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Flu Vaccine

We are now taking bookings for patients aged 65 years and over. Please contact the surgery to book your flu vaccination.

We will be inviting patients under 65 years very shortly.

Flu

 

The flu virus typically peaks during the winter months, the best way to help protect yourself and others from catching and spreading flu is to have the flu jab every year.

 

Flu strains can change from year to year, which means last year’s jab may not protect you from this year’s strains. The vaccine usually provides protection for the duration of that year's flu season.

 

Getting vaccinated is important each year but this year more than ever people are urged to have the vaccine in order to protect themselves, and the NHS, this winter.

 

Children aged 2 and 3 years old, plus all primary school aged children and school year 7 in secondary school, will be offered the nasal spray vaccination. The adult flu vaccine is offered free to those in groups at particular risk of infection and complications from flu.

  

Due to the pandemic, flu vaccination clinics may be held in a slightly different way this year. Clinic logistics are still being finalised and updated information will posted on our webpages when confirmed.

 

Flu vaccines will be released in batches, according to both availability and also the need to prioritise those most at risk. This means flu clinics will be staggered in the weeks ahead.

 

Those who do not fall within the eligible categories for a free NHS vaccination will be able to buy a flu vaccine from their local participating pharmacy.

The flu vaccination offers an important health protection. Flu can lead to existing health conditions getting worse or the development of an illness such as bronchitis or pneumonia, or it could even be fatal. A vaccination helps protect the health of a pregnant mother and her child.

WE NEED YOUR HELP:

To help us to make sure we are reaching all groups in our local communities, we are asking patients to check that we have recorded their ethnicity status in their records. If you are unsure that this information is recorded please contact the reception.

 

Important Information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

For the latest updates and information visit the UK Government coronavirus website.


Face coverings

 

The British Medical Association (BMA) has called for face coverings to become compulsory in GP practices, after the Government announced they will be mandatory in hospitals. This will apply from Monday 15th June. 

 

We kindly ask all patients and visitors attending the surgery to please wear a face mask or face covering. This can be a scarf or something similar, it doesn't have to be a medical grade face mask. This will help to reduce the spread of coronovirus. 

 

Please see the link below on different ways you can make your own face covering : 

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering

 

Thank you for your cooperation and support in fighting against the coronavirus.


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Coronavirus Advice in different languages

Please visit the Leicestershire CCG page link below for the latest guidelines in multi-lingual resources

https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus-information-in-different-languages-and-formats/


Symptoms and what to do


Do not leave your home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.


Read general information such as:


Advice for everyone
Advice for people at high risk
Symptoms and what to do
Self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms
Getting an isolation note


Keep antibiotics working.

KP ABAntibiotics only treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics do not work on viral infections such as colds and flu, most coughs, sore throats, earache and cases of sinusitis. Viral infections can be treated with a combination of self-care and over the counter medicines. Ask your community pharmacist for the best way to treat symptoms of a viral infection.

Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them might make you feel worse as you may experience side effects such as an upset tummy. It also puts you and your family at risk, and encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. This means that antibiotics may not work when you need them next time. Always take the advice of your doctor, nurse or healthcare professional on antibiotics.

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Early Bird Appointments.

You can now see a Healthcare professionals early mornings in certain circumstances.  These appointments are available during the following times:

  • Weekday Mornings:             7:00 am – 8:00 am

Veteran Friendly Practice.

Broom Leys Surgery has been accredited a veteran friendly GP practice.

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