FLU VACCINATION 50-60 AGE GROUP
If you are aged between 50 and 64, you will be invited to get your free flu vaccine from early December as part of this year’s expanded flu vaccination programme.
GP practices in Hambleton are working together to deliver vaccinations at a single site. Please be patient as we make plans for this and wait to be contacted. Please remember that vaccinations will continue throughout the winter season.
If you are in an at-risk group, you remain a priority for vaccination and should contact the surgery as soon as possible for your free flu vaccine.
Your GP practice and the pharmacies in your area will have a range of measures in place to keep you safe from COVID-19.
AFTERNOON CLOSURE 24th NOVEMBER 2020
Heartbeat Alliance, a group of local GPs who are working together to make improvements to local health services, is reminding patients in the Hambleton and Richmondshire area that a number of GP practices will be closed between 1.30pm and 6.30pm on Tuesday 24th November 2020 due to important staff training.
ONLINE BOOKING OF APPOINTMENTS HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AT THE PRACTICE.
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS across North Yorkshire and Bradford will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.
The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 13 March that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus (Covid-19).
The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
• a high temperature or
• a new continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
• you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
• your condition gets worse
• your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website.