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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'.


When We Are Closed

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It's not a 999 emergency, but you need medical help fast?
There is now a 111 number to call.

 

What is 111?

It is a new NHS telephone number that has been 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.

There is a typetalk service (18001 111) for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Why should I use it?

NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help - wherever you are, and whatever the time. So use your phone, not your feet. Using NHS 111 could save you valuable time by sign posting you to the appropriate service.

It can also help us free up 999 and local A&E departments so that they can focus on emergency cases.

How does it work?

111 will get you through to a team of highly trained advisers, who are supported by experienced nurses.  They will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, and give you the health care advice you need or direct you to the right local service.  The NHS 111 team will, where possible, book you an appointment or transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to.

If NHS 111 advisers think you need an ambulance, they will immediately arrange for one to be sent to you.

Calls to 111 are recorded.  All calls and the records we create are maintained securely, and will only be shared with others directly involved in your care.

When do I use it?

You should use the NHS 111 service if:

  • You need medical help fast, but it is not a 999 emergency.
  • You think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service.
  • You don't know who to call for medical help or you don't have a GP to call; or
  • You require health information or reassurance about what to do next. 


For less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.

If a health professional has given you a specific number to call when you are concerned about your condition, please continue to use that number.

For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999.

For more information please visit www.nhs.uk/111

 
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