Urgent advice: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccination
Cases of measles are on the rise in England and there is a growing public health risk. This has been declared a national incident.
You can read the most uptodate advice and guidance regarding this here. If you’ve not had the 2 doses of the MMR vaccination then full details are provided on where to get vaccinated.
If you have symptoms of measles stay at home and phone your GP or NHS 111.
Please DO NOT attend the surgery or A&E without informing them that you think you have measles before your visit – you could spread the illness to others.
If you're planning to travel outside the UK you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world. View the NHS Travel Vaccination Advice.
You can also make a routine appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. We will discuss with you which country and the area within the country you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Seasonal Flu Vaccinations
The Winter Booster vaccination will be available for eligible patients from September onwards. We will contact you if you are eligible and invite you to book an appointment for your flu vaccination.
The Winter Booster vaccination will be available for eligible patients from September onwards. We will contact you if you are eligible and invite you to book an appointment for your covid vaccination.
Practice Nurse Clinics
Our Practice Nurse is available to help with various health matters including the following:
- Advice on lifestyle, diet and weight management
- Diabetic monitoring
- Asthma review/chronic obstructive airways disease
- Heart disease monitoring
- Performing cervical smears
- Teaching breast self-examination
- Travel health advice and vaccines
- Childhood vaccinations
- Ear syringing and ear care
- Contraceptive advice
- Well person checks/NHS health checks
- Blood pressure monitoring
- NHS health checks
Healthcare Support Worker
Our healthcare support worker assists in the running of the clinics and carries out the following:
- Measurements of height and weight
- Measurement of blood pressure, temperature and pulse
- New patient registration checks
- Well person checks
- NHS health checks
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Insurance claim forms
- Vaccination certificates
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.