Information Re: Flu Vaccinations for patients 50-64 years
Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and therefore appointments are not available at this present time. The reason for this is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other at risk groups who are eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, appointments are currently still available as are vaccines for this.
Dental Practice Information
People with dental problems are being asked to contact their dental practice in the usual way. Those who are nott registered with a dentist can go to: ·
https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-dentist · Call the dental helpline: Lancashire: 0300 1234 010
They are able to assess patients and provide advice over the phone which may result in a remote consultation with a dentist. To support NHS services, it is important that people do not visit hospitals or doctors’ surgeries with dental problems.
Medical Records are being Digitised
Lancashire and South Cumbria has been chosen by NHS England to be a national pilot for the digitisation of Medical Records. Scanning these paper based records and making them digital will enable better utilisation of space, creating more clinical space, staff areas, multi team space and video hubs, removing the need for some practices to build extensions. In addition it will also make your record more easily and speedily accessible to clinical staff within your practice. Visit our Policies page to find out https://www.darwenhealthcare.co.uk/practice-policies--information-leaflets