SEASONAL FLU CLINICS
IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD YOU FLU VACCINATION YET – Please contact us to make your appointment
ELIGIBLE PATIENT GROUPS RECOMMENDED TO RECEIVE THE FLU VACCINE ARE:-
All patients aged 65 years and over
OR HAVE - Asthma - COPD - Chronic Respiratory Disease - Diabetes (Type 1 & type 2)
Chronic Heart Disease - Chronic Kidney Disease - Chronic Liver Disease - Pregnant women - Immunosuppressed
Neurological Disease (Stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA) - People in long-stay residential or homes
The list above is not exhaustive, and the healthcare practitioner should apply clinical judgement to take into account the risk of flu exacerbating any underlying disease that a patient may have, as well as the risk of serious illness from flu itself. Flu vaccine should be offered in such cases even if the individual is not in the clinical risk groups specified above.
AMENDMENTS and REVIEWS
A number of our patients will know Daniel Graham from the Chemist next door to the Clay Cross site, but he has now joined this practice as a Clinical Pharmacist, and he will be seeing patients for medication reviews, medicines support, and other minor ailments. We are very happy to have him as part of our team
Demand management is a major task for us as a practice these days and we will be reinstating the triage and phone consultation system again, which will help us to manage our patient’s needs more effectively.
You’ll be aware from the press that we face a huge GP manpower crisis. The Government has accepted that the country needs an additional 5,000 GPs but given the length of time it takes to train a GP it will be some years before this manpower crisis is addressed. We’re very fortunate in having a full team of experienced, hard-working doctors at Clay Cross Medical Centre.
Most of our patients are very good at managing routine illness and we'll put links to some good resources on this page soon, which might help to keep our phones a little quieter.
On average, the number of patient appointments nationally has doubled the past 10 years
We cater for over 6,000 patients at the moment, with plans and capacity in place to increase this number as the multi-million regeneration in the area gets under way.
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
The practice premises are accessible to disabled although there are no disabled toilet facilities at Wingerworth surgery.
Patient Partisipation Group - If you are interested in joining or would just like to know more about it, our next meeting is on Monday 25th November 2013 at 6.00pm at Clay Cross Medical Centre or contact us.
WE ARE PART OF THE HARDWICK HEALTH CONSORTIA GROUP
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