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E-CONSULT HAS NOW GONE LIVE.

Please see BEAT THE QUEUE link below noticeboard to start your E-Consultation from home.

For more information please contact the surgery.  

BEST SURGERIES IN EAST SURREY - SURREY MIRROR

We are proud to announce we have been rated one of the best surgeries in East Surrey.

Please find link below for Surrey Mirror article.

http://m.surreymirror.co.uk/the-top-and-bottom-gp-surgeries-in-east-surrey-revealed/story-30433648-detail/story.html

Care Quality Commission - CQC

We are extremely proud  of our team following the inspection in October. The CQC reported that we were good in all areas. We are especially grateful to our patient group who were in attendance on the day. The full report can be downloaded from the link on the home page of this website.

Training Practice

Smallfield Surgery is a training practice.

We currently have a new medical student that has joined us for 8 weeks. Danny Dwyer

GP Registrar - Mariam Nabunya and a Physician Associate  - Sarah Mee

They will all have there own clinics and be seeing patients.

Ordering Prescriptions On-Line

If you have previously notified us of a pharmacy for your prescriptions you DO NOT need to fill in the pharmacy again with each request. This will help speed up the process for our receptionists. Thank you

Mjog Text messaging Service

We now offer a text messaging service. This means that if we have your mobile phone number you will receive confirmation of any appointment booked at the surgery. You will then receive a reminder prior to the appointment. We may also contact you in this way to invite you to come in for an appointment e.g for a flu vaccination or a health check. If you do not to be contacted in this way then please let reception know.

All telephone calls will now be recorded. This is for training purposes only

With effect from 31st March you now have access to part of your Medical Records. You will need to complete our most up to date on-line application form. For more information about this service please ask at Reception.

Saturday Opening

The surgery is open every Saturday from 09.00 until 12.00  for GP Appointments. Some of these can be pre-booked with the remainder being available on the day for something which cannot wait until monday.  Nursing appointments are available on alternate Saturdays and can be pre-booked. Please call for an appointment. 

Supporting people with memory problems 

Every week there is a community meeting (The Forget-Me-Not club) in The Centenary Hall. If you care for someone who has memory problems we would be pleased to see you. Please let reception know if you are interested. We also need helpers/volunteers. 

 

Seasonal flu vaccination eligibility 2015 to 2016

Are you eligible for flu vaccination?

 

Flu is an unpredictable virus that can cause mild or unpleasant illness in most people.

It can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying health condition.

Certain people are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. These people are advised to have a flu jab each year.

For otherwise healthy people, flu can be very unpleasant. Most people will recover from flu within a week or two.

People who should have a flu jab

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.

You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you: 

  • are 65 years of age or over   
  • are pregnant 
  • have certain medical conditions 
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility 
  • receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill 

Front-line health and social care workers are also eligible to receive the flu vaccine. It is your employer's responsibility to arrange and pay for this vaccine. 

65s and over and the flu jab

You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2017-18) if you are aged 65 and over on March 31 2018 – that is, you were born on or before March 31 1953. So, if you are currently 64 but will be 65 on March 31 2018, you do qualify.

Pregnant women and the flu jab

If you're pregnant, you're advised to have the injectable flu vaccine, regardless of the stage of pregnancy you've reached.

That's because there's strong evidence to suggest pregnant women have an increased risk of developing complications if they get flu.

If you're pregnant, you will benefit from the flu vaccine because:

  • it reduces your chance of getting serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia, particularly in the later stages of pregnancy
  • it reduces your risk of having a miscarriage, or your baby being born prematurely or with a low birth weight because of the flu
  • it will help protect your baby as they will continue to have some immunity to flu for the first few months of their life

It's safe to have the flu vaccine at any stage of pregnancy from conception onwards. Talk to your GP, midwife or pharmacist if you want more information.

Read more about the flu jab in pregnancy.

Flu jab for people with medical conditions

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition, including:  

This list of conditions isn't definitive. It's always an issue of clinical judgement.

Your GP can assess you to take into account the risk of flu making any underlying illness you may have worse, as well as your risk of serious illness from flu itself.

The vaccine should always be offered in such cases, even if you are not technically in one of the risk groups above.

If you live with someone who has a weakened immune system, you may also be advised to have a flu vaccine. Speak to your GP or pharmacist about this.

Flu vaccine for children

The flu vaccine is free on the NHS for:

  • children over the age of six months with a long-term health condition
  • children aged two and three on 31 August 2017 – that is, born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2015
  • children in reception class and school years one, two,  three and four

Children aged between six months and two years of age who are eligible for the flu vaccine should have the flu jab.

Children eligible for the flu vaccine aged between two and 17 will usually have the flu vaccine nasal spray.

Flu jab for health and social care workers

Outbreaks of flu can occur in health and social care settings, and, because flu is so contagious, staff, patients and residents are all at risk of infection.

If you're a front-line health and social care worker, you are eligible for an NHS flu jab to protect yourself, your colleagues and other members of the community.

It is your employer's responsibility to arrange vaccination for you. So, if you are an NHS-employed front-line healthcare worker, the NHS will pay for your vaccination. If you are a social care worker, your employer should pay for vaccination.

In the case of health and social care workers employed by private companies, those companies will arrange and pay for the vaccinations.

The NHS has this advice on flu vaccination of health and social care workers (PDF, 223kb).

Flu jab for carers

If you are the main carer for someone who is elderly or disabled, speak to your GP or pharmacist about having a flu jab along with the person you care for.

Read more about the flu jab for carers on the Carers UK website.

Page last reviewed: 12/07/2016 Next review due: 12/07/2019

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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