Welcome to the Castle Medical Centre
FLU Immunisation programme 2016
The Department of Health has recommended that all patients aged 65 or over (as at 31/3/17) and those under 65 with certain chronic diseases should be immunised against influenza.
If you are eligible to be vaccinated through the NHS programme you will receive an invitation letter from the surgery.
Please have your flu immunisation at the practice. It is important your vaccination is administered by trained nurses and the details of your vaccination are recorded in your medical records.
Flu clinics will be held as follows
Saturday 17th September
Surname A-D 9.00am – 11.30am
Surname E-J 11.45am – 2.00pm
Friday 23rd September
Surname K-R 3.00 – 5.30pm
Surname S-Z 5.30pm – 8.00pm
You do not need to contact the surgery to attend either of the above clinics you just need to bring your invitation letter with you. Where possible we ask that you attend on your allocated date and time, this will enable the clinics to run as smoothly as possible.
However, if you cannot attend either of the above clinics we have a limited number of appointments available at each of the following clinics
Monday 19th September 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Tuesday 20th September 8.00am – 9.00am
Thursday 22nd September 8.00am – 9.00am
Saturday 1st October 2016 starting at 9.00am
If you wish to attend one of these clinics please let us know. You will need to bring your letter with you to the clinic.
If you are a housebound patient and you need the nurse to visit you at home to give you your flu vaccination, please let the surgery know and we will organise for one of our nurses to visit you.
The practice nurses will be visiting the nursing homes between 15th September and 23rd September, details will be sent to the nursing home managers as well as personal letter invitations to patients.
Online Access TO MEDICAL RECORDS
The practice now offers patients the facility to view on line information from their medical record relating to medications, problems, test requests, allergies, adverse reactions and vaccinations.
For more information please Click here
Named accountable GP for all patients - As of 1st April practices are required to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients including children. At our practice we do this by way of a 'usual doctor' which is allocated on registration. If you are unclear who your named accountable GP is you can ask for this information when you call in or telephone. If you feel you would like a different GP to be allocated to you then this again can be requested and we will do our best to accommodate that. You are still free to see any GP and in particular when a different GP may have a sooner or more convenient appointment for your needs. You may also be required to see or speak to alternative GPs particularly in urgent situations or if a home visit is required.
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You can now cancel appointments by email using AppointmentCancellations@castlemc.nhs.uk.
(Site updated 22/08/2016)