Urgent advice: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccination

Cases of measles are on the rise in England and there is a growing public health risk.  This has been declared a national incident. 

You can read the most uptodate advice and guidance regarding this here.  If you’ve not had the 2 doses of the MMR vaccination then full details are provided on where to get vaccinated.   

If you have symptoms of measles stay at home and phone your GP or NHS 111.

Please DO NOT attend the surgery or A&E without informing them that you think you have measles before your visit – you could spread the illness to others.

Flu Vaccination Clinics

Every year our practice runs a series of Flu clinics providing flu vaccinations for patients that are deemed to be ‘at risk’. This is part of the national flu immunisation programme which aims to protect those most at risk of serious illness or death should they catch flu.

In the UK, the Department of Health recommends annual flu vaccination for adults aged 65 and over, pregnant women, those living in long-stay residential care homes, healthcare workers and carers, and all those aged six months and over with any of the following conditions:

Serious heart disease, chest problems including certain asthmatics on steroid inhalers or steroid tablets, those with chronic bronchitis and emphysema, serious kidney disease, Diabetes, lowered immunity due to disease such as cancer or an absent or dysfunctional spleen and treatment with chemotherapy or high doses of steroids, serious liver disease, anyone who has ever had a stroke or a mini-stroke, t

Those who have cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and related or similar conditions or hereditary and degenerative diseases of the nervous system or muscles or severe neurological disability should be assessed individually by their GP

Patients requiring vaccines are contacted through telephone or by post.


Do I Need To Be Protected Against Pneumococcal Infection?

Everybody aged 65 and over should now be immunised to help protect them against pneumococcal infection which can cause diseases such as pneumonia, septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis. Please phone the surgery during September to make an appointment if the above applies to you.

COVID-19 autumn booster

The following people are eligible for an autumn Covid booster:

Patients requiring vaccines are contacted through telephone or by post.