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Flu Vaccination

If you are Over 65 or at risk please contact the surgery to book an appointment for a flu vaccination

 

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.  The best time to get the vaccine is as early as possible, to be protected in time for winter.

 
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.

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 and years
  • 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.

Further information

The NHS Choices website contains lots of informationwww.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/flu-influenza-vaccine.aspx

Flu vaccination for children

An annual nasal spray flu vaccine is available for all children aged 2 and 3 years.  If you child's birth falls between 1 September 2013 and on or before 31 August 2015, please book their appointment at reception.  All children aged four years and children of appropriate age for school years 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be offered the nasal spray in a school-based programme.

  

Improved Access to General Practice

We are working together with other local practices to offer more appointments in the early morning, evening or at weekends.  Speak to a member of the practice team to find out more.

Evening,  Saturday Morning and Friday Morning Appointments

Bradley Stoke Surgery is open Monday to Thursdays between 08:30 and 19:30 and on Saturdays between 8:30 and 11:30 with a GP, Nurse and Healthcare Assistant for routine, pre-bookable appointments only.  The surgery is also open on Friday mornings between 07:30 and 18:30.  On Fridays the appointments between 7:30 and 8:30 will be routine, pre-bookable appointments only with a GP and Healthcare Assistant only.

Patients registered at the surgery can book an appointment to see a GP or nurse or HCA on weekday evenings (after 18:30) or at weekends on Saturday mornings. On Saturdays, patients will be offered appointments at Bradley Stoke Surgery or at other participating surgeries in the local area and their patients can also be seen at Bradley Stoke Surgery.  Patients will be asked for their feedback to evaluate the service. 

Appointments can be made by calling Reception on 01454 616262

Urgent appointments at the weekends will continue to be provided via NHS 111 who then refer onwards to Brisdoc, the Out of Hours service, which is manned by GPs.

Patient Transport Service

Since April 2017 the patient or patient's carer are responsible for requesting transport.

New bookings and enquiries can be made by ringing the Booking Office on 0300 777 6688

E-zec Medical Transport Services provide non-emergency patient transport.  The patient transport service (PTS) provides planned, non-emergency transport for patients to and from NHS hospitals and clinics in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.  It is only available for eligible patients who need the support of clinically trained staff and / or medical equipment during their journey.

Four Towns and Vale Link Community Transport can help you!

If you are having trouble getting to your hospital appointment, you can contact Four Towns and Vale Link Community Transport on 01454 419 372.  They offer door-to door accessible vehicles and help people get to: GP and Hospital appointments, shopping trips, social visits and work/education.  They aim to provide safe, cost effective, accessible transport to residents and groups in the Four Towns and Vale Link areas to complement the existing transport system.  They offer a Ring-and-Ride service for individuals and a Social Car Scheme with volunteers using their own cars.  To qualify, residents must live within the Four Towns & Vale link area and one of the following must apply:  Be aged 60 years or more, Have a special needs, Be in receipts of benefits, Have access problems, or Hold a Diamond bus pass.   Email: info@4tvl.org.uk   Visit www.4tvl.org.uk

Feet Physique - New Private Service Available at Bradley Stoke Surgery

From the 3rd of May 2017 Feet Physique will be seeing patients at the surgery on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 16:30 and 19:30.  Friendly Foot Health Practitioner Services.  Catering for sports professionals, children, elderly and diabetic care including:  general foot care, common foot problems and infections, nail care, verrucae, corns and callus removal, ingrowing nails. 

Call to book an appointment:  M 07713 199 670   T 0117 239 1489   E Tanya@feetphysique.co.ukwww.feetphysique.co.uk

All appointments to be booked directly through Feet Physique and not the surgery.

Scrivens Hearing Care Service available to our patients

Scrivens Hearing Care have been commissioned to provide NHS hearing clinics and offer hearing tests and full hearing assessment appointments to our patients fortnight.  They  run dedicated hearing clinics here for all patients over 60 with a hearing loss.  The clinic can supply NHS Digital Hearing Aids, if required, and will save our patients from going to the hospital. 

 

Leaflets and posters will be in reception to promote the service.

Mental Health Practitioner Service at Bradley Stoke Surgery

Are you suffering from any of the following?

Anxiety, Stress, Work-related Stress, Low Mood, Depression, Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Any other problem relating to Mental Health

If so, you may wish to book a 30 minute appointment with the Mental Health Practitioner who is based at the surgery Tuesdays to Fridays.  Please see Reception.

Care Quality Commission Report

We were inspected by CQC on 1st June 2016 and received an overall rating of Good.  If you wish to view the report click here

Patient Participation Group Meeting

The next meeting is on Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 at 10:30 at the surgery.  If you would like to join the PPG to contribute to improve contact and feedback from patients, please go to www.bradleystokesurgery.nhs.uk and click on the "get involved" icon and complete the Patient Group Sign-up form online or print a PDF version to complete.

Bradley Stoke Surgery - Patient Annual Survey 2016

Results of the 2017 Survey will soon be published here

An Annual Practice Survey had been conducted over the period of 27 June to 8 July 2016 with 216 questionnaires being completed, over 1% of the patient list size.  Members of the Patient Participation Group had helped to assist with the survey which was one of the major tasks for the PPG.  Patients were given a questionnaire to complete to collect data.  The survey was advertised through posters in the Practice's waiting room and through leaflets in consulting rooms, the pharmacy and members of the PPG approached patients in the waiting room.  The practice would like to thank the patients who has taken part in the survey. 

If you wish to view the report click here

Paediatric Handi App

This free app for smartphone and tablet providers expert support to medical professionals as well as parents/carers in looking after children with the most common childhood illnesses. 

HANDi Paediatric App

 

 

 

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