FLU VACCINE CLINICS 2019
FOR PATIENTS AGED UNDER 18
Children's nasal vaccine is not expected to be available until the end of October, please continue to check this website for updates.
FOR PATIENTS AGED 18 - 64 - APPOINTMENT ONLY
Book now if you match the following criteria:
- Those who have certain medical conditions - including chronic respiratory disease, chronic heart disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, chronic neurological conditions, diabetes, spleen problems, weakened immune systems
- Those who are very overweight - BMI over 40
- Living in a residential care home
- A main carer
- A Healthcare worker
- Pregnant women, including those who become pregnant during the flu season.
Clinics starting from MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER, day and early evening appointments.
FOR PATIENTS AGED 65 AND OVER
We are holding 2 Saturday flu clinics for any patient aged 65 and over, please see below for suggested timings.
Please come on the following dates, at the time suggested by your surname initial.
|Timings for clinics on Sat 21st Sept and Sat 12th Oct (See below for timings)||Sat 21st September - ONLY patients aged over 65||Sat 12th October - ONLY patients aged over 65|
|09:00 - 09:30||A -B||L - N|
|09:30 - 10:00||C - E||O - R|
|10:00 - 10:30||F - H||S|
|10:30 - 11:00||I - K||T - Z|
|11:00 - 11:30||L - N||A - B|
|11:30 - 12:00||O - R||C - E|
|12:00 - 12:30||S||F - H|
|12:30 - 13:00||T - Z||I - K|
Please do not arrive before 9am!
Patients who are 65 and over will have their pulse checked to ensure it is regular, to reduce the risk of stroke.
The WaitLess app helps you find the quickest access to the best care in east Kent, Dorset and Northampton.
If you require urgent treatment, WaitLess provides all the information you need about health services for non-life-threatening emergencies.
FREE to download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
For more info please visit: https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/service/waitless-2/
Your NHS and What it Costs
Improving access to General Practice Services
We are working to improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends. If you would like to be offered one of these appointments, please ask.
These appointments may be at a different site; for example, Victoria Hospital - Wimborne.
Want to make changes to your lifestyle, but don't know where to start?
LiveWell Dorset is a service for people living in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset to access health and wellbeing information, advice, support and referrals into stopping smoking, physical activty, weight management and alcohol reduction.
Find out more on 0800 8401 628
Or visit the website at http://www.livewelldorset.co.uk/
Dorset Diabetic Eye Screening Programme
From 1st April 2017 the Diabetic Eye Screening Service in Dorset will be administered by a new provider, Health Intelligence. All patients who use the Diabetic Eye Screening Service, will be contacted inviting them to attend their next screening appointment If you use this service, you do not need to take any specific actions. NHS England will ensure that your individual data and screening history is held securely and only accessible by the healthcare professionals directly involved in your care. Health Intelligence will only access information that is relevant to your individual healthcare. The information will not be used for any other purpose.
Wessex Healthier Together
The healthier together programme was instituted with the aim to improve the care provided to children and young people within the Dorset, Hampshire and Isle of Wight regions.
This programme’s main purpose is to provide effective communication between healthcare services in order to allow parents to feel they are receiving consistent and helpful advice, it also allows parents to feel in control of whether they need to ask for further advice regarding a situation or whether they are able to deal with it in the confines of their own homes.
Useful information provided on this website includes but isn’t limited to –
- Advice on maintaining healthy during pregnancy
- All the advice you need when caring for a new baby
- Guidance on who the best person to speak to it is when concerned regarding your child.
- The common childhood symptoms explained
How to access this information/- www.what0-18.nhs.uk/