Monthly Archives: September 2015

Changes to our Online Services

We have recently changed our online services from Vision Online to Patient Access. If you were previously registered with Vision Online we will be sending you a letter with a new code to enable you to use Patient Access.

If you were not previously registered with Vision Online you will need to sign up for online access to be able to access the online appointment booking. The first stage of this HAS to be done in person at the practice (there is an application form for you to complete) and you must bring two proof of identity documents with you, one of which MUST be either a photo driving license or a passport. Without these we will not be able to sign you up.

Once you are signed up with us you will be given a letter with your unique references and then you have to go to the website to register for access to the service.

You will be able to use Patient Access to:

  • Book appointments
  • Cancel appointments
  • Request repeat prescriptions
  • View medical records
  • View test results

Flu Information

Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus.

The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains.

You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.

We offer ‘at risk’ groups the flu vaccine at a certain time each year to protect you against the flu virus.

You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:

  • over 65 years of age
  • pregnant
  • or have:
    • a serious heart or chest complaint, including asthma
    • serious kidney disease
    • diabetes
    • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
    • if you have ever had a stroke
  • ALL healthy children who are aged 2, 3 and 4 years old – this is in the form of a nasal spray.

External Websites

Flu and the Flu Vaccine – NHS
Children’s Flu Vaccine – NHS
Flu Vaccine FAQ’s – NHS
Which Flu Vaccine should children have? – (PDF)
The Flu Vaccination – (PDF)