* FLU Clinic – Sat 6th October 2018
This will be held, as usual, as an enjoyable walk-in Flu Vaccination Clinic from 9.00 – 12.00 on Saturday 6th October 2018 in the Old School Hall. It is for eligible patients registered at Almondsbury Surgery only (see criteria attached below).
Flu eligibility 2018-19
This year there are 2 types of flu vaccine depending on your age. When you check in with the receptionists at the hall, you will be given a coloured ticket as always and then you will need to go the same coloured area in the hall. Staff will be on hand to make sure you get to the right place.
Appointments for adults will be set up at the surgery after the flu clinic so please ask for details at reception from week commencing 8 October 2018.
Child vaccines will not be available until the middle of October and therefore clinics will be set up when we definitely have supplies in.
* Carers Support – Silver Award
We are pleased to let you know that we have been given a silver award by the Carers Support Centre. This is a new annual award given in recognition of our work to support carers and also as a dementia-friendly practice.
* Meningitis ACWY vaccination
The freshers programme applies to patients aged 19-24 years (19 years on 31 August 2018 up to 24 years by 31 March 2019). They are eligible for a free Meningitis ACWY vaccination at this surgery up until their 25th birthday. It is a single vaccination.
It is being offered in response to an increasing number of cases of a highly aggressive strain of Meningococcal W which can cause meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning). Young people starting college/university are particularly at risk.
Please telephone the surgery on 01454 613161 to book an appointment with the nurse.
* Merger with Hanham Health 1.4.2018
After a long year of planning, we have finally reached the finishing line and have successfully merged Almondsbury Surgery and Hanham Health.
We are moving into the transition phase, but as patients you shouldn’t feel any difference when accessing our services. You may see some Hanham Health branding in and around the premises, and some new clinical faces, but other than that there is no change to our service delivery. Our commitment to patient-centred care remains our priority.
We have done our best to ensure a smooth transition, but in the unlikely event that we have missed something, please be patient with us. As ever, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to discuss them with a member of our reception team.
This venture has been challenging for all involved, but we anticipate a bright future. We are very much looking forward to working closely with Hanham Health colleagues to maintain the success, reputation and legacy of Almondsbury Surgery.