great deal of discussion. To find out what a group of international scientists and experts of the immune system have to say about it, take a look at this short and informative animated video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRyDSqlnaBY


Flu Vaccination Clinics

If you are eligible for one of the following flu vaccination clinics and would like to book an appointment please call 01271 329004.

  

Childrens' Flu Clinics - ONLY for children born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2019

  • Thursday 21st October - 2.00pm - 5.30pm
  • Monday 25th October - 5.00pm - 7.20pm
  • Thursday 28th October - 2.00pm - 5.30pm

 

50-64 year olds - ONLY for those who are NOT at risk

  • Friday 22nd October - 09.30am - 12.40pm
  • Monday 25th October - 5.00pm - 7.50pm
  • Thursday 28th October - 3.50pm - 5.30pm
  • Friday 29th October - 3.35pm - 4.15pm
  • Wednesday 3rd November - 8.30am - 4.45pm
  • Thursday 4th November - 8.30am - 10.50am
  • Friday 12th November - 8.30am - 12.45pm

 

Over 65 year olds

  • Friday 22nd October - 8.30am - 9.30am
  • Monday 25th October - 5.30pm - 6.20pm
  • Tuesday 26th October - 4.30pm - 5.45pm
  • Friday 29th October - 2.15pm - 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 3rd November - 8.30am - 4.45pm
  • Thursday 4th November - 8.30am - 10.50am
  • Friday 12th November - 8.30am - 12.45pm

 
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