In addition to GP consultations the Practice offers a comprehensive range of healthcare services and specialist clinics:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse at least two months before your planned travel to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make the appointment as early as possible - at least 2 months before you travel to allow time to plan and complete a course of any necessary injections.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the Nurse.
Travel Questionnaire - Complete Online
Travel Questionnaire - Download and bring to the practice
Travelling World Wide
Visit the Fit For Travel website for all travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales. Some of the fees charged can be found here. Prices are subject to change. Our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Have you had your flu jab?
The flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk to ensure that they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab at The Avenue Surgery if you:
NHS ENGLAND ANNOUNCED IN NOVEMBER 2017 A CHANGE TO ELIGIBILITY FOR FREE FLU JAB FOR PAID HEALTHCARE WORKERS:
Please Note: Eligible health and social care staff will need to take identification with them to confirm their eligibility. Appropriate identification includes their name and the name of their employing organisation. This could be an ID badge or a letter from their employer or a recent pay slip.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible for a free flu jab, just contact the surgery. Telephone 01273 606214 to check you are eligible and to book your appointment.
For more information visit the NHS Choices vaccinations page
FLU VACCINATIONS (ADULTS ONLY)
If you are 65 or over (born on or before 31 March 1953) or in an “at risk group” you are eligible for a free flu jab. Speak to Reception to book an appointment.
See Flu Clinics page to check if you are eligible.
If you are not sure if you qualify for a free jab, please ask at Reception
FLU VACCINATIONS (CHILDREN ONLY)
All healthy children aged 2 and 3 (ie born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2015) are eligible for a free flu vaccination given as a nasal spray here at The Avenue Surgery. This will include some 4 year olds provided they were still 3 on 31 August 2017.
Children in Reception and School Years 1, 2 and 3 (ie born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2013) will be vaccinated at School.
Children aged 6 months to 17 years considered to be in a clinical risk group are eligible for a flu vaccination. For children aged between 6 months and 2 years this will be given as an injection. For all other children it will be given as a nasal spray.
Please note that children who are at risk but you are eligible for flu vaccination via the school based programme detailed above, may be offered the vaccine at The Avenue Surgery if the school session is too late or if the child was absent on the day the vaccine was offered at school.
If you are not sure if your child is eligible for a free flu vaccination here at The Avenue Surgery please ask at Reception.
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