Monthly Archives: September 2019

Our next staff training and Shut down day

In order to give you the highest level of Care we undertake regular staff training days, when we review our systems, procedures and practices.

It is very important that both Clinical and Administrative staff get the opportunity to update their skills and knowledge.

Our next training day is Tuesday 3 October 2019. On the day we will close at 11:00hrs and reopen at 15:00hrs.

Please call 999 for any emergencies or 111 for triage.  If you call the surgery while we are closed you will be directed to Devon Doctors.

Flu Vaccinations

Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.

You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:

  • are 65 years of age or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • or have a serious long-term health condition, including:
    • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma
    • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
    • chronic kidney disease
    • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
    • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease
    • diabetes
    • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
    • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS
    • being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)
  • eligible children who are aged 2 and 3 on 31st August 2019 – that is, children born between September 1 2015 and August 31 2017
  • Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on August 31 2019. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice.
  • Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be offered their vaccination in school. In a couple of areas it might be offered in primary care settings.

Flu Clinics are currently available on the following dates:

  • Saturday 14th September @ 09:00-12:30 – Over 65s Only
  • Saturday  21th September @ 9:00 – 12:30 – Over 65s Only
  • Saturday 28th September @ 9:00 – 12:30 – Over 65s Only ( St Thomas and Exwick)
  • Saturday  12th October @ 9:00 – 12:30 – Under 65s and Over 65s ( St Thomas and Exwick)
  • Saturday 26th October @ 9:00 – 12:30 – Under 65s and Over 65s ( St Thomas and Exwick)

If you have any queries please contact the surgery.

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