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AUGUST 2018.

Saturday Flu Clinic dates.

Heckington 29/9/18 and 20/10/18.

Sleaford 6/10/18 and 10/11/18.

Please note that there are 2 flu vaccines this year and if you are over 65 years of age will be receiving a TRIVALENT VACCINE.

PLEASE help us to help you;

Please be aware that if you are 10 minutes late then you will be asked to re-book or sit and wait so that patients that arrive on time can be seen.

Please be aware that if you do not attend appointments on multiple occasions then you will first receive a letter and then asked to re-register at an alternative practice.

Please be aware that any prescription advice given from a hospital appointment can take 7 days to process but you may also be asked to be seen if the clinician needs to discuss further.

Please be aware that this Practice has not yet signed up to the Electronic Prescription Service so cannot process requests from online pharmacies.

 

Please note the next Practice Training afternoon is on 13th September 2018.

 

 

We have been accepted to host Nursing students from Lincoln University.

A warm welcome to Katherine Wilkinson our new Nurse Practitioner who brings a lot of experience to our Team. She commences in post on 31/7/18.

We have been allocated 8 Medical Students this year from Nottingham Medical School and the first two will be with us from 17/7/18.

A warm welcome to Felicity Hoskins and Natasha Jewa who will be with us for four weeks from 17/7/18 ,Mr Timothy Davis who will be with us for 4 weeks from 13/8/18 and Miss Eleanor Plews who will be with us for 4 weeks from 10/9/18.

 

Further developments include;

1.Twice monthly Ultrasound clinics in the former police station.Any bookings for this service will need to be made after a Clinician appointment initially.

2.Three days a week physiotherapy also in the former police station[Tuesdays,Thursdays and Fridays].Any appointments for this service will need to be made after an initial Clinican[Doctor or Nurse Practitioner]  assessment.

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person.   For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.

 
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