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Our Flu Vaccination clinics will begin in September. We will be offering vaccinations to all patients aged 65 years and over. All patients with Chronic Conditions who are considered at risk. Pregnant women and children aged 2 - 3 years. There are several flu vaccines available and patients will be booked for the one that is most effective for their age. Our clinics will be timed according to the delivery of each of these vaccine types. This may differ slightly for each category. 

We hope to start booking our clinics in August once we have received confirmation of delivery dates. We hope to have completed our vaccinations by the end of November.

We would ask all patients contacted to book an appointment to respond to our first invitation. If you have not received an invitation by the first week of September and think you fall into one of the categories above please contact us and check.

Over the Counter Medication

Medications available to purchase over the counter (OTC)

We would like to advise patients that as from 1st August 2018 a range of medicines that are available to buy over the counter from pharmacies and supermarkets will no longer be routinely prescribed by the practice.

This decision across Staffordshire follows a recent national consultation and NHS England guidance.

NHS England has identified over £569 million being spent on prescriptions for medicines, which could otherwise be purchased OTC from a pharmacy or other location. The annual cost of these medicines in Staffordshire is £5 million.

We hope that patients will understand the rationale behind this decision and agree that this money could be put to better use to support more serious health conditions.

If patients have any complaints or concerns about this decision we would advise they contact PALS on 0800 030 4563 or mlcsu.patientservices@nhs.net



 
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