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Fressingfield Medical CentreTel: 01379 586456/586227
Stradbroke Medical CentreTel: 01379 388313/384220
We are looking for a Dispensary Counter Assistant to join our Friendly Team
** We are installing a new phone system between 12noon & 3pm on the WEDNESDAY 29th JULY 2020. There may be some disruption to our phone system during this time. We are installing this new phone system to make it easier for patients to contact us.
DUE TO WORKLOAD PRESSURES FROM THE 6th APRIL THE DISPENSARY AT FRESSINGFIELD WILL CLOSE BETWEEN 1PM AND 2PM EVERY DAY. OUR CURRENT TIMESCALES FOR PROCESSING MEDICATIONS ARE 3 WORKING DAYS. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE. THE NHS HAVE ADVISED WE CANNOT PROVIDE DOUBLE ISSUES OR PROVIDE MEDICATIONS THAT ARE NOT YET DUE. IF YOU ORDER TOO SOON WE ARE UNABLE TO PROCESS IT. THANK YOU.
Changes to Clinical System
The provider of our clinical system - EMIS Health, is changing certain technical aspects of the way in which it delivers services to us. This will not impact the delivery of services to patients but we wanted to let you know about the changes in case you have questions. Click Here for More Information
YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE INFLUENZA VACCINATION, IF:
You have chronic respiratory disease
You have chronic heart disease
You have chronic kidney disease
You have chronic liver disease
You are diabetic
You have a weak immune system/Immunosuppression
You are over 65 years of age or are 65 prior to the following March
You have a history of stroke or TIA or Multiple Sclerosis or a disease of the central nervous system
You are Pregnant.
You have a BMI of 40+
Those who are in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the carer of an older, disabled or Immunosuppressed person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
Children aged two, three & four years, but not yet five by 1st September.
When you attend for your injection, you must tell the Practice Nurse prior to having your vaccination if you answer 'Yes' to any of the following questions:
Most people have no adverse reaction to their flu vaccination
Fressingfield: Wednesday mornings.This clinic is run by our nurses. You will receive a letter when your child's immunisations are due. Please make sure you bring your child’s Red Book and invitation when attending for all immunisations.
The following are the details of the local Travel Clinics:
The Travel Clinic Ltd, Ipswich - 01473 217592 (www.travelclinic.ltd.uk)
Superdrug Travel Clinic - Norwich (Appointments/Information Line) Tel: 0330 037 3235
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 4 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
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