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Click here for link to frequently asked questions for Covid Vaccination
Click here for important information about the covid vaccination programme starting from week commencing 18th January for patients aged over 80

Please wait to be contacted. The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine. It's important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then. The vaccine will be delivered from a PCN hub (NHS England have said there can only be 1 vaccination site per PCN) . PCN'S (Primary Care Networks) cover a group of practices, there are 5 practices in our PCN. The vaccine will be delivered from the PCN hub, (the closest location for our PCN is Debenham Community Centre) and will not be delivered from individual practice sites.  The first patients to be contacted (starting from the 18th January) will be those in the highest priority groups starting with those patients aged over 80 (please see below). This contact will not come from the practice but will be from a central hub and any queries you have following being contacted should be directed back to the central hub. You may receive a text, letter or phone call, please be patient you will get an invite. You may also receive multiple contacts, for example you may receive contact from our PCN hub (you may be offered additional sites to Debenham), the Government mass vaccination site (the Norwich mass vaccination site opens on the 18th January & Gainsborough Leisure Centre in Ipswich at the end of January).  The Government invite may offer you a variety of locations we have had reports of them offering venues as far as field as London, please don't worry you do not need to take up the offer of the government invites you can wait for the PCN invitation if you would prefer to attend the Debenham venue.  click here for the latest Government information for the Covid Vaccine. The vaccine will be given to patients in order of their priority as deemed by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. It is expected that the Government will set up additional 'mass vaccination' sites and we await details of these sites.  Click here if you want to get involved with the Governments Mass Vaccination Sites

The Suffolk and North East Essex ICS has launched a brand-new website which aims to offer residents a single, comprehensive and accurate source of information about Covid-19 and vaccinations, click here to access the website.

Click here for latest information for flu programme for healthy 50-64 year olds.  We are running flu vaccination clinics for patients aged 50 - 64.  Please contact us if you wish to book a free flu vaccine.

** FLU CLINICS 2020 *** We have now written to all patients that are eligible for the flu vaccination (those patients aged over 65 as at the 31/3/2021 and all those patients under 65 who have a medical condition who puts them at greater risk. If you are over 65 or under 65 in an at risk category or are a family member of  those patients asked to shield and would like to book a flu jab please contact us urgently. We have also contacted parents/guardians of children that are eligible. 

** We have installed a new phone system to make it easier for patients to contact us **

DUE TO WORKLOAD PRESSURES THE DISPENSARY AT FRESSINGFIELD WILL CLOSE BETWEEN 1PM AND 2PM EVERY DAY.  OUR CURRENT TIMESCALES FOR PROCESSING MEDICATIONS ARE 3 WORKING DAYS. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE. 

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Changes to Clinical System

The provider of our clinical system - EMIS Health, is changing certain technical aspects of the way in which it delivers services to us. This will not impact the delivery of services to patients but we wanted to let you know about the changes in case you have questions. Click Here for More Information

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ASTHMA & COPD CLINIC

  • Fressingfield: (invitations sent) DSCF7477.jpg  
  • Stradbroke: (invitations sent)
  • Run by nurses who our specially trained Asthma & COPD nurses. The emphasis is on monitoring treatment, continuing education and advising on self management, including recognising when your asthma/COPD is getting worse and what you should do in that situation.

HEART DISEASE AND STROKE CLINIC

  • Fressingfield: (invitations sent)
  • Stradbroke: (invitations sent)
  • Clinics run by by nurses to monitor, advise and support patients who have heart disease or who have had a stroke and those who are at risk.

DIABETES CLINICS

  • Fressingfield: (invitations sent) DSCF7306.jpg 
  • Stradbroke: (invitations sent)
  • Clinics run by specially trained nurses. The clinic aims to promote a better understanding of diabetes, encourage self management, educate and help monitor your diabetes with a view to preventing the long-term complications of diabetes that include blindness, kidney failure, foot ulcers and amputations.

MIDWIFE CLINIC

  • Every Monday morning at Fressingfield, run by a Midwife attached to our practice.  You can ring the practice to make an appointment.

CERVICAL SMEARS

  • Our trained cervical smear Nurses are happy to carry out your cervical smears during normal surgery hours at a time and surgery that is convenient for you. Please let the Receptionist know when you book your appointment that it is for a cervical smear.

OVER 75’S CLINIC

  • Fressingfield and Stradbroke
  • Available each year to all patients aged 75 years and over - who are not seen in any of our other chronic disease clinics. Its aim is to help monitor ongoing care and individual needs. An invitation will be sent for an annual check around your birthday.

UNDER 5 DROP-IN CLINIC

  • Fressingfield: 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month
  • Run by our attached Health Visitors. This is an open access session (no appointments required) for all parents with babies and young children to meet together, have their babies weighed and obtain practical help and advice from the Health visitors on all matters relating to their children.

MINOR SURGERY

  • All the doctors perform minor surgery procedures at both Fressingfield or Stradbroke. You should arrange a time and place for your treatment with the Doctor who is going to carry it out.
  • We offer cryosurgery for the treatment of warts and verrucas and other skin conditions. We are unable to carry out certain minor surgical procedures which are considered cosmetic only.

SMOKING CESSATION CLINIC

  • This clinic aims to encourage a more effective approach to giving up smoking. You can contact us for an appointment at the Fressingfield or Stradbroke Surgery or be referred by the doctors or nurses.
  • An initial assessment at the first visit provides advice and a choice of nicotine withdrawal medication, if appropriate, and then encouragement and support at follow up sessions, using a Carbon Monoxide monitor to reinforce abstinence from smoking.

COUNSELLOR

  • The doctor can refer you for counselling/cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).  The CCG is responsible for the delivery of this service to our patients.

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