Flu Season 2018/19 - Should you book a flu jab today?
15th August 2018
Flu season is almost upon us yet again, that's come around far too quickly!
Anyway, if you are eligible for a FREE flu vaccine then please contact the practice to book an appointment. Flu clinics will be running here from Mid-September.
Patients eligible for Free vaccine include
- all children aged two to nine (but not ten years or older) on 31 August 2018 (Children aged two and three will be vaccinated in practice, other ages will be vaccinated in schools)
- those aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
- pregnant women
- those aged 65 years and over
- those in long-stay residential care homes
- carers of patients with an at risk condition
Other patients not in these groups may be able to purchase the vaccine from a local pharmacy
Wirral measles outbreak prompts Summer MMR call
17th July 2018
- Cases of measles in Wirral continue to rise
- Unimmunised children and young adults are at risk, particularly if travelling to parts of Europe where there are large ongoing measles outbreaks, or to other countries where measles vaccination coverage is low and measles is endemic
- Teenagers and young adults should also be fully vaccinated before travelling and attending festivals and other summer events
Measles is a highly infectious viral illness, so anyone with symptoms is also being advised to stay at home and phone their GP or NHS 111 for advice, rather than visiting the surgery or A&E, to prevent the illness spreading further. It is possible for anyone at any age to get measles and the illness can be more severe in teenagers and adults than in young children.
As the summer months bring increased travel and public gatherings, Public Health England is warning that the figure could rise even further and are working with Wirral Council and the NHS to make sure anyone who needs an MMR vaccine is aware.
Check your child’s Red Book to see if they’ve received two MMR vaccinations as scheduled, or check with your GP surgery if you’re unsure. Your GP surgery can arrange for vaccination if needed
Blood Test Service (Phlebotomy) Changes
13th June 2018
As from 1st July blood test services will be changing. Please see attached leaflet.
We will be providing in house phlebotomy appointments on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for blood tests requested by GP's. There will be hub provision for those who cannot attend during these times.
Please note after the 1st July, patients will not be able to access the previous hubs at Arrowe Park, Eastham, St Caths or VCH, Wallasey.
** This service is only for patients who needs blood tests as per GP requests. If you have a hospital phlebotomy form you should attend the hospital department as listed on the form.
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
24th May 2018
We will be updating the website shortly to include links to leaflets for patients relating to how we use and protect your personal information. Whilst this update is being made please review the attachments here.
3rd April 2018
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Kings Lane Medical Practice in the last financial year (to year end 31/3/2017) was £36,240 before tax and National Insurance.
This is for 5 part time GPs GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.