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***Flu clinics now on for 2016***  Eligible patients can now book into one of our flu clinics, which are on Saturday 15 October 2016 and Saturday 22 October. The flu vaccine is offered free on the NHS annually to: 

  • anyone aged 65 and over*
  • pregnant women
  • children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • children and adults with weakened immune systems

*You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2016-17) if you will be aged 65 and over on March 31 2017 – that is, you were born on or before March 31 1952. So, if you are currently 64 but will be 65 on March 31 2017, you do qualify.

Under 18s will be sent a letter inviting them to book an appointment but otherwise, letters will not be sent out so if you think you are eligible for a vaccination, contact the surgery on 01952 432568 to book your appointment. Please call after 10.00 to avoid our busier times.

 

Named GP for all patients. From 1st April 2015, the practice is required under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP. If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery. Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor. This notice applies to all patients at Ironbridge Medical Practice, including children. Patients over 75 have already been informed of their own GP.

Please note the practice is closed from 12.30 on the following dates due to county wide staff training:-

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Patients will be covered by Shropdoc on these afternoons. You can contact them on 0333 222 6655.

 Pharmacy First Scheme

**This scheme applies only to patients who do not have to pay for prescriptions or who have a pre-paid certificate.**

 

From 1 October 2015 patients suffering from a number of common minor ailments will be advised of a new scheme whereby they can be seen by a participating pharmacist instead. The pharmacist can provide all the appropriate advice and treatment and the patient will not need to be seen by the GP unless the pharmacist feels it is advisable. Patients can self refer to this service, which is currently set to run until 30 September 2016, and will need to give the pharmacist their NHS number, proof of identity and proof of exemption from prescription charges.

 

Symptoms of the following conditions would fall under the scheme:

 

Bites/stings

Chickenpox

Colds/flu-like symptoms/nasal congestion

Cold sores

Conjunctivitis (acute)

Constipation (acute)

Cough

Cystitis

Dermatitis/dry skin/allergic type skin rash

Diarrhoea (acute)

Earache

Fever management

Fungal skin infections

Hayfever (seasonal allergic rhinitis)

Haemorrhoids

Headache/migraine

Heartburn/indigestion

Infant colic

Mouth ulcers

Nappy rash

Oral thrush

Scabies

Sore throat

Sprains and strains

Teething

Threadworms

Vaginal thrush

Warts and verrucas

 

Participating pharmacies include:

 

A S Kitching Ltd, Oakengates

Anstice Pharmacy, Madeley

Aqueduct Pharmacy

Asda Pharmacy, Malinsgate

Asda Pharmacy, Donnington Wood

Boots The Chemist, Newport

Boots The Chemist, Forge Retail Park

Boots The Chemist, Telford Town Centre

Boots The Chemist, Wellington

Boots The Chemist, Shawbirch

Ironbridge Pharmacy

Lawley Pharmacy

Lloyds Pharmacy, Oakengates

Lloyds Pharmacy, Webb House, Dawley

Lloyds Pharmacy, High Street, Dawley

Lloyds Pharmacy, Donnington

Lloyds Pharmacy, Chapel Lane, Wellington

Lloyds Pharmacy, Market Square, Wellington

Malinslee Pharmacy

Priorslee Pharmacy

Rowlands Pharmacy, Sutton Hill

Wellington Pharmacy, Wellington Medical Practice

Woodside Pharmacy

 

Sexual Health Services in Telford & Wrekin

The Sexual Health service provides a range of sexual health services to people of all ages in Telford & Wrekin.

There is no need for an appointment as the clinics operate on a ‘walk-in’ basis.

The aim is to raise awareness and prevention of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. They provide advice and access to contraception methods and treatments as well as treatment for STIs.

All consultations and treatments are free and confidential, even if you are under 16.

For more information, clinic venues and times please call

Sexual Health Service Free on: 0300 123 0994

or visit: www.STWsexualhealth.co.uk

Stop Smoking Service

Improve your chances of successfully going smokefree with advice and support from your local Stop Smoking Service.

To find out more information about your local stop smoking service, which offer both support and medication to help you quit,

Call: 01952 382 582

or visit: www.gosmokefree.nhs.uk

NHS Health Checks

Get your Free NHS Health Check in Telford

We are all at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease or dementia, but these diseases are preventable.

An NHS Health Check will assess your personal risk of developing one of these conditions, and give you advice and support to reduce your risk.

If you are aged 40 to 74 and you do not suffer from any of these conditions you will be invited by your G.P Practice to attend for an NHS Health Check.

If you do not want to wait for an invitation you can contact your G.P. practice and they will be able to arrange your appointment as long as you are eligible for the check.

For lots of information about what is involved and why you should book your NHS Health Check

Speak to your GP or visit: www.healthcheck.nhs.uk

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