FLU CLINIC will be held on SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER, 8am-12 noon. No appointment necessary. If you are 65 of over before 31.3.19 or in an at risk category please pop along.
Why have you flu vaccination at your GP surgery?
We offer a setting where we can check your medical records and make sure you get the most suitable vaccine
- We can check your medical records to see what else you may be eligible for at the same time, eg shingles or pneumococcal vaccinations and get everything done in one visit
- We can offer protection for those who may be forgetful by reducing the risk of duplication in vaccines being administered
- We offer a fast, efficient and friendly no appointment needed Flu Clinic (12 October) – where your records can be checked and other necessary checks can be made at the same time
- We can ensure continuity of care for our patients and carers as we know you already
We have already ordered a flu vaccination for all of our eligible patients. Our first lot of vaccines for anyone 65 years and over are here already!
Please note that we have to order vaccine well in advance of flu season and assure NHS England that we have enough vaccines for every eligible patient.
We have to buy these vaccines for you and we can only return a limited number that go unused, the rest have to be paid for by the surgery.
Please attend the Saturday morning flu clinic on 12th October to have your vaccine, if you cannot make this clinic please contact us to make an appointment, or book online into one of our flu clinics.
Alzheimer's society Carers information support programme 2 - if you would like to attend please see our home page or visit facebook/twitter
Cancer useful contacts - as compiled by Friends of Ridgeway Surgery PPG (Nov 2018)
Cancer support - useful contacts
'Let's Get Healthy' provides information on lifestyle changes
Provides information on local health and social care services
Provides information regards how to find out about activities, clubs, support, health services and much more in Dudley Borough and surrounding areas
FREE online counselling and support service available to all young people in Dudley aged 11-18 years of age
Thrive into Work
The Thrive Into Work programme is an experimental trial, testing a new employment support service for people with a health condition.
For more information go to :Thrive Into Work - patient leaflet
Minor Eye Conditions Service : You can now be seen at a participating opticians for recent minor eye conditions, for further details including a list of conditions treated please read this leaflet : Minor Eye Conditions Service - patient leaflet
Musculosketal Practitioner appointments : From 15th October we will be offering appointments with a Musculosketal Practitioner for joint pain conditions. For a list of conditions that are directly bookable please read this poster: Musculoskeletal Practitioner conditions treated
Minor Ailments - Such as Cough ✙ Fever (High temperature) ✙ Conjunctivitis ✙ Earache, Pain and Headache ✙Athletes Foot ✙ Bites, Stings and Allergies ✙ Cold and Flu ✙ Cold Sores ✙ Constipation ✙ Cystitis ✙ Diarrhoea ✙ Dry Skin (Simple Eczema) ✙ Dermatitis/Allergic Rash ✙ Earwax ✙ Hayfever ✙ Heartburn and Indigestion ✙ Haemorrhoids ✙ Infant Decongestant ✙ Mouth Ulcers and Teething ✙ Nappy Rash ✙ Oral Thrush ✙ Scabies ✙ Sore Throat ✙ Sprains and Strains✙ Sunburn ✙ Threadworm ✙ Vaginal Thrush ✙ Warts and Verrucae
Lloyds Pharmacy next door are part of a new service offering advice for these conditions - for a list of other pharmacies to go Pharmacy First pharmacies
Measles Outbreak Information
For further information regards Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine please go to MMR patient leaflet
Measles patient leaflet (Romanian)
If you think you may have measles please contact the surgery immediately.
Childhood Influenza Vaccine
For more information regards the vaccine click the following link: Childhood Flu Leaflet
Activities in Sedgley - complied by Friends of Ridgeway Surgery PPG Group (Oct 2018)
Carers support courses run by Alzheimer's Society can be found her : Carer's Support Courses 2019
Yellow card scheme
We can all help make medicine safer by reporting any side effects we experience, using the Yellow Card Scheme, a platform set up to help collect and evaluate reports of Adverse Drug Reactions, where you can report Adverse Drug Reactions you have experienced, or report on behalf of someone else. These are then submitted to the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for review.