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FLU CLINICS 2017 - Open sessions no appointment necessary.

Allendale Health Centre  - Tuesday 26 September 8.30am - 8.00pm & Thursday 19th October 8.30 am - 4.30pm

Haydon Bridge Methodist Chapel - Friday 6 October 8.00am - 4.00pm

Haydon Bridge Health Centre - Friday 13 October 8.00am - 4.00pm & Saturday 14 October 8.00am - 1.00pm & Thursday 19 October 4.00pm - 8.00pm

 Test Results
The day’s post both paper and electronic will usually have been processed by mid afternoon.  If you wish to enquire about a result or report please telephone after 3.00pm

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.

Extended Hours

We offer evening GP appointments from 6.30pm alternate Tuesday at Allendale & alternate Thursday at Haydon Bridge. These appointments are pre-bookable only.

DISPENSARY NEWS

Repeat prescriptions and drug enquiries are handled by our dispensary staff. Please contact them direct on 01434 688351. This line is on answer phone until 10.00am and again over the lunchtime period, 12 noon until 2.00pm. You may leave a message during these times. Please note that the dispensary is closed between 12 noon and 1.15pm and reception staff are unable to hand out prescriptions during this time.

 

FLU CLINICS

Allendale Health Centre

Friday 28th November 2014 8.00am - 1.00pm

 

Haydon Bridge Health Centre

Saturday 29th November 2014 9.00am – 12 noon.

All the above sessions are open access clinics (no appointment necessary)

Flu link 

 

IF YOU HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO ATTEND OUR FLU CLINICS  

JUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT ONE OF THE SURGERIES  FOR

YOUR VACCINATION

We offer vaccines free of charge to the following groups:

  • serious heart disease 
  • serious lung disease, like emphysema, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis or asthma
  • serious kidney or liver disease
  • a long-term health problem, like diabetes
  • a weakened immune system - eg from chemotherapy, radiotherapy or steroid treatment or HIV/Aids
  • Everybody over the age of 65
  • Pregnant women

 

Flu vaccination is a crucial part of health prevention. Vaccination reduces your risk of getting flu (and thus its more serious complications) by about 66%.

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

flu vaccinationsFlu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person.   For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.

 
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