'Flu Vaccination 2018
‘Flu vaccinations for our patients aged 65 and over
We apologise that as a Practice we have not been able to book ‘flu vaccination appointments for all patients eligible in this particular age group. This is due to restrictions imposed by the manufacturer regarding supply and available.
We are doing our best to accommodate all those patients that have not yet had their vaccination. We have waiting lists at Mullion and Constantine surgeries, please ask to be added to one of these if you would like to hear about any future availability.
‘Flu vaccinations for patients aged between 18 and 64
There is still availability for this vaccine. If you are eligible please call your surgery to book an appointment or to let us know that you would prefer not to have the vaccination this season. Thank you.
‘Flu vaccinations for patients aged between 2 and 17
All those patients aged 2 and 3 on 1st September 2018 are eligible for the nasal influenza vaccine.
Those patients in school years Reception to year 5 will be offered the nasal vaccine in school.
Any patients aged between 4 and 17 that are either not included in the school years above or miss the vaccination at school AND are considered ‘at risk’ following NHS guidelines can also book to have a vaccination at the surgery.
To check if you are eligible, please click on the following link:www.mullionhealthcentre.co.uk
Helston Community Hospital
A statement by Dr Ben Ashmore
New GP Partner
The Partners are pleased to announce that they have appointed Dr Fiona Briant as a 4 session GP partner with the practice.
Dr Briant as she has been with the practice since 2015 as a salaried GP and is a welcome addition to the practice team as a partner with the Practice.
Dr Briant will start as a GP partner on her return from maternity leave in 2019.
Mullion Health Volunteer car service
Mullion Health Volunteer car service are able to provide transport for patients from their home to hospital to attend a hospital appointment.
The aim of the service is to convey patients safely and in comfort to the appropriate appointment who have difficulty with transport for appointments.
" Mileage expenses charged "
If you would like further information please contact the service on 01326 241124
Meningitis B vaccination
If you are interested in your child having the vaccination privately, please call Jo Sugrue on 01326 242106.
There will be a charge for this vaccination and as it is not an NHS service, it cannot be done in your registered NHS surgery. To overcome this we have a reciprocal arrangement with St Keverne Surgery, but please do register your interest at Mullion Health Centre.
Any queries, please call Jo Sugrue on 01326 242106.
Meningitis ACWY Vaccination
Recently started University or starting this year?
If so you are advised to get the
Please call for an appointment.
NHS Summary Care Record
The NHS in England is introducing the Summary Care Record, which will be used in emergency care. The record will contain information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had, to ensure those caring for you have enough information to treat you safely.
As a patient you have a choice:
· Yes I would like a Summary Care Record – you do not need to do anything and a Summary Care Record will be created for you. Healthcare staff will ask your permission before they look at your record, except in certain circumstances for example if you are unconscious.
· No I do not want a Summary Care Record– Please visit your surgery and pick up a leaflet and opt out form. This form should be given to your GP practice. Additional copies of the opt out form can be requested from the dedicated NHS Summary Care Record Information line on 0300 123 3020.
For more information, telephone the dedicated NHS Summary Care Record Information Line on 0300 123 3020 or visit the website at www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk where you can find information in other formats and languages.
You can choose not to have a Summary Care Record and you can change your mind at any time by informing your GP practice.