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Our main flu clinics have come and gone in October and November. However, we do have alternative flu clinics arranged throughout November and December and appointments are still available by telephoning our Reception desk.
Anyone can get flu, but it can be more serious for certain people, so the flu vaccination is offered to:
- people aged 65 or over
- pregnant women
or if you have any of the following (whatever age you are)
- a serious heart complaint
- a stroke, multiple sclerosis
- asthma or bronchitis
- serious kidney disease or serious liver disease
- lowered immunity for instance because of steroids or cancer treatment
- if you have a problem with your spleen or you have had your spleen removed
The Saturday morning clinics are reserved for adults only, we will be offering children flu clinics at other times.
Please contact the surgery to make your appointment and to avoid congestion in the car park, please arrive at your pre booked time.
Shingles vaccinations - Unfortunately the Shingles vaccination is temporarily out of stock nationally. We are working closely with our supplies to replenish our stocks as soon as they become available.
This year, the NHS is starting 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 at the same time as your Flu jab if you are 70 or 79. Patients aged 71- 79 will be called for vaccination at a later date. More information on both the shingles and flu vaccinations 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 20/11/2013)