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Please support your GP and book your flu vaccination with us.

Thursday 18th October 2018 come and meet the Occupational Therapists…

So what do Occupational Therapist do?

Occupational Therapists help people to live life their way. When physical or mental illness, or the effects of ageing stop you doing some activities – whether it’s getting washed or going back to work, or doing the fun things such as socialising – this affects your health and wellbeing. We can work with you to find different ways of carrying out activities to help you live life your way and we will be bringing some of our small equipment to your surgery in the morning to show you how. Drop in and say hello and find out about our service.

Welcome to Grove Road Surgery

Please see 'Further Information' for the history of our practice and the services we offer.

Current news:

We are pleased to have been rated as "Good" in all areas by the Care Quality Commission. 

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The current recommendations for the 2018/19 seasonal flu vaccination programme are

  1. All patients aged over 65 years should be offered aTIV (adjuvanted Trivalent Influenza Vaccine)

  2. All patients aged 64 years and under in a clinical risk group should be offered a QIV (Quadrivalent          Influenza Vaccine)

We can confirm that for 2018/2019 our Saturday morning flu vaccination clinics will be 22nd September and 27th October. Along with numerous midweek clinics for children and adults - dates to be confirmed.

Help us, so we can help you

The surgery purchases flu vaccines on your behalf so please have your vaccine with us.

GP surgeries run like businesses and in order to survive, the flu vaccine programme helps generate income by meeting NHS England targets. If that money goes elsewhere, surgeries struggle to survive and can no longer offer the service. When we vaccinate you against flu we also obtain vital data that is necessary for your medical record and care. If you choose to go elsewhere for your vaccine such as a pharmacy or supermarket, we cannot gather this information, and they do not gather this for us, so please book in here. We work fast and are practiced in vaccinating you, informing you of updates required and gathering data so this does not take long. This saves all of us a lot of additional work and crucially, also saves on valuable appointments.

We will also advise you at the same time if you are eligible to be vaccinated against pneumonia and can offer to do this at the same time.

If you are eligible for the free flu vaccine, please book your vaccine at the surgery and help us gather your data and ensure your health is up to date all in one appointment. Have your flu vaccine in an environment that you know, with clinicians and staff you know and where we have your FULL medical records immediately to hand.


We have not asked ANY pharmacy or supermarket to give you the flu vaccine on our behalf or gather vital medical updates.

You are NOT doing us a favour, or saving us time by having your flu vaccine somewhere else.

The pharmacies and supermarkets are NOT doing us a favour by giving you the vaccine. Quite the opposite.

Pharmacies and supermarkets do not have access to your FULL medical record/history


2018/19 the following are eligible for flu vaccination:

People aged from 6 months to less than 65 years of age with a serious medical condition such as:

chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis

chronic heart disease, such as heart failure

chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five

chronic liver disease

chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease, or learning disability


splenic dysfunction or asplenia

a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)

morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 and above)

All pregnant women

Frontline Health & Social Workers


all those aged two and three(but not four years or older) on 31 August 2018

all children in reception and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Children aged 4 years BEFORE the 1st September 2018 are vaccinated as part of the school vaccine program.  WE DO NOT VACCINATE THESE CHILDREN.  We are not contracted to do so, therefore not funding to vaccinate. HOWEVER, any child aged 4 years in any AT RISK category, can be vaccinated at surgery as we are contracted to do this and we are funded for vaccinating. The school vaccine programme notify parents of school clinic dates, plus any catch up clinics. Please do NOT miss these vaccine dates. We are unable to help if you do.

If you are not eligible for the free flu vaccine, the surgery can offer this at the discounted price of £5.00 per vaccine subject to availability, but please state at the time of booking your appointment that this is for a private vaccine.  Payment will be expected at your appointment.

Virtual Patient Participation Forum

Grove Road Surgery has an active Patient Participation Group (PPG). This group is made up of a maximum of 12 patients primarily because of limited meeting space but also to help keep meetings properly focussed.

The group is very keen to get input from as many people as possible to ensure that it can represent patients’ views and interests as accurately as possible. To this end a Virtual Patient Participation Forum (VPPF) is planned and work is in progress on the detailed working arrangements.

A dedicated email address – - has been set up to allow all patients to communicate directly with the PPG on a confidential basis as a member of the VPPF. Please email this address if you would like to join the VPPF. Feel free to provide any thoughts you may have on how you think this should work. This email account will only be accessible to a limited number of members of the PPG. By communicating with this email address you will be giving those people permission to communicate with you by email unless you specifically state that you do not wish this.

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