Welcome to Bradley Stoke Surgery
With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register , you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Flu jabs – book yours today
Getting flu is a miserable experience usually meaning days off work or days in bed. For some, flu can lead to serious complications. If you are at risk, now is the time to get your free vaccination from us.
Who is at risk?
Flu can result in serious complications for older people, infants, pregnant women and people with some underlying health conditions. If you are in any of these categories, it is really important they get vaccinated. Remember that you must get the flu jab annually as strains of the virus change each year.
Seasonal flu vaccine is given to millions of people in the UK each year. The specific strains of flu that are included may change from one year to the next but vaccines are still thoroughly tested and are safe.
What is flu?
Flu is a viral infection not the same as the common cold. Caused by a different group of viruses, symptoms are more severe and last longer, it results in a sudden high temperature, headache and general aches and pains, tiredness and a sore throat. You can also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a cough.
Read more about the symptoms of flu.
What can I do to prevent it? The flu vaccine is the most effective way to stop getting flu. It is available from us and is free for:
· Pregnant women
· Children aged 2, 3 and 4 years of age on 1 September 2014
· People with certain health conditions
· All people aged 65 and over
· Those that care for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill may also be eligible for a free flu vaccination
Outside of these groups you are likely to have to pay, although your employer may purchase NHS vouchers to enable you to get a free jab.
The NHS Choices website contains lots of information about the flu virus. Please see Further Information for Common questions about the children’s flu vaccination.
Shingles vaccine eligibility from 1st September 2014 until 31st August 2015
Were you aged 70, 78 or 79 on 1st September 2014?
If you were born on or between: 02/09/1943 to 01/09/1944 or 02/09/1935 to 01/09/1936 or 02/09/1934 to 01/09/1935 ask the surgery if you are eligible for a free shingles vaccination. The opportunity to vaccinate eligible patients lasts for 1 year only. The vaccination lasts for 5 to 7 years. More information can be found at www.shinglesaware,co.uk or visit NHS Choics at www.nhs.uk/conditions/shingles/pages/introduction.aspx.
NHS England - How information about you helps us to provide better care
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone. This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information. This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you. You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or whish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or ask at reception for a copy of the leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care”. More information can be found here http://www.nhs.uk/caredata.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription . (Please note due to patient confidentiality if you have lost or forgotton your password (even the prescription password) you will need to come to the surgery to reset your registration details for the online services.) Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function . Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Virtual Patient Involvement Group
Would you like to have a say about the services at Bradley Stoke Surgery, if so the Patient Involvement Group would like to hear from you. Please click on the Get Involved under Further Information .
(Site updated 23/10/2014)