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PATIENT NOTICE

We welcomed Dr Matt Owen to the practice as GP Partner at the end of July.  Dr Owen will take over the care of Dr Burke’s patients during August. 

Dr Tim Burke has now retired from the Wallingbrook Partnership but will continue to provide the occasional GP session from September, we wish Dr Burke a very happy retirement and thank him for his contribution over the last 21 years.

We will also welcome Tom Humphreys, Nurse Practitioner to the surgery at the end of August.

 

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person.   For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.

 
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