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IMPORTANT - CORONAVIRUS - If you are visiting the practice please wear a face covering. Up to date information (including how to obtain proof of your COVID vaccination status) is available here.  


Flu Vaccinations We are now able to offer flu vaccination appointments. Click here to find out whether you are eligible for a free vaccine or call the practice to book your appointment. If you have a Saturday appointment please download a Flu Form to bring with you. 


Type 1 Opt Out: The way NHS Digital handles some patient data is changing on the 1st of July. You can find more information here. If you want to "opt out" of NHS Digital using your data in this way you must complete this form and return it to us before 23rd June 2021. 


Dr Claire Laband Sadly our GP Dr Claire Laband has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She has been a much loved GP partner at Cheddar Medical Centre for many years, and was already planning to retire later in 2021. She has now had to leave her clinical work abruptly in order to undergo treatment. For those patients who would like to pass on their good wishes to Dr Laband, please send emails to Cheddarmc.chedmed@nhs.net with the subject "Claire Laband Retirement". We will ensure these good wishes are passed on to her.


Sexual Health - Free chlamydia and HIV testing is available from: www.freetest.me/landing/swish 


 CQC Inspection 2019We are delighted to announce that we were inspected by the Care Quality Commission in October and have been graded as "Good" full details of the inspection report can be found here.


Prescription Requests - From 1st September 2019 there will be changes to the way we handle some prescription requests. Please see our Repeat Prescriptions page for more information. 


Staying healthy
You can help yourself stay fit and healthy by:


Colds and flu
If you are over 65 years old, pregnant, or have a long-term health condition, like asthma or diabetes, you can have a free flu jab. www.nhs.uk/flu

If you have a cold don't ask your GP for antibiotics.  They don't cure colds and flu. www.nhs.uk/antibiotics

Keep Warm Keep Well
One of the best ways of keeping yourself well during winter is to stay warm.  Get a free copy of the 'Keep Warm Keep Well' advice leaflet from www.gov.uk

Stomach bugs
If you have sickness and diarrhoea don't spread it to others by visiting your local hospital.  Drink plenty of water and telephone your GP surgery if you have any concerns.  www.nhs.uk/novovirus

 
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