to Stubley Medical Centre
By phone: 01246 296970
Stubley Medical Centre, 7 Stubley Drive,
Dronfield, S18 8QY
Many thanks to all patients who, despite the awful weather, turned up for their ‘flu jab yesterday. The initial count is that 411 patients had their ‘flu shot yesterday – a record number.
The Nurses and Admin Team coped admirably, not only managing the jabs, but also reviewing each patient’s record and performing where possible or scheduling other routine health checks where they were due.
Thanks also for the support from Ann Hillyeard and other members of the PPG team* who were on tea and coffee duty throughout all of our Flu sessions which have now seen 1,535 of our patients vaccinated.
This was more of a chllenge than usual because of the delayed delivery of vaccines this year and the different type of vaccine administered, dependent on patient age.
Lets hope we can all enjoy as ‘Flu-free’ a Winter as possible.
( * & Norman, Annette, Cress, Peter, Beryl, Ann, Jean, Sandra, Peter and Pat hope I’ve not missed anyone )
For those who can get a free NHS Flu-Jab
Under guidance from NHS England and Public health, we have been advised to use a new Quadrivalent flu vaccine this year for patients that are under 65 but have a medical condition that gives a much broader protection to you. Our duty of care to you means we have to buy this vaccine in for you and unfortunately we don’t receive the full price back if the vaccine is not used, so we ask that you please come to the surgery to have it on one of our drop-in days, or if it difficult for you to get to one of these clinics please call us and we will try to fit you in somewhere – YOUR VACCINE IS HERE WAITING FOR YOU.
As always we are the best place for you to receive your flu vaccine as other healthcare professionals do not have full access to your clinical record and we will keep your health record up to date.
If you are not eligible for a free jab, then we would recommend seeing our local Pharmacy for a Private Flu Jab for a small private fee, (as we are prohibited from offering this to you)