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
- a serious heart or chest complaint, including asthma
- serious kidney disease
- 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.
As usual our Flu Clinic will operate on a ‘walk in’ basis and is on SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER from 9am until 12 noon
Statement of intent to provide detailed
coded patient medical records online
As you may know, from 31 March 2015 every patient now has access to an online summary of their medical record via SystmOne Online. Jenner Health Centre has an obligation under new NHS rules to provide detailed coded medical records online to its patients by 31 March 2016. The practice plans to have implemented this by the deadline of 31 March 2016 Further information will be available in due course.
On 1 April, a new NHS organisation called UnitingCare will be responsible for many of the health services for people over 65 and community services for people over 18 in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. For more information please click here.
Patient Participation Annual Report
Please click here for the annual report we provide to NHS England on the work the practice does engaging with our Patient Participation Group.
Summary Care Records – coming soon in early March!
The NHS in England has introduced the Summary Care Record, an electronic health record that can be accessed when you need urgent treatment from somebody other than your own GP.
Summary Care Records only contain key information about the medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had in the past. You will be able to add other information too if you and your GP agree that it is a good idea to do so.
In early March (9 & 10 March 2015) a summary care record will automatically be created for you and uploaded unless you choose to opt out.
We are delighted to announce that Dr Simon Brown will be joining the Practice as a Partner from April 2015. Some of you will already know Dr Brown as he has been a regular locum for us over the last 12 months or so. Until April, Dr Brown will be at the practice for approximately two days a week and we are looking forward to him joining the team full time from April.
Fund Raising Event
Jenner Health Centres Patient Participation Groups show on Saturday 21 February raised over £900 which is an amazing total. This will be split between the charity Whittlesey Young Peoples Counselling Service, and the Practice to purchase equipment it wouldn’t normally be able to provide. We are very grateful indeed to the performers, sponsors, local businesses who provided raffle prizes, all those who came to the show and to the PPG for their time putting together this amazing fundraising event.
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As a practice, we look after the majority of residents in the six care homes local to our Practice. Dr Evans has a special interest in this area of care, especially for those patients with dementia. To read more about Dr Evans' work and research in this area please see the attached website www.dementia.jennerhealthcentre.co.uk
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