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Flu season is approaching!

Please note we will be contacting patients who are eligible for the flu vaccine in the coming weeks. Our clinics will be held from October .  If you have a chronic disease, aged over 65yrs, a carer or pregnant you are eligible for the flu vaccine.  This year we are offering the QUADRIVALENT flu vaccine that protects against 4 types of flu.  Some other providers of the flu vaccine may not be able to offer this version and may still be offering the TRIVALENT vaccine which protects against 3 types of flu.  If you want to make an appointment for your flu vaccine contact the surgery.

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website

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