For most people flu is an unpleasant illness that is not serious. However, some people are more likely to develop potentially serious complications. Free flu vaccination is offered on the NHS to these people to help protect them against flu and from developing serious complications.
You may be eligible for a free flu vaccination if:
- You are aged 65 years or older
- You are pregnant
- You are in an 'at risk' group
- You are aged 2, 3 or 4 years
Being in an at risk group means that you have a certain medical or long term condition that has an increased risk of complications. The at risk groups are:
- People with chronic chest problems
- People with chronic heart, kidney, liver, or neurological disease
- People with diabetes
- People with immunosuppression
- Pregnant women
- People with no spleen or reduced spleen function
If you answer yes to one of the following questions, inform the practice nurse before you have the vaccination:
- Have you ever had a reaction to a flu vaccination in the past?
- Are you feeling unwell at the moment and/or do you have a raised temperature?
- Are you allergic to hens’ eggs?
- Are you allergic to antibiotics?
- Are you breast-feeding?
Most people do not experience any complications or symptoms after their vaccination, but as with all medicine, side effects are possible. Some of these side effects are:
- Muscle pain, joint pain
- Fever, generally feeling unwell, shivering, tiredness
- Local reactions: redness, swelling, pain, bruising, hardness around the area where the vaccine is injected
These reactions should resolve themselves within one or two days. If you suffer from a side effect that concerns you, please do not hesitate to contact the GP.
The flu is not just a bad cold.
The flu can be serious for everyone, not just the elderly or the seriously ill.
Everyone can be affected by the flu, even those with very healthy life styles.
The flu can be spread by people even if they do not show symptoms.
People who have already received the vaccination may still need it again, as the virus can change.
You can not get the flu from the vaccine itself, as it does not contain live versions of the virus.
If you require any further information, the NHS website on the flu is available here - http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Flu/Pages/Introduction.aspx
New Urgent Care Centre - Oct 15
URGENT CARE CENTRE
The Clifton Nurse Access Point closes on 28 September 2015. Treatment Room and Phlebotomy Services will continue to be provided at Clifton Cornerstone.
In October 2015 the new NHS Urgent Care Centre will open at Seaton House, London Road, Nottingham NG2 4LA (next to the BBC building).
The centre will offer assessment and treatment for health conditions that are urgent but non-life threatening such as:
Minor burns and scalds
Minor head injury with no loss of consciousness
Skin infections and animal bites
Suspected broken bones, sprains and strains (X-ray will be available on-site)
Eye infections and minor eye injuries
No appointment is needed; just drop in between 7am and 9pm 365 days a year
The new NHS Urgent Care Centre will replace the existing NHS walk-in services:
Walk-in service at the Health Centre, Upper Parliament Street
The walk-in service will end 30th September.
The Health Centre premises will remain open to provide health services to patients registered with the Platform One Practice
Clifton Nurse Access Point, Clifton Cornerstone
The walk-in service will end on 28th September
Treatment Room (regular wound dressing service) and phlebotomy (blood testing) will continue to be provided from Clifton Cornerstone
Walk-in Centre, Seaton House, London Road
The current walk-in service will end on 30th September
The new NHS Urgent Care Centre will open from the same location on 1st October
For more information please contact NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group Patient Experience Team on 0115 8839570 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDICAL INTEROPERABILITY GATEWAY
From time to time it is helpful for us to be able to share information about your health and care requirements with other health organisations that are responsible for providing you with healthcare. Across Nottinghamshire we are introducing a new system called MIG (Medical Interoperability Gateway) which will enable us to make relevant medical information available from your GP record with other healthcare professionals who are providing you with direct care. The MIG allows for relevant information to be viewed by other healthcare professionals, however before your information is accessed you will be asked for your explicit consent. Examples of organisations that may access your GP health information include NEMS Out of Hours team, walk in centres and local A&E departments.
Sharing of information in this way is designed to ensure that the healthcare professionals looking after you have the most relevant information to enable them to provide you with the most appropriate care. The type of information shared is restricted and includes a summary of current problems, current medication, allergies, recent tests, diagnosis, procedures, investigations, risks and warnings – all this information is currently held in your GP system record.
We have automatically set up the sharing facility to allow your information to be made available via the MIG. Whenever a clinician from another healthcare organisation wishes to view your GP information via the MIG they will always seek your permission before doing so; if you say “NO” they will not be able to see any information and no data will be made viewable via the MIG.
If you have any concerns about the sharing of your information or do not want your information being made available via the MIG please ask to speak to Marion Tongue or Caroline Carter who can advise accordingly.
All patients have a named GP attached to their record. If you would like to know your named GP, please ask at Reception. Please be aware this is for admin purposes only and you can see any GP of your choice, when available.
This General Practice is research active
Conducting high-quality clinical research helps us to keep improving NHS care by finding out which treatments work best.
In this practice, you might be asked to take part in a clinical research study. Alternatively, ask our staff about clinical studies suitable for you.
Taking part in a clinical research study is voluntary and can be a rewarding experience.
To find local clinical research studies, go to: www.ukctg.nihr.ac.uk
To find out more about clinical research in the East Midlands visit: http://www.crn.nihr.ac.uk/east-midlands
To read about other patients who have benefitted from taking part in clinical research visit: http://www.crn.nihr.ac.uk/can-help/patients-carers-public/patient-stories/
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With effect from 3 November 2014, our patients will be able to choose a provider for this service. As we continue to undertake this work at the practice, and in view of the convenience, we will assume that patients will want to use John Ryle Medical Practice unless we are advised otherwise
ON LINE ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS.
In addition to booking appointments and ordering medication patients will also be able to access their Summary Patient Record, on line, from 31 March 2015. Patients wishing to register for this service must complete an application form available from the surgery and supply photo ID. Additionally, full GP2GP Electronic Transfer of Medical Records will commence at the practice in January 2015
IF YOU WOULD LIKE A CHAPERONE PRESENT DURING YOUR CONSULTATION
THEN PLEASE ADVISE THE RECEPTIONIST WHEN BOOKING YOUR APPOINTMENT OR WHEN CHECKING IN.
If you would like a language interpreter or a hearing languages interpreter, please ask at reception. We can also provide leaflets in other languages on request
If you require any vaccination relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.please call in to collect a Travel vacs form to be filled in and returned to the surgery prior to a appointment being given
or you may now fill in the Travel Health Questionnaine form on line(details below)
Travel Health questionnaire
to help us to offer the appropriate advice please fill out the online form and bring into the surgery prior to a appointment being given
It is important to do this as early as possible at least 6-8 weeks before you travel
Sexual Health Services
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Free Chlamydia Testing