Seasonal Flu Vaccination 22/23
With the continued risk of seasonal flu and COVID-19 co-circulating this winter, UK Health Security Agency are advising that this year's Flu immunisation programme will be absolutely essential to protect vulnerable people and support the resilience of the healthcare system. The programme for this year has been expanded again to include all patients aged 50 - 64 years old.
If you are eligible for a Flu vaccination, please ask reception to book an appointment for you. If you are booking by telephone, please ring after 10.30am.
We will initially run Flu clinics on Saturday mornings from 8th October 2022.
- A one-way system will operate in the surgery on Saturday Flu clinics - entry will be via the main front doors, exit will be via the side door
- Please use the nearby public car parks where parking is free for the 1st hour to avoid congestion in Chapel Street
- Please arrive no more than five minutes before your allotted time as we will limit the number of patients in the waiting room at any one time, there may be a need to queue outside the surgery, irrespective of the weather
- Please wear a face covering when entering the surgery
- Clinicians will be unable to deal with any other aspect of care on the day
Thank you for your understanding of the measures we are continuing to take to keep everyone safe
The COVID-19 vaccination programme for all doses continues to be provided by the Racecourse collaboration of Primary Care Networks and HERE. Please phone the Booking Hub on 0300 303 8060 to book your appointment or for details of walk in sessions and mobile vaccination unit locations.
Local walk-in sessions are currently being provided at:
Every Friday between 13:15 - 16:15 for patients aged 16+
Every Saturday between 11:00 - 16:00 for patients aged 12+
The Hub, Piddinghoe Avenue, Peacehaven:
Every Thursday between 11:00 - 15.00 for patients aged 18+
Our Response to NHS England Guidelines
To protect all our patients and staff we are continuing to primarily offer telephone appointments in the first instance, which patients are encouraged to book over the phone or on-line. If you book an appointment on-line it will automatically be booked as a telephone appointment. The doctor you speak to will ask you to come to the surgery if they feel you need to be seen in person. Alternatively, they may provide a video consultation.
Nursing appointments may be booked over the phone.
All patients entering the waiting room whether to speak with reception or to see a clinician are kindly asked to wear a face covering to minimise the risk of infection transmission.
Repeat Prescriptions may be ordered on-line or over the phone if you are over 70. Your repeat prescription will not be available for collection from the surgery. Please nominate the pharmacy you would like your prescription to be sent electronically to.
If you have a new continuous cough or high temperature (37.8 C or higher) or a loss of taste / smell, please refer to the latest self-isolation and testing guidance on www.nhs.uk or www.gov.uk.