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FLU VACCINATION CLINICS

We have now held all our planned flu clinics. If you are, or will be, over 65 on 31st March 2019 please call the surgery to arrange an appointment for your flu vaccination. Please note that due to unprecedented demand we have exhausted our supplies of flu vaccinations for patients under 65. We will update this message should we manage to acquire more stock.

PRESCRIPTION CHANGES

From 12th November 2018 pharmacies can no longer request prescriptions on your behalf. Medication can be requested ONLINE, IN SURGERY or VIA FAX/LETTER. The surgery can not accept requests more than 7 days before you run out of medication. Please allow 3 working days for the Doctor to process your request. 

ID WILL BE NEEDED TO COLLECT ANYTHING FROM THE SURGERY

From 25 May 2018 photo ID will be required to collect prescriptions, med 3 (sick notes) letters, referral details or anything else from the surgery. If you wish someone to collect on your behalf please complete a consent form prior to this and return it to the surgery. Click to print a THIRD PARTY CONSENT FORMS.

SMS MESSAGING

We may sometimes inform you about your test results / diagnosis via text message. By giving the surgery your mobile number consent to receive information via text message is implied. If you do not wish the surgery to contact you or via text please inform reception. 

PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS

Please click here for more information on how to order your repeat prescription. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO EMAIL PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS. This is due to the fact that the email address is not secure and should not be used for patient sensitive information.

Emergency Treatment after RTA's.

If you are seen at the surgery for emergency treatment after a road traffic accident you will be required to pay a fee of £21.30 which can be claimed back under the drivers insurance, see the main page for Further Information 

YELLOW FEVER CENTRE

We are now a Yellow Fever Centre and can offer Yellow Fever vaccinations to anyone who requires this.  You do not have to be a patient here to receive a Yellow Fever vaccination. Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment with the nurse. The cost is £59 - this is for the vaccination and the certificate, payable in cash only at reception

LATE FOR AN APPOINTMENT - if you are late for the start of your appointment the clinician may not be able to see you. This is to reduce other patients wait time by sticking to their appointment times

UPCOMING CLOSURE DAYS

Please Click here for a full list of days the Surgery will be closed.

Out Of Hours SERVICE HAS CHANGED

The Out Of Hours service (OOH) has changed. Please call 111. Click here for more information.

Are You a Carer?

AS a carer you are entitled to a free flu vaccination. We will be contacting you shortly with details of our clinics or see in surgery for more details.

As a surgery we are committed to providing support to those who help others. From this we have teamed up with Northamptonshire carer’s service who can offer lots of help and support to those who are registered as carers.

Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you either complete the form and return it to surgery or pop into the surgery and let one of the receptionists know. We can then refer you to the Northamptonshire carers service who will then be in contact with you.

What services are offered

There is also wealth of information on NHS Website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the person you care for

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

  • Death and benefits

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Managing someone's legal affairs

    Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

  • Personal and household finance

    Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers.

  • Tax credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible

YOUNG CARERS 5-18 year olds

 
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