New Flu Update: Vaccines for 50 – 64-year-olds

Susan Mensforth

PRACTICE NURSE TEAM LEAD

You might have seen that more people than ever before are able to get a free NHS flu vaccination this year. The expanded eligibility is designed to reduce the strain the NHS will face over the winter months when the traditional flu season combines with the ongoing pandemic.

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New: Temporary change to blood tests

Susan Mensforth

PRACTICE NURSE TEAM LEAD

A quick update on an enforced change in our blood tests policy.

For the next three weeks we will only be able to carry out urgent blood tests, with no capacity for routine tests.

This is due to problem with a national NHS supplier and a shortage of chemicals that are needed to process blood tests. The supplier and the NHS are working to resolve this problem as soon as possible.

We appreciate this is inconvenient to patients with routine tests scheduled, and we will aim to rebook these as soon as possible.

Thanks for your understanding.