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Update on global shortage of blood tests equipment

What this means for patients:

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. As a result, hospitals and GP surgeries are being asked to help to carefully manage their use until stock levels are back to normal.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one, but, where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, you may be asked to come back for a test in the near future, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, you will get a test, and we will be re-booking routine tests when supplies become more easily available.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.

Flu Vaccination Clinics starting soon!

The first clinic is at the surgery on Tuesday 14th September, so we encourage you to book asap.

The scheduled clinic dates are currently; 14th, 15th, 18th and 25th September.

To receive a flu vaccination, you need to be in at least one of the following categories:

  • All Patients 65 and over (normal criteria)
  • All patients aged 50-64 years of age (new criteria this year)
  • Patients aged 18-65 in an at-risk group. These are: COPD, Asthma (if on 2 steroids), CHD, CKD, chronic liver disease, chronic neurological disease such as Parkinson’s, MND, Learning difficulties, Diabetes, patients with weakened immune system, patients on cancer treatment, patients who are morbidly obese.
  • Carers – registered or in receipt of carer’s benefit
  • Household contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • Health care staff – those employed by a registered care or nursing home, or registered domiciliary care provider

Clinics are ready for you to book into now. Please call the surgery on 01243 608201 to book your vaccination.

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Are you a carer? Are you being cared for? Have you notified your GP? Do you know what services are available to support you? Please contact us to notify us if you are a carer or being cared for and we will update your records. The practice maintains a register of carers and people being cared for, if you feel you should be on this register please let us know. We are not able to offer any specific help ourselves, but it is helpful for us to know that you have this additional responsibility to cope with and we are able to signpost you to organisations who can help. Also as a carer you may be entitled to additional health services such as vaccinations, so it is important that we have you registered as a carer on our clinical system so that you don’t miss any invitations. If you have any questions or not sure if you should be listed as a carer, please contact the practice via our email address cwsccg.selsey-selsey@nhs.net or you can call us on 01243 608201 and we will be happy to advise.

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If you haven't already signed up for this free service you can do so by contacting the surgery either by phone 01243 608201 or email cwsccg.selsey-selsey@nhs.net