This year flu clinics will be later than usual.
We have finally received confirmation of our flu immunisation delivery dates. Invites have been posted to those patients entilited under this years directive.
We shall be holding two clinics:
Saturday 3 November - for children aged between 2 and 17 (not those in the school program), and those at risk aged 18 - 64
Saturday 17 November - for children aged between 2 and 17 (not those in the school program), those at risk aged 18 - 64, and all patients aged 65 and over.
For those of you aged 18 and over who are unable to attend the clinics, please take your invite letter to any pharmacy who will be able to give you the flu jab free of charge.
For those aged under 18, please contact the surgery from Nov 19, to arrange an appointment - these will be very limited.
Doctors have been asked not to prescribe medicines for minor ailments like paracetamol or ibuprofen *
Doctors have been asked not prescribe a list of medicines for minor ailments. These medicines can be bought from a pharmacy or supermarket.
This includes patients who get FREE prescriptions.
The minor ailments are:
New sore throat, Conjunctivitis, Coughs, colds and congestion, Cradle cap, Dandruff, Diarrhoea (adults), Dry eyes/sore tire eyes, Earwax, Unusual sweating, Piles, Headlice, Indigestion and heartburn, Child colic, Occasional cold sores, Occasional constipation, Occasional migraine, Insect bites and stings, Mild acne, Minor burns and scalds, Mild cystitis, Mild dry skin, Mild irritant dermatitis, Mild to moderate hay fever, Minor pain, discomfort and fever (eg aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain), Mouth ulcers, Nappy rash, Thrush in the mouth, Prevention of tooth decay, Ringworm/athletes foot, Sunburn, Sun protection, Teething/mild toothache, Threadworms, Travel sickness, Warts and verrucae
Community pharmacists are trained to offer help and advise on minor ailments. They will help you if you visit your local pharmacy.
Further information about this is available at: www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/otc
A patient information leaflet is available at: www.england.nhs.uk/publication/prescribing-of-over-medicines-is-changing
NEW PATIENT REGISTRATIONS
We are currently not registering new patients.
We have both GP and Nurse vacancies which limit our service provision. To ensure we can continue to offer a basic service and remain safe, effective and responsive to our current patient population (11,000) we have decided to cease registrations, and will review the situation again in Dec 2018.
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
We are looking for new members for our Patient Participation Group (PPG).
Ideally the group will meet virtually (by email), with 1 or 2 meetings during the year with the practice team.
We also need 'friends of carrington' who can be called upon when the PPG need volunteers for fundraising; patient transport or to help collect feedback from surveys.
If you are interested please email your name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org; explaining to what level you would like to be involved.
With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.