We would like to say Thank You for your patience over this busy Flu Season booking period.
As expected, our inbound calls and visitors into the practice have increased considerably since releasing our popular flu clinic dates. This means that some patients may be experiencing longer than normal waiting times to speak to a member of our reception team.
Please, where possible, book your flu vaccinations online or alternatively should you need to telephone or come in to make your appointment, we would ask that you do this after 10;30.
If you do not have online booking, please click on the following link to access the consent form which you need to complete and return to the surgery.
** Did you know that you can now also access your medical records online - please speak to our reception team for more information **
FLU - UPDATE
New dates released - please check online for updated dates Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment
FLU VACCINATION CAMPAIGN 2019
The Saturday Flu Clinics are back this year!!!
We now have confirmed delivery dates for both our adult flu vaccines (one for under 65s, one for over 65 years).
We will be holding our popular Saturday Flu Clinics this year, and all eligible patients are encouraged to book their appointment.
All patients registered for Patient Access (online appointment booking and prescription ordering) and eligible to receive a free NHS flu jab, you can now book your flu jab online!
Our first Clinic will be held on Saturday 28th September Between 8.00 and 13.00.
More info about the eligibility to receive a free vaccine can be found here
Who is eligible to have the flu vaccine?
If you are a carer, or live with or have regular contact with someone who has a weekend immune system or a long-term condition, please read on here.
Unfortunately, we are still waiting to hear when the children’s nasal flu vaccine will be delivered to us. We have been told this is likely to be October. This is this same situation for all GP surgeries, not just BMC.
Housebound and can’t get to the surgery to get your flu jab?
Not a problem, just give us a ring at the surgery on 01778 579000. Those patients who are housebound will receive their vaccine from our nursing team in their own home. Patients or carers are welcome to call and book an appointment for someone who is genuinely housebound who we may not be aware of, e.g. they may have just come out of hospital and are temporarily unable to leave their home. Please note, housebound does not mean that someone does not have transport or access to transport. A housebound patient is someone who is bed or chair bound, either temporarily, or permanently.
Why have your vaccination at YOUR GP Surgery?
We offer a setting where we can check your medical records and make sure you get the most suitable vaccine
We can offer protection for those who may be forgetful by reducing the risk of duplication in vaccines being administered
We offer a fast, efficient and friendly flu clinic service with your local surgery team (and we really enjoy our drop in flu clinic sessions, it gives us a nice break from our ‘normal’ work)
We can ensure continuity of care for our patients and carers (we know you already)
We have already ordered a flu vaccination for all eligible patients registered with us. We have to do this and assure NHS England we have enough vaccines for everyone. We have to buy the vaccines for you and we can only return limited numbers that go unused, and the rest have to be paid for by the surgery.
Book your flu vaccination online https://www.patientaccess.com/
Please book an appointment online to receive your vaccination
If you prefer to contact the practice by telephone to book your appointment we would kindly ask you to call the appointments line after 10.30
We have already secured the supply of our vaccinations and want to protect you!
SHOULD I SEE A G.P. OR A NURSE
This is a question that we get asked alot
The aim is to have our patients seen quickly and by the most appropriate clinician, thereby also freeing up G.P. appointments.
We hope the information shown will help you to understand why you will be booked with one of our nurse practitioners in the first instance if appropriate.
Our Nurse Practitioners can prescribe medication and also make onward referrals (if required).
Below is a snap shot of what our Nurse Practitioners are able to treat;
Breast Lump or Breast Pain
Cellulitis - inflamed
Chest infection/shortness of breath
Headache (not migraine)
Indigestion- not child
In growing Toenails (infected)
Morning After Pill
Reflux- not child
Urinary tract infections
If you would like more up to date information, please visit our Facebook page as we keep this regularly updated;
THE DEEPINGS PRACTICE
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.