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Harleston Medical Practice
ADULT over 65 FLU CLINICS
This year our Adult over 65 flu vaccination clinic will be held on Saturday 14th September 2019 at Bullock Fair:
NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED - Simply turn up at your allotted time (as indicated below).
Saturday 14th September 2019
09:00am - 10:00am for patients with surnames beginning with the letters A-B
10:00am - 11:00am for patients with surnames beginning with the letters C-D
11:00am - 12:00pm for patients with surnames beginning with the letters E-G
12:00pm - 13:00pm for patients with surnames beginning with the letters H-K
14:00pm - 15:00pm for patients with surnames beginning with the letters L-M
15:00pm - 16:00pm for patients with surnames beginning with the letters N-R
16:00pm - 17:00pm for patients with surnames beginning with the letters S-T
17:00pm - 18:00pm for patients with surnames beginning with the letters U-Z
There are also limited Monday evening flu appointments available for workers. Please contact reception after 10am for details on: 01379 853217 option 6.
You qualify for an NHS flu jab if you are aged 65 or over on 31st March 2020, that is, you were born on or before 31 March 1955 or:
- you are pregnant or have:
- a heart problem
- a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis or emphysema
- a kidney disease
- lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
- liver disease
- had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
- a neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis (MS) or cerebral palsy
- a problem with your spleen, for example sickle cell disease or you have had your spleen removed
- you are morbidly obese with a BMI of 40 and above
You should also consider having the flu vaccine if you are:
- the main carer of an older or disabled person
- a household contact of an immunocompromised person
- a health or social care worker
Please note due to a delay in the manufacturing and availability of the vaccine for those under 65 we will not be able to offer vaccination for those under 65 during this clinic. Those affected will be invited as soon as these become available.
Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP Practice
Please see our guide to appointments at the foot of this page
Latest CQC Inspection and Rating
The Practice is pleased to have been rated as outstanding at our recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on 1st February 2019. This rating reflects the efforts the practice team have made over the last year to act upon patient feedback around access and also contacting the surgery by telephone with our new appointment and telephone systems. It also recognises our work on various areas of clinical focus such as sepsis and cancer screening uptake.
We acknowledge that there is scope for further improvement. We endeavour to improve patient satisfaction further and continue with existing and new areas of clinical focus based upon our patients health needs.
GDPR - Bounty Pregnancy and Parenting Club
You may be aware of a recent fine issued Bounty, a pregnancy and parenting club, by the Information Commissioner for sharing information with third parties without making the public aware. You can find more information by clicking this LINK. The practice takes privacy and lawful use of information seriously and works hard to ensure that our service providers, partners and suppliers are trustworthy and compliant and although the practice is not directly affiliated with Bounty, we have looked into the matter to provide our patients with reassurance.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do let us know.
New Phone System
Callers to the Practice will have the following options:
8.30-10am Option 1 to book a GP on the day appointment Option 2 to cancel an appointment
After 10am the Options are:
1 - Book an appointment, this can be an improved access appointment in the evenings or weekends, or to book an appointment with a nurse or for a blood test
2 - Cancel an appointment (this option is available 24 hours a day)
3 - Dispensary - for prescription queries, lines are open between 10.30am-12 noon and 2pm-4pm - please note repeat prescription requests cannot be taken over the phone
4 - Test results, lines are open from 11.30am
5 - Secretaries - for referral enquiries, lines are open between 10am and 3pm PLEASE NOTE SECRETARIES CANNOT BOOK APPOINTMENTS
6 - Reception - for general reception enquiries
7 - to hear these options again
If you do not have a touch tone phone please hold the line and you will be transferred to a member of our reception team.
Once an option has been selected you will be notified where you are in the queue.
The surgery has a new SMS messaging service which we will be using to keep patients updated and informed.