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Seasonal Flu Information

The free flu vaccination is important and available to the over 65’s, adults and children over 6 months of age who are at risk because of existing medical conditions, carers, pregnant women and children aged 2 to 4 years.

If you need any further information about the flu virus and the vaccination process please see the links below

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FLU Vaccinations

 

We have now completed all the flu clinics for this year. The uptake has been very good, however we still have plenty of vaccinations in stock (if you were unable to attend a clinic) so please reminded that the adult vaccine can be given up until 01/03/15 for anyone who meets the criteria below.  

 

If you qualify and would still like a vaccination please call the surgery to book a nurses appointment and let them know it is for flu vaccination.

 

You will qualify for a flu jab if you are:

  • are 65 years of age or over 
  • are pregnant
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  •  receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact or a social care worker 
  • are 2,3 or 4 years old.
  • or suffering from a chronic illness; chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as asthma (that requires inhaled or tablet steroid treatment or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis, chronic heart disease, such as heart failure, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis, chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease or motor neurone disease, diabetes, problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed or a weakened immune system due to conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or as a result of medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week – 25th – 31st January 2015

Cervical screening rates are falling nationally year on year, and coverage sits around 78% across England.  However coverage is as low as 62% in some local areas.  In addition the incidence of cervical cancer has increased by more than 50% over the past decade for women under 40 from 12.5/100,000 in 2000/2 to 19.2/100,000 women in 2009/11 .  Cervical cancer is preventable by regular attendance for screening tests.  If you think you are due for a screening or have any concerns or queries please speak to a member of the nursing staff during your next appointment or request a telephone consultation at the surgery.

"Striving Towards Excellence"

How do patients rate our doctors and nurses? See the Lister House Surgery Patient Survey 2013:

What is A Carer?

If you look after someone who cannot manage without your help because of age, illness or disability If you give, or plan to give, someone regular and substantial amounts of unpaid care or support ...then you are ‘a carer’, and you are not alone.

(attr: Walsall Council)

As a carer
  • Do You Care? We do!Do you find it difficult to cope?
  • Are you aware of what help there is for Carers?
  • Do you know what statutory Rights you have?
Did you know
  • 16% of men and 24% of women aged 50-64 were carers in the SW of England.
  • Two fifths of carers aged 75 or over provided 50 or more hours care per week.
  • A Carers Grant is available from the Local Authority.
  • There is a Carers website to provide guidance and help for anyone who is a Carer.

For Further information, help or support contact Carers Direct

Free phone: 0808 802 02 02

Carers UK website

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