Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.
You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:
- are 65 years of age or over
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
Or have a serious long-term health condition, including:
- chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease
- problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS
- being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)
- eligible children who are aged 2 and 3 on 31st August 2018 – that is, children born between September 1 2014 and August 31 2016
- Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on August 31 2018. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice.
- Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be offered their vaccination in school. In a couple of areas it might be offered in primary care settings.
Our Flu Clinics
Please contact reception if you are eligible for details of available flu clinics.
IMPROVING YOUR CARE - Data Sharing with A&E
Until now, if you needed emergency treatment in the hospital, the doctors and nurses (clinicians) have not had access to the healthcare information on your GP’s computer system.
This means that the clinicians treating you in A&E will not have access to any of your medical history saved on your GP’s records, such as what medication you are on, or details of any tests you may have had.
From November 2017 clinicians in the A&E department at Stepping Hill will start to use a system that will allow them to have access to your full GP records. This will help clinicians to give you safe and effective treatment that is tailored to your needs and medical history.
Unless you opt out completely, each time you go to A&E for emergency treatment, you will be asked for your permission for the clinicians to view your medical records.
In an emergency (for example, if you are unconscious or otherwise unable to say yes), the clinicians may still access this information if it is in your best interest and will improve the care they are able to give.
If you would not like your information shared with clinicians in the hospitals, or would like to know more, please speak to a member of practice staff.
Please note, if you decide not to share your data, the hospital staff will not be able to view your GP records, even in an emergency.
Patients can now apply to see additional information from their Medical Record via our Patient Access Online Services.
Patients can now apply to have access to their medical records which includes Blood Test results, Other Tests and Measurements, Coded Medical History (Problems) and Coded Consultation Information.
For further information please follow this link
Hay fever is usually worse between late March and September, especially when it's warm, humid and windy. This is when the pollen count is at its highest
Have you thought about getting your prescriptions electronically from a nominated pharmacy of your choice? Click on the link below for more information:
What To Expect When Your GP Refers You To A Specialist
Offers free and confidential Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea postal testing service for people aged 16 to 24 years.
RUclear is run by the NHS, the tests are of a high quality and are FREE.
If you would like further information on how to receive a testing kit please click here where you can request a kit be sent to your home.
Accessible Information - what is your preference?
Need a form filling in by a GP? There is probably no need to make an appointment, you may be able to leave it with us whilst the Doctor completes it, ask one of our receptionists for advice.
All patients now have a named GP who is responsible for patients overall care at the practice. please contact the practice if you wish to know who this is, if you have a preference as to which GP that is, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request
Save money on prescription charges
Nominate which pharmacy you want to collect your prescription from - no need to come into surgery to collect your prescription - click here for information.
New Lifestyle Clinic every Saturday, contact reception to book in
In an effort to reduce non attendance we now have an appointment cancellation line 07548 098258, text or leave a voice mail at any time, why not add the number to your contacts so it is there when you need it?
Our Surgeries provide the highest quality of care to patients in the Stockport area. Our doctors, nurses and all our other staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and this surgery website will help us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
We strive to ensure " Happy Patients, Happy Staff, Happy Doctors" !
Important: We are changing the system for ordering repeat prescriptions. Learn More...
(Site updated 27/12/2019)