Flu Campaign 2018-2019
There are 2 flu vaccines for adults which will be available for our patients this year.
- Patients aged 18-65 years will receive Quadrivalent vaccine.
- Patients aged over 65 years will receive Adjuvanted Trivalent vaccine (aTIV).
Derwent Practice will be following the guidelines from NHS England and will be offering these to our patients as we receive delivery of them throughout September, October and November.
The delivery to us is going to be phased this year and as such we are following the guidance from NHS England and will offer the aTIV (over 65 years) to patients at a higher risk first and then subsequently as the vaccines are delivered to the next groups of patients.
The process this year will be quite different to how we have previously delivered the flu vaccine at Derwent Practice.
Patients will receive notification via text, letter or on their repeat prescription when they are eligible to book for a flu vaccine.
Changes to Gluten-Free Prescribing
Gluten-Free Information Letter for Patients
As recommended by NHS England we are offering shingles vaccinations to patients aged 70 with a date of birth between 2nd September 1943 to 1st September 1944. Eligible patients will receive a letter. There is also a catch-up programme for patient aged 78 to 79 with a date of birth between 2nd September 1934 and 1st September 1936. Eligible patients will not be sent a letter, but will be offered the vaccine when they attend the surgery.
Text Messaging Service
We send out appointment confirmation and reminders by text message. To be able to receive these please ensure that the Practice has an up-to-date mobile telephone number recorded for you. You can enter your mobile phone number using the questionnaire available on SystmOnline. We may also contact you regarding test results. For more details please see the Appointments and Test Results pages. This is a no reply service, any texts you send are not monitored by the practice.
Click on links to access our SystmOnline services
When registered with SystmOnline (collect form from reception) you can book appointments and repeat prescriptions. Ask reception for details.