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Flu Clinics 2018

Our Flu clinics will be held on:

Friday 5th October 2018 & Friday 9th November 2018

between 9.30am - 12.30pm  and  2.30pm - 5.00pm

You are eligible to receive the flu vaccine from the practice if you are:

- Over 65 years old

- Under 65 years old and are in any of the following at risk groups:

  • Chronic Respiratory Disease
  • Chronic Heart Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Chronic Neurological Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppression - patients undergoing chemotherapy or those on medication that suppresses their immune system.
  • Asplenia
  • Pregnant women
  • Morbid Obesity - BMI>40

- Preschool children (DOB 2/7/14 - 1/9/16) -clinics have been set up with our Treatment Room Nurses. Parents/guardians will receive letters inviting them to contact the surgery to make a suitable appointment.

- Primary School children will be offered the vaccine in school.

NB: FLUAD Vaccination for patients aged 65 years old and over.                               This year patients aged 65 years and over will be offered the FLUAD vaccination.          As stated in recent press releases practices are receiving this vaccination in staggered deliveries which means our supply may run out during our clinics.                                If this happens we will have to ask you to return for the vaccine when we receive our next delivery.

Window blind safety

Information on window blind safety at www.makeitsafe.org.uk

More information at the Child Accident Prevention Trust- search blind cord safety at www.capt.org.uk

or The Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents www.rospa.com/campaigns

Stay well this winter

The Public Health Agency are promoting the Stay Well Campaign this winter. This is an updated version on last year's campaign Choose well.

Further details can be accessed through the minor illness section.

Help for Dementia Patients and their Carer

Carers programme ARDS

ALERT- BOGUS TEXT MESSAGES

The HSCB has been made aware of instances on 23/24 August where 3 patients of a Belfast GP practice received text messages indicating that their registration with the practice was abouit to lapse and that they should phone the number provided within the message. this was a mobile number which, when called, was "not recognised".

The Belfast practice does not currently use text messaging to communicate with patients and has no idea who is contacting the patients or how their phone numbers were obtained.

If you know of any similar incidents please report them to the practice as we also do not use text messaging to contact patients.

How long should I keep my child off school?

Check out the recommendations from the Health Protection Agency below.

Guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings

Health News from the BBC and the NHS

BBC Health
NHS Choices Behind the Headlines
 
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