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DON'T MISS YOUR FLU VACCINATION!  Appointments for flu vaccinations for eligible patients (patients over the age of 65 and those under 65 in relevant at risk groups) are now available to book at Topcliffe Surgery. Children in reception and Years 1-4 will be given their flu jab at school and we will give it to 2-3 year olds and other at risk children under age 18.  The pneumococcal and shingles vaccinations will also be offered to those patients who are eligible this year. Please see 'Latest News' for more information.


 

Latest News

Flu Vaccination Programme 2018/2019

 

NHS Recommendations

  • the adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV) for all 65s and over. NHS England has recommended that the adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine (aTIV) be made available to all those aged 65 and over in 2018/19. This is the most effective vaccine currently available for this group.
  • the quadrivalent vaccine (QIV) for 18 – under 65s at risk. NHS England has recommended that adults aged 18 to under 65 in clinical at-risk groups are offered the quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) which protects against four strains of flu.

 

  • the quadrivalent vaccine (QIV) for all children aged two to nine (but not ten years or older) on 31 August 2018 and those at risk . The live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) used for the children’s programme is also quadrivalent.  

 

  • the quadrivalent vaccine (QIV) for children aged 6 months to two on 31 August 2018 at risk . The inactivated influenza vaccine used for the children’s programme is also quadrivalent.  

 

Children under the age of five years old have the highest rate of hospital admissions for flu of all age groups. Improving uptake in these children and children with an underlying clinical risk factor will provide individual protection as well as helping to protect the wider community.

 

Flu clinics are available on 2nd, 3rd, 10th, 16th, 23rd and 24th October.  Please contact reception to check your eligibility or make an appointment on (01845) 577297

Topcliffe Surgery Patient Survey results 2018

We would like to thank everyone who took part in our annual patient survey.  We had 107 responses and the results of the survey were overwhelmingly positive.  To see the results, please click on the following link:

Topcliffe Surgery Patient Survey results 2018

NHS70 - 70 years of the NHS

NHS70

Managing Type 2 diabetes just got a bit easier:

 

Topcliffe Surgery is pleased to announce a new local service for patients with Type 2 diabetes.

 

It’s called Diabetes Today and it’s a short course designed to help you beat the myths, learn great tips and discover how to manage your condition, both now and in the future, with our specialist nurses and dietitians.

 

The course is delivered by South Tees Hospitals NHSFT and Heartbeat Alliance and sessions are available on weekdays and weekends across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby.

To book a place or to find out more, just ask at Reception when you next pop in to the practice or visit www.diabetestoday.org.uk

General data protection regulation (GDPR)

For more information on the GDPR please see our Policies section from the drop down tabs on the home page.

Information for Hayfever Sufferers:

Hayfever

Self care forum

Helping people take care of themselves.  Find out more about this by clicking on the link below:

What is Self Care?

CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION

The theme for the Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2018 is “Reduce your risk”

Cervical cancer can be prevented. With your help we can ensure every woman knows how they can reduce their risk of the disease and the steps they can take to look after their health.

2 Women lose their lives to the disease every day

9 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every day

75% of cervical cancers can be prevented by cervical screening (smear tests)

THIS MEANS:

Attending cervical screening when invited

Knowing the symptoms of cervical cancer and seeking medical advice if experiencing any

Taking up the HPV vaccination if aged 11-18

Talking to friends and family to ensure they know how they can reduce their risk

Knowing where to find support and further information

https://www.jostrust.org.uk/get-involved/campaign/cervical-cancer-prevention-week-2018

Saturday morning appointments

Patients registered at Topcliffe Surgery are now able to pre-book  a routine appointment between 8.30am and 12 noon on Saturday as part of the Heartbeat Alliance Better Access Service.

The venue for this service is: The Doctors Surgery, Chapel Street, Thirsk YO7 1LG.

Appointments are available with a physiotherapist, pharmacist and GP although please note that not all clinicians will be available every Saturday.

In order to be seen by a health professional in the Better Access Service, patients must provide consent to enable access to their Topcliffe Surgery medical record before consultation.

To book an appointment or to find out more about eligibility for this service, please contact Topcliffe Surgery reception on 01845 577297.  A receptionist will be able to give advice including which clinicians are available on which dates.

Heartbeat Alliance is a federation of GP practices in the Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby area.

For our latest newsletter please click here:

Topcliffe Surgery newsletter Autumn 2018

Topcliffe Surgery newsletter Summer 2018

Topcliffe Surgery newsletter Spring 2018

Topcliffe Surgery newsletter Autumn 2017

Topcliffe Surgery newsletter summer 2017

Patient Summary Care Record (SCR)

The surgery went live with the upload of patient SCR data on 12 November 2014.

The SCR contains only key demographic information about you and the medicines you are taking, allergies suffered from and any adverse reactions to medicines that you have had in the past.  It is not a full upload of your GP medical record.

The SCR means that the summary information will be available to authorised healthcare professionals in places like Accident and Emergency Departments and GP Out of Hours services. Healthcare professionals will ask your permission before they look at your record.

You are able to "opt-out" of the SCR by completing and returning a form which is available from reception.  You are free to change your mind at any time by informing us.  Children under the age of 16 will automatically have a SCR created for them unless their parent or guardian chooses to opt them out by completing the form.

If you have not completed an "opt-out" form then your SCR will have been uploaded and will be kept up to date going forward.

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