New Meningitis Vaccine – 17/18 Year Olds
Protection from meningitis and septicaemia
Men ACWY vaccine
This is being offered as a new vaccination programme for all 17 and 18 year olds born between 01 September 1996 and 31 August 1997. This vaccine protects against meningitis (inflammation of the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning) caused by meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y.
It is very important that you take up the vaccine. It is being offered in response to a rapidly growing increase in cases of a highly aggressive strain of meningococcal disease group W. This disease can cause meningitis and septicemia that can kill in hours, and those who recover may be left severely disabled. The vaccine also protects against three other meningococcal groups too – A, C and Y.
Going to university?
If you’re planning to go to university, please make an appointment as soon as possible before leaving for university. You are at more risk of meningitis and septicaemia in the first weeks at university when you mix with lots of new people, some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria, which is usually spread through prolonged close contact.
As the vaccine will also boost your protection against Men C, it replaces the “Freshers’” Men C programme which has been in place for the past year.
Please phone us as soon as possible to arrange an appointment to have the vaccination. If you decide not to have the vaccination please let us know so we can enter this on your medical records.
Further information on the vaccination programme and meningococcal disease can be found on NHS Choices at:
New Service – Ways to Wellness Drop in Clinic
If you are aged between 40-74 years and have one of the following long term conditions (COPD, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Epilepsy, Osteoporosis and any of the aforementioned with anxiety and depression) we now have a Link Worker (Steve Brown) from Ways to Wellness who will be having a Drop in Clinic every Wednesday from 11.30-1.30pm from 5th August 2015. Please pop in and have a chat with him.
Online Services Update
New Online Service……….
You can now register for Online Services with our clinical system provider SystmOne. Please call in at Reception and pick up a new registration form. You will need to provide TWO forms of ID to register for this service. One must have photographic evidence e.g. Passport, Driving Licence and the second should confirm you live at the registered address.
You are now able to view your Summary Medical Records (current medication, allergies & adverse reactions) online as well as booking an appointment and ordering your repeat medication. Registration forms available at Reception.
Services you can do online:-
- Book an Appointment
- Order your Repeat Prescription
- View your Summary Medical Records
Extended hours service
We offer an “Extended Hours” service offering some early morning appointments on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. There is also a Saturday morning surgery on one Saturday per month. Read more…
Award winning practice!
We are very proud to have won several awards Read more…
To see a GP or Nurse please telephone us on (0191) 264 1014 or come into the Practice to book an appointment. You can also book an appointment and order your repeat prescriptions ONLINE at www.myvisiononline.co.uk. To register for the online service please ask for a registration form at Reception.