In 2020/21, flu vaccinations will be offered under the NHS flu vaccination programme to the following groups:
- People aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2021)
- Are in a clinically at risk group, please see here www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine for more details
Please call 01322 224550 to arrange an appointment.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible for a Flu vaccination on the NHS please see this page: Who should get the flu vaccine?
When to Immunise
|When to immunise||Diseases protected against||Vaccine given|
|65 years old||Pneumococcal disease||PPV Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (Pneumovax II)|
|65 years of age and older||Influenza||Flu injection (annual)|
|70 years old||Shingles (from September 2013)||Shingles (Zostavax)|
Routine Medical Reviews for Patients on Medication
Patients who are on regular medication are expected to attend the surgery for a review usually annually, sometimes sooner depending on the medication.
If you are having regular Blood Tests, e.g. patients on blood pressure tablets, it is sensible to have these tests a week before seeing the Doctor, so that the results are available for discussion when you arrive, particularly important if there are any abnormalities.
Blood tests can be done at the surgery as well as at the hospital. We book routine appointments with the GP one week in advance, the receptionist can arrange the blood test one week before you are due to see the GP and it is best to make the appointment when you have your blood taken.
What is it?
What can you do if you suspect that a vulnerable adult is being abused or neglected?
If you have concerns that a vulnerable adult is being abused you
may contact your local Social Service’s office and ask to speak
to the duty officer. They will answer your questions and explain
the referral process.
Protecting vulnerable adults from abuse e.g. harm and
exploitation is the aim of Kent and Medway’s Adult Protection
Policy and Protocols. It is the right of every adult to live in a safe
environment free from abuse.
To find out more download the Kent and Medway’s Adult Abuse Information Leaflet.
|Alzheimer’s Society||0207 423 3500|
|Dementia Helpline||0808 808 3000 (24 hours)|
|Admiral Nurses||0207 874 7210|