FLU CLINICS 2020/21
Our flu clinics start this year on:
Saturday 19th September, 8.30 am - 4.30 pm (18 years and over only)
Saturday 10th October 9 am - 4 pm (18 years and over only)
More clinics will be added as the vaccine becomes available to us.
Please book via your online account or through reception if you:
- received a shielding letter
- are aged 65 or over
- are under 65 but fall into an at-risk group
Check the Annual Flu Clinics page in the Clinics & Services link above for more information on the at-risk groups, or call reception if unsure whether you qualify.
We will be maintaining social distancing and staff will be directing you from arrival. Please remember to wear a face covering.
50-64 year olds who are not in an at risk group: these patients will be invited later in the campaign (Nov/Dec) when deliveries of vaccine have been confirmed.
Children's Nasal Flu Spray is now available. All children aged 2 and 3 years old, born between 1.9.16-31.8.18, are eligible for the free flu nasal spray. Please call reception and book an appointment in a Nurse General Clinic.
Public Health England has advised General Practice that from 15th June 2020 patients should wear their own face covering when attending the surgery for an appointment with their doctor or nurse. This is for the safety of both patients and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. This can be a home-made mask or a scarf that will cover the nose and mouth - please see below for information about how to make your own mask: www.gov.uk - how to make a cloth face covering
We reserve the right to refuse entry if this requirement is not met.
See below for:
- Local and national help
- Repeat prescription ordering info
- Current service available to patients
Covid-19 Resources for Patients (v3) - click here
REPEAT PRESCRIPTION ORDERING DURING THE PANDEMIC
Please do not order your prescription early. This puts undue pressure on the pharmacies. Please order only when it is nearly due. We can only issue a maximum of 2 months of repeat medication or 1 month for controlled medication.
Please use your online account to order, or if you have not yet signed up to online prescriptions, please email email@example.com directly giving your name, date of birth, the medication you require and the pharmacy you want to collect it from.
If you are aged 70 or over and do not have anyone who can collect your prescription for you, please contact your pharmacy directly.
Thank you. The New Surgery.
OTHER HEALTH ISSUES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
We would like to reassure you that we are open and here to help you as much as we can during this difficult time. This will be by telephone or video consultations. We are offering a very limited face-to-face service to protect both patients and staff.
Dr Firth & Partners
CORONAVIRUS INFECTION (COVID-19)
Online Appointments have been switched off to protect the health of staff and fellow patients. Please call 01494 782262 to make a telephone appointment. Repeat prescriptions may still be ordered online.
For further advice use NHS 111 coronavirus service online.
Find out what to do if:
- you think you have symptoms
- you might have been exposed to the virus when travelling
The 111 coronavirus service will ask you a few questions and tell you what to do next.
To protect yourself and others, do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital unless requested to do so by a clinician.
SUSPENSION OF SERVICES
Due to staff shortages in the Practice Nursing Team we are currently unable to provide the following services:
1. Travel Vaccination Service:
Patients are advised to contact a travel clinic for advice on vaccines that may be required for travel purposes. This is a private service (non-NHS) and a fee will be payable. (if you require Hepatitis A or Typhoid vaccination this may be given at the surgery but only with evidence of a risk assessment provided by the travel clinic.)
MASTA Travel Clinics:
Hemel Hempstead, Bennetts End Surgery, HP3 9LY, Tel: 01442 236733
Stoke Poges, The Lanes Practice, SL2 4JW, Tel: 01753 662244
2. Ear wax removal:
Patients are advised to soften wax in the ear and contact a clinic providing this service for further advice if they wish. This is a private service (non-NHS) and a fee will be payable.
Chalfont Hearing, Little Chalfont,