Call reception after 9.30am to book for a flu jab on 01444 458022
Patients are eligible for the Flu Vaccine if you are in any of the following catergories:
Who should get the flu vaccine?
For 2018, there are 3 types of flu vaccine:
If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years old and is in a high-risk group for flu, they will be offered an injected flu vaccine as the nasal spray is not licensed for children under 2.
Flu vaccine for people with medical conditions
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition, including:
This list of conditions isn't definitive. It's always an issue of clinical judgement.
Your GP can assess you to take into account the risk of flu making any underlying illness you may have worse, as well as your risk of serious illness from flu itself. The vaccine should always be offered in such cases, even if you are not technically in one of the risk groups above. If you live with someone who has a weakened immune system, you may also be advised to have a flu vaccine. Speak to your GP about this.
The practice provides services to all patients who are ill, from conditions from which recovery is generally expected; the terminally ill and those suffering from chronic disease. This includes offering consultations, physical examinations (where appropriate), health promotion, liaison with other healthcare professionals and, if appropriate, referral to other NHS services for treatment or further investigation.
The practice also offers additional services to help maintain patient health, such as:
Available for all registered females aged 25 to 64 (inclusive).
Child Immunisations and Vaccinations
Notification of when the immunisations are due will be sent to you. However, if you have recently moved or feel your child is overdue for immunisation, please contact the surgery. The practice believes it is very important to ensure that all children are immunised against all potentially serious illnesses.
The surgery help in many ways to ensure your child has its correct immunisations; every baby has a record, which is completed when the child has each of its injections. A number of checks are made prior to immunisation to ensure the child is fit enough to be immunised on that day.
For more information and a schedule of the immunisation programme visit www.immunisation.nhs.uk/
Advice, treatment and prescriptions including the enhanced service of coil insertions. You do not need to be registered to access this facility.
The doctors undertake additional minor surgery procedures e.g. treatment of warts and verrucas and enhanced minor surgery procedures such as joint injections, microsuctions, implants and excisions.
From May 2018 the way NHS referrals work have changed slightly. All GP referrals will now go to a central Referral Support Service.
If you have a query about your referral please call 01293 300270 (Between 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday) Please see the below for more information
RSS Leaflet for Patients
Please be aware that there will be a small cross-over period with Patient referrals from the old system to this new RSS system so if you call the number above and they haven't received your referral please then call the practice to speak to a Medical Secretary on 01444 458022.
Yes.You do not always have to be 100% "fit" to be able to do some work – in fact, work can help your recovery from health problems or support your overall wellbeing if you have a long-term health condition. You should go back to work as soon as you feel able to and, with your employer's agreement. This may be before your fit note runs out. For example, you may want to go back to work sooner if:
Visit this website for more information: https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/caring-carers-and-long-term-conditions/can-i-go-back-to-work-before-the-end-date-on-my-fit-note/
Our Patients can now self-refer into a physiotherapy department at Queen Victoria Hospital, Princess Royal Hospital – Haywards Heath, Crawley Hospital or Horsham Hospital without seeing your GP first. You can self-refer yourself to physiotherapy through an online form or by picking up a paper referral form from the GP practice or physiotherapy department (Princess Royal Hospital is the closest to the Practice).
Visit the website for more information: http://sussexmskpartnershipcentral.co.uk/for-patients/self-referral/
To print off a physical referral form instead please CLICK HERE
For multi-destination travellers, or if a course of vaccinations is required, you may need to attend several times. Please ensure you allow a minimum of 6-8 weeks for vaccinations before you travel. Some travel vaccinations are currently free and others are chargeable as they are a private service. At Northlands Wood Practice we are able to give you Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio vaccinations free of charge. Oral Cholera vaccine is available via NHS prescription (current prescription charge will apply).
Advice on vaccinations and malaria protection for travellers changes frequently - we recommend you look at the specialist travel websites below for current advice and to consider which vaccines you may require/wish to have, dependent on the level of risk.
NaTHNaC - www.travelhealthpro.org.uk or FIT FOR TRAVEL - www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
For our Full Vaccination Leaflet on how to find out what vaccinations you will require CLICK HERE
Once you have researched the vaccinations you require, if you would like Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio or oral Cholera vaccinations please complete and return the QUESTIONNAIRE (questionnaires are also available at Reception). You must have completed and returned the travel questionnaire before it is possible to book an appointment. If you are unsure about historic vaccinations, please ask reception to print a summary for you. We will contact you, to then book the appointment once a Practice Nurse has reviewed your information.
Please also read our useful Travel Advice Leaflet
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
For a list of our Private fees which was updated in May 2018 CLICK HERE
It is never too late to stop smoking, if you are serious about stopping then a Smoking Cessation Adviser can provide help, support and information.
We do not provide Smoking Cessation at Northlands Wood Practice however you can be seen at Dolphins Practice who are able to see our patients as temporary patients.
To access the Dolphins Practice Smoking Cessation service:
Details of Dolphins Practice can be found on their website: www.dolphinspractice.co.uk
(Parking can be difficult at Dolphins Practice so give yourself plenty of time before your appointment)
We will be able to advise you about Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). NRT increases your chances of quitting successfully. The products are available on prescription.
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