Shortages of pneumococcal vaccine mean that GPs will be unable to offer it alongside flu vaccine in some groups of patients, Public Health England has advised. Please click link below to read more.
We have received an alert regarding the safety and supply for patients taking oral medication preparations containing Ranitidine. These items are expected to be out of stock with no current information available for an expected resolve date. The products affected include: Ranitidine 75mg, 150mg and 300mg tablets, Ranitidine 150mg and 300mg effervescent tablets, Ranitidine 150mg/5ml and 75mg/5ml solution. The MHRA advice is to continue taking the medication as the health risk of discontinuing the medicine is higher than the potential risk presented by the contaminant. We will be reviewing the patients on this medication and will switch to an appropriate alternative. Please contact the surgery if you have any questions or concerns.
We have been notified by the Department of Health that there are currently supply issues for Emerade 500 Microgram and 300 Microgram.
Please click on the link below to read the document to find out more information.
We have received notification from Sanofi who supplies our UNDER 65’s flu vaccines, they have notified us that there will be a delay of 3 weeks before then can deliver the vaccines to us and everyone else nationally including pharmacies.
Our first order will be delivered on 7th October 2019, then 21st October and the final delivery will be on the 18th November 2019.
Vaccines for OVER 65’s will be delivered on time as planned on the 4th September 2019 and 2nd October 2019.
We highly recommend that you take your flu jab to protect yourself this winter.
We will notify all eligible patients soon as we receive the vaccines so that you can book in with the Nurse/HCA for your annual flu jab.
Below is the letter we have received from Sanofi.
Please click on the following link below to find out more about Rutland House Surgery merging with Muswell Hill Practice.
15 million patients fail to turn up for their GP: No-shows costs NHS £216m a year
Since January 2019 there have been 538 notifications of measles and 697 notifications of mumps in London. These are clinical diagnoses but around 30% are also laboratory confirmed.The majority of new cases are in young adults who have travelled to other parts of Europe on holiday, acquired the infection there and then transmitted to unvaccinated household members on their return.
Appointments are now available for all patients registered at any Haringey practice.
Monday to Friday: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00am to 8:00pm
Contact your GP practice or call 0330 053 9499 during the above hub opening hours to book an appointment at one of four locations. Please note opening hours will vary between hubs:
You can make an appointment if you are registered at any practice in Haringey. You will be able to see a local Haringey GP or healthcare professional. It may be someone from your practice, and if not, it will be another local GP, Practice Nurse or Healthcare Assistant.
There is currently a technical fault on our clinical system. You may receive a text message when booking a ‘TELEPHONE APPOINTMENT’ to let you know there is an appointment booked for you at the surgery.
If you receive this message please DO NOT come in to the surgery as this is not a face to face appointment. Please ignore the text message as it is a telephone appointment and the doctor will contact you later during the day.
Our clinical software provider is aware of this technical issue and we sincerely apologise if this has caused you any inconvenience.
You can often treat the flu without seeing your GP and should begin to feel better in about a week.
Flu symptoms come on very quickly and can include:
The symptoms are similar for children, but they can also get pain in their ear and appear less active.
To help you get better more quickly:
A pharmacist can give treatment advice and recommend flu remedies.
Be careful not to use them if you’re taking paracetamol and ibuprofen tablets as it’s easy to take more than the recommended dose.
Speak to a pharmacist before giving medicines to children.
GPs don’t recommend antibiotics for flu because they won’t relieve your symptoms or speed up your recovery.
Flu is very infectious and easily spread to other people. You’re more likely to give it to others in the first 5 days.
Flu is spread by germs from coughs and sneezes, which can live on hands and surfaces for 24 hours.
To reduce the risk of spreading flu:
The flu vaccine reduces the risk of catching flu, as well as spreading it to others.
It’s more effective to get the vaccine before the start of the flu season (December to March).
If you can’t speak to your GP or don’t know what to do next.
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