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STAFF TRAINING

We will be closed for staff training on Thursday 16th January 2020 from 1pm and will reopen at 8am on Friday 17th January.  For any problem requiring urgent medical attention during this time please contact 111.  



ALFRED BARROW HEALTH CENTRE

We have now moved to the Alfred Barrow Health Centre on Duke Street in Barrow, LA14 2LB

Our Reception is on the ground floor

Our phone number has remained the same


FLU VACCINATION

"Hundreds of thousands of people could have their Christmas ruined by flu " say England's top doctors, who are predicting a rise in cases

They say "the flu season has started early this year, with lots of the virus circulating"

GP consultations for flu-like illness were up by a quarter to nearly 7,500 visits in the week ending 8 December

Experts are urging anyone who has not yet had their flu vaccine to get immunised

"Grandparents visiting their grandchildren could be particularly at risk" they say

If you are 65 or over and haven't had your flu vaccination yet please contact the Surgery to arrange an appointment

If you are under 65 but have a long term illness such as diabetes, asthma, COPD, CHD or are immunosuppressed then you are entitled to a flu vaccine

Young children are known to be "super spreaders" of the flu virus - if you have a child who was 2 on or before 31st August 2019 or who is in year 6 or below and has missed out on having the vaccination at school then please contact us to arrange an appointment.  Nasal sprays are given to most children in this category, however, if you have a child with asthma they may need to have an injection


DID YOU KNOW WEEKEND GP APPOINTMENTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE?

In partnership with your GP, Cumbria Health on Call are offering EVENING and WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS at

Furness General Hospital or Westmorland General Hospital.

You will be seen by a GP who has access to your medical records and who can provide the same service as your usual GP.

Healthcare Assistant appointments are also available.

Please ask at the surgery if you would like to book an appointment 


APPOINTMENT TEXT REMINDER SERVICE

We now provide a text messaging reminder service for appointments.  This is to help us

reduce the amount of non attendances for appointments at the Surgery.  Unfortunately it

can only access mobile phone numbers, if you wish to receive text reminders can you please

update your details next time you come to the Surgery or register with Patient Access and

update your details


Having problems logging into Patient Access please click here

https://support.patient-access.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

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