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RGP Flu Campaign 2020

Many patients have contacted us to ask if we are planning to hold Flu Clinics this year, after receiving letters from their local chemist.  We can confirm we are organising Flu Clinics, which are likely to be held in October as usual.

In order to maintain patient safety we've had to find a new venue with separate entrance and exit facilities this year.  Ramsey Commissioners have kindly offered the Ramsey Courthouse and we would like to thank them for helping us provide this service to our community.

Once we have a confirmed delivery date for the vaccines we'll update our website and Facebook page with the Clinic dates.

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Flu Clinic 2020

2020 FLU campaign:

Many patients have contacted us to ask if we are planning to hold Flu Clinics this year, after receiving letters from their local chemist.  We can confirm that we are organising Flu Clinics, which will be held in October as usual.

In order to maintain patient safety this year we've had to find a new venue with separate entrance and exit facilities.  Ramsey Commissioners have very kindly offered the use if the Ramsey Courthouse, and we would like to thank them for helping us to provide this service to our community.

Once we have a confirmed delivery date for the vaccines, we will update the website, and Facebook page with the clinic dates.

Please note eligibility for this years flu vaccination programme:

The 2020/21 groups will now include:
• All children aged 2-10 (but not 11 years or older) on 31 August 2020 * School aged children will be vaccinated by the School Nurse not the GP Surgery.
• those aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
• pregnant women
• those aged 65 years and over
• those in long-stay residential care homes
• carers
• close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
• DHSC health and social care staff employed by a registered residential care/nursing home, registered domiciliary care provider, or a voluntary managed hospice provider.

More details to follow.

Please click on the following link for the latest Covid19 website full of useful information and an online self-assessment form.  Keep safe and look after each other.

https://covid19.gov.im/

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College urges patients not to contact their GP for Covid-19 holiday cancellation letters

Publication date: 27 February 2020

The RCGP has heard reports of insurers and travel companies requesting GP letters in order for people to cancel holidays due to Covid-19, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:

"Insurers and travel companies should be basing their decisions to offer refunds on advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Public Health England, not letters from GPs. It is not a good use of GPs' time to be writing letters for patients who are not ill but have plans to travel - and GPs will always base their decisions on official advice.

"Patients will undoubtedly have good and sensible reasons for not wanting to travel to certain places because of Covid-19, but this is not the same as being unable to travel due to existing illness, and it should not become the GP's responsibility to give patients advice about where not to travel."

GP NEWS:  Dr Arul Neel joins us from Bristol and has 15 years experience as a General Practitioner.  Dr Neel has taken over the care of Dr Armour's patients.

Dr Lukas Burri joins us from Switzerland where he trained in General Practice and Internal Medicine.  Dr Burri has taken over the care of Dr Maska's patients. 

Please take the time to cancel your appointment if you can not attend.  We have on average 250 patients per month who do not attend their appointments or fail to answer their telephone when they have asked for the GP or Practice Nurse to call them back.  GP time is precious so please consider others if you can not attend.

Have you registered yet for 'patient access'?  https://www.patientaccess.com/ This service allows you to book routine GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view parts of your medical record such as immunisation history, allergies and lab results. Please bring proof of identity to the practice to be given your unique online access code. This service is open to all patients aged 16 & over. 

Have we got your up to date contact details?  Please let us know as soon as anything changes.

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