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Our receptionists are here to help you get to the right service. Please don't be offended if they ask what the problem is when you call to make an appointment.

The receptionist might suggest other professionals that could help you better such as:

  • Opticians
  • Pharmacist
  • Nurse
  • Family services
  • Support groups

Christmas and New Year Opening hours

Changes to our our opening hours over the Christmas period are

  • Christmas Eve – St Chads, 8.30 – 1pm, Chase Town 7am – 12pm, Burntwood 7am – 6.30pm
  • Closed Christmas Day and Boxing day
  • Closed New Years Day

If you need to see a doctor when we are  closed, please call 111

Vaccinations

Its that time of year where viruses like to come out and play havoc with our health.  We

are contacting patients who are eligible for Flu and Shingles vaccinations. 

Flu Vaccination

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk.

This is to help protect them against catching flu and developing serious complications.

 You should have the flu vaccine if you:

  • are 65 years old or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or another long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer's allowance, or you're the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

Shingles Vaccination

You're eligible for the shingles vaccine if you are aged 70 or 78 years old.

In addition, anyone who was previously eligible (born on or after 2 September 1942) but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday.

When you're eligible, you can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year.

The shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS to anyone aged 80 or over because it seems to be less effective in this age group.

Missed Appointments

Thank you to all the patients who attended their appointments in the month of November 2019. Unfortunately 428 appointments were wasted due to non-attendance.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible so that we are able to offer it to someone else.

Your co-operation is much appreciated.

 

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