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FLU CLINICS

This years Saturday Flu Clinics for all eligible patients will be:

Saturday 12th October 2019, 08:00 - 12 noon

and

Saturday 26th October 2019, 08:00 - 12 noon

To check if you are eligible, please follow this link:

 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/

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Notification Regarding Break-In on 26th August 2019

 

The Partners wish to bring to your attention the details surrounding a break-in which took place at the surgery in the early hours of Monday 26th August 2019 and to reassure you that we have taken all steps necessary to ensure that this is not repeated.

Unfortunately, as a result of the break in, some signed patient prescriptions were removed from the surgery. These contained the following patient identifiable and other data: name, address, date of birth, age and medication.

We have taken this breach very seriously and have reported the incident to all relevant parties including our Commissioners, NHS England and the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Since the break-in we have strengthened and reinforced the protection to the doors both outside and within the Practice and have changed the cupboards and locks. We would like to reassure you that our patient’s safety is paramount to us. The break-in was reported to the police as soon as it had been discovered and they are investigating this fully.

The prescriptions boxes have since been found and recovered by the Police.

Hopefully this will give you reassurance of our continued efforts


The NHS APP is now available at this surgery. Please see the Further Information column for more details



If you are struggling to make arrangements to get to an appointment, we have been advised of a local community car service. For more information please call 01908 670309 or email sarah.thurstans@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

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Booking Of GP Appointments

 Ashfield Medical Centre use a Triage Appointment System.

Calls made between 08:00 and 10:00 will receive a telephone call back from a GP who will book an appointment as necessary. All over 75's and under 1's will automatically be booked an appointment.


Do you need medical attention fast, but it's not an emergency? Please use the 111 Service. To get more information, please see our 'When we are closed/111 service' section on our 'Opening Times' page.


If you need help/advice with a certain medical problem, please see below for some 'Useful Links'.


Choose Well

Introduction
If you are feeling unwell but you are not sure of the best course of action to take, then our simple Choose Well guide will help you decide. There are a range of local NHS services to choose from and you don't always need to see a GP or go to A&E.

Self Care - This is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses, ailments and injuries. A range of common illnesses and complaints can be treated with a well stocked medicine cabinet and plenty of rest. Click here for more information about self care

111 Service - This is a new NHS telephone number being introduced to help make it easier for you to access local health services.  You can now call 111 when you need medical help fast, but it is not a 999 emergency.

You will be assessed, given advice and directed straightaway to the local service that can help you best.  That could be A&E, an Urgent Care Centre or Minor Injuries Unit, an out of hours GP, community nurse, emergency dentist or a late opening pharmacist.

You can ring the 111 number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Calls from landlines and mobile phones are free.

Pharmacy - Your local chemist can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints, without having to wait for a GP appointment or go to your A&E. Click here for more information about your local Pharmacies

GP services - Your GP can help if you have an illness or injury that won’t go away. Simply make an appointment.   

GP out of hours service - If it’s an emergency and you need care after hours, call your GP surgery and listen to the message which will let you know what to do.

Walk in centres and minor injuries - There are a number of walk in centres in the area. Click here for more information.

Accident and Emergency - An emergency is a critical or life-threatening situation, and A&E departments or the 999 ambulance service should only be used in these situations. Click here for more information. 



 
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