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Weekend Pre-Bookable Appointments

From the 1st of September 2018, in addition to the Practice’s normal opening hours, you can also book an appointment to see a local clinician in the evenings between 6:30 to 8:00 pm, or on Saturday and Sunday at locations across Lichfield and Burntwood. GP Practices are working together to provide Extended Access appointments to our patients. This means that your appointment may be with a different GP or health professional  based in a different location or Practice than you are used to, and some of these appointments are telephone only.  These appointments are pre-bookable by contacting the surgery during our normal opening times. When you call, our receptionists will be able to help you to find a suitable appointment.

Whittington Flu Clinic

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Whittington FLU CLINIC on 17th October 2018 has been cancelled. We will be holding the Whittington FLU CLINIC on 1st November 2018 from 12.15 to 14.15 at the Whittington Village Hall. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Text Messaging Service

From time to time we may contact patients via an SMS text message, if you have previously agreed to us contacting you that way. Any text messages sent from us will be headed either 'AccuRx' or '07903588846'. Please do not reply to these text messages unless specifically asked to as these numbers are not monitored.

The GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is effective from 25th May 2018. It brings together law on data protection and privacy throughout the EU.

We have updated our Practice Privacy Policy (please click this link) to comply with the GDPR. The Privacy Notice lets you know what happens to any personal data that you give to us, or any that we may collect from or about you.

Shingles Vaccination

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Who will get the vaccine?

  • Anyone in this year (April 18-March 19) who turns 70 or 78 is eligible anytime from their birthday onwards

  • Anyone in their 70's born after 1 September 1942  who has not had it is eligible
  • If you are in either of these groups you remain eligible until you reach the age of 80. You are no longer eligible from your 80th birthday

To find out more information, please follow the link to the NHS Choices website:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/shingles-vaccination/ 

Healthy Lifestyle signposting

The Healthy Staffordshire Hub provides information, advice and guidance on how to lead a healthier lifestyle (such as stopping smoking, achieving a healthy weight, eating healthily, drinking a little less alcohol or doing more activity).  
You could do this by accessing ‘The Health and Wellbeing Planner’. The Planner directs individuals to sources of advice and support provided by public, private or community and voluntary sector organisations.

Other forms of support are digital sources which includes websites such as ONE You whereby support to stop smoking can be given via email, SMS or a smartphone app - https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/smoking

The Health and Wellbeing Planner can be used to identify what it is that an individual wants to achieve, what they can do differently to achieve their goal, and what advice, information and support will help them along the way.

A personalised report is produced at the end of the tool summarising the actions chosen along with all of the selected information, advice and guidance.  

The link for the health and wellbeing planner is www.staffordshireconnects.info/plan

 

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