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Please book your flu jab  at reception

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure that you 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 

We have had a Patient Forum since 2004.  It has been meeting regularly 4 or 6 times a year and the group has assisted the practice in improving how we do things.   Feedback from group members has been very useful for us in discussions for example on the delivery of services, our appointment systems, on the information we give to patients, feedback on patient surveys etc.  The group at that stage did not want to elect a patient chair and were very happy to have the meetings run by the former Practice Manager, Judy Cook.  Every meeting was also attended by a GP and a clinical topic was dicussed at the start of each meeting.

In May 2010 the Patient Forum was renamed as the Patient Participation Group (PPG) and met as a joint group with the Pavilion Medical Centre patients and staff.

In September 2011 the group held a well attended open meeting in order to recruit more members and it was decided to elect a chair from the patient members. The patient members now meet on a bi-monthly basis on their own alternating with full meetings where the Practice Manager for both practices, Dorcas Smith, attend along with Dr Steve Mowle who is the Patient Participation Lead.

New members are always welcome, please complete the form

See 'Join our patient group' tab

 

 

 

 

 
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