Newsletter 5

Influenza vaccination :

Please contact our receptionists for your annual flu vaccination for :

All patients over 65 …

All children between 2 – 5 …

All patients with a chronic disease…

If you are pregnant

Daily appointments are available.

Shingles immunisation:  You are eligible to receive the immunisation if you are 70, 78 or 79 years old on 01.09.14. The immunisation is to reduce the severity and time you can experience pain that may be caused by shingles. Phone and book in with the practice nurse to receive the immunisation.

Well Baby Clinic: From beginning December it is planned that the health visitor will see you in the well baby clinic Tuesdays between 10 am – 11.30 am for immunisation only in our practice. The baby checks will be done by health visitors on Tuesday afternoon. Please ask our receptionists or your health visitor for further details.

Smoking Cessation: If you would like some help to stop smoking please phone this number (tel 501226) to get advice on classes and venues.

Vitamin B injection: Both our health care assistants are now qualified to administer Vitamin B 12 injection.

Bowel Screening Program:  This is a screening test to detect bowel cancer at an early stage and is now in its 3rd year for patients between the ages of 50 – 74. Please return the sample you receive by mail. If you forgot to send it and need a new kit, phone  0800 0121 8333. If you want to ask or discuss anything about this test please call and mention this letter.

Prescription requests: Please phone between 9 am – 5 pm if you request a prescription and remember to allow 48 hours before you collect your prescription.  Make sure you do not run out of medication over the festive period.

Missed Appointments : Please remember it is very important to let us know if you can not come to your appointment. We always have patients waiting for appointments who could be seen by doctors and/or nurses instead.

In November we had 68 patients who did not turn up for their pre-booked appointments and 4 patients did not attend their appointment booked on the same day! 

These patients did not cancel their appointments and it means 72 of our patients missed appointments in only one month.

Please help us and give us your correct current contact details to keep us up-dated at all times.

Remember, you can read this information regularly up-dated on our practice website (  If you do not have internet access please ask our receptionists for a print out of the up-dated newsletter which will be published on a regular basis.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our patients


Dr Michael Kohlhagen and Partners