Coronavirus COVID-19 has meant that we have to carry out flu clinics a little differently this year. We are operating an appointment only system – please ensure you book into the correct clinic for your age. To enable social distancing we ask that you attend at the time of the appointment and do not arrive early.
On July 24, 2020, the Government announced that more patients will be eligible for a flu jab this year, including over 50s, shielded patients and their households. We are still waiting for further guidance on the vaccine supply for this group of patients and are unable to offer an appointment at the present time
All eligible patient can book an appointment via their online record or by ringing 01773 546900. Click here to check if you are eligible.
If this is the first time you are having the flu vaccination you will need to ring to book an appointment in a different clinic to those listed. Please advise reception when you call.
WE ARE HOLDING OUR FLU CLINICS ON:-
Saturday 19th September (Clinic for over 65’s)
Saturday 26th September (Clinic for over 65’s)
Saturday 3rd October (Clinic for at risk patients under 65 years)
Saturday 10th October (Clinic for over 65’s)
Saturday 17th October (Clinic for over 65’s)
Saturday 24th October (Clinic for at risk patients under 65 years)
Saturday 7th November (Clinic for at risk patients under 65 years)
PLEASE NOTE THE CAR PARK WILL NOT BE OPEN ON THE ABOVE DATES
GUIDANCE WHEN ATTENDING THE FLU CLINICS
If you are unwell or have any fever or coronavirus symptoms, you must not attend.
Please attend alone unless you are with another family member who is having the flu jab at the same time.
You will need to wear a face covering which covers your nose and mouth.
Please arrive at your booked appointment time – do not come too early as we do not want any overcrowding.
Your temperature will be checked as you approach the main doors to the building and you will be asked to use the hand sanitiser provided.
Remove your coat/jumper in the foyer so that you are ready to have your vaccination.
You will need to queue with strict social distancing and will be directed to the next available clinician in the waiting room to have your flu vaccination.
Following your vaccination a member of staff will direct you to the exit via the fire door.
It has been decided, for security reasons, that all prescriptions for Controlled Drugs should now be collected by the patient to take to the pharmacy of their choice. This will eliminate the risk of the prescription being lost in the post and should therefore speed up the ‘ordering to collection’ process.
The four Derbyshire CCGs have made a decision that routine prescribing of gluten-free food products is not recommended
The rationale for this decision is:-
Historically, availability of gluten free foods was limited, therefore obtaining these products from community pharmacies via prescriptions improved access to them. With the increased awareness of coeliac disease and gluten sensitivity as well as a general trend towards eating less gluten, these products are now much more widely available. All major supermarkets and many other retailers now commonly stock gluten free foods as well as other special diet alternatives both online and in-store. Furthermore, improved food labelling now means people are able to see whether ordinary food products are free from gluten and can be safely eaten.
The price paid by the NHS for gluten free foods on prescription is much higher than the supermarket prices available to the public.
They acknowledge that gluten free food products are often more expensive than their gluten containing equivalents but the price difference is not as wide as it once was. It is also possible to eat a gluten free diet that follows the Eatwell Guide model for balanced eating without the need for any specialist dietary foods, simply by choosing naturally gluten free carbohydrate containing foods (e.g. rice and potatoes) as part of a healthy balanced diet.
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And making that information available to health and social care staff involved in your care means everyone can work together to give you the best support we can.
What Does This Information Contain?
This information might be details of your appointments, assessments, medications, or anything that would help a health or social care professional to support you.It’s a good idea for everyone to make that information available in case they need care or help in an emergency – particularly people with certain health conditions or illnesses.
Professionals can Provide Better Care…
…and work more effectively and efficiently if relevant information about you can be shared among agencies providing your support.
Sharing your records means health and social care workers have your most up to date information. It also means you don’t have to repeatedly provide the same facts, have unnecessary tests and it would prevent you being given drugs that you’re allergic to.
If you have Chosen not to Opt Out…
Information held on your records may be securely shared with appropriate professionals who are working with you to provide support, so your information is available when it is needed most.
However, health and social care professionals will still ask for your explicit consent to view certain information when treating and supporting you, which means that you are always presented with an option to agree or disagree.