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Nasal Flu Vaccines for children:
We are now booking appointments for nasal flu vaccines for all 2-3 year olds and 4-17 year old in the 'at risk' group. You will receive a text message or a letter if your child is eligible. If your child is school age and you have not received a text to say otherwise, they must have their flu vaccine at school or through the school nurses based at Brighton General (01273 696011).
When you attend this appointment there must only be one person accompanying the child who has the appointment. This includes other children.
Please do not come early to your appointment. This is to limit the number of people in the waiting room and reduce risk to our vulnerable patients.
You must wear a face covering whilst in the building, if your child is under 11 they do not have to wear a face covering.
WE DO NOT HAVE ADULT FLU VACCINES (JABS) IN STOCK, IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE YOU WILL RECEIVE A TEXT MESSAGE / LETTER IN DUE COURSE.
At Risk Group includes:
- 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), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (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, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
- a learning disability
- 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 and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
- being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)
More details about flu vaccination can be found at : https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/
Flu Vaccines and 50 - 64 year olds:
Please note that, if you are aged between 50 - 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 - 64 and are in a clinical 'at risk' group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
This statement has been written by NHS England
If you have a new cough, fever OR loss/change of taste or smell you must self isolate for 2 weeks or until you have a negative covid test. Self-isolation includes anyone who lives in your household also and you must inform anyone you have been in contact with.
This applies to all age groups.
Covid tests are only available from the government website to either be posted to you or for you to attend a testing site.
click here for government information on testing
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT FACE COVERING
The surgery is requesting that all patients wear a face covering when they attend for their appointment. This is to ensure the safety of our staff and other patients.
This is particularly important as the surgery begins to offer more face to face appointments and you may be required to stay in our waiting rooms for longer periods.
If you do not have a suitable face covering on arrival you will be provided with one when you enter the building.
We understand that this is a difficult and challenging time, and some patients may find a face covering uncomfortable however we appreciate your assistance in this matter.
If you refuse to wear a face covering of any kind and you have not previously had a discussion with the clinician about this then they WILL NOT SEE you, and alternative arrangements will need to be made and another appointment may have to be booked. Please help us to keep our staff and patients safe.
If you have any concerns about this then please contact us in advance of your appointment.
Update on appointment booking
Thank you for your patience during this pandemic whilst we are having to work in a very different way to care for our community. We are open as normal despite the front door being locked. If you are unwell and need advice please call reception and book a telephone appointment or fill in an eConsult for which the link is available on our website. We have small number of face to face appointments for people we have spoken to for whom it is essential we see in order to ensure they have the appropriate care plan in place. It is imperative you advise us at the time of your phone call if you have any symptoms of cough, fever or loss of taste of smell OR have been in contact with anyone with these symptoms. We are working hard to keep our staff and vulnerable patients safe during this pandemic and your help with this is greatly appreciated. If you have any concerns about this information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Important Patient Notice
Our Reception Team cannot book face to face appointments with a GP, they can however arrange a telephone consultation. After which a GP will book you for a face to face appointment if this is deemed clinically necessary.
For the latest COVID-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk and other useful links
The current advice from Public Health is that if any patient or any family members that they live with have either a new, continuous cough or a high temperature; the whole household should self-isolate for 14 days.
Guidance of self isolation can be found at:
You can also find update to date information via NHS111 online service:
If your employer has asked you for an 'isolation note' you can fill out a form here:
If you fit the current criteria to get tested for Covid-19 please follow this link:
To get support from Good Samaritan for 'check in and chat', shopping or transport use this link:
For further support visit https://brightonmutualaid.co.uk/ the website of a local community organisation that is not affiliated with the NHS or Park Crescent Health Centre, but will connect you with volunteers to help with shopping and other essential errands.
Requesting "RESCUE PACKS"
We have been getting a lot of requests for ‘rescue packs’ after some false information spreading on social media.
The majority of patients, including most asthmatics, do not need a rescue pack. Please get in contact if you have symptoms that you cannot manage with your usual treatment. We want to speak to you, as management advice would be based on your symptoms at the time. It could be dangerous for you to try to treat yourself and we would not expect you do to so.
Some patients with conditions such as COPD or bronchiectasis will already receive a rescue pack as part of their usual care. These patients will already know who they are and will have been told when to use a rescue pack. Please only request a rescue pack if you fall into this group and you don’t have any rescue medication at home.
(Site updated 26/10/2020)