NHS vaccinations

It's important that you have the vaccinations you need to keep you safe and to minimise the risk of infections. We offer a number of vaccinations at our surgery.

Your Surgery will be able to let you know what vaccinations you need. You can also find more information about vaccinations and when to have them on the NHS vaccination schedule (NHS website).

Childhood immunisation

It's important to make sure that your child has all of their routine childhood vaccinations. It's the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.

Ideally, children should have their vaccinations at the right age to protect them as early as possible and to minimise the risk of infection.

You can find more information relating to the immunisation schedule by clicking on the link below. Alternatively you can contact your Health visitor or practice Nursing team at your GP Surgery 

The complete routine immunisation schedule from September 2023 (publishing.service.gov.uk)

Flu Vaccinations

Seasonal flu is highly infectious illness that’s caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, and can cause a high temperature, aches and pains. A flu vaccination can help limit your risk of getting the flu.

Our surgery offers flu vaccinations to patients. We offer two routine vaccinations – one for patients under 65 years and another vaccine for patient over 65 years.

You can contact the surgery to find out more about flu vaccinations or visit the Flu Influenza vaccine page on the NHS website.

Travel vaccinations

We offer routine vaccinations and general advice to our patients travelling abroad who may need to be vaccinated.

We recommend booking an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses to help plan for your trip. It may take up to eight weeks for a full course of vaccinations, so please contact us well in advance to give yourself plenty of time if you're planning to go abroad where you're required to be vaccinated.

Some vaccinations are ordered on a private prescription and not on the NHS, which means that these will be charged for. The Nurse will be able to tell you which vaccinations you need, when you need them and if you will need to pay for them.

You can book an appointment to see the Nurse by calling reception on 01225 832226. You can also find useful information about travel vaccinations on the Travel vaccinations page on the NHS website.

Covid Vaccinations
Teenagers & Young Adults

Anything discussed at the surgery is treated as confidential; nothing will be discussed with anyone without your agreement. We are a SAFE accredited practice – recognisable by young adults as being confidential, non-judgemental and young person friendly.

The information on this page can also be found in our leaflet.

Emergency contraception is also available from the Doctors out of hours service, walk in centre at Riverside and Pharmacist (they charge). The Family Planning Association has a good website that gives detailed advice about all the types of contraception available.

Marie Stopes have an excellent website with lots of your questions answered about body changes and general issues around sex.

Related links: