FLU Vaccinations 2020/21

Our vaccinations will be arriving after the 18th September and clinics will start the following week. We are not booking appointments until they arrive. Due to keeping everyone safe by social distancing the clinics will be very different this year and it will take us longer to get those aged 65 and above as well as patients in an at risk group vaccinated. Please come at the time specified and dress appropriately so that the clinicians have easy access to your arm.

Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier. 

Sigmoidoscopy Clinic

Sigmoidoscopy Clinic

A sigmoidoscopy is an examination of the lower part of the bowel (the sigmoid colon) and Dr Robert Denney is trained to perform this procedure.  Working as a GP with Special Interest (GPwSI) for the Primary Care Trust (PCT) he cab to see patients who are referred by GPs across Mid Sussex. 

After examination, he is able to recommend ongoing management or Dr Robert Denneyalternatively, he organises onward referral to secondary care via the fast track pathway, should his findings warrant this.

Dr Denney holds two clinics a month at The Avenue Surgery on Thursday afternoons and patients are normally seen within a couple of weeks of referral. 

All patients are offered the services of a chaperone and all female patients are chaperoned as a matter of course. 

Many local GPs view this as a cost effective means of establishing a swift and accurate diagnoses for many lower bowel symptoms and patients appreciate that they do not need to travel to hospital to access this service.


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