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NHS England have made an announcement in the press on 14th May regarding face to face appointments and open reception for patients.  Please bear with us whilst we put our systems in place.  For clarity, our Clinicians will continue to decide following a telephone consultation if you will need to be seen face to face.       

15th September 2021 - Closed for Training from 1pm for Staff Training

See Opening Times for monthly list. 

Covid Passports from Monday 17th May 2021 - see Home Page for Details

National data opt-out

The deadline to opt out of NHS digital sharing your identifiable patient data is the 1st September 2021.
 
Any data that NHS Digital collects will only be used for health and care purposes. It is never shared with marketing or insurance companies.
 
If you wish to opt out of this, you will be required to fill out a Type 1 Opt-out form. This can be found online by clicking on the below link: https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out Please return this form to the surgery.
If you are completing this for a child under the age of 13, you will be required to fill out the below form:
This needs to be emailed directly to the email listed on the form by the child's parents/carers

Shingles Vaccinations

Please visit the link below for the latest guidance on Shingles Vaccinations: 

Shingles vaccine overview - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Who can have the shingles vaccine?

You're eligible for the shingles vaccine when you're aged 70 to 79.

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 and over because it seems to be less effective in this age group.

Is there anyone who should not have the shingles vaccination?

There are 2 shingles vaccines available in the UK:

  • Zostavax, a live vaccine given as 1 dose
  • Shingrix, a non-live vaccine given as 2 doses

If Zostavax is not suitable for you, a GP or practice nurse will decide whether to offer you Shingrix instead.

You should not have the shingles vaccine if you've had a serious allergic reaction (including an anaphylactic reaction) in the past to a previous dose of the shingles vaccine, or to any of the ingredients in the vaccine, or to a previous dose of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine.

If you have a weakened immune system a GP or practice nurse will assess which vaccine is suitable for you. Discuss any health concerns with the GP or practice nurse before you have the vaccine.

Zostavax is not suitable for people who have a weakened immune system due to a condition, treatment or medicine.

The shingles vaccine and other vaccines

You can have a shingles vaccine at the same time as most other vaccines. But try to leave 7 days between the shingles vaccine and a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, so that if you have any side effects you'll know which vaccine they were from.

Get answers to shingles vaccine frequently asked questions (FAQs).



 
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