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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.

When We Are Closed

223794If you call the surgery out-of-hours you will be asked to re-dial 111. This call is free. The new NHS 111 service replaces NHS Direct and can transfer you to Brisdoc, our out-of-hours service if required. The South Bristol Community Hospital at Hengrove Park (BS14 0DB) 0117 342 9692 is the local Urgent Care Centre and Minor Injuries Unit.

Local Patient Record Network

Grange Road Surgery is part of the Local Patient Record Network. This means that key areas of your medical record may be made available to approved local NHS hospitals and out-of-hours care providers who may be responsible for your care out of hours or in an emergency.

This information will only be accessed by trained staff and only with your consent (unless you are too ill to give it). We believe that sharing this information will improve the quality of healthcare you receive, when you need NHS treatment outside of the surgery, but the choice to share this information is yours.

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.  

 
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