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NHS Flu Programme 2017

This seasons flu vaccination programme has started with our first flu clinic running from Thursday 28th September.  Please telephone the surgery to book your flu vaccination and hear details of further flu clinics. The NHS Flu Vaccination is available to patients listed below:-

  • anyone aged 65 and over
  • patients with diabetes
  • pregnant women
  • children and adults with an underlying health condition (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • children and adults with weakened immune systems.

The child Flu nasal spray vaccination is also available to children aged two and three years old (but not four years or older) on 31st August 2017.   School aged children in clinical risk groups may also be offered the vaccination.  For those children aged four years and over in reception, school years 1, 2, 3 and four the vaccination will be offered at school.

NHS Shingles Programme 2017

Patients become eligible on and after their 70th birthday for the shingles vaccination.  The eligibility cohort this year applies to all patients aged 70,71,72,73,74 and 75 year olds born before or on 1st September 1942.  It is also available to patients aged 79,78.  For those who are born after 2nd Sept 1942 aged 75,76,77 you will become eligible on your 78th birthday.  The vaccine is not available for those aged 80 years and over.

 

Private Prescriptions 
Please be advised that prescriptions issued by a Private Consultant cannot be converted into NHS Prescriptions. You need to take your Private Presciption to a Chemist who will advise you of the charge. Even if this is high, we are not allowed by new NHS rules to issue them.

GP Registrars

Training of Doctors

This practice has been accredited as being suitable for the training of those doctors intending to become general practitioners.

This means that the practice and doctors have had to achieve a number of standards which have been assessed by the Deanery for Kent, Surrey and Sussex, acting on behalf of the National Training Organisation.

These are some points for your information:

  • Those doctors training to become GPs are called GP Registrars. They are employed by the practice.
  • The GP Registrar is a fully qualified doctor who is likely to have a lot of experience of hospital medicine.
  • Sometimes other doctors are also trained and supported in the practice.
  • If you are seeing a Registrar, you can expect to receive the quality of service you would get from your own GP. If you have any concerns, please mention this to a member of staff.
  • In order for the Registrars to successfully complete their training, they need to be assessed on their consulting skills. This is done by the appointed assessors viewing a video of the registrars consultations. You may be asked for your permission to have your consultation recorded in this way. If you agree, you will need to give your written permission by signing a consent form available at reception desk, which will be offered to you. If the doctor appears to be recording your consultation and you have not signed a consent form, you should indicate this to him or her immediately. The recording will be used for educational purposes only. Further information about this process and the confidentiality of it, can be obtained from the reception staff.
  • To ensure that the practice continues to meet the standards of training in the KSS Deanery, it and the doctors will be subject to regular inspection visits (normally every three years) At this inspection another doctor will assess the quality of the patient records. If you do not want your own record to be available for inspection, then please inform the practice of your wishes, and they will be respected. Please ask any member of the reception staff if further information is needed.
  • In addition to training Registrars, the surgery also occasionally provides training to medical students, usually in their final year of training. These students may be present at your consultation, but only with your permission. If you do not wish the student to be present, please advise the GP.


 
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