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FLU SEASON 2021/22

Dear Patients,

We are pleased to inform you that we are in a position to offer you, your seasonal flu jab at our Practice.

If you are at age of over 65 or you are at high risk, or you are pregnant, please call the surgery to book your seasonal influenza vaccine.

Kind regards,

Northfields Surgery Team

Blood tests

Blood tests – routine blood test postponed

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. 

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician feels that it is appropriate to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.  

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you  normally would.

Covid-19 Infection Rise

During December, Covid infections have risen sharply in London and this has led to increased demand for hospital care. Please be aware the 111 service is currently under extreme pressure in our area. GP surgeries are open from 08:00 to 18:30 (core hours), except on weekends and bank holidays.

If you need non-covid medical help during the weekend between 8am and 8pm, please call the extended hours GP service on 020 8280 2785. If you are calling outside these times, please visit www.111.nhs.uk or call 111.

If you have COVID symptoms, please visit www.111.nhs.uk or call 111

If you have a medical emergency, please dial 999 as usual.