Flu clinics this year will be run on an appointment only basis. These will be available to book online, via text message or by emailing us or phoning us at the surgery
To book a slot online you will need to be signed up to Patient access (ask at reception if you are not already signed up for this)
We will be sending out text messages in mid-August and all you will need to do is reply to our message with a preferred date and time for your slot. You will then receive another text with the date and time of your appointment.
If you email us at email@example.com please provide us with your preferred choice of date and approximate time we will reply by the same method with an appointment date and time.
You will also be able to phone us at the surgery to book a slot but we would encourage you to use the above methods first if possible.
We will not be able to offer you a flu vaccination during routine clinic reviews and will only be offering flus at the pre-set clinics at this stage. We may review this in late November.
If you are housebound we will be contacting you to arrange to visit to give you your flu vaccination.
The clinics will be available for booking 2 weeks prior to the relevant clinic date – please do not try to pre-book before this
It will be most important that patients who aren’t eligible for a flu vaccine do not request one. The appointment book will be carefully checked prior to the date and anyone who is not eligible will have their slot cancelled. We cannot make any exceptions to this rule.
The first few clinics will be for the over 65’s only as we will not have any stock for the under 65’s until the beginning of October.
Each appointment is for one person only and families will not be able to go in together unless they are carers Patients will be asked to only enter the building at their appointment slot time and not before and to be fully prepared with their arm bared if possible. Face coverings must also be worn. Any patient turning up early must wait in their car
Clinic dates are as follows and are all at the Glebe Practice
Wednesday 16th September 8am -6pm (over 65s only) – available for booking from 2nd September
Wednesday 23rd September 8am -6pm (over 65s only) – available for booking from 9th September
Wednesday 14th October 8am -8pm (mixed clinics) – available for booking from 30th September
Saturday 17th October 9am -1pm (mixed clinics) – available for booking from 3rd October
Wednesday 18th November 8am -6pm (mixed clinics)- available for booking from 28th October
Eligibility is as follows:
Chronic heart disease
Most asthmatics are NOT included in the at risk group unless they are on high dose steroids.
NHSE have not yet released any information regarding the Covid over 50’s flu plan. Our flu stock is not to be used for this cohort and stock for this is likely to be NHSE centralised stock. We therefore will not be offering the flu vaccine to any over 50’s in these set clinics unless they fit one of the above criteria. Again there will be no exception to this rule.
Children aged 2 years to 4 years will be contacted separately to arrange a flu vaccination – please do Not book them into any of the above clinics ( Under 5’s do not need to wear a face covering)
There will be a one way system in operation during these clinics and social distancing rules will apply. Face coverings must be worn during your time in the building. If you do not have a face covering unfortunately you will be turned away and asked to rebook an appointment slot at another time.
IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND YOUR APPOINTMENT, PLEASE REMEMBER TO CANCEL IT TO ALLOW US TO OFFER IT TO ANOTHER PATIENT.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN A FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT AT THE SURGERY OR NEED TO COME TO COLLECT A PRESCRIPTION, PLEASE WEAR A FACE COVERING BEFORE YOU ENTER THE SURGERY. THIS CAN BE A MASK OR A SIMPLE FACE COVERING SUCH AS A SCARF. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OF AGE
With IMMEDIATE effect we have now turned off on line appointment
booking due to the Covid – 19 outbreak.
All appointments at The Glebe Practice need to booked direct with our reception teams in order for us to ensure that patients have not had any contact with any potential Covid-19 carrier.
Please DO NOT come to the surgery unless you have been told to by a receptionist or health care professional to do so. Routine appointments with a GP will now, in the first instance be done over the telephone. All Walk in style clinics have been cancelled. Where an individual has an urgent illness that needs to be seen on the day- these will be sorted through a triage system. You will be asked by reception whether you have a high temperature or new continuous cough and the nature of your illness. Nurse Practitioners and GP’s will then contact you over the phone individually and you may be asked to attend for an appointment. As far as routine reviews are concerned for example medication reviews or diabetic reviews, these will be also be carried out using telephone consultations to limit exposure to both staff and patients. You will be contacted by a member of staff to advise you. Please do not worry about having to see a nurse or doctor about having medication re authorised as this will be done for you to ensure that you do not run out. Nurses will continue treatment room services but you will be contacted prior to your appointment to ensure that you do not have any symptoms of Coronavirus. These include childhood immunisation, depot contraception, zoladex, prostap and other injections as well as dressings. For blood tests- We will be doing some blood tests that are considered essential such as for individuals currently having cancer treatment, bloods needed to monitor patients taking certain drugs and bloods needed for an acute illness. You will not be required to attend for a blood test that is purely for a review or NHS health check. Non urgent bloods will recommence once the risk from Coronavirus subsides. Again do not attend if you are suffering a continuous cough or fever.
Coronavirus / COVID-19 Advice
If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new, continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days. Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice. If you live with other people, they should also stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or cannot go online.
For the latest COVID-19 advise please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
How long to stay at home
- if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
If you are self-isolating:
- Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
- Stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible
- Sleep alone, if that is possible
- Wash your hand regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water
- Stay away from vulnerable adults such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible
Follow this link for the most up to date information regarding Coronavirus.