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Seasonal Influenza Update

You will no doubt be aware that seasonal flu in now circulating the area. Flu vaccination appointments are still available to book for those patients eligible to have a vaccination. To book your appointment, log on to your online account or contact the surgery on 01769 580295.

Most cases of flu can be treated effectively at home. Patients are encourages to self-care, seek advice on treating symptoms via reputable online resources such as NHS Choices, or to seek advice from a local Pharmacist before contacting the GP.

Patients should be advised to:

  • Rest and sleep
  • Keep warm
  • Take paracetamol or ibuprofen to lower your temperature and treat aches and pains
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration

More information can be found on or via NHS111.

Test Results

Doctors, nurses or midwives ordering blood tests or other investigations will discuss with you how to get the results. If you need to telephone for results, please do so between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. Please note that you can access test results via Online Services.

  • Most blood test results are available within 7 - 14 days.
  • Urine and pregnancy tests within a week.
  • Smear tests take up to 2 months.

Before leaving the surgery you should expect to have a clear understanding of when and how test results will be made known to you. We would attempt to contact you about seriously abnormal results, but you should always check with us on the result of a test.

Please note we are only able to give test results to the patient themselves (over the age of 16 years) unless we have written consent given permission to pass the information to another named person. Forms are available at reception. 

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