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Shingles vaccinations - T
he NHS has started to vaccinate people aged 70 or 79 (as of 1st September 2013) against shingles. Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus. Shingles can be very painful and uncomfortable, some people are left with long-lasting pain for years and very occasionally, shingles can be fatal.
We will be offering the shingles vaccination to our patients aged 70 or 79. Patients aged 71- 79 will be called for vaccination at a later date. More information on the shingles vaccination can be found at www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations.
Mere has had general medical services for many years, previously served by single handed doctors in their homes, we moved to the current purpose built premises to meet the demands of modern medicine in 1990.
We aim to combine the best of a traditional country practice with the best of the new NHS. Our small size allows us to provide a very personal service and we value continuity of your care. We encourage you to remain with one doctor for a particular problem.
We deliver a versatile range of appointments to suit your needs, the range includes routine or same day appointments, morning, afternoon and evening opening times and we aim to allow easy access to your doctor or nurse on the telephone also.
Being so far from a hospital, we bring many services into our surgery saving you travelling time, parking issues and the like. We particularly value our in house physiotherapy service, and the visiting specialists that use our premises to consult. We value our good communications with hospital specialists and hope that we can help any medical journey run smoothly.
(Site updated 06/03/2014)