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Free Flu vaccine for all age groups now in stock

Prebookable Flu appointments are now available to book via Reception, your SystmOnline account, and our 24 hour telephone system* (no account needed). 

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).

 We would like the following ADULTS to book an appointment for a free flu jab now:

  • Aged 65 or older (last year this age group had the highest risk of being admitted to hospital with complications from flu)
  • Aged 18 or over with a medical condition which puts you at higher risk of being admitted to hospital if you 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 if you are the Main Carer for an older or disabled person who would be at risk if you became ill (but 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 book an appointment for flu vaccine now see  Medical conditions that qualify for free flu vaccine.  Most children will receive a nasal spray. 


We would like ALL CHILDREN born on or after 1st September 2014 and on or before 31st August 2016 to book an appointment for a flu vaccine now.  Most children will receive a nasal spray. 

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 book an appointment.

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

This year there are 3 different vaccines for 3 different age groups. The new improved vaccine designed for patients aged 65 or older (aTIV) has been  delivered in staggered batches to all surgeries and pharmacies. 

NHS England asked Surgeries to give the first batches of aTIV vaccine to the most at risk patients first (75+, Care Homes, 65+ with chronic medical conditions) - so there has been a delay inviting less at risk 65+ patients while we waited for stock.    

Now that we have enough vaccine in stock we are notifying patients by text. 

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.

If we do run out again, a local pharmacy may have aTIV in stock.

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: or call 0300 330 9412

Befriending in Brighton and Hove - New contact point.

Contact Point

  • Find a befriender

  • Volunteer

  • Find the group for you

For more information about 'what is befriending' 


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