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The Practice will close for Protected Learning Time at 2pm on Tuesday 19th Nov (1pm Shenstone Surgery)
Refurbishment work is due to commence at Greenhill on Monday 11th Nov for approximately 6 weeks. This is to convert administrative rooms into new clinical rooms. This work will not affect any services at the practice and we will endeavour to keep any noise or disruption to a minimum. Thank you for your co-operation.
Protect your health this winter
Have you had your annual 'flu vaccination?
The Practice offers free vaccinations for our eligible patients (anyone over 65 or patients under 65 who meet the criteria below), it is important that you attend surgery for your vaccinations so that we can review your medical history and record that you have had the vaccination.
Eligibility for under 65's includes: Pregnancy; suffer from a chronic disease (asthma/diabetes/heart/kidney/liver/neurological disease); are immunosuppressed; morbidly obese.
Carers and those in close contact with immunosuppressed individuals are also eligible for a free flu vaccination.
Please ask at the surgery if you are unsure.
Have you had your Shingles vaccination?
If you are 70 years old and not yet reached your 80th birthday then you are eligible for the shingles vaccination, this is only required once.
Have you had your Pneumococcal vaccination?
If you are over 65 years of age you are eligible for this vaccination, this is only required once.
Appointments are now available to book for your vaccination.
Children's 'Flu Clinics
Is your child 2 or 3 years of age (born on or after 1st September 2015 to 31st August 2017) or under 17 with a long term condition?
Appointments are available to book online and will be released weekly due to availability of the vaccines.
Please keep checking the website and practice noticeboards for further information.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING LONG TERM CONDITION ANNUAL REVIEWS
YOUR ANNUAL REVIEW WILL NOW BE DUE IN YOUR BIRTHDAY MONTH.
A LETTER OF INVITATION WILL NO LONGER BE SENT.
PLEASE CONTACT THE PRACTICE ONE MONTH PRIOR TO YOUR BIRTHDAY TO ALLOW TIME FOR YOUR NECESSARY BLOOD TESTS.
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Extended Access Appointments - Lichfield and Burntwood GP Network
From the 1st of September 2018, in addition to the Practice’s normal opening hours, you can also book an appointment to see a local clinician in the evenings between 6:30 to 8:00 pm, or on Saturday and Sunday at locations across Lichfield and Burntwood. GP Practices are working together to provide Extended Access appointments to our patients. This means that your appointment may be with a different GP or health professional based in a different location or Practice than you are used to, and some of these appointments are telephone only. These appointments are pre-bookable by contacting the surgery during our normal opening times. When you call, our Patient Services Team will be able to help you to find a suitable appointment.
At The Westgate Practice in Lichfield our doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
Please note, to access our online appointment and prescription services, patients will need to register for this service. Please call into our surgery at your convenience, bringing one form of identification with you - thank you.
At Westgate we offer a text reminder service to all our patients who inform us of their mobile number. This service is used to remind patients of appointments booked and for general clinic dates. Any risk of the messages being intercepted is addressed by minimising the information sent. If you use the online services to update your contact details and do not want to be included in the text reminder service please contact the practice.
We have a variety of leaflets about our services at Westgate Practice, which can be picked up from both our Greenhill and Shenstone sites. If you would like information in an alternative format, for example large print or easy read, or if you need help with communicating with us, for example because you use British Sign Language, please let us know.
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