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Flu Clinic

Flu season is nearly upon us, Stanford Medical Centre will shortly be sending out flu invitations to all eligible patients.

We are experiencing a particularly busy time at the moment, we ask that you please only contact the surgery to schedule a flu vaccine once you have received an invitation.

Stay well this winter and vaccinate yourself and family against flu!

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Current Face to Face Nurse Procedures 11/08/2020

The following procedures are currently bookable via reception from the nursing team.

Annual Reviews

B12 Injections

Baby / Childhood Immunisations

Blood Tests

Blood Pressure (waiting room machines)

Cervical Screening

Clip / Suture removal

Diabetes Annual Review (Blood test & Foot check)

Doppler (urgent cases)

Dressings (including compression)

ECG (urgent cases)

Ring Pessary Change

Travel Immunisations

Vaginal swabs (urgent cases)

Injections - Whooping cough, Zoladex, Prostap, Tetanus.

 

All other nursing procedures will be undertaken by telephone consultation during the Covid pandemic.

Brexit and Medicines Shortages

Matt Hancock; Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has written to healthcare providers to inform them that there is a UK-wide contingency plan in place in preparation for a Brexit 'No Deal' vote. The government is working with manufacturers to provide support and assistance with capacity for storing medication. 

We have been advised that healthcare providers should not be stockpiling medication or issuing longer prescriptions to patients, as this could have a negative effect in the long-term. 

Further information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/information-for-the-health-and-care-sector-about-planning-for-a-potential-no-deal-brexit 

Face Coverings

Patient reminder - please can you make sure you are wearing a face mask or covering prior to entering the building.

We unfortunately cannot provide masks to those who have forgotten to do so.

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