'Westfield Surgery is aware of the announcement made by the Department for Health and Social Care that anyone aged 50-64 has now been added to the eligible cohorts for this year's flu vaccine. We are now working to order additional vaccine supply and plan for more flu clinics in December. We ask that patients refrain from ringing the practice with inquiries on this and we will communicate the new arrangements for flu clinics in the near future.'
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
Risk to the general public is moderate.
If you are concerned that you may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they must do based on their particular circumstances. These can be accessed at
DO NOT go to your GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, check the link above, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
You can read more on coronavirus on nhs.uk/coronavirus
BEWARE OF SCAMMERS
There is heightened coverage around the Coronavirus outbreak. Unfortunately fraudsters are targeting these circumstances to take advantage of public fear and concern.
We are aware that patients are receiving phone calls, letters and texts trying to gain information such as personal details and NHS numbers.
If you are suspicious do not give out any details, hang up, and contact your surgery to confirm.