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Please be aware that as a precaution Borough Green Medical Practice is moving to a telephone triage system.  Do not enter the surgery without an appointment.  Please do not come to Reception to book appointments, you must telephone from home.

Due to high demand Dispensary are asking for a minimum of 72 hours to process prescriptions.  For prescriptions received after 12 noon the 72 hours will start from the following day. Following CCG guidance we are not able to issue more than one month's worth of medication at this time.

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases.

 

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

 

The latest information on symptoms of Coronovirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

 

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

 

 

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

 

Travel Vaccinations

global air travel

We offer a tailored travel health service including a full range of vaccinations and advice on malaria prophylaxis.

We are a designated yellow fever centre

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.  This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. You will be seen by a nurse who has experience and training in travel medicine and immunisation, and who has access to specialist travel health online resources.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the NATHNAC website - www.nathnac.net and we suggest that you visit the travel health pro section of the website before your appointment.

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible  - at least 6-8 weeks before you travel (earlier for complex intineraries or higher risk travel)- as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations and some vaccines require a course which can take 1-2 months to complete.

However, if you have a last minute trip, or have only just got round to thinking about vaccinations for your holiday IT IS NEVER TOO LATE!  Some vaccinations can be given right up to the date of departure, and most malaria tablets should be started just one to two days before arrival in the risk area.  Please book a telephone appointment with the nurse who will be able to advise you on which vaccinations you have time for.  If we are unable to offer you a last minute appointment we can refer you to a private travel clinic.

If you have children who require vaccinations we ask that you book a telephone appointment to speak with the nurse first to discuss options.  It is often less stressful for the child to be vaccinated at a separate appointment.


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.



 
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