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Seasonal Flu Clinics

The seasonal flu clinics will be running from 22nd September 2018.   This year there are three categories of vaccines.  There is a vaccine for the Over 65’s, a vaccine for the 18-64 age group and the nasal spray vaccine for children age 2-17 years.  Eligible children under 2 can have a flu vaccination by injection.  We will be offering each vaccination as soon stock is delivered. 

Children aged 2-3 years will all be offered a nasal flu vaccine as part of the national immunisation schedule. Delivery of the children’s nasal flu vaccine is anticipated in mid October. 

Flu Clinic Dates

Who can attend?

13th October 2018

All adults over 18 years

20th October 2018

All adults over 18 years

Children’s appointments will be offered when vaccine delivery is confirmed

27th October 2018

All adults over 18 years

Children’s appointments will be offered when vaccine delivery is confirmed


Information about the flu vaccine is available on NHS Choices. Please follow the link below.


Marie Rouse

Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Diabetes Specialist Nurse

The Practice is pleased to announce Marie Rouse joined the surgery on 3rd September.  Marie is a very experienced and highly qualified nurse who will be helping us develop our diabetic service.  Marie will also be able to see patients with minor illness queries. 

Help beat back to school bugs! 

No sooner do the kids start a new term than they pick up some lurgy or other. 

Coughs and colds, upset tummies, sickness bugs and headlice are among some of the main culprits. All of which can be treated at home with basic medicine available from your local pharmacy - no GP appointment or prescription required! 

Simple steps such as stocking up on self-care essentials can help you treat minor illnesses at home. 

  • pain relief (paracetamol and ibuprofen) 
  • cough and cold remedies
  • upset stomach treatment
  • heartburn and indigestion treatment
  • first aid kit

Save yourself time, and save the NHS money, see your pharmacist.

For further information on treatment of common childhood illnesses you can view or download the local NHS ‘Your Guide to Childhood Illnesses’.  A handy guide on common childhood illnesses for parents of children under six, it also has information about spotting the signs of a serious illness and local NHS services.

link to the guide is:

Heading off to university or have children starting university?

Whether you’re a fresher or heading into your final year, or a parent of a university student, we have a few basic health care tips for students.

1. Get the ACWY vaccine – it protects against four different strains of the meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia): A, C, W and Y. Ask your GP practice for the vaccine.

2. Register with a GP when you get to university. You never know when you might need medical help. If you take any regular medicines that are only available on prescription, for example the contraceptive pill, make sure you have enough to last the term or until you can register with a doctor close the university.

3. Take a first aid kit with you. It might not be the most exciting thing to pack but a first aid kit with plasters, painkillers, treat for upset stomachs, thermometer, tweezers, insect bite cream or spray and antiseptic cream is a good start.

You can also download the handy 'Student guide to local NHS services' here:

Changes to Patient Online Access

A new version of the Patient Access service was launched on the 30 May 2018.  There have been some reports of patients having some problems when they first try to log in. Most issues are around the user ID, previously saved passwords and shared email addresses. For security reasons these need to be entered when logging in to the website for the first time and an individual email address is needed.

Please note that the patient access website is third party software and changes or updates are run by an NHS contracted IT provider.  We understand the frustrations that come with any changes but the staff at the surgery will do their best to help you get set up and to resolve any problems you may have.  All issues that patients share with the surgery will be fed back to the IT provider. 

At our CQC inspection in 2015 the practice was rated as OUTSTANDING. Only 3% of practices in the country have been given the same rating. 

To view our report please click here for the link

For emergencies, please call 999

For other medical matters when the surgery is closed please call 111

 Saturday morning clinics and early morning appointments are available for our extended hours surgeries.

Extended Hours surgery

Saturday Mornings clinics will be scheduled on the following dates:

22nd September 2018, 29th September 2018.

Fortnightly Wednesdays and Fridays



Repeat Prescriptions

Please order repeat prescriptions by using patient online system or drop/post a request into the surgery.


NHS Health Check appointments are currently available on some Saturdays.  Some Thursday afternoon appointments are also available.  Call us to check if you are eligible and get your free Health Check booked.


Over the Counter Medication

Firs House Information Booklet

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