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Did you know you can get 24 hour health advice, book appointments with your local GP practice and order repeat prescriptions via the NHS app?

The NHS app is free to download to your smart phone or tablet and is available from the App store or Google Play.

More information about the NHS app and how to register with and without photo ID is available in the videos below:

Flu Vaccine Delivery Delays

Practices across the UK have been informed today that flu vaccine deliveries from the supplier Seqirus are going to be delayed by at least one or two weeks due to “unforeseen freight challenges”. That means that UK General Practices will be without vaccines, possibly until the beginning of October. This is completely outside of their control.

Your GP practice will continue to work hard to change their existing plans and ensure that as soon as confirmed delivery dates are received patients will be contacted and appointments booked.

Urgent Information

There is a Global stock issue of blood bottles; therefore we have to reduce our appointments for blood tests in the interim.

Only urgent blood tests for essential monitoring will be booked.

If you feel you require an urgent blood test please speak to one of our receptionists and we will add you to the waiting list.  A clinician will review the clinical urgency and we will then inform you if you need to have a blood test.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

MWEB – Covid Vaccinations

5300 patients have been given their 1st vaccination so far. All of those registered patients aged over 75 have been vaccinated and all residents of care homes in our area have also been vaccinated.

We are told when there is a delivery and we arrange a clinic around this, often this can be with minimal notice. It could be the Pfizer vaccine or the Astra Zeneca vaccine.

The national vaccination programme is focused on the direct prevention of mortality and supporting the NHS and social care system. All patients have been prioritised into groups, starting with patients residing in care homes and patients aged over 80.

The decision about the priority order for which patients receive the vaccination first is made by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

You can read the full guidance on the prioritisation cohorts via the GOV.UK website.