Fressingfield Medical CentreTel: 01379 586456/586227
Stradbroke Medical CentreTel: 01379 388313/384220
Dispensary are under severe pressure due to a change in computer systems please allow 4 full working days for medications.There is a bank holiday on Monday 29th August Click this link for pharmacies open on the bank holiday🛠 We are changing our computer system during August 2022. 'Patient Access' will no longer be available from August, if you wish to continue to order medications/book appointments you need to download the NHS App.We are one of Suffolk's top ten GP surgeries according to the National GP Patient Survey - thank you to all patients for all of your support
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If you normally have a review of your long term condition such as Diabetes, Asthma, COPD or a heart condition you will be sent a review invitation in the month of your birth. The Clinical Commissioning Group in Suffolk have provided all GP practices systems to allow them to follow ‘a month of birth’ recall system. It is nationally recognised that a ‘month of birth’ recall system is a good way to ensure that every patient with a long term condition is invited to an annual review. Over the last year some patients understandably have chosen not to attend the practice for their review so have fallen outside their normal review period. It therefore especially makes sense to transition to a new system now, so patients know when they will receive their next review invitation. During this first transitional year it may mean that patients have a longer or shorter interval between their reviews. The nurse may feel that you should be seen more frequently than annually and they will discuss this with you and ask you to make more frequent appointments. Please wait for your review invitation letter. Thank you for your help and bearing with us during this transitional time.
YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE INFLUENZA VACCINATION, IF:
You have chronic respiratory disease
You have chronic heart disease
You have chronic kidney disease
You have chronic liver disease
You are diabetic
You have a weak immune system/Immunosuppression
You are over 65 years of age or are 65 prior to the following March
You have a history of stroke or TIA or Multiple Sclerosis or a disease of the central nervous system
You are Pregnant.
You have a BMI of 40+
Those who are in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the carer of an older, disabled or Immunosuppressed person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
Children aged two, three & four years, but not yet five by 1st September.
You are aged 50 to 64
When you attend for your injection, you must tell the Practice Nurse prior to having your vaccination if you answer 'Yes' to any of the following questions:
Most people have no adverse reaction to their flu vaccination
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Anxious about Coronavirus? Guidance, advice and tips on how to maintain mental and physical wellbeing while at home or are worried and anxious about the outbreak are available here.
Whether you're stressed, anxious, low, or depressed the wellbeing service can help.
https://www.wellbeingnands.co.uk for information or call 0300 123 1503
Connect For Health can help with social issues such as debt advice. They can provide befriending, counselling & emotional support.
https://suffolkfamilycarers.org/connectforhealth/ or 01473 835477
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Fressingfield: Wednesday mornings.This clinic is run by our nurses. You will receive a letter when your child's immunisations are due. Please make sure you bring your child’s Red Book and invitation when attending for all immunisations.
The following are the details of the local Travel Clinics:
The Travel Clinic Ltd, Ipswich - 01473 217592 (www.travelclinic.ltd.uk)
Superdrug Travel Clinic - Norwich (Appointments/Information Line) Tel: 0330 037 3235
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 4 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.
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