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Whilst we’ve received information that all 50-64 year olds may be eligible for a free flu vaccination as part of plans to protect more people against seasonal flu, these free vaccinations will be subject to vaccine delivery later in the year.
This allows us (GP’s and community pharmacists) to focus on those who are in an at risk group, such as pregnant women and people with long term health conditions. They will be given priority and offered the vaccine first; if you are in this category you will be contacted.
If you are aged 50-64 and not in one of the at risk categories you will be made aware in the coming months if you will be able to attend for vaccination. If the programme is extended this is likely to be November or December.
In the treatment rooms our team of nurses, health care assistants and phlebotomists provide a range of services for minor injuries, wound care, immunisations, blood tests, health check, blood pressure testing, cervical smears, ear syringing and travel clinics.
The nursing team also hold regular specialist clinics offering monitoring, support and advice in the following areas:
A weekly community clinic has been set up at the Withywood Centre for people with lower leg wounds. During the clinics, patients can receive compression therapy or other lower leg treatments, with support from our friendly nurses and volunteers, whilst enjoying a cup of tea and socialising with other people experiencing the same condition. To support the initiative, Bristol Ageing Better has commissioned Age UK Bristol to provide volunteer support and to arrange patient transport.
Patients can attend the clinic instead of their usual weekly appointment at the GP surgery. The clinic is being piloted for 12 months, beginningvApril 2017. It is organised by South Bristol Primary Care Collaborative and supported by Bristol Ageing Better.
The clinics take place every Thursday morning from 09.30am in the Withywood Centre, with more to follow in Knowle at a later date. If you are interested in attending, please contact your GP practice nursing team to find out more.
Services that are accessible through the surgery include:
If you are travelling abroad you will need to read the information contained in the following link before booking an appointment with the nurse. If you contact the surgery to book an appointment the receptionist will ask if you have read the information, which country you are visiting and what vaccinations you require.
Below is a list of vaccinations and how long they will protect you for:
Hepatitis A - 1 dose will cover you for up to 1 year. If you receive a second dose within 6-12 months of your originally vaccination this will then protect you for 25 years.
Typhoid - 3 years
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio - 10 years
For information on foreign travel click here.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
We are unable to vaccinate against Yellow Fever. This vaccine can be obtained from foreign travel clinics.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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