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Flu Season – book your appointment now

We are booking appointments for the 2019/20 flu season.  Please contact reception on 020 8464 4138 to book your appointment.

2019/20 patient eligibility:

school age children will have the flu vaccination given at school(This coming winter, the only change to the eligibility criteria is the planned extension of the programme to school year 6 children. This means that all primary school aged children will now be offered the vaccine for the first time in England).

those aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups

pregnant women

those aged 65 years and over

those in long-stay residential care homes

carers

 close contacts of immunocompromised individuals

(Vaccination is also recommended for frontline health and social care workers.  This should be provided by their employer as part of the organisation’s policy for the prevention of the transmission of flu to help protect both staff and those that they care for. For frontline healthcare workers, a further letter about flu vaccination will be issued).

Consent forms for other to access your medical record and/or prescription collection

If you would like a carer, family member or friend to have access to discuss your  medical record, we will need signed consent from you.  Please find two forms, one for over 18s and one form for 16 to 18 year olds.

This also applies for patients who would like a carer, family member or friend to collect their prescriptions from us.

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Bromley residents can now access online STI testing, regardless of age.

For patients who are 24 or under (only).  If you have changed partners in the last 6 months or had unprotected sex, you can have a National Chlamydia Screening Programme kit (NCSP kit) which tests for chlamydia and gonorrhoea. Alternatively, please go to the Sexual Health Bromley website here where you will be able to order a postal kit to your home.

For patients of any age; if you think you are asymptomatic and would like to test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis, please go to www.shl.uk where you can order a postal kit to be delivered to your home. Asymptomatic patients who attend the Sexual Health (GUM) clinic at Beckenham Beacon will not generally be seen in clinic; they will be offered a self- sampling kit to be taken home.

https://sexualhealthbromley.co.uk/

 

Getting your medicines if there’s a no-deal EU Exit – updated 19/09/2019

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/medicines-information/getting-your-medicines-if-theres-no-deal-eu-exit/

The government is working closely with the NHS and suppliers to make sure medicines and medical products continue to be available in all scenarios.

Please keep ordering your repeat prescriptions and taking your medicines as normal.The NHS, through your local doctor’s surgery and pharmacy, will keep you informed if there are any changes.

It’s very important you don’t order more medicines than normal. If you do, then it may mean that other people won’t be able to get their medicines.

The government has asked suppliers of medical goods to build up at least 6 weeks’ worth of extra stocks above usual level.

It has also bought extra ferry capacity so medicines and medical products will be prioritised for import for you to continue to receive your medicines on time.

Occasionally, the NHS does experience temporary shortages of some medicines.

If this happens, you will be prescribed the best alternative to your usual medicine, as happens normally.

Over two-and-a-half million prescription items are dispensed in primary care alone in England every day, and the NHS has existing ways of making sure that you get your medicines and medical products, even under difficult circumstances.

If you are concerned, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Page last reviewed: 09/10/2017
Next review due: 09/10/2020