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Drop in Flu Clinic 6.30pm to 7.30pm 11th December 2019  - Who needs protection against flu?

Flu is more likely to be serious if you have a long-term health condition, are pregnant, or are 65 or older. Every year in Wales three-quarters of a million people have a flu vaccine. If any of the following apply to you, you are more likely to get complications from flu. So even if you feel healthy, you should have a flu vaccine if:

You are pregnant

You are aged 65 or over

You live in a residential or nursing home

You have a heart problem

You have a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including asthma that needs regular steroid inhalers or tablets

You have kidney disease

You have lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid or cancer treatment)

You have liver disease

You have had a stroke (or mini stroke)

You have diabetes

You have a neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or post-polio syndrome

You have a problem with your spleen, for example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed

You have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more

Appointments

Our phone lines are open from 8:00am 

01970 624855

Non urgent advice can be found on www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk   

Click here to decide if you need an appointment or what kind  choosewellwales

Appointments with the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner

These are booked on the same day and only in special circumstances can be booked ahead.  When you call the surgery our receptionists will take your contact details and ask for a brief outline of the problem. The receptionist can then book you in with the right person for either a telephone appointment or an appointment to come in to the surgery.

 A standard appointment is for 10 minutes.

Appointments with Minor illness Nurses 

Defined as a new acute problem of less than two weeks duration and you have not already seen the nurse or doctor about it.

 Some of the minor illnesses they cover are:

  •  Coughs and colds
  •  Sore throats
  •  Chest infections
  •  Earache
  •  Hay fever
  •  In-growing toenail
  •  Insect bites
  •  Skin problems problems such as, psoriasis, eczema, rashes
  •  Urine infections (women only)
  •  Vaginal infections
  •  Sinusitis/Congestion

 

Appointments with Practice Nurse or Health Care assistants (HCA's)

Appointments with a practice nurse or HCA's can be booked up to 4 weeks in advance by telephone or by visiting reception. Our nurses and HCA's are able to provide the following services: (More information under Clinics and Services).

  • Family Planning Checks and Advice
  • Asthma and COPD clinics
  • Diabetic Clinic
  • Coronary Heart Disease Monitoring
  • Cervical Smear Clinics
  • Ear Syringing
  • Travel Clinics and Immunisations
  • Wound Care, Dressings and removal of Stitches

Cancellations

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.

 
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