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Free Flu vaccine - Drop-in clinic - Saturday 20th October   8:30 to 11:30

This year there are 3 different vaccines for 3 different age groups.  Due to staggered delivery of the vaccine for patients aged 65 and over (aTIV), we are inviting only some Adults to our next Saturday clinic on 20th October: 

We would like the following ADULTS to claim a free flu jab at our clinic on Saturday 20th October

  • Aged 75 or older (last year this age group had the highest risk of being admitted to hospital with complications from flu)
  • Aged 18 up to 64 (born on or after 01/04/1954) with a medical condition which puts them at higher risk of being admitted to hospital if they get flu*  see Link Medical conditions that qualify for free flu vaccine)
  • Pregnant 
  • Living in a long-stay Care Home
  • A Carer in receipt of Carer's Allowance or are the Main Carer for an older or disabled person who would be at risk if you became ill (NOT if you work as a Carer)
  • Living with somebody who has a weakened immune system

We would like CHILDREN aged 6 months to less than 18  with a medical condition which puts them at higher risk of being admitted to hospital if they get flu to attend our Drop-in clinic on Saturday 20th October see  Medical conditions that qualify for free flu vaccine

AND

We would like ALL CHILDREN born on or after 1st September 2014 and on or before 31st August 2016 to attend our Drop-in clinic on Saturday 20th October

For FAQ's about Child Flu vaccine see NHS child-flu-vaccine FAQs

If you are listed above, and you are a registered patient, please come along.  No appointment needed


About free flu vaccine for Adults Aged 65 or older, or 64 and turning 65 before the end of March 2019

The new improved vaccine designed for patients aged 65 or older (aTIV) is being  delivered in staggered batches to all surgeries and pharmacies. 

NHS England have asked Surgeries to give the first batches of aTIV vaccine to the most at risk patients first (75+, Care Homes, 65+ with medical conditions).   We think our first and second batches are likely to be needed by these patients.

Our third delivery of aTIV is due on 8th November after which we expect to have enough aTIV in stock to vaccinate all our 65+ patients.  Prebookable appointments are available to book from 12th November via Reception, SystmOnline, and our 24 hour telephone system* (*max 28 days in advance). 

Flu does not usually start circulating before December so there is plenty of time to get your vaccine and develop immunity (which takes 2 weeks) when our next batch is delivered in November.

We will send Texts invitations to patients aged 65+ when we receive stock. Please also keep checking our website.  

If you do not want to wait then a local pharmacy may have aTIV in stock

It is better to wait for the new improved aTIV vaccine which is effective for your age group than to receive an older less effective vaccine, so Public Health England have said that nobody is allowed to give you one of the old types of vaccine unless all stocks of aTIV have been used up in the local area


Vaccine is in stock for the following groups (Now booking via Reception, SystmOnline, and on our 24 hour automated Telephone System):  

ADULTS  aged 18 up to 64 born on or after 01/04/1954 who are in the following Risk Groups:  

  • with a medical condition which puts them at higher risk of being admitted to hospital if they get flu*  see Link Medical conditions that qualify for free flu vaccine
  • Pregnant 
  • Living in a long-stay Care Home
  • A Carer in receipt of Carer's Allowance or are the Main Carer for an older or disabled person who would be at risk if you became ill
  • Living with somebody who has a weakened immune system

Check this link to see if you can claim a free flu jab:  Medical conditions that qualify for free flu vaccine

CHILDREN aged 6 months to less than 18  with a medical condition which puts them at higher risk of being admitted to hospital if they get flu - see  Medical conditions that qualify for free flu vaccine

ALL CHILDREN born on or after 1st September 2014 and on or before 31st August 2016

For FAQ's about Child Flu vaccine see NHS child-flu-vaccine FAQs


About the School flu vaccination programme

All children in primary school Reception class and Years 1, 2,3,4,5 will be offered the flu vaccine by their local School Immunisation Team.  Other children aged 4 to 9 (date of birth 1st September 2008 to 31st August 2014 inclusive) will also be invited to School Team clinics.


For short term conditions, Over the Counter medications will no longer routinely be prescribed August 2018


June 2018 You can now refer yourself to Physiotherapy


General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

On 25th May 2018, the Data Protection Act 2018 comes into force.

On the GDPR page under the Quick Links /Further Information menu on the right of your screen you can find:.

  • Our Data Protection Policy

  • Our Privacy Policy which includes:

    • detailed Privacy Notices about how we process (use store share) your personal data

For more information about your personal data rights see the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)'s website, and how you can opt out of

"Your data matters"


National Data Opt Out (NDOO)

Also on 25th May the NHS Digital launches the National Data Opt Out. You can choose whether to allow NHS Digital to use your confidential data for Research and Planning.

Confidential information means information that identifies you and says something about your health, care or treatment.

You can Opt Out by contacting NHS Digital direct:  

Visit: www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or call 0300 330 9412


Befriending in Brighton and Hove - New contact point.

Contact Point

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  • Find the group for you

For more information about 'what is befriending' 

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