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Flu Vaccines 2020

The demand for vaccination this year will be very high so please ensure you book your appointment and reserve your vaccine Now by calling the Surgery.  Appointments are available to book NOW

• Appointments are available from 19th September
• Strictly APPOINTMENTS ONLY - NO WALK INS.

For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.  These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

Please access this page BEFORE calling NHS 111

 

 

We have been made aware that our patients are receiving phone calls, texts and letters from fraudsters. They will try and obtain your personal details and in particular your NHS number.

 

Scammers are sophisticated, opportunistic and will try many ways to get the information they want. They often target the vulnerable.

 

If you are suspicious, do not give any details over the phone, hang up and then ring your GP Practice to confirm.

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Welcome to Farrier House Surgery, providing primary care services in Worcester City Centre.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus. 

Your GP practice is open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 01905 879100 or use one of our online services– Our lines are open 08:00-18:30 Monday to Friday You can also call NHS 111. 
 
Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment. 
 
If you are waiting for a check-up, please be assured we will be in touch.
 
Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, online and over the telephone. 
 
If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Please see How to wear and make a cloth face covering
 
Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery. 

Flu Vaccinations 2020

Due to COVID we are expecting greatly increased demand for flu vaccinations in the coming months, and with the COVID threat it is our absolute priority to help our patients stay fit and healthy during the coming winter months. We would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that the surgery has measures in place to ensure that our patients feel safe when attending for their appointments.

Flu eligibility;
• 65 years old or over
• *Serious long-term health condition
• Pregnant
• Living in a long-stay residential care home or another long-stay care facility
• Receive a carer's allowance, or you're the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
• Live with someone who's at high risk of coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list) or you expect to be with them on most days over winter

*Serious long-term health condition, including: 
• Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (that requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), COPD, emphysema or bronchitis
• Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
• Chronic kidney disease
• Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
• Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease Motor Neurone disease, MS, cerebral palsy
• Learning disability
• Diabetes
• problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
• a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV or Aids or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
• being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)
With the additional risk of severe consequences of Covid to our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) patients, it is particularly important that you take up the flu vaccination offer this season if you fall into one of the eligible patient groups listed.

Later in the year, the flu vaccine may be given to 50-64-year-olds. More information will be available later in the autumn.
However, if you are aged 50-64 in an at-risk group, you should not delay having your flu vaccine.
Frontline health and social care workers are also eligible to receive the flu vaccine. It's your employer's responsibility to arrange and pay for this vaccine. 

 Prescriptions

We are asking that patients utilise the electronic prescribing service for repeat medication requests . We are unable to accept prescription requests over the phone, please either email sowoccg.farrierhouseadmin@nhs.net or use online patient access - link below

We have a number of online services - click on the relevant picture below to learn more

Engage Consult Click Here

Patient Access

life

Do you need a helping hand to improve your health and wellbeing?

Are you looking to introduce positive lifestyle changes

If so please have a look at the Lifestyle Advise Service  under Further Information on our web site (No. 3 on the right of this page)


Please take some time to look around our website where you will find lots of useful information about the surgery and the services we offer. If you require any of our information to be provided in an alternative format, or need help with communicating, please let us know. We can provide large print or easy read materials, interpreting services, Deaf Direct and Braille services, as required.

Click here to download our Patient Information Leaflet

Please note: We are no longer a Walk in Centre.

(Site updated 17/09/2020)
For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
 
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