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GP Shutdown Event

THURSDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2022

PRACTICE CLOSURE FOR STAFF TRAINING

From 12.30 pm to 6.30 pm on Thursday 15th September 2022, the practice will be closed for important clinical education and training purposes:

Emergency cover will be provided by the out-of-hour services

Please telephone: 111

Repeat prescription requests will not be dealt with during these times so please ensure sufficient notice is given to enable your practice to provide these for you prior to practice closure dates.

SPRING 2022 COVID 19 BOOSTER VACCINATIONS


You will be offered a spring booster if you:

  • are aged 75 and over
  • live in a care home for older people
  • are aged 12 and over and have a weakened immune system

COVID-19 may affect you more seriously if you are in one of these groups. The spring booster is being offered to help reduce your risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

Once invited by the NHS, you will be able to book your appointment through the

National Booking System either online or by calling NHS 119

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19...

The surgery will not be holding CV19 vaccination clinics





CORONAVIRUS

This is an important message regarding coronavirus.

To protect yourself and others please do not attend the surgery if you have a fever or high temperature or a persistent new cough.

You should isolate yourself at home for 10 days and follow the latest guidance on line at

http://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or telephone 111

During the current pandemic appointments with a doctor will be telephone triaged initially as we try to limit the number of patients entering the surgery


FLU VACCINATIONS 2022

Flu vaccine deliveries are anticipated towards the end of October 2022 (we ask that you please do not contact the surgery before then)


Flu vaccinations


  • aged 65 years & over
  • have certain health conditions
  • are pregnant
  • are in long-stay residential care
  • receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
  • frontline health or social care workers
  • have a serious long-term health condition, including:
    • respiratory conditions, such as asthma (needing steroid inhaler or tablets), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and bronchitis
    • diabetes
    • heart conditions, such as coronary heart disease or heart failure
    • being very overweight – a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above
    • chronic kidney disease
    • liver disease, such as hepatitis
    • neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
    • a learning disability
    • problems with your spleen, for example, sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed
    • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or taking medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy

Once you have an appointment booked we would ask that you PLEASE:

Attend your appointment at the time allocated

Wear a face covering

Sanitise your hands on arrival

Have your arm ready for vaccination (sleeve rolled up)

Follow the distancing markers and maintain distancing

PLEASE DO NO ATTEND THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF THE CORONAVIRUS

(High temperature/continuous cough/a loss or change to sense of smell or taste

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GP+ Appointments

Suffolk GP+ is available for people who urgently need a doctor's appointment or are unable to see their GP during normal GP opening hours.

Appointments can be made via reception during our usual opening hours.

Please note: Patients cannot refer themselves to this service.

The service is staffed by local Suffolk GPs and Nurse Practitioners in Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall and Haverhill and is an NHS service delivered by Suffolk GP Federation.

You will be given a booked appointment and will be seen by a suitable local GP or nurse who will have access to your medical records (once your consent is given).





Location & Contact

Lakenheath Surgery
135 High Street
Lakenheath
Suffolk
IP27 9EP
01842 860400

Appointments
Tel: 01842 860400

General Enquiries & Emergencies
Tel: 01842 860400

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Location & Contact

Lakenheath Surgery
135 High Street
Lakenheath
Suffolk
IP27 9EP
01842 860400

IP27 9EP
Opening Hours

Monday: 08.00 – 18.30
Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Thursday: 08.00 – 18.30
Friday: 08.00 – 18.30

Bank Holidays – Closed