Patients Who Don't Turn Up
In November the following appointments were wasted by people booking them and not turning up or cancelling when it was too late to offer their appointment to someone else
Health Care Assistant - 29
Practice Nurse - 9
GP - 22
Of the GP total 5 were what we call "Extras" where the surgery is full but people are insistent they needed to be seen urgently. In November, 5 of the patient we agreed to see as urgent extras, failed to turn up!
School Aged Vaccinations
Please note that the contract to provide vaccinations to young people aged 5-16 was awarded to Derbyshire Community Health Services in September 2015. All vaccinations from that date will be done in school with the exception of children in an at risk group for seasonal flu, such as peopl with Diabetes.
Seasonal Flu Vaccinations
You are advised to have an annual flu jab if:
- You are in an "at risk" group such as if you have Diabetes, COPD, Kidney or liver disease or are pregnant.
- You are over 65
- You are 2 - 4 inclusive and not at school.
School age immunisations are done in school from 1.9.15 onwards with the exception of flu vaccinations for school age children in at risk groups.
If you are 70,71,72,78 or 79 on 1 September 2015 you are advised to have a shingles vaccine which is a one off and can be given at the same time as you flu jab.
Patients Who do not attend their Appointment
If you cannot attend your appointment or no longer need it, please, please,please let us know there are many other people who could have this appointment.
If you are 40-74 and don't have a Long Term Condition such as Diabetes or Heart Disease we can offer you a free 20-30 minute Health Check to assess your risk of developing a Long Term Condition along with advice on Healthy Lifestyles.
We have introduced a new service for our most vulnerable patients who are at high risk of unplanned hospital admissions and would benefit from more tailored, active support from the practice.
These patients will have a named GP and a Care-Coordinator, if you are identified as a suitable patient for this service we will let you know. You may still see your clinician of choice even if they are not your named GP for this service.
Youdo not need to take any further action, but if you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further with us, please contact us at the surgery
(Site updated 04/01/2016)