Bank Holiday Closure
THE SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE JUBILEE BANK HOLIDAY ON
THURSDAY 2ND AND FRIDAY 3RD JUNE, AND WILL REOPEN ON
MONDAY 6TH JUNE
IF YOU NEED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PLEASE TELEPHONE 111
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY DIAL 999
PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH MEDICATION FOR THE LONG WEEKEND
1 in 4 calls made to the out of hours’ doctors on a weekend is due to people running out of routine medication.
Please plan ahead and think about your repeat prescriptions before the Bank Holiday weekend.
Living With Hypertension
High blood pressure puts extra strain on your heart and blood vessels; this is called hypertension and over time it can lead to health problems.
High blood pressure can be a silent killer as usually there are no symptoms before someone has a heart attack or stroke. Knowing you may have hypertension and taking steps to manage it could save your life.
Do you know your numbers? Once you do then you can take control of your health and, if you need it, get support to bring your blood pressure under control. https://bit.ly/3kCXijC #LivingWithHypertension
Practice Closure Thursday 12th May 2022
Thousands of people eligible for a Spring COVID-19 booster have not yet come forward
The NHS in Sussex is calling for anyone who now due a second COVID-19 vaccination to book theirs this week.
Latest figures show that 116,628 of those who are eligible have had their spring or second booster, but 91,894 people are now eligible and are yet to come forward or be vaccinated.
With hundreds of appointments available this week, people are being urged to book theirs as soon as possible.
People are eligible for a spring or second booster if they are aged 75 and over or they are aged 12 years and over and have a weakened immune system.
People living in older people’s care homes are also eligible and specific visits are being planned in order to make sure these people get their vaccination.
In the majority of cases, people will receive the Moderna vaccination – one of the three approved vaccines in the UK widely used throughout the programme to date.
People can book an appointment from three months of the date of their original booster.
No invite is needed.
The NHS is also calling on family members and friends to make sure their loved ones have received their vaccine if they are due.
Call 119 from 8am to 8pm or use the National Booking Service website to book a local appointment.
Walk in sessions are also available every day.
For the latest list of walk in sessions and more information about the vaccination programme visit COVID-19 vaccinations – Sussex Health & Care Partnership (sussexhealthandcare.uk)
“It may seem that COVID-19 has gone away but it is still in our communities and we want to make sure our most vulnerable have this extra protection for the coming months.
“By making sure that you have a spring booster when you are due means that it will cover you over the summer and you have had it ahead of the autumn.”
Surgeries closed for Bank Holiday