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It's that time of year again - Flu season!

 

Pen-y-Bont are holding an OPEN day on the 24th September 2014 between 8.30 and 4.30pm, no appointment necessary.  For alternative appointments please telephone the surgery.

 

 

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Welcome to Pen y Bont Surgery Online

Welcome along to our surgery website where we hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services . Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home.

One Click Away

Convenience doesn’t stop there and you can now access a number of services online. Ordering a repeat prescription or sending us your comments are both just a click away. And if you’re not yet registered with us you can download the necessary forms here  too.

Health and Happiness

Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the practice.


Online Appointments:- My Health Online does not allow a message box to be included due to advice from their governance board.

Online Repeat Prescriptons:-  These are for standard requests, not for additional items/2 months supply etc - anything other than a normal request needs to made with the Practice.


 

 

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Noticeboard

FLU SEASON 2014/15

Open day September 24th 2014, no appointment necessary for eligible patients between 8.30 and 4.30.

Are you eligible for the flu jab?

The flu vaccine is offered free of charge to people who are at risk, to protect them from catching flu and developing serious complications.

At-risk groups

The following groups of people are recommended you have a flu jab:

  • children aged two, three and four and children in school year 7
  • children aged 2-16 with a long-term health condition
  • adults aged 65 years old or over
  • pregnant women
  • have a serious medical condition (see below)
  • people living in a residential or nursing home
  • those in receipt of a carer's allowance, or those who are a carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill
  • health and social care staff directly involved in the care of their patients or clients (see below)
  • members of voluntary organisations providing planned emergency first aid
  • Community First Responders (active members of a Welsh Ambulance Service Trust scheme who provide first aid directly to the public).

People with medical conditions

The flu vaccine is offered free of charge to anyone who is over the age of six months and has one of the following medical conditions:

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids, or with previous episodes requiring hospital admission, COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis and children who have previously been admitted to hospital for lower respiratory tract disease
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease, such as cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis
  • chronic neurological disease, such as a stroke, TIA or post-polio syndrome
  • diabetes
  • a weakened immune system due to conditions such as HIV or treatments that suppress the immune system such as chemotherapy

If you live with someone who has a weakened immune system, you may also be able to have a flu vaccine. Speak to your GP about this.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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