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Drs Priestley, Inmonger, Martin, McGuire, Hall, Madan, Bennett, Karigiri, Williams & Saravanan welcome you to Highfield Surgery

This web site is provided for present and intending patients of the practice, but every visitor is welcome.

By following the menus on either side of this page you can find all the surgery information which we encourage you to explore, and then please try out the new interactive options at the bottom of the page. Meanwhile our web links, minor illness, health information pages, and news alerts will help you to reliably keep up to date about health matters from the Internet.

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Flu vaccine is now available for booking at the reception.

Should you have the flu jab?

Yes - if you’re 65 or over, or if you have any of the following problems (however old you are):

  • a serious heart complaint
  • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including asthma, bronchitis & emphysema. 
  • serious kidney disease
  • diabetes
  • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
  • if you have a problem with your spleen or you have had your spleen removed
  • if you have ever had a stroke

Your GP may advise you to have a flu jab if you have serious liver disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) or some other diseases of the nervous system.

Can I get a flu jab privately?

Yes, you can pay for the flu vaccination privately if you’re unable to have it on the NHS. It is available from some pharmacies and some GP Practices.

Pregnant women and the flu jab

If you're pregnant, you should have the flu jab, regardless of the stage of pregnancy you've reached. Pregnant women are more prone to complications from flu that can cause serious illness for both mother and baby.

If you are pregnant and catch flu, talk to your GP urgently as you may need treatment with antiviral medicine.

Children and the flu jab

You may have read that all children are now able to have the flu jab on the NHS. This isn't quite true. Although it's been recommended that all children between the ages of 2 and 17 should have an annual flu vaccination, this won't be offered to them all during this season. This year flu vaccination is being offered routinely to children aged 2 , 3 & 4 years of age. In the meantime, it's important that ALL children with a long-term health condition receive the flu jab because their illness could get worse if they catch flu. This includes any child over the age of six months with a long-term health problem such as a serious respiratory or neurological condition. 

If you have a child with a long-term condition, speak to your GP or Practice Nurse about whether they should have the flu vaccination.

The flu vaccination for children is now offered as a nasal spray.

Carers and the flu jab

If you’re the carer of an elderly or disabled person, make sure they’ve had their flu jab. As a carer, you could be eligible for a flu jab too. Ask your GP or Practice Nurse for advice

 


                   

Highfield Surgery & Dr Williams Amalgamation

As of the 30th of June Highfield Surgery has amalgamated with Dr Williams' Practice.
We would like to welcome Dr Williams and his staff on board.
The surgery will now be based on both the middle and top floor of the Primary Care Centre.

Middle Floor:
Same day appointments
Prescription Requests and Pickups
Blood tests, Dressing and miscellaneous Health Care Assistant appointments.

Top Floor:
Routine GP and Nurse appointments.
Booking appointments and general enquires.

We are hoping for a minimum disruption, there will be a further two GPs and a trainee doctor starting over the next few weeks.

We remain dedicated to provide the best possible care for all of our patients. We apologise for any teething problems you may have experienced during the changeover.


Online Appointments and Repeat Prescriptions

Please contact reception to register for these services. You will need to provide ID so that you can be issued with a Password and PIN number.

The other options below are available without a password:

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